There is a slight spoiler in this post, but it should be fine since it’s just their names. There is a reason why I chose the english form of their names when we do not normally translate names unless necessary.
1. The joke wouldn’t be understood automatically if I use footnotes, and lose most of its flavor by then.
2. I would probably have to explain and help you guys keep track of their names for those of you who aren’t good with names.
3. I felt it was fine since we did that for the black mercenary group and no one complained or got lost.
Answer to a reader asking why not just translate Yun Che/Yun Xiao if we do this: Their names weren’t made that way, they’re not obvious jokes Mars made.
There’s another option we had, so I’ll also include that as well.
Clan Name: 天下
Kids: 天下第一，天下第二。。。 天下第七
Others: 天下雄图, 天下无敌
Clan Name: Tianxia
Kids: Tianxia Diyi，Tianxia Dier… Tianxia Diqi (the part after Di will change for every kid)
Few others in the nearby future: Tianxia Xiongtu, Tianxia Wudi
Clan Name: Under Heaven
Kids: Number One Under Heaven, Number Two Under Heaven… Number Seven Under Heaven
Few others in the nearby future: Greatest/Grand Ambition Under Heaven, Unparalleled Under Heaven
Clan Name: Worlds
Kids: Worlds Number One, Worlds Number Two… Worlds Number Seven
Few others in the nearby future: Worlds Greatest/Grand Ambition, Worlds Unparallel (this name was the reason why we chose under heaven over worlds as a surname)
I myself prefer English 1, since I don’t have to put in the explanations at the end.. xD
If you pick choice #4, I better see some suggestions under this post!