LE is starting to make friends at school and has already bonded with one boy in particular. His name is “Namu” which literally means “wood”. Koreans have started naming their children for the “sound” and “object” of the name in the last decade rather than the traditional approach of taking Chinese characters and family names to create names with depth and meaning.
For example, there are children among us named “Purple”, “Strawberry” and “Love”.
His class has 8 boys and one girl who visits Korea twice a year with her mother from London for a few months at a time.