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  Chinese Names - About Chinese Name, Family Name, Given Name
Chinese given names have one or two characters, and are written after the family name.
Given names resonant of qualities which are perceived to be either masculine or feminine are frequently given, with males being linked with strength and firmness, and females with beauty and flowers.
Among Chinese Americans, it is common practice to be referred to primarily by the Western name and to use the Chinese given name as a middle name.
www.chinesenames.org /chinese-name/about.htm   (1065 words)

  
  Chinese name - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese given names have one or two characters, and are written after the family name.
Given names resonant of qualities which are perceived to be either masculine or feminine are frequently given, with males being linked with strength and firmness, and females with beauty and flowers.
Among Chinese Americans, it is common practice to be referred to primarily by the Western name and to use the Chinese given name as a middle name; for instance, Soong would have "James Chu-yu Soong".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_name   (1678 words)

  
 Chinese given name - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As is the case in the West, it is considered rude for a child to refer to parents by their given name, but unlike the West this taboo is extended to all adult relatives.
Nicknames are usually alteration of the given name, sometimes they are based on the persons' physical attributes, speaking style or even their first word.
Among American-born Chinese, it is common practice to be referred to primarily by the Western name and to using the Chinese name as a middle name, while recent immigrants tend to use their given Chinese name as the legal name and adopting a Christian name for casual use.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_given_name   (761 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Chinese name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Generation name is half of the two-Chinese character given name given to newborns in the same generation of one surname lineage.
A family name, or surname, is the part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs.
A posthumous name (Traditional Chinese: 諡號/謚號 Simplified Chinese: 谥号; Pinyin: shì hà o; Romaji: shigō/tsuigō; Revised Romanization of Korean: siho) is a honorary name given to royalty in some cultures posthumously, that is, after the persons death.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chinese-name   (2690 words)

  
 CHINESE NAME FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Traditional naming schemes often followed a pattern of using generation_names as part of a two-character given name; however, this is less used today, especially in the mainland of the People's_Republic_of_China, where many given names use only one character.
Chinese married women usually retain their maiden name as their family_name, rather than adopt the name of their husband, and children usually inherit the father's family name.
Chinese from Mainland_China are generally recognizable from the Hanyu_pinyin romanization used which includes "x", "zh" and "q" which are not found in other romanization systems and which does not use hyphens.
www.witwib.com /Chinese_name   (1638 words)

  
 GIVEN NAME FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The given name may be single, or several names may be given (the latter are known as middle_names).
However, in many cultures, given names are reused, especially to commemorate the dead (namesake), resulting in a virtually limited repertoire of names that sometimes vary by orthography.
In German the names Johannes and Margarethe are diminutized to Hänsel and Gretel.
www.redabacus.com /Given_name   (1638 words)

  
 Chinese name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Chinese name is made up of a family name, which is always placed first, followed by a given name.
Thus, the family name of Mao Zedong is Mao, and his given name is Zedong.
Among Chinese Americans, it is common practice to be referred to primarily by the Western name and to use the Chinese name as a middle name.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/chinese_name   (803 words)

  
 Chinese style name - Unipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Zi (Simplified Chinese: 字; Traditional Chinese: 字; Pinyin: zì), or sometimes called Biao Zi (Simplified Chinese: 表字; Traditional Chinese: 表字; Pinyin: biǎo zì), is a name given to Chinese males at the age of 20, marking their coming of age, or sometimes to females when they are married.
Therefore, the given name is reserved for oneself and one's elders, while zi would be used by adults of the same generation to refer to one another in formal occasions or writings, and thus the term "courtesy name".
The relation between zi and the given name is evident in the case of Mao Zedong (毛泽东), whose zi was Runzhi (润之).
www.unipedia.info /Zi.html   (648 words)

  
 Chinese name - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Traditional naming schemes often followed a pattern of using generation names as part of a two-character given name; however, this is less used today, especially in the People's Republic of China, where many given names use only one character.
In Taiwan, it used to be common to incorporate one of the four characters of the name "Republic of China" (中華民國) into boys' names.
Among Chinese Americans, it is common practice to be referred to primarily by the Western name and to use the Chinese given name as a middle name.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Chinese_name   (1320 words)

