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There exist many similar name phonetics :
 
     Perturbations in language can be phonetics [sounds] and morphics [shapes];
all languages have this as variations and dialects. This can be deliberate; as done by speakers and singers to 'enhance' the sound-part and it can be as spelling to 'improve' or to 'accomodate' the dialect.  [ie. attempt to sing a very high note using the vowels: o or a; switching to i or e permits a higher sound.]
   Chinese language may be 'almost' one written standard [the recent simplified Chinese actually undermines this ] but is spoken variously.  A social and scholatic 'trick' is the play upon this. The Song Dyansty is considered famous for its' poems and poets [ one of them having a name closely to Zhu ji ]. Thus, I and some others have quesitoned as to why the LiuHeBaFa-named exercise and poems is linked to the Song Dynasty and to the high, prison-like mountain Hua-shan or Hua-Yo [Hwa-Yue].  Toying with just this name brings out the similar phonetics of  'changing + fish' which also is symbolic for the yin-yang concept and this links to 'taosim' which the Song Dynasty was something of a Renaissance for Taoism and Buddhism.
   I will give a caveat here, the phonetic variations [using all possible tones and similar vocals] can issue interesting and believable subtle meanings which can be accepted as believable; this however does not mean that this was intentional.
 
   Also, the Chinese give consideration to both phonetic similarity [useful for insults] and pictograph similarity in contriving lucky and unlucky [the number 8 is similar to the pictograph 88 which mimics marital pairing.]
Reference:

Concepts and their Usage:
 
>Theoretical Ideas :
極  chi, ji  furthest distal relation, polarities, pole (geography, physics), terminus
太極   Ti  ji, Tai chi  the Absolute or Supreme Ultimate, the source of all things according to some interpretations of Chinese mythology
無極   w j, wu chi, unbounded, everlasting; a-priori concept before tai-chi-

>Common Usage:
北極   běi  ji, bei chi, the North Pole, the Arctic Pole, the north magnetic pole
消極   xiāo ji, hsiao chi, negative, passive, inactive
旋轉極   xun​zhuǎnj, xuan-shuan ji, pole of rotation, circumscribe central post
極限  j​xin,chi-hsian  limit, extreme boundary
極力   j​l, chi-li,  to make a supreme effort, at all costs
 
Tai Chi Tu  太極圖 diagramatic map of linked binary relation
Tai Chi Chuan  太極棒  [Tai chi  太极 simplified variant pinyin system]
Tai Chi Chih  太極尺 Tai Chi Ruler or wand.
 
旋轉極  xuan zhuan ji, Pole of rotation
旋  xuan, revolve, move in orbit, return
轉 zhuan, shift, move, turn
 
>Symbolic Namings: Surnames using 'tai chi' iconically
皇太極  Hung Tij  'Wang' taichi
=Hong Taiji (1592-1643), eighth son of Nurhaci 努爾哈, reigned 1626-1636 as Second Khan of Later Jin dynasty 後金, then founded the Qing dynasty 大清 and reigned 1636-1643 as Emperor; posthumous name 清太宗
皇太極清太宗   Hungtij Qīngtizōng,
太極圖說  Tijtshuō, philosophical book by Song dynasty scholar Zhou Dun'yi
周敦頤, starting from an interpretation of the Book of Changes 易經  Yjīng, The Book of Changes ("I Ching") classic work.
 
The similarity of tai-ch- to tai-zu phonetically and their relations is worth a look.
Tai Zu  太祖 Taizu-quan 太祖拳, Great Ancestor Boxing.
太祖    tizǔ  Great Ancestor (posthumous title, e.g. for the founder of a dynasty
Tai Zu  太祖  'grand ancestor; an imperial temple name typically used for those who founded a particular dynasty
 
明太祖  Ming Taizu, Mng Tizǔ, temple name of first Ming emperor Hongwu 洪武

清太祖  Qīng Tizǔ  posthumous title of Nurhaci 努爾哈赤 (1559-1626), founder and first Khan of the Manchu Later Jin dynasty 後金 (from 1616)
 
宋太祖  Sng Tizǔ, Emperor Taizu of Song, posthumous title of the founding Song emperor Zhao Kuangyin  趙匡胤 (927-976), reigned from 960-.
趙匡胤  Zho Kuāngyn  Zhao Kuangyin, personal name of founding Song
emperor Song Taizu 宋太祖 (927-976)
 
