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Post time 2016-7-2 12:44:19 |Display all floors
What gets me more is the names they chose are often weird or not even recognised names, many are not chosen by the person but are given to them by their English teacher.

We currently have a Kiki and a Sunny working for us and have had a Rainy and a Wood in the past.

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Post time 2016-7-2 13:21:11 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2016-7-8 18:14
futsanglung Post time: 2016-7-2 12:44
What gets me more is the names they chose are often weird or not even recognised names, many are not ...

Exactly what I noticed too!  Why cant they just stick to their Chinese names!

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Post time 2016-7-2 13:30:58 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2016-7-2 12:44
What gets me more is the names they chose are often weird or not even recognised names, many are not ...

And we have a lady with a male English name because she likes the character she saw in a western movie!

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Post time 2016-7-2 13:35:41 |Display all floors
dusty1 Post time: 2016-7-2 12:01
Which one is the foreigner?

the husband of course

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Post time 2016-7-2 15:05:53 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2016-7-2 12:36
It is the Chinese tradition for children to keep theirr family names evrn sfter marriage.  There i ...

Not if they are married to Westerners.
Just to live there (in the West) means they have to change their ways.
It is a custom in many countries for the wife to adopt the surname of her husband.
But if they live in China, then there is no need to as the local marriage bureau will record both surnames.

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Post time 2016-7-2 15:09:30 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2016-7-2 13:21
eExactly what I noticed too!  Why cant they just stick to their Chinese names!

They do have Chinese names.
What those are just nicknames and not legally binding.
They can't sign those nicknames on any legal documents.

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Post time 2016-7-2 16:47:32 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2016-7-2 13:35
the husband of course

The wife is also a foreigner like you are a foreigner to me

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