The order family name — given name, commonly known as the Eastern order, is primarily used in East Asia for example in China , Japan , Korea , Malaysian Chinese , Singapore , and Vietnam , among others , as well as in Southern and North-Eastern parts of India , and in Hungary. This order is common also in Austria and Bavaria , and in France , Belgium , Greece and Italy , possibly because of the influence of bureaucracy, which commonly puts the family name before the given name. In China and Korea, part of the given name may be shared among all members of a given generation within a family and extended family or families, in order to differentiate those generations from other generations. The order given name — father's family name — mother's family name is commonly used in Spanish-speaking countries to acknowledge the families of both parents. Today the order can also be changed legally in Spain and Uruguay using given name — mother's family name — father's family name.
The middle name can have three uses: To indicate a person's generation. Brothers and sisters share the same middle name, which distinguish them from the generation before them and the generation after them see generation name. However, this usage is still controversial[ dubious — discuss ][ citation needed ]. Some people[ who? Some families may, however, set up arbitrary rules about giving a different middle name to each generation.
Naming in Chinese is considered an art form. A beautiful name is not the simple mingling of aesthetic characters — sometimes a name is beautiful because of its poetic connotation or phonetic harmony. The Chinese names listed below are not the most popular, but are definitely among the most beautiful. The ancient Chinese likened beauties to herbal plants, plus the name has a pleasant sound, and has become even more popular after Wuxia-novel master Jin Yong gave it to a character. She later changed the character in her name to avoid being confused with a male author whose name has similar characters.
Its other variants are Iwan, Ewan, and Swan. Lee: Lee is a classic and popular name. Its other variant is Leigh.