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Post time 2009-1-20 12:10:52 |Display all floors
rejected with chinese old convention, so I disagree with him.

It is unacceptable for many chinese people. many many years later, maybe people will dispel the old convention and quote new method like that.

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Post time 2009-1-22 17:42:19 |Display all floors

how about combining surnames of parents

i guess it is okay to name a baby in four Chinese characters rather than well-accepted two or three characters, so how about combining the parents' family names into a new two-character surname? sounds more creative , or if the combination produces extra or even odd meaning, it will sound funny? For example...

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Post time 2009-1-22 18:59:29 |Display all floors
Originally posted by catpaw at 2009-1-22 18:42



Such creations exist in the West. Let me give you an example:

1/ Ms. Maier marries Mr. Schmidt. They  decide to have a common family name, i.e.  Schmidt-Maier
    They have one common daughter with the family name Schmidt-Maier. She marries a guy who has also a double name, his name is
     Mueller-Klein.
2/  Mr. Mueller-Klein marries Ms. Schmidt-Maier.
     The new family name is Schmidt-Maier-Mueller-Klein  and so on.......

They day will come where the space of an ordinary passport is not sufficient enough to only write the family name.........

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Post time 2009-1-22 19:49:29 |Display all floors

I am like the song by........

the band America...."A horse with no name"

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Post time 2009-1-22 22:17:04 |Display all floors
Originally posted by zhoupu at 2009-1-20 11:28


Then how many characters would be in your grandgrandson's name?



Always three and at most four,
Live in the movie!!!!

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Post time 2009-1-23 10:38:57 |Display all floors

funny combination of parents' surnames

Chinese language can always conjure up immagination, as even words with similar pronunciation could mean something else. Using the combination of parents' family names to produce a surname for a baby could, accordingly, mean something odd or fun, for example, if the father is surnamed Du, and mother surnamed Qi, in accordance with the Chinese tradition, we will put father's surname first, then get the combination of surnames as DuQi, meaning 'navel' by pronunciation. More disgusting, if the father is surnamed Niu, mother 'Shi', the combination will be 'NiuShi,' meaning 'bull----'...

[ Last edited by catpaw at 2009-1-23 10:40 AM ]

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Post time 2009-1-23 11:03:54 |Display all floors
Originally posted by catpaw at 2009-1-23 10:38
Chinese language can always conjure up immagination, as even words with similar pronunciation could mean something else. Using the combination of parents' family names to produce a surname for a ba ...

I suggest they use the surname of the mother or of the father instead of the combination of the two in this case.

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