[DWJ] new book preview

Martha Hixon marthahixon at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 21:45:21 EDT 2013


ah, yes, I'd forgotten him. Good point!

Martha


Dr. Martha P. Hixon
Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
615-898-2599 / martha.hixon at mtsu.edu


On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 8:42 PM, erikagillian at gmail.com <
erikagillian at gmail.com> wrote:

> Mexican, and at least some other Middle and South American cultures, have
> double, unhyphenated surnames. Gabriel Garcia Marquez's last name is Garcia
> Marquez.  We used to discuss it in the bookstores I worked in.  Should we
> shelve him properly under Garcia or should we put him where most people
> will look, under Marquez.  I'm hoping I got the spelling right, using my
> phone.
>
> Martha Hixon <marthahixon at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >Eleanor,
> >
> >It is very common here. But we still just treat the last name as the
> >surname, unless there is a hyphen. I remember when Hilary Clinton started
> >going by "Hilary Rodham Clinton" for awhile back in the 1990s, it really
> >stood out--reporters had to be told to refer to her as "Rodham Clinton,"
> >not "Mrs. Clinton."  Michelle Obama is just "Michelle Obama" or "Mrs.
> >Obama," never "Robinson Obama." (I'm using examples that everyone is
> >familiar with here).
> >
> >Martha
> >
> >
> >Dr. Martha P. Hixon
> >Department of English
> >Middle Tennessee State University
> >Murfreesboro, TN 37132
> >615-898-2599 / martha.hixon at mtsu.edu
> >
> >
> >On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 7:16 PM, Eleanor Joslin <eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
> >wrote:
> >
> >> Moving a maiden name into a middle name position is not something that
> >> happens much in Britain. (Never say never, but I don't know of any
> >> examples.) Giving a family surname to a child as a forename seems less
> >> common here too. So the most common assumption is that if a name looks
> like
> >> a surname, it is one, although this may be changing as we absorb
> >> forenames-that-used-to-be-surnames from the USA.
> >>
> >> ISTR the English author Michael Marshall Smith is in the same boat as
> DWJ
> >> name-wise; Marshall is his middle name and goes onto his books to
> >> distinguish him from other Michael Smiths.
> >>
> >> Eleanor
> >>
> >> On 26 Jun 2013, at 23:54, Martha Hixon <marthahixon at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Just wondering: is this a British custom, or am I just behind the
> >> > times?  If a name is hyphenated, it's clearly a double last name, but
> if
> >> > not, we here in the States don't make that assumption, as far as my
> >> > experience has shown. When I got married (long, long ago), I moved my
> >> > maiden name to the middle name position and took my husband's last
> name,
> >> > but no one has ever assumed (to my knowledge) that my last name is
> >> Pittman
> >> > Hixon when I write it out in full.--I am always simply called
> >> > "Professor/Dr./Mrs Hixon. I admit I rarely write it in full these
> days,
> >> but
> >> > I did it most of the time for years after I was married.
> >> >
> >> > Martha
> >> >
> >> > Dr. Martha P. Hixon
> >> > Department of English
> >> > Middle Tennessee State University
> >> > Murfreesboro, TN 37132
> >> > 615-898-2599 / martha.hixon at mtsu.edu
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 3:53 PM, Otter Perry <
> >> > ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> And Alexander McCall Smith's surname is McCall Smith, I understand.
> >> >>
> >> >> On Jun 26, 2013, at 11:28 AM, Jameela Lares wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >>> Of course, the name of the Welsh composer Ralph Vaughan Williams is
> not
> >> >> hyphenated, but his surname is Vaughan Williams.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Jameela Lares
> >> >>> Professor of English
> >> >>> The University of Southern Mississippi
> >> >>> 118 College Drive, #5037
> >> >>> Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
> >> >>> 601 266-4319 ofc
> >> >>> 601 266-5757 fax
> >> >>> ________________________________________
> >> >>> From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [dwj-bounces at suberic.net] on behalf
> of
> >> >> Deborah Meghnagi Bailey [deborah at brightweavings.com]
> >> >>> Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:22 AM
> >> >>> To: 'Diana Wynne Jones discussion'
> >> >>> Subject: Re: [DWJ] new book preview
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Minnow, *thank you* for clarifying that for me. I've honestly never
> >> known
> >> >>> whether her surname was Wynne Jones, or just Jones.
> >> >>
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