Is it true that you're named after your father's favorite actor, John Wayne?
Terry Ramsdell, Ann Arbor, Mich.
He was interested in finding a word that sounded like Wayne. He found a word, ying, which means the bud of a tree. But that word, as a name, is quite feminine. So because he wanted to name me after John Wayne, he ended up with a very feminine name for me.
How do Chinese-Americans differ from other American minorities?