About moi

Not much said about me, but I’ll give it a shot.

My name’s Maks (you can also call me by my Japanese name Daijirō, if you want to).

I’m into names (obviously), but I’m also into games and watching jidaigeki with awe. I also like to kill my brain working out the data that I’ve got.

If anyone wants my help in deciding which name they should give to their baby, I’m afraid I can’t since I’m bad at advices (I really am, even though some would say I’m average at best).

However, I can accept requests for name spotlights (those that interest you or those that sparked your curiosity etc.). Just leave a comment on this page and I’ll try to get that one up if I have enough info or if I’m either bothered or able to do it. I might make some name spotlights of my own, so stick around for that.

And one more thing, please acknowledge that I might get a few bits on any posts that I make mixed up or missing and some comments and posts that I have made on Behind the Name (under the username m4yb3_daijirou) may contain inaccuracies so I would appreciate it if you leave a comment on these posts or on this page saying that I got it wrong or I’ve got it mixed up. Thanks. 🙂


2 thoughts on “About moi

    1. For those who want to see what I’ve wrote to Ellen, here it is:

      It is, of course, a rare name (or extremely rare since according to http://www.douseidoumei.net/, only 4 people whose names are in the phonebooks have that surname, 1 each living in Fukui, Aichi, Kagawa and Kagoshima prefectures.
      You’ve also got Yoichi with another kanji added at the end like 園 or 前, so you would get Yoichien (与市園), which has a slightly larger amount of people (10 people) with that surname than Yoichi and Yoichimae (与市前), which has the same amount of people with that surname as Yoichi but with all 4 living in Hyōgō Prefecture.

      For one, I don’t know where the original bearers got the inspiration from but here’s a quote that I’ve found from this article on Tofugu here which can explain why such surnames like Yoichi(en/mae) exist:

      “By the time we reach the feudal period (1603–1868), only nobles, samurai, and merchants had family names (specifically 姓/kabane – a type of family name that refers to personal status).

      Then, in the Meiji Era (1868-1912), an order was issued that made it mandatory for all commoners to have family names. So in 1875, all Japanese citizens could have both a first and last name (名字/myouji). During this time, though, many people had to come up with their own family name (which is one of the reasons why you see such a huge variety of Japanese names out there today).”


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