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

Not to mention the Chinese transliteration of the word

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

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