And this is the thing that I've heard for the first time in my life. One of them told me that he didn't like to give his students English names. Other English teachers in his school like to give their students English names, but with my student, names like Paul, Johh, Tommy, Tracy, Tina, Hannah, etc are never used by him in his English class. He decided to use their Vietnamese names.
- Giving them English names is kind of insult to their own language.
- Giving them English names proves that you are lazy to study and pronouce a new language. Being lazy in studying a new language is not good for a language teacher. As a language teacher, you should take effort to learn a language.
My English teacher also named me Tracy. Now I realize that I don't use my English name so often. My Vietnamese name is quite easy for foreigners to pronounce, so what is the point of using 'Tracy'?
Viet Kieu whom I work with, just use Vietnamese name. Some of them even don't have English name, and they told me they never liked to have an English name because they feel very proud of their Vietnamese names. At that time, I decided to throw away my English name 'Tracy'.
What do you think about this issue? Should we use Vietnamese name or English name in your opinion?