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We all have a name that we go by, but what would you say if I told you that some Europeans take this concept to the next level? In Europe, people are not only given one name like most of us do in America. Instead they are given two names – their first and last name. The 14 facts listed here will show just how different European names can be!
- 14 Bizarre European Names Facts You Need to Know
- This 14 facts list will show you just how different European names can be. Europeans are not only given one name like most of us do in America, instead they’re given two names – their first and last name! For instance, the Dutch have set naming customs that dictate what children should be called based on gender or birth order. In Belgium it’s customary for a woman to take her husband’s surname upon marriage while men keep theirs intact (so often times married couples will share the same surname). The Swiss also use both father’s and mother’s surnames so there is no confusion between blood relatives with the same family name. If you happen to share your name with a celebrity, you might be in luck! Though it’s often difficult to find out the meaning of an uncommon European first or last name, there are many websites that will tell you what they’re associated with.
- Bullet Point: 14 Bizarre European Names Facts You Need to Know- 14 facts list showing just how different names can be when given two – children get one from each parent – Dutch have set naming customs based on gender or birth order; Belgium women take husband’s surname upon marriage while men keep theirs intact – Swiss use father’s and mother’s surnames so blood relatives share same family name – Sometimes very hard to figure out meanings behind unusual European