That's right many are Western names e.g. William, Michael but in surnames I don't think any Chinese have western one.
Yes, nobody use western surname of course.
I'm surprised you guys never met Indonesian Chinese who use Western surnames. I have friend who is Indonesian Chinese -- his family adopted an Indonesian surname, but his brother chose a Western surname for himself. I have another friend who is part Indonesian Chinese and part Indonesian, and her mom told her to pick whatever surname she likes, and she picked a Western sounding one (this is also partly because her parents are divorced.) I'm guessing these are individuals who chose western or western-sounding surnames. I don't know of entire families that do that.
Btw, sorry I cannot tell you guys what surnames my friend's brother and my other friend took, as I don't wish to disclose their identities.
Edited by MengTzu, 12 September 2007 - 07:34 PM.