hi! if you’re South Korean, i would greatly appreciate it if you could help me with a character for my story.
the character is named Cha Kyung-sam, initially just Cha Sam, but i saw that Koreans have three names (last name-first name-first name) so i added Kyung. she lived in South Korea until her parents divorced when she was 14 and she and her father migrated to the US and obtained citizenship. it’s important that she has Sam in her name because she needs an English name for foreigners to easily address her (she’s a business woman). and also, what happens to her name when she marries an American man?
can someone please clarify this for me:
- is the name Cha Kyung-sam realistic? (because i googled it if there were any real people and there were none)
- i know that family names are at the front first, but when she marries a US citizen, does her name become Kyung-sam Cha-Andrews (she’s going to hyphenate)
if someone could help, that’d be great