This is an argument I absolutely detest. Why do I have to have kids because of a name? I don’t really care if the family name isn’t going to carry on. I’d like to live my life, thank you very much, and having kids because they’ll have my surname doesn’t come into that equation.
Hey, I'm 18f from Cordoba Argentina and recently i've had a huge family disagreemnt. I was with my sister 20 f at the mall and we asked a man there in his mid 40s for help looking for an item. My sister noticed his name tag(first names and surname Matajudios, which means Jew killer). My sister says "excuse me, do you think your name tag is funny? i need to speak to your manager) and he responds with "im sorry i dont understand whats wrong? whats wrong with my name tag"
She continues "yeah matajudios is not funny, i need to see your manager" and she berrates him for several minutes cursing him out and not letting him explain. I scream at the top of my lungs "shut the fuck up, its his last name, i've never heard of Matajudios but i have a friend from Spain who's last name is Matamoros (arab killer), people have these last names ,they're old af from the Spanish Inquistion"
She responds with "shut up you dumb brat"
Manager comes over and she explains what happened to the manager and... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m having a hot discussion with my female colleagues about this. One is getting married in two days and her fiancé wants her to take his name. She wants to keep her maiden name. So I’m curious as to what others have done.
In one article by ENT today, it is claimed that only 7% of the general population keeps their maiden name but over 60% of physicians do.
If you’re a physician and you’re married, what did you do and why? Would you change your decision now? Has it made a big impact on any way? (Specifically if you have kids, how did you handle this?)
EDIT: I would like to rephrase this to be inclusive for ANYONE who is married or getting married or plans to get married!
I changed my name to a patronymic by deed poll as an adult as did my wife, for instance (not our actual names) I’m Owain ap Thomas and she’s Ffion verch Dylan, we are expecting and I was told that one cannot just ‘make up’ a surname for the child, it has to belong to the parents. We want to follow the tradition and give our child a patronymic, so that he or she would be X ap Owain or X verch Owain, is this allowed?
Just genuinely wanted ask this sub why caste names are frowned upon and made fun of.
I have what is called an 'uppercaste' surname. And for some reason such a surname is being frowned upon now. I see some popular meme pages also making jokes about the same thing.
So why is this actually a bad thing? This is just a name I've been given at birth.
I really get annoyed when I talk about social issues related to caste in with my friends and the first thing they tell me is 'jaathi per maat'.
Why are people so insecure about 'uppercaste' surnames? And how is having this surname 'casteist'? It's just a name. If there's a guy called Pappu Menon. The surname's just that. Menon. It's just a name. Afaik it doesn't have any other meanings right?
It's like it's become embarrassing to have my surname with all the jokes and memes and trolls about the jaathi per bullshit.
So guys, tell me, is an 'upper caste' name really that offensive? If it is, then why?
Slavic style surname endings like -ov or -ova are still common in many Central Asian countries:
The president of Tajikistan, as far as I'm concerned, has dropped the ending from his surname.
What do Central Asians think about dropping the suffix? Would it make a difference?
In Greece, surnames that indicate origins from another Balkan people group are very common
Albanian: Alvanos, Albanos, Arnaoutis, Arvanitis all super common, including variations e.g Alvanopoulos, Arnaoutakis, Arvanitidis
Bulgarian: Voulgaris is a very common surname
Vlachs: Vlachos is very common
Serb: Servos is very common
Montenegro: Mavrovouniotis (from Montenegro) is a rare surname but it exists
Greek: Ellinos and Graikos are unusual but exist as surnames
There's also surnames such as Armenis (Armenian), Livanos (Lebanese), Frangos (Frank; basically a catch-all term for any Catholic in Greece), Oungarezos (Hungarian), Inglezos (English), Maltezos (Maltese), Sikelianos/Pouliezos/Venetakis (regions of Italy), Roussos (Russian)
Can't think of any ethnic surnames derived from Croats, Slovenes, Bosnians, Romanians, Gypsies or Turks but it's possible. The surname Makedonas (Macedonian) exists but it doesn't refer to the ethnic group in North Macedonia.
