xin1 pai4 xi4
Lists of Foo Generation Names (Middle Name)
New List with Generation Rank*
divisions of old Fu clans **
*Unified Global new Generation Poem Lists of Middle Names for 符 (Fu2). The number denotes the number of generation rank after migrating to海南(Hai3nan2 Dao3 ). e.g. 32傳(chuan2) means 32nd generation to海南島, and 33芳, 33rd generation.
** Comparison of Old and New Lists (Poem) of Middle Names, so that符(Fu2).from 6 different branches( division) can rank themselves in the Ancestry.
New List (Poem) of Generation Names --their pronunciations & meanings:
義 陽 標 懋 績
yi4 yang2 biao1 mao4 ji1
(KING) YI YANG HAD OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
29 30 31 32 33
史 策 永 傳 芳
shi3 ce4 yong3 chuan2 fang1
HISTORY BOOKS HAVE FOREVER
RECORDED HIS GLORIOUS DEEDS
式 穀 詒 謀 遠
shi4 gu3 yi2 mou2 yuan3
HIS EXAMPLES WILL PASS ON FAR AND BEYOND
前 徽 衍 慶 長
qian2 hui1 yan3 qing4 chang2
THIS PAST GLORY IS CELEBRATED FOR LASTING THIS LONG
秉 心 存 孝 友
bing3 xin1 cun2 xiao4 you3
TO HOLD IN OUR HEART THE PIOUS AND FRIENDLY (KIND HEARTED) VIRTUES
興 學 育 賢 良
xing4 xue2 yu4 xian2 liang2
TO PROMOTE EDUCATION AND NURTURE THE BRIGHT AND GOOD
善 繼 先 人 志
shan4 ji4 xian1 ren2 zhi4
TO GENIALLY CONTINUE AND ADOPT OUR ANCESTORAL ASPIRATION
文 章 蔚 國 光
wen2 zhang1 wei4 guo2guang1
TO SPREAD THESE PHILOSOPHY (WRITINGS) AND BE THE HONOUR OF THE COUNTRY
This new generation names, 5 characters 律诗Lu Shi,
have 40 words total ( 8 lines and 5 characters each) , which will last for 40 generations, and future FOO will gather again when the last character is used to plan for another poems of Foo generation. You may notice that my family did not start with the first character of the poem because after converting to the new system, my corresponding middle name falls on the 9th character of the new generation poem.
傳chuan(32-74) and my children ,芳Fang(33-75) is the 10th character. So our line will have 30 more generations to go.
Chinese name typically start with a Surname（姓）, it is similar with western last name but it is first instead of being last, and in our case
The second name in Chinese is the middle generation name, and is taken from the specific generation poem.
Our new FOO generation poem (五詩律言 lu4shi1, a poem with 5 words and eight lines), indicates the 33rd generation of Foo, after migrating to Hainan is 芳 Fang(33-75). So if one follows the rule and use the new generation poem, one can tell which generation he/she is from the Family tree, just by looking at the middle(generation) name. I put in the second number to denote the generation counting from Ya (雅), who changed his last name to F00 (符) from Emperor Qin.
This system has its disadvantage in the past because the Emperor would execute 5
generations of people related to the criminal of a "major" crime (2 generations above and 2 below). It didn't matter if the other members were children, female, elderly or good. I always wonder, if Foo was so prominent in Sung and Five dynasties, why the majority of Foo only exist in a remote island of Hainan. What happened to those in the main land China?
The last or third name is the person's own name.
So my children's name are 揚,永,遠,怡(33-75)
Foo Farng Yang, 符芳揚
Foo Farng Yeong, 符芳永
Foo Farng Yuan 符芳遠
Foo Farng Yi. 符芳怡
By Sun-Hoo Foo (32-74)