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Princess Alexandra Kropotkin

  • The Chinese give young children a milk name — a first name which they are at liberty to change, later on, for one of their own selection. Surely that custom is more civilized than ours. Many of us go through life detesting the names our parents inflicted upon us. Why not adopt the Chinese custom of the temporary name which children can drop if they want when they grow up?

    • Princess Alexandra Kropotkin,
    • in The China Digest ()

Princess Alexandra Kropotkin, Russian translator