Here First Name is Ram, Middle name is Prasad and Last name is Srivastava. First is the one which is given to you when you born. Last name/surname is either your family name or your father name . For example in Tamilnadu we do use father name as last name but in Andhrapradesh they use their family name as last name.Aug 27, 2014
Basically Last name is the surname which is either taken from the surname of your father or home etc. There is no confusion in the first name . The middle name can be seen from example - Ram Prasad Srivastava. Here First Name is Ram, Middle name is Prasad and Last name is Srivastava.Aug 27, 2014
In the Anglophonic world, a surname is commonly referred to as the last name because it is usually placed at the end of a person's full name, after any given name. In many parts of Asia and in some parts of Europe and Africa, the family name is placed before a person's given name.
A middle name is usually a recognised surname and not a patronymic.
Middle names constitute the mother's maiden surname; is inserted between the given name and the surname (father's surname) and almost always abbreviated signifying that it is a "middle name" .