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Chinese Family Names 101

So you’ve got your Chinese wedding dress and your tea cups ready. There’s one last thing to think about - names. Traditionally, the Chinese wedding tea ceremony symbolizes the union of two families, so the bride and groom serve tea to their different relatives while addressing each using the familial name.

Seems easy, if you’re just doing the parents (ma ma and ba ba), but what about your fiancé's older uncle from his dad's side? Don’t worry, we’ve got you.

Brush up on these two family trees, and you’ll ace your tea ceremony names :)

Your Mom's Side of the Family

Chinese Family Names 101

Your Dad's Side of the Family

Chinese Family Names 101


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