[FoRK] Identity

Bill Kearney wkearney99 at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 31 04:59:34 PDT 2012

And in any of those cases it's a simple matter of filing a name change. 
  Hundreds of folks do it every day (for many reasons).  Yeah, it's "one 
more step" but life's full of those.

Stephen Williams wrote:
> With regard to the finding in the OC voter fraud investigation that in
> many cases there were multiple people in the same household with very
> similar names:
> I was talking to a coworker who mentioned that in High School in SoCal,
> she knew a family with 6 girls, all named Maria <something> <LastName>.
> She also mentioned that in hispanic cultures, it is common for the wife
> to replace her middle name with her maiden name while taking the
> husbands last name.  And the husband takes the wife's maiden name as his
> new middle name.  Or sometimes the names are additional which leads to
> multiple middle names.
> Confusing, but not as bad as some Asian countries, Re: Google+ requiring
> "real" names.
> We interviewed an engineer who, when married, had fused elements of both
> last names to produce a new last name for them both. Name sex.

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