LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||29/ABR/2006 4:23 PM|
|Assunto:||Diferenças entre palavras|
Here's a name: Thomas Jefferson Patrick Davis.
Shown on birth certificate: Thomas Jefferson Davis.
First name: Thomas
Middle name: Jefferson
Confirmation name: Patrick
You don't get a confirmation name unless you are confirmed in a religion that has such a practice. The confirmation name doesn't appear on official documents. The surname is the name of the father of the child. However, if the name of the father is not known then it's the name of the mother. People don't know if a surname comes from the mother or father unless they see official documents like the birth certificate or unless they personally know the subject/family. Then you get into hyphenated surnames like Smith-Jones where the lady doesn't give up her surname when she gets married and the kids get stuck with a really long last name. What happens when a girl with a hyphenated name gets married and doesn't want to give up her surname? Does she become a Smith-Jones-Funlana?
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