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What's the initial of my Chinese name? Say my name is Li Xiaoming 李晓明(Li being the family name nad Xiaoming being the given name and there are in total three characters), what is the initial of my name? Is it LXM? Or is it LX? Thank you very much!
Nov 24, 2016 1:39 PM
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Conventionally, western names have the given name first, any second or subsequent names and then the family name. So, my initials are MDS. From what you say, you would use the initials XL if dealing with westerners. I see no reason why you could not choose the initial characters of each of the Kanji sounds to make up a set of western initials, but if you did, you may find people asking you what your middle name is.
November 24, 2016
In western convention, it would be XML.
February 19, 2017
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