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Strange Surnames (as in not too common)


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tooironic

I met a guy on the train the other day with a surname of 曲, a simple character but I had never seen it in a surname before. His 名字 was 帅 and boy he was.

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aristotle1990
Here is the most awkward first name i ever know. 焦(jiao1). when somebody ask 您贵姓? and you have to answer 我姓焦 (sounds exactly: I have sex).

His name wasn't 焦幢, was it? 您好,我姓焦,叫幢。。。

sounds like 性交 + 叫床

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I think the surname of the kid who drew the picture is quite unusual.
That is unusual. Is that even a Han surname? Could well be from an ethnic minority.
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imron

It's been mentioned already, but today a friend was actually talking about someone they knew whose surname was 苟, and both myself and a number of other friends did a double take until they explained it was not that 狗 but this 苟.

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Scoobyqueen

I know a lady called for a surname and as it turns out many Chinese people do not know how this is pronounced when they see it. Any other examples of rare names or surnames?

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heifeng

A perfect example of why this Forum is so comfortable to write & hang out in = great organization! (& Admins of course)

However since this thread has now been 'bumped' & merged, can the actual pronunciations actually be included along with these surnames....too many key strokes & mouse clicks to have to keep doing it myself in addition to clicking on this thread... *sigh* (yes, I know, and I would like some peeled grapes too....)

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Inputting contacts for my (now former) work I came across a lady surnamed Shentu 申屠. Asked a Chinese friend about it, she'd never heard of that surname either. I forgot the lady's given name, but that was very commonplace, which was a pity I thought. With a surname like that, you really should come up with some really cool (preferably one-character) given name for your kid.

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tooironic

One of my friends, his surname is 左 ("left"). Not a rare surname, but an unusual one.

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skylee

冷 was mentioned in #59. I have just come across someone with this surname. I think it is quite special.

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