Chinese students usually pick an English name, especially if they plan to go abroad. But maybe being typical teens, or in some cases they simply don't know better, their names need to be changed.
Imagine French Fries applying to Harvard? Or Brain? What about a girl named Hymen? A boy named Barbara slugged his desk-mate when he learned it was a girl's name and changed it immediately to Bob.
Part of my job this year was finding more suitable names for these students:
The funny thing is that I remembered their original names for weeks and it took me a long time to learn their new names, so there is something to be said for picking something unique.