Is it a deal breaker?
For instance, Rodriguez means "son of Rodrigo".
Neumann means a "new man".
Hi! I'm looking to change my surname to distance myself from my family. Does anyone have any ideas that may inspire me? My first name is Adelaide. If anyone wants any more info please ask. Thank you x
My name is Brandon Badenhorst and I'm from South Africa. Could anyone explain to me why my surname was changed from Batenhorst to Badenhorst when my ancestors came to South Africa from Germany?
Thanks in advance 🙏
For instance, Slavic countries typically use -ov, -ova, -vic, sky, -ska.
In Iceland, patronymic surnames are ubiquitous with -son and -dottir endings.
I can understand that she wouldn’t want her father’s surname given the connection to the emperor but what about her mother?
My husband and I are expecting a baby boy July 27th, and we’ve chosen to name him Gustav Elijah. What we’re still undecided about is what last name to give him. My husband has told me that he hated his last name growing up (Garcia) because of how common it is. I have two last names, Pantoja (my dad’s) Velez (my mom’s), and I’ve always favored Velez. Pantoja has always been difficult for people to pronounce throughout my life.
My mom’s parents had 11 children total, all four of the males died before having kids, so Velez wouldn’t live on past my moms generation in our direct family. Unless I go through with this of course, which I think would be really nice.
So we’re thinking of naming him Gustav Elijah Velez instead of Gustav Elijah Garcia. Would that be too weird though? It’s not even my first last name, it’s my second so I’m unsure about it. My husband basically told me I can do whichever I want, since he never liked Garcia. I’d love to hear other opinions?
Is it two surnames? Because I know y means and so that must mean that it’s the father’s and the mother’s.
Are you guys still named like this? Or you don’t practice it anymore?
I was the scape goat in my family. Terrible abuse, probably as bad as it gets. I’m the 5th of 6 children, 5th out of 5 girls, just classic scapegoat stuff - emotional abuse, physical abuse, financial abuse, gaslighting, lies, smear campaigns, flying monkeys, pitting siblings against eachother, sibling scapegoating, interventions and the works. My mother is a narcissist, father is probably a sociopath, both enablers, and I’m fairly certain all four of my older siblings are also narcissists.
When I was 17/18 I started using the name “Elliot” - Elliot is my mother’s maiden name. I chose it because it’s the only name that has anything to do with me. Although they isolated me from extended family, I know virtually no one from my fathers side. The few relatives I do know are Elliots. I’m not very close because I can’t really tell them about family “secrets” etc, such as the fact I have a niece and nephew, and other things like abuse, and the fact that my father has been an abuser for deca... keep reading on reddit ➡
(It may contain spoiler) Hello everyone ❤️ RC have given not given everyone's surname.. For example Dino and Lucifer.. I don't know there surnames.. But then I thought that in hell and heaven they must not be using surnames
But everyone asked Vicky.. For she being Walker's daughter.. Means they use surnames.. But she was an unclaimed and then she became seraphim so it's Rebecca Walker(from starting itself)
What you think will there be surnames for birthright angels and demons.. And if there what should be there surnames..
I just think that’s really neeto. Everyone else probably picked up on it but I still find it cool.
I won't get into details but I'm hoping to be free from my family in the next 6 months or so. I'm having trouble picking out a new last name for myself. I'm a writer (or, trying to be) so having a bit of a memorable name would be cool. I'm Irish/Scottish/German, if that makes any difference. I'm cool with names from anywhere, just so long as it sounds cool and works well with my name, which is Jacklyn. I go by Jack sometimes, so if it sounds good with that, that would also be cool.
I strongly prefer shorter names. I went and quickly came up with a list from a generator that I thought were all okay, but none really screamed at me. Here's the list for reference's sake:
Jacklyn Doll (I didn't want to sound too cutesy, but it's a cool name, I guess).
