Well, it was originally a different version of a name in the manga called "Kurohime" where the main character's name changes as she gets 'smaller'. at one point she goes by 'Himeko' and I liked the name. At the time I also liked the name 'Hanajima' from a character in "Fruits Basket". This anime/manga is where I got the name 'Kyoko', a name I used prior to this. I put them together and got the name I use today 'Hanako'. When I did come up with the name I wasn't too keen on it and was using 'Okon' at the time. A Japanese name I got out of a baby book while looking for a name for my sims. So, how did I come to actually like the name 'Hanako'? really simple to be honest. I was looking trough some names and things on google and found some things on it. It was a name of a Japanese version of 'Bloody Mary' and it means Flower Child.
How does one pronounce my name?
It is 3 syllables and is pronounced Ha-na-ko.
What's my real name?
Melanie from the greek meaning of Dark or Black. Pronounced as MEL-a-nee
Which do I prefer to called as?
Even though my real name is AWESOME I like Hanako a bit more. So please do call me Hanako.
Nicknames of Hanako I've heard:
Hana and Han
I have no idea where Han came from and it's also a little newer.