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  Chinese names, Chinese name meaning, Chinese name symbol, Name in chinese, Chinese last names
Foremost there is a huge difference between the Chinese names and the western names relating to the order of the given name and the family name.
According to the western tradition, in a name the given name is firstly placed followed by the family name like Bill Clinton, the name has the given name followed by the family name.
In the Chinese culture utmost importance is given to ancestors and family and hence they pay respect to their ancestors by placing the family name ahead of the given name.
www.123chinesenewyear.com /china-culture/chinese-names.html   (366 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Chinese given name   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Generation name is half of the two-Chinese character given name given to newborns in the same generation of one surname lineage.
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.
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chinese-given-name   (1792 words)

 Collected Precedents of the S.C.A.: Personal Names
By the submittor's own documentation, [Name] is a family name derived from a place name and therefore is not eligible for use as a given name in the Society without evidence that it was so used in period.
Although he may be commonly called [Diminutive Name], the presupposition is that his legal given name is [Name] or some other full name.
It is acceptable to have an adjective precede the given name, so long as you do not try to use an adjective as the given name.
www.sca.org /heraldry/laurel/precedents/CompiledNamePrecedents/PersonalNames.html   (506 words)

 Korean Names
When a new name was created, the family was given some land by a king and the city where the land was located became known as 'bon' or origin.
Also, when people with only given names (lower class, and domestic slaves) were allowed to use (or to buy) family names, they preferred to use one out of existing names instead of creating new and thereby recognizable names for their own benefit.
Since a generational name is not a middle name in American sense, and not exactly a given name either, Koreans are not sure how to anglicize their names.
www.unsu.com /names.html   (3625 words)

 Given Name Frequency Project: Analysis of Given Name Popularity
A given name, which forms part of a contemporary personal name, is generally given to a person shortly after birth, and given names are seldom changed.
Given names thus provide a means for disciplined, quantitative study of information economies across major social, economic, and technological changes.
Names, however, indicate a large decline in shared symbolic experience over the past two centuries, a decline that the growth of mass media does not appear to have affected significantly.
www.galbithink.org /names/agnames.htm   (657 words)

 What's in a Name?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The importance of lineage is often reflected in the choice of given names: One of the two parts of the given name should be a generation marker.
The part of the given name which is not the generation marker is chosen with care by the father, or grandfather, or often by a person whose specialty is in choosing names.
My wife's given name, Chung Hee, is pronounced and written in Han’gul script and Roman script the same as the given name of a former president of South Korea, Park Chung Hee, but uses different Chinese characters, and has a different literal meaning.
www.usfca.edu /~boucherj/namepage.html   (2129 words)

 Given names data file
Given names are very diverse and strings are assumed correct unless clearly incorrect.
Strings which are known not to be given names, or which are or include family names that cannot be given names, are excluded from the release file.
You will also be asked to provide the name, postal address and fax number of the person who will sign the non-redistribution agreement, and the data format in which you would like to receive the file.
www.grcdi.nl /givennames.htm   (620 words)

 The Spelling and Pronunciation of Shakespeare's Name
Even the simplest proper names were spelled a variety of ways, but we can at least look at the range of different spellings used for a given name and see what patterns emerge.
The name of the Protestant martyr Sir John Oldcastle, the original model for Shakespeare's Falstaff, was often hyphenated as Old-castle.
There were not two separate names, "Shakspere" and "Shakespeare"; rather, they were the same name, with "Shakespeare" being by far the most common spelling both in non-literary references to the glover's son from Stratford and in literary references to Shakespeare as a poet and playwright.
shakespeareauthorship.com /name1.html   (3486 words)

 Behind the Name: Given Name   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A given name is a name that is assumed by a person at or after birth.
As opposed to a family name, it is generally not inherited.
In Europe and North America, where the given name precedes the family name, given names are called first names or forenames.
www.behindthename.com /glossary/view.php?title=given_name   (48 words)

 Ethiopian Jews and their Names
All names of Ethiopian origin included in the museum’s database are given names and not hereditary family names.
The names of the Jews of Ethiopia can be categorized in various groups according to their meaning and origins: names that reflect everyday life activities or various aspects of nature, names of Biblical origin or that echo local traditions, as well as names of grandparents and other ancestors.
Several first names generally reflect the desire for the happiness and well being of the new born as expressed by the name giver, usually the parents or grandparents.
www.bh.org.il /Names/ethiopianames.asp   (717 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.
Traditionally personal names were selected with attention to their meanings, but also to the numbers of strokes and the elements that made up the characters.
Children were sometimes given one or more derogatory nicknames designed to make them seem unattractive so as to avoid their being targets of attack by envious or malicious spirits.
weber.ucsd.edu /~dkjordan/chin/hbnames-u.html   (1848 words)

 Name (Java 2 Platform SE v1.4.2)
is a prefix of this name, false otherwise
Components of this name at or after the index of the first new component are shifted up (away from 0) to accommodate the new components.
Components of this name at or after the index of the new component are shifted up by one (away from index 0) to accommodate the new component.
java.sun.com /j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/javax/naming/Name.html   (975 words)

 All In A Name: Bookstore
I've tried to select useful books for people who are interested in digging into their first or last names origins or looking for the perfect name for their future child or learn about the facinating history and art of Heraldry.
At 206 pages, there is no way this can be a comprehensive list of names and their meanings, but it is a good start at a different, fun, and helpful way to select names for a baby or a story charactor.
Names are a hallmark of our heritage, reflections of both the ethnic and religious roots of our past and our dreams for our children's future.
www.allinaname.com /bookstore.shtml   (796 words)

