Choosing "Sophie" is one of the things I did to remain truthful to myself. I was living up to the expectation of my official name - 阳 - meaning "sunshine". I love it and appreciate to always remember being positive. There was only one small inconvenience - the pronunciation is shared by another character - 羊 - meaning "sheep", which is considered submissive. I'd be lying if the pronunciation never made anyone calling my name not knowing the character assume I was not submissive. It is less accurate about me. By the time I wanted to try a different name, I was in the US studying. "Sophie" is very simple. Most importantly, it means wisdom - and many celebrities named "Sophie" are very truthful to themselves. It has a slightly sharp pronunciation that makes it sounds cool. I felt that's very close to who I really am.