I am a little confused in terms of the use of "wa". From what I understand, "wa" is a particle marking the subject of the sentence. I really have 2 questions: 1. In one of the referenced websites in this forum, it says: Onamae wa nan desu ka - means What is your name but to me it seems like it means "What is the name" so I think the right way is: Anato no namae wa nan desu ka - this makes sense to me because if I break it down, I know "Anato no namae" means "your name", and "nan desu ka means "what is it". So my first question is: Is my opinion correct? And is it possible/ acceptable to say "Anato no onamae wa nan desu ka"? I feel like I am missing/ overlooking something. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Moderator note: The second question is now a separate thread.