Hopefully a well-selected Chinese name may be the ticket of good luck. For the segment of population which worships for special blesses, the fortune-teller will customize a best-fit name to each person based on the client’s birth of date, the weakness or preference of his or her personality applied by the logics of ancient name methodology.
You may consult a Chinese native speaker for a proper Chinese name for yourself or your family. If you are interested in Chinese names, the best way to choose an auspicious Chinese name is to consult an informative book which introduces excellent explanation of the "science" of picking a Chinese name.
Some good instructive books describe the significance of five elements such as wood, fire, earth, metal, and water, the date and time of birth, yin-yang and the number of strokes to selecting a name, etc. By breaking down the process of choosing a name into readily digestible steps, these books make the processes very understandable. After briefing the book, you may fully understand what factors affect your Chinese name and how to get a tailored name by yourself.