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Making Less Money Because of Your Surname!

Comments Off  |  October 3, 2011  |  Filed under: General Surnames  |  Written by: admin

Who would have thought that your surname could cause such a problem for your career?  Well one assistant professor in Canada believes that a woman taking her husbands surname in marriage will see their career prospects tumble! Marina Adshade of Dalhousie University has claimed in a recent blog post that women taking their husbands surname [...]

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Surnames And Their Links With War

Comments Off  |  September 27, 2011  |  Filed under: General Surnames  |  Written by: admin

I am sure that everyone has seen the recent goings on in Libya, and has followed what originally became known as the Arab Spring, although we are now heading into autumn.  Recently events in Libya have seen the removal of Colonel Gaddafi, and the turning of the world to accept the National Transitional Council.  At [...]

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Changing Chinese Surnames

Comments Off  |  September 19, 2011  |  Filed under: General Surnames  |  Written by: admin

This is something that is unlikely to become a problem in the UK, with such a wide variety of surnames in existence, and the continuing trend for double-barrelled surnames; but in China surnames are running out.  Well not running out, that would be incorrect, but there are so many people with the same surname that [...]

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Is there a reason for surnames on the Internet?

Comments Off  |  September 13, 2011  |  Filed under: General Surnames  |  Written by: admin

In recent times there has been a trend to addressing people by their first name.  How many times have you opened an email to Hi Dave, or Hi Sue, and thought, ‘hold on…these people don’t even know me!’  It has become such a common sight that your surname seems to have been forgotten by the [...]

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