  
 Collected Precedents of the S.C.A.: Chinese
The Chinese character for Shiao, the first syllable of this submitted given name is relatively easy to identify because there appears to be only one Chinese character with the intended meaning that a typical American might spell as Shiao.
Mui is the Yale Romanization for the Chinese character that is the given name's second syllable.
Relevent period Chinese given name conventions can be summarized as follows: (1) generally two syllables long, (2) meanings are carried by their written Chinese characters, and (3) female names sometimes refer to flowers.
www.sca.org /heraldry/laurel/precedents/CompiledNamePrecedents/Chinese.html   (852 words)

  
 Chinese courtesy name - free-definition
A Chinese courtesy name, sometimes also known as a style name, was a pseudonym that was used in place of a given name by educated Chinese up until the 20th century.
The relation between the zi and the given name is evident in the case of Mao Zedong (毛澤東, 毛泽东), whose zi was Runzhi (潤之, 润之).
One character each of both Mao's given name and his zi relate to water (the common radical 澤, 氵 signifies "water") and beneficence: ze (潤, 泽) of the given name means "beneficence" and "marsh", and run (潤, 润) of the zi means "benefit" and "moisten".
www.netlexikon.akademie.de /Zi.html   (352 words)

  
 Chinese given name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As is the case in the West, it isconsidered rude for a child to refer to parents by their given name, but unlike the West this taboo is extended to all adult relatives.
Nicknames are usually alteration of the given name, sometimes they are based onthe persons' physical attributes, speaking style or even their first word.
Among Chinese Americans, it is common practice to be referred to primarily by the Western name and to using theChinese name as a middle name.
www.therfcc.org /chinese-given-name-200264.html   (679 words)

  
 Mozi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The school did not survive the Qin Dynasty, and throughout both traditional and modern Chinese eras was viewed largely in historical terms rather than as a school of thought that was actively being developed.
Mozi denounced offensive warfare, extravagant funerals, and music, and tried to replace Chinese family and clan structure with the concept of bo-ai which can be translated as "impartial caring" or "universal love".
During Chinese antiquity, the vast majority of the Chinese people, who were not related to aristocratic families, did not possess ancestral and clan names.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mo_Zi   (418 words)

  
 Given_name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A given name specifies and differentiates between members of a group of individuals, especially a family, all of whose members usually share the same family name.
The given name may be single, or several names may be given (the latter are known as middle names).
The term Given name is rarely used in the United Kingdom; Forename or Christian name predominate, with the former now used almost exclusively on official documentation.
www.apawn.com /search.php?title=Given_name   (1058 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He ascended to the throne in 1908 at the age of nearly 3 and was deposed in 1911 when the Qing dynasty fell.
Puyi is Aixinjuelo's Chinese given name, and Henry his English given name.
There he was taught the English language and chose the name "Henry" for himself, reputedly after King Henry VIII of England.
www.online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/h/he/henry_pu_yi.html   (363 words)

  
 Chinese_family_name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A Chinese surname, also called a clan name or family name (Chinese: 姓; pinyin: xìng or 氏; shì), is one of the over seven hundred family names used by Han Chinese and Sinicized Chinese ethnic groups.
There are family names with three or more characters, but those are extremely rare and are not ethnically Han Chinese, for example, Aixinjueluo (愛新覺羅, also romanized from the Manchu language as Aisin Gioro, which was the family name of the Manchu royal family of the Qing dynasty.
For example, the 55th most popular family name Xiao (肖) is almost unheard of in Hong Kong, as this "new" surname was "created" from oversimplifying the traditional surname "蕭" during the Cultural Revolution.
www.apawn.com /search.php?title=Chinese_family_name   (2046 words)

  
 Behind the Name: Chinese Names   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A modern Chinese name consists of a surname (xìng 姓) and a given name (míng 名 or míngzì 名字), usually presented in that order.
Chinese given names usually consist of two syllables (though it is increasingly common to only use one).
Sometimes the first character of the given name is shared by all members of a generation in a family (siblings, cousins, etc).
www.behindthename.com /glossary/view.php?title=chinese_names   (159 words)

  
 Chinese names: A unique and beautiful name ...
But parents are facing increased chances of having their kids' names identical to many others as more and more people have one-character given names instead of two.
A person's name in the Chinese is not just his or her individual identity but also reflects the social changes of the times.
This is particularly true of Chinese names, as the given names are chosen and selected from among ordinary words for their meanings, not from a list of first names that evolved over the years, as in Western nations.
www.lechinois.com /chinesename/info/chinesenameunique.html   (914 words)

