As someone from a culture in which the first name comes last and the last name comes first, it was always difficult for me to figure out how to correctly specify my name in an email.
For example, say my name is 'Xu Gildong', where Xu is my family name and Gildong is my first name. If I sign my email like this:
then the recipient would address me as "Mr. Gildong" in his/her reply. This brings an awkward situation where I may have to correct the sender that Xu is my correct surname.
An alternative is to sign my name according to the Western1 order, like:
but one cannot help but desire to sign their name in its correct order.
Is there any clever way I can (perhaps implicitly) state the fact that the surname comes first in my signature?
1Forgive my generalization for the sake of simplicity. That statement is not necessarily correct since Hungarian names also follow the 'Eastern order' of names.
I found a highly relevant question. The answers are very thoughtful, yet they do not solve the problem completely to me for the following reasons.
Solution 1: adding 'Please call me [my first name]' in a message.
Of course, this is the most direct approach to my problem. However, I am worried that this solution is not applicable to every situation, especially where the email exchange is in a very formal setting.
Solution 2: Use capital letters for my surname.
Indeed, signing 'XU Gildong' would help other people recognize that my last name is XU. I have tried this, but people seemed to believe that the two-consecutive-capitals were just a typo, not a way to specify my last name.
(User edit: OP specified that their last name was only 2 letters long, so I chose an Asian 2-letter-long last name to make the problem easier to understand; the question read fairly awkwardly and I think a lot of answers were missing a large part of the problem because of this)