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Re: names



> The specific name can be just the last name, the first, or both,
> though conventionally it is the last; note that [...]
> in[...] Korean, Chinese,

yep -- like Hungarian, BTW, which isn't so strict

> Japanese,

Really? I read that for the first time.

> and Mongolian, the first name is the family name

Most Mongolians don't have a family name. Take Rinchen Barsbold -- Barsbold
is his own full name, and Rinchen is his father's name, period. Apparently
they now want to reintroduce old clan names, but the archives were burnt by
communists in the 1920s... (Ref: A web site, in German, URL forgotten. :-> )