In English my name means someone who is wise and honorable. According to the Biblical references, my name means judgment of God. In Chinese, my name means lucky family. My Chinese name was chosen by my wise grandparents. My English name was chosen by my parents from a movie.
Daniel is also the name of the main character of The Karate Kid, Daniel LaRusso. In this movie, Daniel moves to a new city and being the new kid in town, he gets bullied by a gang of tough students from the local karate school. Daniel befriends a Japanese handy-man, Mr Miyagi who is the janitor at his apartment block. He is later trained by him & taught the ancient art of kung fu & eastern philosophy which he uses to overcome the bullies. .
My name is Daniel because of that main character. I am like that person because I was also bullied when I was in elementary school. Although I like kung fu, I did not learn it to overcome my bully problem. I do not wish to be like Daniel LaRusso because I do not think that violence is the solution to our problems.
People have responded to my name as if it were an original name and as if there were too many Daniels in the world. When people say my name, they make it sound plain and not unique at all. So instead of calling me Daniel, I ask them to call me Dan or Danny. A little variation helps make my name more unique. .
A nickname I would like would be a nickname that makes mean important person. Something with power that people would obey me by. A nickname like Master Shao or Lord Shao would do. .