is the child's real name or true name to be used in
the outside world e.g school, work etc. if the child's
infant name is considered too vulgar to be used outside.
It is also considered improper to call a child by his
infant name after he had grown up. Although such name
will express his or her parents wishes and dreams for
the child, in some cases, it is the child who chooses
his or her formal name when he or she has reached an
age to formalize his or her name. This, however, does
not mean that the child is unfilial to his or her parents,
it simply indicates that there are special reasons,
such as the parents are dead, the parents are illiterate
or that the parents would rather give the child the
freedom to choose their own name.
the names would symbolize or highlight a person's special
merits, be it physical or character such as strength
and courage, the names may also be the parents' wishes
for the child, such as success and loyal. Others just
simply name their child after successful people, such
the communist leader of China or Yue
Fei, a loyalist of China.
known as the adulthood ceremony was held to mark the
occasion that the person began to use his formal name,
however such ceremonies are not common in modern day,
the "replacement" event now is what is normally
known as the Formalizing Ceremony, where people declare
their name to be put in their identity cards.
a person does not change his name he reaches adulthood
and uses the same name all his life, this is very common
in modern day as people feel a name is just a name.