Talking of Chinese versions of foreign names, I like

Andeli Poliwen: André Previn
Laweier: Ravel
Chake Beili (pronounced Charcur Bailey): Chuck Berry
Ao Shaliwen (Ao as in “Ow!”): O’Sullivan.

I also like

Dingding: Tintin.

Not to mention the Chinese transliteration of the word

toothbrush: tuzibulashi—“rabbits don’t shit”.

For the names of me and Beethoven, see here.

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