On names, changing them, and pronunciation

Sally Odgers sodgers at tassie.net.au
Sat Mar 11 01:09:45 EST 2006


On hyphenating names - that's fine in the first generation, but what happens
in the second?


Anne Smith and James Jones marry. They become Anne and James Smith-Jones.
They have children, Mark and Alice Smith-Jones.

Meanwhile, Jack Fry and Sandie Fysher marry and become Jack and Sandie
Fysher-Fry.
They have children, Jon and Liz Fysher-Fry.


Now, Jon Fysher-Fry and Alice Smith-Jones marry.

They become Jon and Alice Fysher-Fry-Smith-Jones.

They have a daughter, Annie Fysher-Fry-Smith-Jones.

Liz Fysher-Fray and Mark Smith-Jones also marry.

They are now Liz and Mark Smith-Jones-Fysher-Fry.

When Annie Fysher-Fry-Smith-Jones grown up, she marries a man named Joseph
Fysher-Fry-Smith-Jones Hawkins-Witten-Paper-Hughes.

They become Annie and Joseph
Fysher-Fry-Smith-Jones-Hawkins-Witten-Paper-Hughes

Their children, Sy and Ange, sneak into the deed poll office at dead of
night and change their names to Ferris.

Unfortunately, poor Ange marries Pete, a descendent of Liz and Mark
Smith-Jones-Fysher-Fry.

They are now Ange and Pete Ferris-Smith-Jones-Fysher-Fry.

Hmm.

Sallyo.
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