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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 skrev:
> 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, <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 Is my information outdated, or just plain >>wrong? >> > > >
-- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)