In Korea a child has a family name first. For example if someone named Yen Li had the family name of “Sua” they’re name would be written as Sua Yen Li. In Korea two part names are also not to be shortened, in this example Yen Li would not go by Yen.
Spanish speaking countries
In Spanish speaking countries a child’s first name is up to the parents. The surname of a Spanish speaking child they will have two last names. The first is the father's surname and then the second is the mother’s surname.
In China words are written as characters. Chinese names have 3 characters in them. A family name is one characters and a two character name chosen by the family. Chinese people also have different names in different settings like with friends, or at school.
Unlike most other countries, Afghan names typically consist of only a first name. Afghan men usually have compound names that contain Islamic or Arabic components. Women on the other hand are typically given Persian or Pashto based names. Last names are chosen by the person. The last name can be based on tribal affiliation, honorific titles, or even the place of birth.
Somalians names are that of unique origin. A Somalian individual has three personal names and no family name. Names are a coalescence of the personal name, the personal name of the paternal grandfather, and the personal name of the father.
Czech and Slovak
In Czech and Slovak names are heavily based on gender. A female’s name is based on the male equivalent with the ending, ová. If there was an “E” at the end of the male name it would be removed from the end before adding “ová”. An example of a female Czech or Slovak name is Novaková. Czech and Slovak names also include a family name, again based on the gender. If a name ends with ský of ný the name would be altered, ská and ná, for a woman.
Story by Stella Coffey
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