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Windows 7: I Have Always Wondered About This

04 Aug 2012   #1

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I Have Always Wondered About This

This is something that I have always wondered about and it is kind of hard to bring up in general conversation. Here goes ==

In the last ten to fifteen years I have seen a lot of men with hyphenated last names.
An example is a football player named Jones-Drew. That is his last name. I have often wondered the origin of these since they are relatively new. Is this the last two names of the persons parents who were not married? Inquiring minds want to know.
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04 Aug 2012   #2

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Try this:
Double-barrelled name - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Seems to be culturally-based to a point.
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04 Aug 2012   #3

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That was an insightful read. I never would have guessed there were so many different possibilities for the origin of the two names. Thanks,
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05 Aug 2012   #4

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My grandsons have hyphenated double-barrelled surnames. My daughter is married and as there is no one on her side that could carry on her Dad's name when she had the boys they both got her maiden name and married name as hyphenated surnames.

It does make for a bit of a mouthful though as they both have about 3 first names as well.
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05 Aug 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
My grandsons have hyphenated double-barrelled surnames. My daughter is married and as there is no one on her side that could carry on her Dad's name when she had the boys they both got her maiden name and married name as hyphenated surnames.

It does make for a bit of a mouthful though as they both have about 3 first names as well.
So her sons have a the hyphenated name and she doesn't. That is interesting. With women, they use their maiden name and married name a lot so it isn't that unusual. The men is what brought it to my attention and made me ask about it. == My Mother did not get caught up in this tradition, but if she did it would make for a mouthful. She has three first names, her maiden name and then there are the three married names. That would make for a lot of hyphens.
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05 Aug 2012   #6

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That's right, usually the men don't change their name when they get married so always have the same surname. Women change their name when they get married so they have the same surname as their husband.

As we don't have any more children who will have their own families my husbands name would have been the last in his side so that is why my daughter decided that her children, who are both boys, would have his name as well as their fathers name rather than just her married name which is the normal thing that happens.

Her husband was agreeable so they are now hyphenated, which usually was just the aristocracy who did that kind of thing.
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05 Aug 2012   #7

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Very interesting.

[signed] Joseph Thornton-Adinolf.
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05 Aug 2012   #8

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What does any of this have to do with WINDOWS7?

Have I mysteriously stumbled into the PHIL DONAHUE forum?
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05 Aug 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MGBJJAY View Post
What does any of this have to do with WINDOWS7?

Have I mysteriously stumbled into the PHIL DONAHUE forum?
Windows?

What's Windows?
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05 Aug 2012   #10

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Welcome to Seven Forums MGBJJAY. It's the Chillout forum...so, chillout

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