Friday, 16 March 2007

Hyphenated surnames

People with hyphenated surnames are something that really annoys me. I mean are these people so indecisive or insecure that they are unable to pick which name they like better. Surely it cant be that hard to choose a name when you get married, choose his name, or her name or keep your own damn names although I’m not sure how the tax department will deal with that but that’s really is not my problem just pick one, one singular surname. More over these “people” with hyphenated surnames tend to stride about air of elitism, noses in the air. Back in the days of Vlad (the Impaler) when one complained of the smell at Vlads level he would have them stuck on a higher pike than everyone else so that their sensitive noses would not be offended, any who I digress.

Especially Greek people, their names are long and complicated enough without combining two together like constaopalis~papadopholus. How the hell would you even fit that on most application forms, does your marriage certificate read “constaopalis~papadop” because as someone who’s simple six letter surname has never been spelt correctly on any official piece of documentation throughout my 24 years of existence, this would really annoy me to no end.

Do you know what it is, what people always get wrong, I have an X in my name, E GADS why for the love of god do people need to write three letters to get the same sound as a single letter that actually is in my name. And what is with using the tilde (~) between names, what’s wrong with a dash (-), because you have two names you are too good for a dash.

No-one is too good for a dash.


Wolfbyte said...

Indeed. When Barbie and Myself first had kids we weren't married and considered hyphenating the kids last names.

Then we realized that Europeans have ridiculously long names and this would give the kids a surname that was 18 characters long, NOT EVEN INCLUDING THE DASH.

Wolfbyte said...

Also, Congrats on the new blog

RedsterLA said...

Your comment is a little harsh. Many professional women have made their reputations with their maiden names. Adding their husband's surname in a hyphenated fashion simply allows them to retain their professional identities while honouring their husbands at the same time.