7 weirdest naming traditions from around the world
Not every culture in the world uses given names and surnames. As it turns out, one person's name can consist of more than 6 words! Find out about the strangest and most interesting naming traditions from around the globe.
#1 In Korea, the family name comes first
#2 The Russians have a middle name based on the father's given name
The second name is a patronymic. It's formed from the father's full given name by using special endings - "-ich" and "-evich" for males and "-ovna" and "-evna" for females. Alexander's daughter Maria is Maria Aleksandrovna. His son Sergey is Sergey Aleksandrovich. Calling someone by their given name + patronymic name shows respect for the person.
The family names take on a feminine ending for women. Mikhail Sidorov's wife Anastasia is Anastasia Sidorova.
#3 Spanish children are usually given two surnames
#4 The Icelanders' surnames are mostly patronymics
If a man named Jón Einarsson has a son named Ólafur, the son's last name will be Jónsson, literally indicating that Ólafur is the son of Jón (Jóns + son). His daughter Sigríður's last name will be Jónsdóttir. This name means "Jón's daughter" (Jóns + dóttir).
#5 The Japanese surname comes first
#6 The naming system of Arabic countries is very complicated
#7 Until the 1950s, Hungarian women adopted their husbands complete names
What is your full name? Have you ever heard about these naming systems before? Which one seems the weirdest to you?
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