It was used to denominate lords and ladies in the court, especially during the.
They can be applied to either the first or last name depending on which is given.
Examples of such suffixes include variations on -chan see below , -bee scornful , and -rin friendly.
When addressing one's own family members or addressing or referring to someone else's family members, honorific forms are used.
This may be seen on small maps often used in phone books and business cards in Japan, where the names of surrounding companies are written using -san.
In the Legislature , the Speaker of the House uses -kun when addressing Diet members and ministers.