Actor Chen Yixi Renames Name to Chen Xi After 20 Years, Entertainment News & Top Stories
SINGAPORE – Actor Chen Yixi, son of celebrity couple Xiang Yun and Edmund Chen, returns to his birth name of Chen Xi.
His parents had changed his name for fengshui reasons when he was nine years old.
Now 30, he said, “” I really want people to know me as Chen Xi and I think that’s a nicer name. But ultimately it’s about going back to my roots and appreciating the name my father gave me. “
He spoke to entertainment portal 8days.sg on Wednesday (November 3) about the name change, adding that Yixi and Yixin, which is his younger sister’s name, looked too similar and often confused.
“When I first entered show business, many veteran actors who knew me as Chen Xi since I was young took some getting used to. Some of them still called me Chen. Xi, and sometimes my name was Yixin, ”he said.
“Chen xi means ‘dawn’ in Chinese, so my name Chen Xi is actually a pun that represents the rising morning sun, which in my opinion resonates best with me as an artist,” he added. actor, who is currently part of the Channel 5 sci-fi series Nightwatchers. “It can also mean ‘first sun’, and to my parents I’m their first son, so it’s actually quite poetic.”
When he started playing in 2012, he considered using his birth name, but feared returning as the name Yixi came from a fengshui master.
Now he has no such qualms, saying, “I was more superstitious back then, but now I’m like, work hard.”