asteroid wrote:I'm wondering why Vienna has this family name "Teng"
I guess Teng is her mother's name... or less likely, some great musician's name (I know nobody besides Teresa Teng)
Actually the "Teng" for Teresa Teng is spelt as "Deng" in modern chinese phonetic symbol... There are two major family names in China, "Deng(邓)" and "Teng(滕)", but English speakers can't tell the difference
Thanks asteroid for the writing of Teng in Chinese...I learnt something with you.
Well, my personal opinion is whatever and whether a name is a given name by our parents, or one chosen by ourselves or a mistake from an administration, a name or firstname is like a carved shell : we do not know who the being inside it really is in her/his whole reality, as a diamond reflects a side that we would like to see or we could see but not all sides of a diamond are perceived in the whole totality at a time, unless we have fly eyes..,