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Re: Names in a non-linear full-2d writing system

From:Sai Emrys <saizai@...>
Date:Sunday, May 15, 2005, 21:34
Ray Brown:
> Not entirely - the status of 'legal name' is surely different in different > legal systems.
*nod* I live in CA, which has commonlaw namechange (as alias) as well, for some uses. Need a judge's order for full namechange, though. The difference to me is that "call" is simply for a handle - that is, it's how one is addressed or referred to. "Name" implies that it is a part of you, or defines you in some way.
> > Also, I would think that such a name should be chosen by oneself, not > > one's parents. > That's all very well for older kids & grown ups, but not so good for > babies & youngsters. There would be times when their names need to be > written, methinks.
They can have baby-names given by the parents. ;-)
> > FWIW, I am not now and have never been an IALer. > > That doesn't surprise me ;)
*whistles* - Sai