Hi, I have been trying to get my Japanese name for 20 years by myself but I am still very confuse. I am a Chinese, my name is 张竜光。If i translate it directly it is Cho Ryu Hikari. But I just wanna get my name correctly. I dun wan the surname of cause. So my name should be Tatsumitsu or Ryuko... Thanks a lot in advance.
I was wondering if my name ( Shaun Flanagan) would sound any different and what the katakana spelling would be.
I think it will be ショーン ・ フラナガン, which is sho-o-n fu-ra-na-ga-n. The Japanese 'o' sound is very close to the 'au' in 'Shaun', so the Japanese version of your name will sound quite similar to the way you pronounce it yourself.