  BARRINGTON as a given name
Mary was baptised and married as a Barrington, although her grandfather, Robert, spelt the name as Berrington with an E as well as Barrington with an A. The E spelling was used by Robert's ancestors, and Mary's father and brothers reverted to it in later life.
Incidentally George Barrington Kemp valued the name enough to give it to his own son, the second George Barrington Kemp, and Thomas Kemp's other children were not given any second given name, Barrington or otherwise.
It would seem reasonable therefore for anyone of (or with a nominal link to) that descent through the female line, to take an interest in perpetuating the name as a given one. So probably, over the years, Ann Kemp, by then Ann Best, began to wish that her Best family were perpetuating her grandmother's Barrington name.
www.cryerfamilyhistory.btinternet.co.uk /barrington5-name.htm   (650 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Given name   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.hallencyclopedia.com /Given_name   (1666 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Note: Given names are also called first names or Christian names, although the latter originally referred to a name given at baptism.
In English, given names are all parts of a person's name except the last part (the family name).
Note also that some people's given names are originally family names: in particular, children are sometimes given the family names of recent ancestors.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/g/gi/given_name_etymology.html   (101 words)

 Rare Given Names in Early Records
Therefore, it is likely that a "non-religious" given name would have been attached to a Christian name at baptism, even if the latter does not appear in a civil record such as a census or vital statistics act.
A firstborn son would be named for his patrilineal grandfather, a secondborn son for his matrilineal grandfather, a firstborn daughter for her patrilineal grandmother, and so forth.
Languages such as Piedmontese and Sicilian, which today are considered regional dialects, spawned particular given names which became less frequent in the modern era as Tuscan supplanted these tongues as the standard written language of the various Italian states, and the primary spoken language of the aristocracy.
www.regalis.com /names.htm   (953 words)

 Publish Your Cemetery Records
We are looking to publish works from authors and transcribers who have taken the time to research the cemetery they are recording, noting the official name of the cemetery, a detailed location, a brief history, cemetery ownership, and condition of the cemetery.
That is, names should be capitalized, months (Jan, Feb) should be capitalized.
Given Name: The Given Name should be entered as it is listed on the grave marker or in the sexton records (cemetery's official records).
www.interment.net /publish.htm   (1228 words)

 given name - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Given names, known among English-speaking people variously as first names, forenames, or Christian or baptismal names, existed before surnames....
France began to colonize the area, which it called New France, in 1608 when French explorer Samuel de Champlain established a trading post at...
- chosen name or names: the name or names that somebody is given at birth or baptism in addition to the family name
ca.encarta.msn.com /given_name.html   (147 words)

 Scottish Gaelic Given Names
For a variety of reasons, it can be difficult to discover what given names were used by medieval and late sixteenth century Scottish Gaels — men and especially women — and even more difficult to determine the Scottish Gaelic form/spelling of those names.
However, this is not a straight forward exercise, as the form of a Gael's name in Scots or Latin may be very different from the form of his or her name in Gaelic.
In a Gaelic document from 1560, his given name is recorded as ; in a contemporary Scots language translation of the same document, the Earl's given name is recorded as .
www.medievalscotland.org /scotnames/gaelicgiven   (793 words)

 Italian Men's Names in Rome, 1473-1484   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The given names that only appear in either their full form or a contracted form are Cola Antonio, Giovanni Agniolo / Giovaniglio, Giovanni Antonio, Giovanni Batista / Giovanbatista, Giovanni Francesco, Guido Antonio, and Pietro Paolo.
The name Marcho is omitted from the name of Marcho Antonio di Santo Ambrogio in two out of three cases.
In the case of the name Marcho Antonio, it is definitely a compound given name.
www.s-gabriel.org /names/mari/Studium/CompoundGivenNames.html   (391 words)

 Baby Name, Name Meanings, Boy Names, Girl Names by My Baby Name World
My Baby Name World has more than 73,000 baby names in our database.
We have boy baby names, girl baby names, and names for both boys and girls.
Each baby name comes with its origin, name meaning, and votes which help you to find your favorite baby name for your baby a lot easier.
www.mybabynameworld.com   (97 words)

 Definition of given name - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
: a name that precedes one's surname; especially :
Learn more about "given name" and related topics at Britannica.com
See a map of "given name" in the Visual Thesaurus
www.m-w.com /dictionary/given+name   (46 words)

 Usenet Addresses: Given Names   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By "Given Name", we mean the person's first name.
For example, for the full name "Wally Cleaver" the Given Name would be "Wally".
Thus, for the full name "Mary Ellen Rogers", the Given Name would be "Mary".
usenet-addresses.mit.edu /given.html   (49 words)

 Name Generator
In general, a person born into a Spanish-speaking family is given a first name followed by two surnames, the first being the father's family name (or, more precisely, the surname he gained from his father) followed by the mother's family name (or, again more precisely, the surname she gained from her father).
Also, if you specifically need a name with a particular background, be sure to double-check the name that is given.
These names were chosen from various sources, and in some cases just that I knew people with that name, or the name
members.cox.net /sandiept/name-generator.html   (486 words)

 Chinese Name, Meaning of Chinese Name – Travel China Guide
The full name of a Han Chinese person is composed of two parts: the surname (family name) and the given name.
Full names containing four words can also be seen because of a compound surname and two syllable given names.
Addressing a Chinese person directly by his (her) given name is considered to be offensive, unless you are longtime friends.
www.travelchinaguide.com /essential/chinese-name.htm   (409 words)

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