Many Chinese Characters are used as Surnames. Most of them don’t change the pronunciation when used as surnames, but some do change. Remembering the right pronunciation won’t cause trouble or embarrassment, for example, don’t call this name 仇明远 chóu míng yuǎn. The right pronunciation of 仇明远 is qiú míng yuǎn. Here is a list of some of the surnames easily pronounced mistakenly.