Outside the window, the moon shone brightly in the night sky. Inside the room, the candlelights flickered intoxicatingly, captivating one’s soul.
Ji Feng Li was sitting in front of a desk, going through a stack of memorials. Hua Zhu Yu was lying on the bed thinking of names for her two children.
“Tao zhi yao yao, zhuo zhuo qi hua!(poem verse: the peach tree is young and tender,luminous are its flowers) How about the younger sister is called Tao Yao and the older brother is called Zhuo Hua? What do you think?” Hua Zhu Yu asked happily.
Not bothering to lift his head, Ji Feng Li lightly said, “Not good!”
“What about Zi Jin, Qing Yang?” Hua Zhu Yu asked.
Ji Feng Li lifed a brow lazily and his dark phoenix eyes lightly glanced at her, “Suicide1(zì jìn)? This is something you can even think of?”
“Qing qing zǐ jīn, this is a verse from the book of Songs. From your lips, how can such a beautiful name suddenly turn into suicide?”Hua Zhu Yu muttered, rather discontent.
Hua Zhu Yu rummaged through several books for names and she had come up with 10 names that she thought sounded quite good yet they were all rejected by Ji Feng Li.
Hua Zhu Yu finally grew exasperated and waved the paper with the names she had come up with in the air as she asked, “Ji Feng Li, what’s wrong with these names?”
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Ji Feng Li placed the memorial down and looked at her with a smile, stating “From these names you can’t tell who their mother is.”
Hua Zhu Yu was bewildered.
It was the first time she had heard of this. When naming a child, you must think of a name that when outsiders heard it, they can tell who the mother is?
“Then what should we name them?” Hua Zhu Yu asked with a frown. It couldn’t be that Ji Feng Li intends to give them both her surname?
“Dummy! The elder brother is Huangfu Ying and the younger sister is Huangfu Shu, ” Ji Feng Li said as he picked up his memorial and continued to review it.
Hua Zhu Yu was completely stunned this time.
Huangfu Ying, Huangfu Shu, Ying Shu Xie.
Ji Feng Li actually wanted to use her name in this way? Who could be more lazy than him? However, these two names sounded quite pleasant. In any case, she didn’t intend to use the name Ying Shu Xie in the future. Let’s just give it to the children then.
“Ji Feng Li,” she asked, patting the table, “You thought of those names long ago, didn’t you? Why did you keep quiet about it? You had me racking my brain for so long my hair turned white.”
The corner of Ji Feng Li’s lips hooked up but he did not speak. If he didn’t leave her with something busy to do, he would be tormented to death.
“But hearing these two names, one can really tell they are my children,” Hua Zhu Yu said with a giggle.
Reviewing the memorials at the side, Ji Feng Li’s lips rippled with a gentle smile. In truth, the reason he wanted to use these two names for his children was so that he could think of her when he called their names.
HZY suggested zǐ jīn but JFL thought of zì jìn which meant sucide. I’m guessing the words sound similar in chinese.