As I do not have a surname, bank decided to give me one
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Why are the surnames "West" and "North" very common in english speaking countries, but "East" and "South" are considerably less common?

According to https://forebears.io/ the directional surnames are ranked in popularity as:

West - 1324th most common surname in the world

North - 9,564

East - 14,476

South - 17,387

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The surname Smith in different languages
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Plotted all surnames from the 1901 Scottish Census

I have plotted all surnames for the 1901 Census of Scotland. There were some 55,000 unique surnames in this census:

https://www.barrygriffin.com/surname-maps/scottish/

Let me know what you think!

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TIL In Spain, a municipality was named Castrillo Matajudรญos ("Jew-killer Camp") from 1627 to 2015. Matamoros (Moor killer), however, remains a common place name, surname, and even the name of several businesses in Spanish-speaking countries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saiโ€ฆ
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I have no surname
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Pontins used blacklist of common Irish surnames to keep Traveller families out of holiday parks inews.co.uk/news/uk/pontiโ€ฆ
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Surnames
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Germans giving their surname when answering the phone and having it posted on their doorbells...why?

I find it strange that most Germans, who are normally very concerned about their privacy, will give their surname when answering the phone. I just say hello and have often been accused of being rude for not giving my name before the caller identifies themselves. In these days of identity thefts, spam calls etc. I find it quite unbelievable. Don't get me started on having to have your surname on your doorbell for everyone to see.

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Wasted potential by not giving characters surnames.

I feel like Uru wasted a chance by not giving her characters surnames, I know you're thinking "what the hell are you talking about?" But let me explain.

In a world where abilities and power levels decide your social standing I think Uru should have reinforced the importance of surnames because of how abilities are inherited therefore making most if not all members of a certain family (Arlo, Sera and John's mom) be high/god tiers. I think that the power and influence of their families should've been more prominent in the story.

That could of been reinforced by addressing the surnames of the families. For example:

"The Shieldmans, most of their members are high ranking politicians in the Authorities"

" The Clockwork's, They have a monopoly on the tech industry"

"The Aurarios, the family has total control of the banks of the world"

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Plotted all surnames from the 1901 Scottish Census /r/Genealogy/comments/n2fโ€ฆ
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Marathi surnames that are also English words

Savant More Mule

Add to the list what you can think of! This just for fun coz thereโ€™s anyway too much negative news around the world.

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Amazing Countdown moment as Rachel Riley spells her surname at odds of over 7 million to 1 youtube.com/watch?v=qOYv1โ€ฆ
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TIL that the Japanese, other than nobles or samurai class families, did not have surnames until 1868, when the government required commoners to adopt surnames. Names were chosen based on locations, occupations, or simply were made up, explaining the diversity in Japanese surnames (100,000+ present). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japโ€ฆ
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Is Arthur Morgan Welsh? Morgan is a Welsh surname. He mentions to Sean his family wasnโ€™t English, and when Sean calls him King Arthur it could be Rockstar playing with the fact that King Arthur has more Welsh origins than anything else. What you think?
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I changed my surname name! Thank you to everyone on this sub who helped me decide

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I just wanted to put a post up to say thank you to all the people on this sub who helped me pick a new name! After weighing everything over I finally came to a decision and have now submitted all the relevant paperwork, waiting to receive my new IDs soon. Just the tedious process of updating my bank and everywhere else with the change, but I'm just glad things are finally in motion.

My full name from now on will be:

Thomas Arthur Bailey

I didn't have a middle name previously, but thought I might as well choose one given the circumstances, went with my great grandfathers name, who died when I was quite young but have only heard good things from my family about the life he lead. Plus I think it flows quite well.

Thank you again namenerds!

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I'm always impressed by the sheer variety of surnames from different ethnic/linguistic/national backgrounds in the US. Is there any stigma around asking people about the origins of their name?

Like, I'm just genuinely fascinated by it, but I can see how it might be seen as ... like "so, what set of stereotypes should I ascribe to you?" or "but where are you from really?"

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How important is it for you personally that your future spouse takes your name/you take their surname?

