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Chen Yixi Goes Back To Using Birth Name Chen Xi... 20 Years After Parents Edmund Chen & Xiang Yun Changed It For Fengshui Reasons

The actor says that there was a lot of confusion as the name Chen Yixi was very similar to his younger sister Chen Yixin’s.

Chen Yixi Goes Back To Using Birth Name Chen Xi... 20 Years After Parents Edmund Chen & Xiang Yun Changed It For Fengshui Reasons

Mediacorp actor Chen Yixi, 30, is going back to using his given birth name Chen Xi. According to him, his parents Xiang Yun and Edmund Chen had changed it for auspicious reasons 20 years ago.

“My parents walked past a fengshui master in Genting Highlands and suddenly they were like, ‘Eh, we think you should change your name to Chen Yixi, it’s better.’ And it was really just like that! I was nine years old,” he told 8days.sg in a phone interview this morning (Nov 3), adding that there was no particular incident that inspired their decision.

The fengshui master added three extra strokes to Yixi’s Chinese name. “Actually, the ‘Xi’ in ‘Yixi’ has given a lot of Chinese paper reporters issues ‘cos it has two extra strokes that they always miss, but even I can’t find it on my keyboard. (Laughs)”

Since he couldn’t type it out for us, he was kind enough to write it down and send us a pic instead:

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