As we hop into the year of Rabbit, are you expecting a bundle of joy this year? Or are you born under the Rabbit zodiac and wish to change a new name for better luck? This article aims to share some of the choices and what goes behind an auspicious name in year of Rabbit.
What makes a good name?
Broadly speaking, a name is build based on the:
1. person’s bazi
2. stroke count
That said, depending on different fengshui master, some may just use 1 or two of the criteria or all three. (You may wish to check with your fengshui master.)
To give a flavor of what entails, characters are also handpicked manually as we need to consider the elements and radicals of the characters. This is due to the choices made are influence by a person's bazi and stroke count. The characters chosen also has to fit the strokes in totality of your entire name.
As such, you can see it is a tedious process in coming up with an auspicious name alone!
Enough of the technicality part. So let me now skip to the part on some of auspicious characters and what you should avoid for person born in the year of Rabbit.
Auspicious characters/radicals for Year of Rabbit
艹 禾 米
Rabbits is actually wood in element in bazi and Chinese metaphysics context. They are also a plant eating herbivore animal. As such, having grass, hay, grains are best suited and with radicals such as 艹 or禾. It also is a form of way to bless them a lifetime of food.
Characters: 萱 花 芳 茵 莉 菊 蓉 艺 秀 麦 程
Rabbits enjoy good relationship with goat and pig. As such, characters with similar radicals are suitable too. This implies a auspicious combination and support in life.
Characters: 亥 家 毅 豪 祥 未 妹 羊 善 美 孩 朱
Rabbits stay in burrows and likes to have a place to hide. This is akin to being sheltered from danger. This also implies protection and blessing in life.
Characters: 口 如 可 和 合 同 吉 容 富 唐 周 可 吴 问
Should bazi allow, water elements are also suitable. As Rabbit is under the wood element, it is harmonious to have a supportive element to wood. It signifies nobleman in one’s life and receive help.
Characters: 冰 泳 冲 冯 清 法 湖 萍 津 凌 净 沈 泉
彡 系 巾 衣
Rabbits likes to have a nice coat of fur and often self-groom to look good. In using radicals 彡 or 巾 with clothing related characters in names, it is akin to having better influence to look good in life.
Characters: 彩 彭 彦 维 绮 衣 彬 红 维 绮 细 素
Inauspicious characters/radicals for Year of Rabbit
Rabbit actually represents the moon and yin in nature. As such, it is best to avoid the sun which is yang and the opposite of moon. Using the character may increase odds of clashes with peers and relationship.
Characters: 日 明 旺 晶 景 晴 星 曾 晨 普 时
As Rabbits are wood in nature, using radicals such as 金 or similar characters is to be avoided. This is due to the nature of five elements in Chinese metaphysics where metal attacks the wood.
Characters to avoid: 金 锦 钱 铃 银 锋 铭 钰
Rabbits are generally small and a gentle animal. As part of their natural character, they prefer to be peaceful. Using characters related to king usually implies otherwise and it also signifies an imbalance.
Characters to avoid: 王 玮 玛 环 玉 珲 莹 琴 夷 奕 奇
In the Chinese zodiac, the Rooster forms a natural clash to the Rabbit. As such, it is best to avoid such characters that forms a natural clashing combination. This would help to minimize any clash and improves one’s luck.
Characters to avoid: 酉 鸡 西 凤 凰 翔 酝
Along the theory of Rabbit being herbivore, they dislike meat as their food. It also implied being hunt and is less auspicious in one’s name if you are born under the Rabbit zodiac. Similarly, radicals such as 忄or 心 are to be avoided.
Characters to avoid: 心 思 怀 怡 恬 息 悦 志 恩
Hopefully the given list of examples gives you some idea and guidance during your journey to crafting an auspicious name!
The list is not exhaustive as there are some other radicals or characters to be avoided or auspicious to be used. End result is to ideally fit all mentioned criteria plus coming up with a nice sounding name to give the person to boost one’s luck in life.
Till then, here’s wishing you an Awesome and Prosperous Lunar New Year in the year of the water Rabbit in 2023!
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Year: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Auspicious Stars: 将星 岁驾
Inauspicious Stars: 游亦 浮尸 剑锋 太岁
Your 2020 Luck Index Ranking: 6 out of 12
Those born in the year of Rat would enjoy a relatively decent year despite offending the Grand Duke of the year. You would do well in your career this year. It is also recommended to go for regular health screening this year if you have not. Avoid any unnecessary risk in sports and take extra care at work. There is possible risk of accidents.
At work, look to get involved in projects or additional initiatives this year should you be looking for career growth or business opportunities. You enjoy good luck in leading projects and would be rewarded. Even if you are someone who shy away from leading, now is the time to be proactive to give it a shot. Work would be efficient this year with less obstacles arising.
There is a decent chance of finding love this year for singles. Network often and there is a possibility of meeting someone special this year. Couples would enjoy a harmonious year this year.
Your main chance of wealth gain may come from unexpected gains and recognition due to your hard work. Other than that, there is not much luck in speculations or any other windfall.
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Year: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Auspicious Stars: 月德
Inauspicious Stars: 的煞 小耗 死符 劫煞
Your 2020 Luck Index Ranking: 11 out of 12
Those born in year of Snake would still enjoy a good year in 2020. This is despite the presence of multiple inauspicious stars. That said, this is negated by the auspicious star 月德 which represents the appearance of nobleman when one is in trouble. Be persistent in your pursue and you can make this a fruitful year.
At work, network more often this year when possible as people acquainted could turn out to be your nobleman. You would find yourself facing obstacles in tasks or projects you take on this year. You would need to be extra careful and thorough in your work as you be prone to make mistake this year too. Be proactive to maintain a good relationship with colleagues this year as you may experience backstabbing in office this year. With that, you can sail through this year smoothly with the aid of your nobleman.
Relationship wise, this would be a good year for those single as there is a good chance of meeting your love one. You may meet someone when you least expect. There is a good chance of being introduced to someone this year. Couples would generally sail through the year harmoniously. That said, do not take the good relations for granted. Surprise your love one with the occasional generosity will go a long way.
Generally, it is a non-eventful year in the area of wealth. Still, there could be a possibility of having a small loss in wealth. This is due to your handling of wealth as it could be due to carelessness in investment or even thief. You may also notice an increase to splurge this year. Set a budget plan to minimize unnecessary spending.
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Founded Feng Shui Discovery Consulting in Singapore, Gibson has keen interest and carries out various research in the subject.