I'm only 18 so not really important for me at the moment, but I've always joked with my mom I'd never change my surname for any man. She did it and regretted not at least keeping hers. Given the Balkans are really traditional, I'm wondering how other women and men from here feel about this? I strongly care about keeping my name, but I wouldn't want to disappoint my future spouse either

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(Brutal) Father exchanges son's foreskin for the right to give him his surname

Based on this German article of a father who wrote a letter to his infant son on why they circumcised them. Source: https://taz.de/Brief-eines-Vaters-an-seinen-beschnittenen-Sohn/!5191892/

This is pure rage fuel.

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My player went to India to meet a guru with a weird surname, which I highly believe is a KFC cook reddit.com/gallery/n0ad2k
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bATWE, katigar. Surnames hai ki gaali ? ๐Ÿ˜‚ (Also feeling sad for her brother, such a horrible death)
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Children may be allowed to take mother's surname koreatimes.co.kr/www/natiโ€ฆ
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It's a common surname
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[Comic Excerpt] What do Miller, Adams, Colan, and Aparo have in common, aside from being the surnames of legendary Batman creators? [Batman: Black and White #5]
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Have you ever changed your surname (apart from marriage)?

I'm rather unsatisfied with my surname for a few non-serious reasons.

Has anyone changed their surname?

Was it worth it?

How did you decide which one to go for?

What impact did it have on your life (hassles when providing ID etc)?

Any other things to consider?

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In the original Sherlock Holmes stories, Holmes and Watson keep addressing each other by their surnames, even after decades of friendship. Was this typical etiquette in the West? And if so, when did it peter out?
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Character with Chinese surname, but English first name?

EDIT: thanks for all the responses! I will stick with his name but also give him a chinese name his parents call him!

Hey fellow writers!

I have a character who has a Chinese surname but an English first name. He moved from Chine to my fictional American city when he was a kid with his family, and my beta readers pointed out that this would be unusual.

I would love to have a second opinion or tips for a potential solution.

I canโ€™t imagine him having a different name, but at the same time, I donโ€™t want to confuse my readers.

Asian writers: what's your opinion on this topic?

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[Excerpt] What do Miller, Adams, Colan, and Aparo have in common, aside from being the surnames of legendary Batman creators? [Batman: Black and White #5]
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POV: You arrive at Pontins with a suspiciously Irish sounding surname
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Discussion about the lack of honorifics and usage of name/surnames in the localization...

It's always kind of scary to put opinions/thoughts out there, but even so I feel like sharing some of my experience looking into Danganranpa content... This also have SPOILERS for major events in the game obviously.

I was talking with a friend about something that I noticed after finishing V3 and looking for Japanese playthroughs: Some of the honorifics like โ€œsanโ€, โ€œkunโ€, โ€œchanโ€ that the cast uses in the original or the way the characters refer to each other in general kinda makes the difference in some situationsโ€ฆ

Just so weโ€™re clear, those differences are not negative differences or anything like that, it has more to do with nuances that maybe went unnoticed on the dub.

For instance, the characters with some exceptions all call the others by their surnames, as is the norm in Japanese society, and some with honorifics like "san" and "kun" to show respect like Shuichi, Kirumi, Tsumugi and Tenko. Some of them are more relaxed and use no honorifics like Kaito, Himiko and Maki and some uses โ€œchanโ€ to either be friendly like Kaede or Rantaro (as far as I remember anyway) or to be annoying like Kokichi (who calls everyone "chan").

The one that really stood out for me is that in the original Tenko sounds a lot more polite, and despite her hatred for โ€œdegenerate malesโ€, she's always calling the boys by proper honorifics, like Saihara-san instead of just Shuichi, or Momota-san instead of Kaito. That in my opinion kinda shows right away that this whole man-hating thing was never meant to be take seriously and it was supposed to be a funny/annoying gag rather than the focus of her character. Other thing that I saw is the fact that Himiko, who always referred to everybody by their last names, said Tenko instead of Chabashira by the first time when she witnessed Tenkoโ€™s dead body inside the cage. Referring to others by their first name in Japan is a thing that only close friends do, so even if in the dub this scene was heartbreaking anyway, the idea that the first time ever Himiko showed warmth towards Tenko was over her dead body is even more depressing.

