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Children should take both parents' surnames.

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Postby shivayona » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:53 am

Nice topic.
I agree, that chlidren should take their surename.
for example, in indonesia there are many region in my country and the different culture too. I don't have midle name but, i have the surename that signed i'm from karonese. One of the area in North Sumatera that surrounding of the mount, sinabung, sibayak and bukit barisan that's Tanah Karo (Karo Land) In my culture, everyody should have surename that borrow from her/his father. And the surename is still divides in subsurnames. So, if we introduce myself to the other people, in karonese called, ertutur. That can show how very strength the relation of family we have.
So, using the surename is one way that we can keep our culture in my bornplace.
Thank you for all. (in karonese = Bujur)
Best Regards,
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Re: "Children should take both parents surnames."

Postby Bambang » Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:36 pm

pocahontex wrote:...it will make a long name. Sometimes you'll face a difficulty to write your name onto a test paper because there is not enough room to write such a long name.


mamuta wrote:I haven't thought about it but you're absolutely right!


That's not a big deal my friend. Just write your short name instead of the full one. Take a look at this :
Hi, my name is pocahontex blablabla blablabla blablabla...

Hallo, my name is mamuta blablabla blablabla blablabla...

Cool huh !!!
Sorry just kidding my friends. :wink:


My dear friends, to me, it's not a big deal whether you take your father's name or your mom's name or even both.

But to me, the best one is when you take none of them. Just your name without anything behind or in the front.

Nowadays, lots of people are using their family name to get advantage of the situation. For instance, if his/her father/mother is a public figure or popular artist, they use that name for their interest. Some people are hiding behind their big family name. To me, it's not a proper strategy to use family name to get something. :cry:

I wish we didn't have any family name or surneme so that everybody would be equal in any sectors.

Sometimes I'm confused when calling some people who take their parent's name . This is one example.

A grand father has two sons.
Suppose the first one is Marco Ginting and the second one is Marlon Ginting. "Ginting" is the family name.
Both sons are called "Ginting".
When they are in a family gathering, then we call "Ginting". You already know the result right!
The three men would look at you because their names are "Ginting". Can you imagine if there are ten "Gintings" there. What would happen? What a confusing thing huh !!! What a mess!!! :P :lol:
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Postby Sphinx » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:53 am

I, myself use both my parents' surname. i even use it in my resume. I don't think it matters whether which surnames you use.
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Postby stinks » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:26 pm

I think it is not important for the children to have their parents' surnames or their fathers' surnames. Because parents are still parents no matter what happens, and the chilren will bring their parents' blood in their body, right?
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Take neither of them

Postby Bambang » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:19 am

You got it dear Stinks.

Take neither of them.

Don't use any surnames.
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Postby nightwish » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:52 am

in our country we usually use our father's surname, 'cause we belong to this family now, but for me, it doesn't matter 'cause I have my father's and my mother's surname.
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Postby Bambang » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:02 pm

nightwish wrote:in our country we usually use our father's surname, 'cause we belong to this family now, but for me, it doesn't matter 'cause I have my father's and my mother's surname.



Wow, you've got both.

Then, what's your full name?

I bet, it must be long or at least three words.
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Postby nightwish » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:08 pm

ha-ha....actually it's not thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat long.....
I'm a lucky girl, 'cause my father and my mother surname's is the same because of that I said that I use both of them :D....
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Postby Bambang » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:40 am

nightwish wrote:ha-ha....actually it's not thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat long.....
I'm a lucky girl, 'cause my father and my mother surname's is the same because of that I said that I use both of them :D....



Good excuse to cover your real name.

Psychologically speaking, you are not an open person.

Anyway, I still appreciate your closeness.

We need it sometimes.

But not always, especially to uncle Bambang.
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Postby nightwish » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:51 pm

Good excuse to cover your real name.


I'm not making any excuses here dear,
my mother is my father's cousin. :D

Psychologically speaking, you are not an open person


you don't even know me to analyze my personality :wink: .
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