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Re: Why do people from China have only 2 names?


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Posted by Frank Liem on October 07, 2001 at 07:46:14:

In Reply to: Re: Why do people from China have only 2 names? posted by lisa c on October 01, 2001 at 16:32:39:

During my search for ancestors, I've come across quite a few immigrants from China (mainly from Zhangzhou). Guess what? Many has 2 as well. My own Lin ancetor had 3: Lin Tu-cheng


: : I noticed that it seems to be more the Mandarin speaking than Cantonese speaking Chinese that have only 2 names. Don't know why.

: FYI: Wong Fei is a nickname. When she first started out she used her full name. I believe it's Wong Ching Man. Lai Ming kind of makes sense since it means the dawn.




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