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Putting one's English and Chinese names together


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Posted by Michael Huang on June 24, 2000 at 02:26:41:

Hi all.

Are there any formal rules regarding the combination of English and Chinese names?

In my case, my Chinese name is: Huang Zhi Yuan

My English name is: Michael Huang

Since I was born in Australia and have lived here all my life, I generally use my English name only. However, I would like to include my Chinese name as a middle name, so that my full name would be: Michael Zhi-Yuan Huang.
Is this the right way to do it (is the hyphenation right?)

Also, what would be the rule for initializing my new middle name: Michael Z.Y. Huang, or just Michael Z. Huang?

Sorry for being so pedantic about a name, but my name and the identity it gives me is important personally.

Cheers, Michael.





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