Talk:Catalog of Internet Identities
East West Distinctions
In the West, there is greater fixity in term of the single name one is assigned at birth being the only legitimate one than is the case in Chinese culture. While people often change their names in the West, it tends to be associated with grandstanders, showboaters, and posers and carries a whiff of illegitimacy or frivolity.
In contrast, in China one's name is not generally fixed at birth, other than the surname. An individual may have a registered birth name, one known and used only within their extended family and the self selection of a personal name doesn't carry the same connotations and is fairly normal.
Like the traditional upward mobility that the Imperial system provided for Chinese hundreds of years before the rigid class systems of Europe began to dissolve, this is yet another case where Chinese culture supports values that the West credits only to itself, often hypocritically. Root (talk) 22:24, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
In 4704 I was told that "Eddie Daugherty" had abandoned his family and might not be my grandfather so for that and because I struggle to extend to humanity that which I have no trouble doing to thetically intelligent beings, I assigned 仁 as 性 ,
thus: 仁 人 卷 (R.R. Juan). c. 4713 I had my genome mapped for first time and that showed that Eddie (or someone like him) was in fact my paternal grandfather.
The Irish have had a presence througout Latin American for more than 200 hundred years and Daugherty is a common surname, there is at least one other "Juan Daugherty" (in Central America). Search of US Census records around the time of the gene sequencing also shows several "Juan Daugherty"s, mostly in 19th century Kentucky.
The 仁卷 link in the left nav is a family album of sorts.