Jacklyn Steele (AKA every surname of every protagonist in every book ever).
Jacklyn Birch (My favorite wood in Minecraft).
Jacklyn North (This was a name I wanted to use for a while but every time I asked for their opinion, my fri
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I’m half Cherokee but am on the whiter side because of my dad’s pasty British genes. I had a very unfortunate last name (think Butts) and took my husband’s surname when we got married. His last name is Savage. I was hesitant about taking his name because of its history as a Native American slur but eventually decided it was better than Butts since most people don't know me as native anyways.
Now we’re in the process of adopting a foster child who is a full-blooded Cherokee. Her first name is recognizably native and we’re not changing it, but we’re trapped on what her surname should be. Can we give a native girl the last name Savage or is that inappropriate? Or should we give her my former last name Butts, even though that’s not our family name?
Thanks in advance!
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I (M28) have never liked my surname. My reasons are my own but there is no trauma linked to my dislike. I just don't like it. In 2021, I am getting married to my girlfriend of 12 years. She also dislikes my surname and as I don't go in for any of the "that is the way it SHOULD be done" claptrap, I am not bothered if she doesn't take my name. I am not overly keen on complicating the name with a double-barrel and so after months of discussion, we think we might choose a completely new name that we both like.
My father is also not overly traditional and has been very supportive of all the things we have trimmed out of the wedding. That said, he thinks my wife should take my name but he begrudgingly relented to the idea of having a double-barrel surname.
Today, I called him to say that actually, we were thinking of changing the name altogether. My wording was perhaps poorly phrased as what I actually said was "we are going to change our name."
He hit the roof and in the space... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey guys. I’ve been doing some research on my family in Lithuania and can’t get past a huge brick wall. The most frustrating brick wall that I’ve had is that I can’t find my own freaking last name in Lithuania. It is “Salp” and I found a marriage record where it is spelled Szalpa/Szalpo has anyone heard any surnames like that? I think I read somewhere that Sz is also spelled like “Š” in Lithuanian. My gg grandfather was from the Birzai area in far northeastern Lithuania if that means anything. Hope I’m not bothering anyone with my constant posts haha. Thanks! :)
“Our surname is in danger” ~my mum.
Why you ask? Because I am the only male in the entire family tree to have the surname. All my other cousins are female and have no ability to pass down the surname so that explains why I’m spoilt a lot. Because surnames means a lot in the Chinese families.
(I’m not a brat I’m a nice guy trust me)
So examples would be Mike November (from “Jack Ryan”) and film producer, Albert Broccoli. What other cool surnames like that have you heard?
I wrote a book set in 2015 where some of the characters are Greeks who immigrated to the US, and as such, the Greek language appears in my book multiple times. I got a translator to fix my bad Greek, but one thing has left me puzzled, and that's that I've since learned that there are feminine and masculine versions of surnames. I find this confusing, because I see a lot of men with a feminine ending to their name (which I don't understand how that happens if names come from the father like I thought they did?) and I noticed one of my favorite musicians, Marina Diamandis, has what I thought was a masculine ending on her name. But Wikipedia puts her last name as Διαμάντη, not Διαμάνης, making me even more confused. The translator never pointed out any errors in my book with character names, so I assumed it was a non-issue. But now I'm having doubts, so I thought I'd ask here: Do modern Greeks still follow these naming conventions, or is Wikipedia on crack? (I couldn't find any informat... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m getting married in a few weeks, and my fiancée and I still haven’t decided what to do with our surnames. It’s really important to me that we have the same surname and that our future children have the same surname, as I think that as a same-sex couple, people will often assume we are not married and that having different surnames will just make this worse.
I have a very common surname, which I like the sound of, but am not particularly attached to. I also like that it goes well with most first names. However, I will need to keep my maiden name professionally regardless of which name I choose personally, and most people in my profession do the same.
