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    Question How to write my last name?

    Hi
    this the first time I post in this forum
    I'm from Iran
    My name is: Khashayar Najafi Nia
    "Khashayar" is my first name and "Najafi Nia" is my last name. In Persian script "Najafi Nia" is written separately "نجفی نیا". I have a problem in academic publications. Sometimes my name is written like "K. N. Nia" and I think they consider "Najafi" as my middle name! The question is that what should I do and how should I write it?
    I don't have a problem in other online websites like yahoo, facebook or google, and they display my name correctly but in academic sites like pubmed.com you can't use your full name and you should use abbreviations.
    Should I write "Najafi-Nia"? Or "Najafi Nia" is the right way?
    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: How to write my last name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khashayar_2513 View Post
    Hi
    this the first time I post in this forum
    I'm from Iran
    My name is: Khashayar Najafi Nia
    "Khashayar" is my first name and "Najafi Nia" is my last name. In Persian script "Najafi Nia" is written separately "نجفی نیا". I have a problem in academic publications. Sometimes my name is written like "K. N. Nia" and I think they consider "Najafi" as my middle name! The question is that what should I do and how should I write it?
    I don't have a problem in other online websites like yahoo, facebook or google, and they display my name correctly but in academic sites like pubmed.com you can't use your full name and you should use abbreviations.
    Should I write "Najafi-Nia"? Or "Najafi Nia" is the right way?
    Thanks for your help!
    Even though it may not be reflected in your own language/script, I think the only way to (almost) ensure that both Najafi and Nia are shown after your first name or first initial, you may have to write it as "Najafi-Nia".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to write my last name?

    Using Najafi-Nia may help solve the problem- we have hyphenated surnames in English too, so editors will be able to identify with it more readily. I would not associate K.N. Nia and K. Najafi Nia, but I would associate K. Najafi Nia and K. Najafi-Nia.

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    Re: How to write my last name?

    Thanks for your help! So it seems to me that its better to use najafi-nia! A friend told me that in english these kinds of names are called double-barrelled names and they are written with a hypen.

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    Re: How to write my last name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khashayar_2513 View Post
    So it seems to me that it's better to use najafi-nia. NO – Najafi-Nia.

    A friend told me that in English these kinds of names are called double-barrelled names and they are written with a hyphen.
    Rover

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