I don't know what to make of this. My name, Seth, is very hard to pronounce for Chinese people, since there is no "th" sound in Chinese. As a result, the children say "Ses", which after much giggling and laughter, morphed into "Sars". SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) hit China like a ton of bricks a couple of years back, and everyone still remembers wearing surgical masks and avoiding public places. Since I go in and out of the operating room, I often have on one of the masks, the name sorta stuck.
I'm not sure if being nicknamed after a horrible infectious disease is inherently a good thing, but the kids get a laugh out of it, and so do I.