  
 Chinese given name - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Chinese given names (Chinese: 名字; pinyin: míngzì) are made up of one or two characters.
In Taiwan, it had been common to incorporate one of the four characters of the name "Republic of China" into boys' names.
From the 1950s until the early 1980s, many Chinese names also included the popular "Fu" (福), which means prosperity, and were often written and pronouced as "Hock" in Hokkien.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Chinese_given_name   (753 words)

  
 My Name
In case of double syllable given names, traditionally, the first character, which corresponds to the first syllable of course, is a generation marker.
Until a few decades ago, double character names were the norm, and families were maintaining family hierarchy charts in which those labels were predefined for future generations, and because of that naming a new born child is just a matter of picking the second character, which could also has morphological association across siblings.
Addressees with single given names, for example, Yao Ming, can be called by their full names, or by adding a prefix to their family name or given name.
www.cs.rochester.edu /~wyi/name.html   (947 words)

  
 Jordan: Chinese Personal Names
Usually (but not always) the given name is two syllables long, and sometimes a group of siblings or even cousins will share the first (or sometimes second) syllable of their given names.
Chinese biographical dictionaries and other reference books tend to list people by their xìng and míngzi, but they are normally also quite meticulous in recording the zì of the people they write about, and various hào if they were much used.
Chinese kinship terms are a study in themselves, since there are great many distinct terms that allow very precise indication of the relationships, and since there is some regional variation, and a difference between literary and colloquial usage.
weber.ucsd.edu /~dkjordan/chin/hbnames-u.html   (1848 words)

  
 Chinese Baby Names
There are thousands of Chinese characters and the given name originating in China usually consists of two syllables taken from any of the thousands of these Chinese characters.
The Western custom of naming a baby after the given name of another member of the family would be unheard of in the Chinese culture.
The given Chinese name is rarely used within the traditional family circle in China.
www.babynames.org.uk /chinese-baby-names.htm   (451 words)

  
 Japanese Name - Family, Surname and Given Name
Some names are pronounced according to the usual readings of the characters (with kunyomi generally being used for the surname and either onyomi or kunyomi for the given name).
Names are almost never spoken or written without some sort of honorific, either a title like sensei or a general honorific like san, kun, or chan.
Girls were often named with ko (子, "child") at the end of the given name (this should not be confused with the male suffix hiko 彦).
www.japan-101.com /culture/japanese_name.htm   (980 words)

  
 Sensei's Library: Chinese name
A personal name used in Chinese culture is expressed with the family name (surname, or last name) first and the given name (first name) last.
Some Chinese people use a "combined name" composed of a Western given name, then a family name, then a Chinese given name in that order.
Chinese people usually do not change their family names when they marry.
senseis.xmp.net /?ChineseName   (177 words)

  
 Chinese name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In modern times, Chinese name has contained a Chinese family name, which is always placed first, with a one- or two-character personal name (given name) (名).
The common Western practice of naming the children after their parents or ancestor is an impossibility in Chinese culture.
In some families, the first of the two characters in the personal name is shared among all members of a generation and these generational names are worked out long in advance.
www.city-search.org /ch/chinese-name.html   (868 words)

  
 Exploring Chinese History :: Database Catalog :: Biographical Database :: Qing Era- (1644- 1912)
The name in the box was to be revealed to other members of the imperial family in the presence of all senior ministers only upon the death of the Emperor.
Lady Lingiya was a Han Chinese maid at the mansion of the 1st prince Chun, whose original Chinese family name was Liu (劉) and was changed into the Manchu clan's name Lingyia when she was made a Manchu, which was required in order to become the concubine of a Manchu prince.
Aisin-Gioro is the clan's name in Manchu, pronounced Àixīn Juéluó in Mandarin; Pǔyí is the Chinese given name as pronounced in Mandarin.
www.ibiblio.org /chinesehistory/contents/06dat/bio.2qin.html   (12643 words)

  
 Chinese given name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chinese given names (Chinese: 名字; pinyin: míngzì) are made up of one or two characterss.
The common Western practice of naming the children after their parents, ancestors, or historical figures is an impossibility in Chinese culture.
Most Chinese also have a "little name" which their parents refer to them as.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/chinese_given_name   (756 words)

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