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Old 09-09-2019, 03:43 PM
Hari Seldon is offline
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Trantor
Posts: 13,059
True story. A former postdoc of mine was an immigrant from Serbia. His first name was Andrej and he had no middle name. When he became as US citizen, they offered him the possibility to change his name. He wanted to make it Andre J. They wouldn't allow it. When he brought up Harry S Truman, they still wouldn't allow, but they did decide that if he knew that much American history, they would not bother to quiz him on it. He now uses only Andre, no middle initial or name.