Dixie wrote:That happens in some countries already, like Spain.
I have both my parents' surnames. My first surname is my father's, my second surname's my mother's. What I don't agree with is the fact that at first the first surname always had to be the father's. Fortunately, this has changed and now you can have your mother's surname as your first.
LennyeTran wrote:So your mom's is your middle name then? Or are those last names joined?
mamuta wrote:I agree, no problem for me, but I notice some difficulties in the future. How should we name our grandchilden?
Dixie wrote:LennyeTran wrote:So your mom's is your middle name then? Or are those last names joined?
In my country, women do not take their husband's surname when they get married. That's why I chuckled when you called my mom "Miss Carceller" That's my father's name. My mother's last name is Guzman. So my surnames are Carceller Guzman.
LennyeTran wrote: No wonder. I thought I forgot to call her Mrs. instead. So, you have a middle name also right? And you use the last-middle-first name pattern?
Dixie wrote:...My first surname is my father's, my second surname's my mother's...this has changed and now you can have your mother's surname as your first...Children take their parents' first surnames...
mamuta wrote:Hm, interesting. Now I see some problems. For example: you and your brother - is it possible you have different first surname if your parents wanted to? And imagine parents with two sons: they could have different first surnames so their children would have totally various surnames A bit complicated, isn't it? And what about family tradition?