How are you addressed? By your name? or by your surname?
Well, I have always been addressed by my name. BUT my husband has always been addressed by his surname. It could be because he didnt have a legal Christian name, meaning it was never on his ID, but only called such by his family. But then again you would expect his colleagues to call him by his Chinese name, not? Or another way was to just address him by his surname. BUT, no, they actually address him as Mr XYZ (XYZ being his surname).
Initally I thought they addressed everyone without a Christian name as Mr ABC, XYZ, etc. Then I found out that his previous boss didnt have a Christian name, and everyone addressed him by his initials, without the Mr., and not by the surname either.
Until today, when his (ex)colleagues meet him on the road, they will actually call him Mr XYZ.
Weird, dont you think?
And another weird thing: my son has a Christian name, but his friends call him by his surname!