Under a new draft regulation released by the ministry of public security, parents will be able to combine their surnames for their children, a move that could open up 1.28 million new possibilities, the China Daily reported.
For instance, a father named Zhou and mother named Zhu could choose to call their child either Zhou, Zhu, Zhouzhu or Zhuzhou, the report added.[/quote]
Not really political in nature, but an interesting report nonetheless.
In Taiwan, it is customary for Hans to have a 2 character name and a 1 character surname. On the mainland, 1 or 2 characters names and 1 character surnames are the norms for Hans.
So like the everything else on the planet, the Chinese are exhuasting names, a non-renewable resource I might add.
But a creative and unique solution, to Chinese culture, is being devised. By combining the maternal and paternal surname of the child’s parents to create more combinations of unique surnames. Ingenius, elegant, and utterly confusing for Manchurian Chinese.
God have mercy on the child of a of Hispanic and Chinese descent in the future.