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Foreign name writing in Katakana

I recommend checking the Japanese Wikipedia page of a famous person with the same name whenever you’re unsure about how to spell a foreign name. For example, Saoirse Ronan’s JP Wiki page spells her ...
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内匠 (たくみ) 金木 (かねき) - how common are these family names?

It sounds about right. 1,500-4,500 is not a big number considering the population of Japan (over 100 million). There are famous people with those surnames. 金木賢一 内匠政博 Note also that that website ...
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「来夏」Can I use this for a boy's name?

Yes, you can go. Parents name their children unique year by year in Japan. It is called キラキラネーム. In the news on TV: 『人と同じは嫌?“キラキラネーム”どこまで認める…「毎回名前を発明」する日本人 戸籍に読み仮名で変化は』, they say it is okay to invent ...
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