Thereโ€™s also the way they handled Kaito and Shuichiโ€™s friendship. Even though they kinda managed to find a decent replacement, which is the โ€œbroโ€ thing, in the Japanese version when he called him "bro" it was the first time Kaito called Shuichi โ€œShuichiโ€ instead of Saihara. But then at the end of the 4th chapter he turned back to call him Saihara, to show signs of distance between them, only to revert back to S

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For those that didn't take the Tory name formula that seriously (grandparents first name the street you grew up on-then the surname of yourschool headmaster e.g. James Tachbrook-Hecks). This candidate's name doesn't seem real.
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EDITORIAL: Long wait for use of dual surnames in Japan needs to end now : The Asahi Shimbun asahi.com/ajw/articles/14โ€ฆ
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Help with Girl Names. For Surname of Craig

Me and my partner are struggling to find a good girls names that flows with our Surname.

I am all about the flow of names and syllables so itโ€™s hard. Can be first name and second name if you desire.

All suggestions much appreciated!

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List of surnames of "unwelcome guests" at Pontins resorts. Notice any commonality?
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Common surnames in Kosovo

Hey! I'm Turkish.I was born in Turkey and my father and his father too. Before my grandfather they was born in Kosovo. My curiosity is that, what are common surnames in Kosovo? And did you ever heard surname "zhinipotoku"?

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Why are west and north surnames very common reddit.com/r/AskHistorianโ€ฆ
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AITA For telling my nan that I'm changing my surname?

So basically I'm female, my parents split up when I was still a baby. I've always lived with my mum, and have never had a great relationship with my dad or that side of the family.

Because my dad's side have done nothing for me and are basically generally toxic people I don't want there surname. When I'm 18 I'll be changing it to mums.

So the other week my nan calls me to see how I am. We talk and then I tell her I'll be changing my name when I'm 18. To say the least she got really upset and is now not talking to me and avoiding me.

So I wanted to know AMITA?

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Melinda Gates should keep her surname, marry Elon Musk then Elon must change his surname.

Then his name would be 'Elon Gates'

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Aangโ€™s surname?

I know I might be stupid. But after watching the last air bender for the 3rd time and 1st time watching Korra , does Aang have a surname that Iโ€™m just not catching?

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TIL in season 2 episode 1, Ai uses Kotaro's surname whilst working imgur.com/a/37dkR3f
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Do any surnames indicate that oneโ€™s ancestry was poor working class through history?

The Mrs. and I have been googling our surnames and those of people we know and have noticed every single surname seems to be that of an ancient nobleman etc. I assume this is because the website generates money from selling Americans tatty hoodies with their naff coat of arms on it. Do any surnames actually link back to the great unwashed of yesteryear?

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Do you typically use an "ezafeh" to connect one's name with one's surname?

By ezafeh I mean this. For example, do you say: Golshifte-ye Farahani? Asghar-e Farhadi?

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How do you pronounce Tolkien's surname?

For most of my life I was pronouncing it TALL-kin (stressing the tall). However lately I have found out you're supposed to say tall-KEEN (stressing the keen).

It started out by me watching a random video where someone pronounced it that way and I got curious.

Googling something and this came up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ude6DjblXe0 [Do you know how to pronounce the name Tolkien? - KING 5 Evening]

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Husband and I created a new surname to share

I thought this sub might like the story of my husband and I coming up with a new last name when we got married.

We both had last names that were never spelled right, never pronounced right. Neither of us could decide why we should both take one name over the other. They are both long, so hyphenating would have been awful for our kids. Trying to create a portmanteau of our last names had comically atrocious results. Just picking a new last name out of thin air seemed like a strange choice.

Finally it occurred to me that we both had nice middle names. Both are fairly common first names as well. When combined they created this really lovely, classic, geographical sounding surname (think Atwood or Aarondale).

So we decided we would both move our maiden names to the middle name spot and combine our middle names to create our new family name!

I really love it because we each got to keep all components of our original names but now also get to share a name.

Has anyone else legally changed their last (or first or middle) name to one that they made up?

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