@garlam Thanks for the reply. Just today, I remembered I was learning Kanji back in my past. And, also today, my wife helped me choose a meaning. 剛 (sturdy) Reference from http://www.kanjizone.com/kanjiname.aspx?name=Takeshi As for the meaning... I vaguely remember my Japanese teacher said, Takeshi means "strong". A reference site says "military, martial": http://www.behindthename.com/name/takeshi I decided to use "剛 (sturdy)" today. Bing translator gives the meanings as "Tsuyoshi, Takeshi, rigid, goji, gou, gang, Tuyoshi". Thanks for your help! :)