My fiancée has a very rare surname and does not want to lose it completely. I have considered just taking her surname and using my maiden name professionally, but part of me feels sad about the fact that this would mean that I’m taking on a whole new identity but her name is staying the same. Additionally, her surname does no... keep reading on reddit ➡
I most likely wouldn’t because mine is hundreds of years old and it’s a cool name anyway.
Hey guys, don’t know if this is the right place to post, sorry if not.
I wanted to ask if any of you guys might have an idea of the meaning / linguistic origin of 2 surnames.
The first is “Komosar”, it’s Serbian, from around Prijedor in the Serbian part of Bosnia.
The second is “Kolčeg”, it’s Croatian, from around Zadar.
None of these really make any sense in the respective dominant languages (Serbian / Croatian) and very few people have these surnames. They also don’t fit the rule of most common surnames there ending with “-ić”
I thought perhaps they might be of Vlach or Turkish origin, but that’s not certain.
Thank you guys, it’d be great if you have any idea about their meaning / linguistic origin.
A character's surname seems to indicate what they are good at.
IMPORTANT - 1.07 edit - they fixed a bug that was preventing non-Sturgian companions from spawning, so there are a LOT of new options. Check the encyclopedia of a new game and you will see options like Leopoardess, the shark, of the hills, etc. Including some that have tactics (lucky, outcast, the golden) and blacksmithing (the smith), steward+trade (the swift, spicevendor), engineering (the engineer), and at least one VERY elite warrior (the swordsman, who has ~270ish in combat stats)
I don't think new companions spawn mid game, so if you are starting a new game and consider one particular companion type to be very important I'd make sure there are good ones of that type in the encyclopedia straight away and reroll if there aren't.
The encyclopedia can be found in game at:
Encyclopedia (N) --> Heroes --> Occupation Wanderer --> List of all companions with skills
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My surname is Papazis, I’m wondering if there is any meaning to it, if it’s common, and the Greek spelling of it, I have recently been getting into my ancestry.
My only knowledge is: My family migrated to USA from Chios, and my great grandfather would take rowboats to Turkey and escort people off Turkey during the genocides in WWI. While doing so he married a married a Armenian.
Any information would be appreciated, thanks!
An old journalist of the British newspaper The Observer once said that "nobody likes referees, except referees wives." The men in black, powerful as no others inside the pitch, must pay that power with the price of being condemned to be the eternal villians of football. Shankly once reflected about how their essential problem is that they know the rules but not the game. Di Stefano limited to say that it was convenient to stay away from the black clothes. Whatever, the fact is that even the universally respected Pierluigi Collina was hated by some to a certain extent.
However, from Chile to Russia referees are usually hated because of their actual actions on the pitch, for things that happened because of their will and that were of their strict responsability. And that hate is something legitimate. After all, that's what a referee essentially is, *"...an abomina... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello everyone! My wife and I are expecting a daughter. Our last name is along the lines of Wilder (this isn't it but will work as an example).
We both really love the name Willa. Our only concern was that it was too similar to our last name. My wife loves the alliteration, but I am just a bit hesitant about it. What are your thoughts on alliterative names and is this too close?
I’ve recently watched a movie where the main character’s last name is Street. I’ve been wanting to change my entire name for a while and I really like the surname Street. It’s 13.5K in ranking. Opinions?
I have recently found myself increasingly angry at the precedent set for children to have their fathers surname despite mothers generally doing most of the child rearing. To me it seems like such a brutish patriarchal phenomenon for men to just label their wives and children with their family name while the mothers family name is given no consideration. I have been arguing this issue with my boyfriend but have been met with him saying that “it’s a trivial issue”, “you need to pick your battles” and that “that’s just the way things are”. I was shocked to say the least as he is generally good when it comes to these things.
I wanted to come here and ask what you all though. Is it trivial or is it an important issue of male chauvinism?
