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    Problem with Family name spelling

    hi,
    In my country my family name has a suffix.
    I'd like to know should I write it together in my passport or put a space between them and how native people read that?
    my family name is saeedi nia.
    Should I write it Saeedinia or Saeedi Nia?

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    #2

    Re: Problem with Family name spelling

    Why don't you use Saeedi-Nia? We have hyphenated family names in English.

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    #3

    Re: Problem with Family name spelling

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Why don't you use Saeedi-Nia? We have hyphenated family names in English.

    Would you suggest the same for people who, like us Spaniards, have two Family names (father's followed by mother's)?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Problem with Family name spelling

    Do you see them as one name or two? That would be the benchmark for me.

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    #5

    Re: Problem with Family name spelling

    They are two, since women do not lose theirs when they marry (so there's no such thing as "maiden name" here)
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Problem with Family name spelling

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Do you see them as one name or two? That would be the benchmark for me.
    It's one name.
    We just have one first name and one Family name.
    Don't people mistake first part (Saeedi) for the middle name?
    Last edited by alis333; 12-Nov-2012 at 20:28.

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    #7

    Re: Problem with Family name spelling

    In that case, I would be tempted to use a hyphen.

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    #8

    Re: Problem with Family name spelling

    I would use a hyphen if both of them are considered to be part of the family name. However, that does not go for Spanish names admittedly.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    #9

    Re: Problem with Family name spelling

    If I were not sure in a situation like this, I would ask an official at the passposrt office.

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