A Joyful Story of a Korean Personal Name

기쁨, “Joy”

A recent short essay by Christopher Hwisu Kim in The New Yorker details how he and his partner chose name for their daughter. In choosing a name for his daughter, Kim knew that he wanted to give her a Korean name and a non-Korean name. The story of her name is delightful, as are the illustrations by Suerynn Lee throughout the essay. Read it in The New Yorker!