Edit: thank you everyone for your answers, they have all been very helpful!
Not sure if this has been posted before, is there any canon explanation or does anyone have any ideas why Leia took on the surname Organa, yet Luke wasn't named Lars? My guess is it's just to make the story work however it doesn't really make sense, particularly because they were split up to hide them yet Luke is still called Skywalker.
Hello, really glad to have found this community and I'm hoping anyone out there can give me a hand with a wall I've hit.
My great, great grandfather came to America from Germany in the late 1800s, and he had 3 brothers back in Germany, and I haven't been able to find any information regarding their families and I was looking for any potential or any known descendants of them.
Their father was Johann Leonhardt Ehrhard Kellermann, born 1 April, 1836 died 29 December, 1899, both near or in Coburg. My great great grandfather, the only one known to have left Germany was August Ludwig Erhard Kellermann, and his three brother's I'm trying to find more information about were Bernard (1863-1930), Emil (1867-1949), and Alfred (1873-1959).
It is known that Alfred Kellermann was the one who did most of the family history research when he was alive, but nothing else is known about him or Emil. Bernard, on the other hand, I know for a fact was married and had at least 4 daughters, and sad... keep reading on reddit ➡
My partner (MP) Partners mum (PM) Partners brother (PB) PB pregnant girlfriend (BPG)
Ok so me (32F) and boyfriend (31M) of 4 years have spoken about our surnames and what we'd do after marriage.
I have no sentimental attachments to my surname, my name is long, double barrelled the half from my mums side isn't even her maiden name it's from a previous marriage so why she kept it I have no idea. And the half from my dads side has been problematic growing up.
he really didnt have any sentimental attachment to his name either, so I suggested that we could just pick something new, why not have fun with it? He agreed that he liked the idea and we just left it at that
Three nights ago, we had gone round to PMs for a backyard BBQ, just me MP PM PB & BPG
Me & BPG were chatting and she turns round and says "I cant wait to be MRS "PBs surname", straight after baby "PBs surname" is born we are going to plan the wedding! When do you think you'll become MRS "partners surname?"
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sooo im going to make a karen acc, and i need a generic (srry if this is off topic)
also i will use an image from thispersondoesnotexist if anyone was worried
Hello, my name is Alex Kavli, and as the title suggests, I am trying to learn more about my norwegian side of the family. Our immediate family was very small growing up and I don't really know anything beyond our family name. Reddit is my last resort for this.
Ancestry.com and the like haven't really yielded anything except confirming that Kavli is a very rare name in the states. Immediate google results aren't any better.
How common is the last name Kavli in Norway? What is the correct pronunciation? Are there any Norwegian resources I could use to learn more about my family tree and origin?
Thank you guys for any information you might be able to steer my way!
So we're in the midst of trying for our first child and have a list of possible names in case we have a boy. However, we are both really struggling to find girl names that fits with our rather difficult surname.
Our last name is Iunker. It is German, and the "I" is pronounced like "ya" (apparently it was supposed to be a J and an umlaut above the u, but it got completely screwed up on Ellis Island).
We know 100% if we have a son, he'll be named Asher Earl. Surprising since I'm the one who's Jewish, and my husband came up with it first! My husband and I are torn on girl names. I like Clara and he likes Isabelle/Isabella. Apparently "Clara" is ruined by a girl he once knew, and I'm not 100% fond of Isabelle purely due to the alliteration.
Other names I've written down are Eleanor, Judith, Sasha, Marcella, and Marielle.
Whether you have an opinion on the names I proposed, or other ideas, any advice is welcomed!
In chapter 38 when she shows the paper to disband the art club to Senpai, in the box with the word "person in charge" appear the kanji 須ノ (Suno); Japanese surnames are usually made up of two or three kanji at most, so one is missing as it was partially covered with a balloon... can someone try guessing the last kanji from what's visible?
Please help, much thanks!
