I would say be very careful. You don't want to seem rude. If you are closer to them, then it might be easier to tell them. Good luck!
Can someone PM me a link or email to have someone convert my name to Japanese? I want mine on my hakama. Thanks!
Ashley, go to this website: http://japan-cc.com/catalog.htm
Towards the bottom of the page is a link to a quiz called:
Take the Quiz and translate your name into Kanji (FREE) which will link you to this page: http://japan-cc.com/quiz1.htm
You can try to answer the questions until you pass then they will send you the Kanji or there is another link which will enable you to still translate your name without having to pass the quiz just help them promote the website.