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Herman Winarto
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Winarto is my last name: the letters of "wi" in Chinese mean my family name, and "Arto" is Indonesian. It means a good manor a nice guy.


 

How I Got My Name

Herman Winarto from Indonesia


My parents gave me the name Herman, maybe because they want me to be like German people. They thought that Germans get a good education.

Sometime I don't like my name because some people say the name Herman is Hermaprodite.

My last name is also funny. I realize that my last name is between Chinese and Indonesian. Winarto is my last name: the letters of "wi" in Chinese mean my family name, and "Arto" is Indonesian. It means a good man or a nice guy.

On the other hand, a lot of my friend say my last name incorrectly, and they say it like Wiranto, the name of an Indonesian military leader. I just laugh and I take this as a funny experience.

 

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