Back to the topic, as a "western monk", I don't think I've ever asked anyone to address me in any particular way. Often, however, people ask me "How should I address you?", to which I usually give a range of possibilities, indicating which are more the norm in which circumstance. Eg. Huifeng Fashi or Feng Fashi, Huifeng Shi, Feng Shi, Huifeng Shifu or Feng Shifu, Huifeng Laoshi, Huifeng Jiaoshou, Ven(erable) Huifeng, Rev(erend) Huifeng, Bhante Huifeng, Bhante Pannasikhara, Professor (Huifeng), Doctor (Huifeng), Fu Zhuchi, etc. etc. (And all sorts of weird, fun, crazy and otherwise bizarre titles, to boot! -- my favorite being "Feng Gong" from my Russian colleague, whom I call "Suo Lao" -- we're kind of a Buddhist studies comedy team.) Most people are also smart enough to listen how others use such addresses, too. A number still just call me "Huifeng", too. Often it will happen, in certain circumstances, that someone else will politely point out what is or what is not appropriate. For example, in a monastic context, just referring to a monk by their name alone is generally considered impolite. In the end, though, people call me what they will, and in whatever language they will. I don't really care either way. My business is to make sure that I'm being polite, respectful and friendly to others, not how they treat me. Deal with the former, and the latter will take care of itself.