Thursday, May 14, 2009

Names....

In the choosing and assigning of English class pen pals for those who have contacted me, we've had some interesting discussions about names of the people here in Mexico...

At birth, everyone is given a first and middle name and 2 last names, the last name of their dad's family and their mother's family name. When a girl gets married, she does not change her name. She only adds her husband's family name to the end of her list in this way: "de Correa o de Gonzalez".

So my name here would be Melodie Janan Miller Agan de Sankey. :) Quite a mouthful, huh?

What is your "mexican name"?

9 comments:

Tamra said...

Tamra Kay Lemon Sneed de Craycraft...LOL!

Angie Davis said...

Angela Lynn Krohn Shannon de Davis. :o)

~Heather~ said...

Yes, Isn't it funny how they do their names in these countries? It's the same here too. It's always hard for me to figure out what to call a new person...for when I ask them what their name is, they give me all 49 names. =)

Heather Colwell Bryan Scarbrough de Dickinson! =)

Thank you for your birthday wishes to Elijah. Poor little boy, he is VERY SICK with the flu...on his first birthday. =(

Missy said...

Melissa Joy Miller Agan de Miller

8-)

Jenn said...

Jennifer Michelle Downs Mack de Wright! haha! so fun! :-)

Shaun said...

Shaun Leigh Cox Bonnell de Witter- Whew!!! That really is a mouthful!! LOL

Peggy B. said...

Peggy Darlene Thomas Farrand de Bailey. Thank you. I'll just stick to 2 names.

Mary Ellen said...

Mary Ellen Kemmerer Olsen de Huff...whew!

Myranda said...

Myranda Agan Miller Agan de Weaver. I would say over-use of one name...but could you ever use the name Agan too much?? 8-) Yes, I'm in love with that name - and we all know why!