Wikipedia randomness: I was trying to find out whether 'Jeannot' is really a diminutive of 'Jean' (it is, as best I can tell), and stumbled across this Wikipedia page.
God, this brings out the college sophomore in me. Look, funny names!
I'm embarrassed to admit I really enjoy bizarre names. They're like outsider art. Like the Watts Towers. Who knew that naming a kid anything out the ordinary is judicially frowned in in Scandinavia?1 It is, in Sweden and Denmark at least (see: Christophpher). There's a fine for naming your kid oddly. And they keep fining you until you change it. Eeeg.
I mean, what does freedom mean, if not that you can name your kid Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11
And how can you not love Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F't
Or Yorkshire Bank PLC Are Fascist Bastards, who renamed himself after a dispute with a bank over a £20 overdraft fee?
1. Besides Scandinavians, of course.
meaning: peace, preferably
安寧 == annei == (noun, adjective that takes な) public peace
Top radical is 'roof/house'. Bottom radical is an obsolete character meaning 'peace'. It is composed of 'heart/feelings' (心), 'dish' (皿), and the bottom radical, originally 'twisting water weed'. Henshall suggests remembering the bottom radical as 'nail' (丁), 皿 as a variant of 'eye' (目), and as a mnemonic: 'Feel peaceful home preferable to nail in eye.'