Re: Offlist: Re: Anthroponymics -- Brazilians have more than one surname? How are they assigned?
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 27, 2005, 18:08|
> Watch my gmail!
> I don't know how kids get their names, but when a woman gets married
> she keeps her name.
Of course he keeps her name. Most Icelanders don't have any surname
because the patronymics are not considered names but mere labels --
i.e. they are just a way of telling whose child you are.
> On 10/27/05, Larry Sulky <larrysulky@...> wrote:
>>On 10/27/05, firstname.lastname@example.org <veritosproject@...> wrote:
>>>Watch my reply-to--I have gmail.
>>>In the US: Usually if it's the mother's name they're trying to make a
>>>statement (i.e. feminists). Otherwise, the most common is the
>>>father's name or both hyphenated. In Iceland: Almost everyone keeps
>>>their own surname, and the children usually get the father's surname.
>>I thought that in Iceland they used patronymics in place of surnames.
>>"Berg Innarsson and Anna Innarsdottir", or something like that (I'm
>>just making up those names). Is my information outdated, or just plain
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se
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