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From: "Nivard Ovington" <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] 2010 census
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 00:35:51 -0000
What I said was, the question on the census is "what is your name"
If you go by a quadruple name derived from three previous husbands , that
*is* your name
All I am saying is, should a persons name be Jane SMITH and her maiden name
was GREEN, don't record her in the census as Jane SMITH-GREEN or Jane GREEN
as that is not the name she commonly goes by
Personally I can't see a reason for changing to a hyphen name introducing a
maiden name unless its to keep a family name going
I have seen it on rare occasions over here but seems to be more common in
Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)
> I'm sorry Nivard, I can't quite agree with that. My next oldest sister,
> after her husband passed on after 30 yrs of marriage, had her name legally
> changed (via court process) to her maiden surname-hyphen-married surname
> which she's been known for the last 20 years. Her different surnames cover
> My daughter 2nd married three years ago. Her legal name is her 1st
> husband's surname-hyphen-her 2nd husband's surname. She is known by both
> as well as
> her maiden surname.
> It is paramount that a woman be allowed to not lose her identity because
> she did not know, or was not allowed, to hyphenate her birth surname at
> marriage as woman can in this modern age.
> Jean nee Harnden Carmean
> Michigan USA
> In a message dated 3/19/2010 12:25:54 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> The question on the census form is "what is their name"
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