I don’t know about you guys, but I always wondered what that scribble on top of the “Han Geng” said and what the star thingy was for. I had always chalked the star as having to do with the stars on the Chinese flag… but today, some evidence came up and geng fans in China have developed a new, much more convincing speculation about his signature! The key word? Hesperus.
Here’s a diagram with the explanation =)
Why the sudden enlightenment, you may ask. It all started with this post in weibo.
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The girl was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to ask Han Geng for an autograph and according to her, “Han Geng said there is a five pointed star in his autograph, because his name “Geng” came from Hesperus – 长庚星 (Chang Geng Xing)! So his new album name “Geng xin” also has that meaning.”
T/N: 星(Xing) means Star and, 心(Xin) means heart has pretty much the same pronunciation in Chinese.
As the weibo spread some Chinese Geng fans realized hey, the scribble, doesn’t it say “Chang?” (as in Chang Geng Xing or Hesperus)? So in his autograph he has Hesperus, Chang Geng Xing in it! "Chang" as the scribble, "Geng" in his name and "Xing" (star) as the hand drawn star scribble.
So for those of you who are like, "Hesperus? What?!?" Here’s the Wikipedia page for it Wiki Hesperus. Basically, Hesperus is the “evening star”, as it’s Venus in the evening. If you interested in the whole mythological story behind Hesperus, the wiki page is great reading material =)
Han Geng also talked about the Hesperus meaning behind his name in the Golden Hall of Fame Radio Interview all the way back in August (starting @3:00). His grandpa named him Geng or Hesperus, the first star to shine in the evening in hopes that he will shine in his life. In the interview he also explained about his logo. The HG does not only stands for Han Geng but also Hesperus and Galaxy. It was also mentioned in the end of the segment that his grandpa wishes him to name his son “Qi Ming” which is Venus in the morning, the first star that shines in the day. Funnily in English “Qi Ming Xing” is Lucifer (Wiki Lucifer). A prediction of the little devil that his son is going to be because Genny spoiled him silly?
So who here want’s to be little Lucifer’s mommy hehe =))
Compiled and written by windchime @ geng-bao.net