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Whose Name Should Be Our Surname?

Whose Name Should We Bare As our Surname? Shld it be that of our immediate father or retaining the name of our father's father.

Why i am prompting this is because most parents have failed in bearin their children by their bonafide Surname which i believe should be one's immediate father's name. Is this actually cultural? cos this is mostly practiced in the western Nigeria.

And this has in one way or d other affected the children when they come of age.

For example; My name is Brein and my fathers name is Wilson, while my fathers father's name is Clean.

Should i be addressed as Brein Wilson or Brein Clean

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You could chose whatever makes u happy.

Afterall, you da one that will be going around with da names.

And some Nigerian names have some wierd and ridiculous meanings, especially the Yoruba names.

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not cultural, matter of ones choice. but den d name of ones immediate father shud b d surname

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in the same situation, use the most convenieint(in my house we didnt change cos my dad already had too much in the old surname)

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Yea! Am not against ur plights in anyway, bur is it culturally enclinated that parents shld make changes to their children's surname? Left for me; i'll expect that a generational footprint et landmark be left via d use of both immediate fathers name and fathers father's name.

Lets say am in such a fix now and i need to knw what next to do as to making changes to my surname, Becos most of my name correspondence has reflected on most of my Certificates and the rest!

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I think so too.

I use my father's surname.

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