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Old 04-04-2016, 02:22 AM
UDS UDS is offline
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Originally Posted by Nava View Post
UDS, how often is that done with Italian, German, Swedish, Polish lastnames?
Good question, and I realise that I don't know the answer. All of the common examples that I can think of are either Anglo-Saxon or Gaelic surnames.

So maybe, in fact, the exceptional case here is the Gaelic surnames. Maybe that's the only class of surnames routinely used as given names in the US even though this is not the practice in the country of origin?