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!
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
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.
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.