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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/18/08

'In Japan when saying your whole name or somebody's whole name, the Last name comes first after the First name"
These has caused some of the anime viewers to get the wrong idea about the character name

Here are some names of this series :
Suzumiya Haruhi :
[ Surname ] - Suzumiya
[ Name ] - Haruhi

Kyon :
[ Name ] - Kyon

Nagato Yuki :
[ Surname ] - Nagato
[ Name ] - Yuki

Asahina Mikuru :
[ Surname ] - Asahina
[ Name ] - Mikuru

Koizumi Itsuki :
[ Surname ] - Koizumi
[ Name ] - Itsuki


In Japan when calling their Surnames you should always add "-san" to adress as Mr. Mrs. or Ms.
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Posted 4/18/08
uhh wheres kyon??

anyway isnt that quite obvious ?? I mean most people should know how the Japanese say there name right??

and what does -chan and -kun stand for??is it portraying to how close they are??

BTW in japan close friends call each other by first names while classmates in last name...am i right?
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Posted 4/21/08
It's family name first, then given name. Us westerners do the opposite, only calling them ou first and last names.

-chan (usually feminine or for someone small) and -kun (usually masculine, for boys) are both title/terms of endearment, something you would only use among very close friends and family. Otherwise it's considered rude to use them.

Usually you'd want to call someone by their family name, unless you are told to call someone by their given name. Calling someone by their given name is considered less formal, like among friends and close acquaintances.

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Posted 4/23/08
ahahahah its a good thing you could share it with us....
that was a pretty thorough explanation you should just have said that...
chan and kun are for close friends!but hey still a nice explanation!
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Posted 4/30/08
icic ~ but don't u think some of the japanese names are used for both female and male character. such as Yuki , in Fruit Basket , yuki is a name of a guy~ ^^
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Posted 5/4/08 , edited 5/4/08
Actually there are 2 Yuki words for Japanese

One is Yuki which means Snow

The other one is Yuuki which means Courage

Though my point is names are chosen to suit the character personality well.
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