元太祖  Yun Tizǔ posthumous title of Genghis Khan 成吉思汗 (1162-1227)
成吉思汗  Chngjsīhn  Genghis Khan 1162-1227
 

 
華嶽 希夷門  [ 心意 ] 六合八法拳
HuaYo = HwaYu  Xi-Yi Sect and [ 'central ideas' of ] + LiuHe BaFa-Chuan
Mt. HuaYo...Six-'harmony'....Eight 'methods' boxing-pugalism
 

Given Names :  
 
Hua      華  Hua mountain
          Mt.Hua

Yo        嶽  pinnacle
            巔峰
 
Xi-Yi     希夷
 

 
Liu        six
            六個

 

 

He         concordance, harmony
             和諧 mutuality


 

 


Ba        eight, split
            八個


Fa        法 method, law
         法規  regulations



 
Chuan     pugalism, boxing
            拳擊
 
 
 

 
 

 
zhu ji     築基 seeking of the foundations
 

yin-Yang Orbital icon
yin-yang.jpg

 
 
 
 
 
Significant Errors of Phonetics and Appearance:
Chen Tuan  陳摶 'to roll up into a ball'
Chen Bo     陳搏 Chen the Boxer
Chen Bo     陳博 Chen of bo -village Bo-zhou 博州
 
Bai Yun  白雲先生, white clouds 白雲 'master' Xian-Sheng ( teacher, elder, physician )

Bai Yuan Tong Bei Chuan, 白猿 通回到拳擊 'White Ape' -Tong-Bei- 'Through-Back' Fist-Boxing .
 
Bai yun-zong 白雲宗, was a type of Buddhist Sect, white cloud sect.
Thus white clouds 白雲 bai yun has become entangled with white ape 白猿 bai-yun boxing. Also, the White Cloud Sect,
 

Phonetically Similar :
 
Hua       flower, 崋 flowery, 化 Change,  划 delimit
Yo, yu    fish,  狱 prison越 surpass玉 jade
 
 
Xi Yi     希夷門 [Chen] Xi-Yi Sect,
            心意 xin yi  central Ideas
 
Liu        willow  [ supple ]; flow Leave (a message), to retain, to 
 stay, to keep, to preserve;    to flow,  to spread, to circulate, to move.  
This number is a homophone for 'blessings' 祿 Lok. 
In the I-Ching, Book of Change, 6 stands for "yin" aspects.

 
He         harmony,  harmonious,  river,  lotus flower,  examine thoroughly,  expel breath, my goodness! ,  crane; glistening plumage of birds; a bird flying,  high ambition
 
Ba          cave, cavern,   rock mountain,  select, promote,   handle, ( a measure word ), to contain, to grasp, to take hold of; sounds similar to the word which means "prosper" or  "wealth"  發 .
 
Fa        發勁 (Fa Jin): emitting Jin; explode; to release power
            發力 (Fa Li) to execute force; release force
 
Chuan    river, creek;  to string together, connect;  穿 to penetrate;    circulate, spread;  beams, rafters;  forever, permanence;  
遄  Hurry, go to and fro;  boat, ship, vessel ; chun a boat, vessel, ship
 
 
 
zhu zi     諸子 philosophical thinkers
zhu shi   註釋  'explain and elucidate'
Zhu Xi,   朱熹  Song Dynasty Philosopher, emphasized observing and learning from reality; his emphasis being on 'the investigation of things gewu  格物 
He is also identified as Neo-confucian relating Li  natural orders dependence upon chi 氣 to create structure.
 
The later yin-yang spiral-orbit symbol well-known, is ascribed to scholar Zhu Xi [1130-1200]  The..two. swimming fish orbs. Its importance is as a symbol of motion and reversal by traversing the center.
 

 
 Shiji (Chinese: 史記; pinyin: Shǐj; "Historical Records"), a  130 volume set:  
The Records of the Grand Historian, written from 109 to 91 BC, was the work of Sima Qian, also known as Ssu ma Chi'en, recounted Chinese history from the time of the Yellow Emperor until his own time, a 2000 year coverage.

Fuller details to this are given in my reference text, 4th edition.