All Skywalkers proved themselves. They all paid for their power and their surname:
Anakin paid with his broken life.
Padme paid with her life and her children.
Luke paid with his own suffering because of his father's actions.
Leia paid with her beliefs and with the sufferings of her loved ones.
And what Rey did to claim the Skywalker surname?
She... Became powerful? No, she just did it, with no sacrifices, unlike Anakin.
She... Defeated Palpatine? Okay, but she still did it without much sacrifices from her part, and when she died, she was immediately brought back to life. (Reminder: Ani sacrificed his own life for Palpatine's death.)
And that's it: Rey did nothing.
She also wasn't close with Luke or Leia, because the movies never shoved us any heartfelt moments Rey had with either of them.
Rey is a Palpatine, and never deserved to take the Skywalker surname.
Ben actually, more deserved to have the surname, because he actually developed as a character, a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Some of my family are Irish, so I have an Irish surname which has been anglicized. Some of my Irish family on facebook use the anglicized spelling, and some the original Irish.
I was just wondering how this works in Ireland. As in, if the english spelling is on your birth certificate, can you just start using the original Irish spelling on a new passport, for instance, without going through the normal procedures for changing your name, as Irish is an official language?
Apologies if this question is really ignorant, I'm just interested. Thanks!
edit; 'Gaelic' changed to Irish.
I've been doing research on my father's family, particularly trying to figure out where the surname Cornelius comes from. I looked up the origins and it I found that the name is of Dutch origin. My father was born in the Virgin Islands, specifically, St. Thomas and he always told me how were Dutch, since it used to be the Dutch Virgin Islands long ago. But my grandfather was born in the island of Antigua but I soon found out that the island was never part of the Dutch Caribbean, so now I'm not sure where to look for answers. If anyone knows anything on the surname that would be very helpful.
I was wondering why in English-speaking countries it's so common to use names that are traditionally first names as last names (surnames). Think George Martin, Tom Scott, Michael Douglas, etc. I haven't noticed a trend like this in other European languages.
Are surnames in the ATLA universe merely an Earth Kingdom thing? In ATLA I can only think of Toph Beifong, and then in LoK her daughters take her surname. But Aang, Katara, Zuko don’t seem to have surnames? Again in LoK it’s Asami Sato, but the others are merely Mako, Bolin and Korra. Has there been any official explanation as to why this is?
Is this just a coincidence or is there a connection between the families?
It’s not common at all in Argentina, I mean the husband’s surname is used as the family name but women using it professionally or changing it on their legal documents is very unusual.
So it turns out that Rand has no Asian blood at all and that the Hirahara name along with the company actually belongs to Yui and her side of the family. So when people talk about how much power Yui has over Rand, it’s actually because she does. I - He was just a commoner like us. And then he became what he is now. Why the hell did I not know about this sooner?!?
I’m changing my whole legal name. Growing up, I never felt at home in my parents’ house, in my skin, or with my name. I’m both graduating (again; a career change) and moving the next year so this would be a good time to go ahead with the change.
I had a hard time coming up with a completely new surname that didn’t feel fake, so I went and combed through the family tree. My father’s surname is the Russian equivalent of Jones and the women on his side have the typical -ova endings. My mother’s side is Scandinavian (lots of -man and -ander endings); my favourite picks are Falk and Leander. What does the reddit hive mind think of these?
Suggestions for first and middle names to go with either surname? My field is male dominated and I want a gender neutral name that doesn’t give away my gender in a job application. Associations with nature, science, travel or exploration would be nice. Plus if the name is easy to pronounce in Swedish and Norwegian or has a nickname/variant that is—althou... keep reading on reddit ➡
I remember having once heard a word once for invented surnames. Not like 'pen name' or 'nom de plum'. Those are invented for creative purposes and they're arguably not your 'real' name. This was a word for a legal, permanent surname that didn't previously exist - one that's recently been introduced to genealogy. Ring any bells for people?