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Subject: How its done in Cyprus
Author: Pavlos   (guest)
Date: June 1, 2001 at 3:00:11 AM
Reply to: Junior vs. II by Arthur
To a large extent, surnames in Cyprus are traditionally not handed over from generation to generation. The child usually uses his/her father's first name with an "-ou" suffix on the last syllable, that implies "son/daughter of", a bit like the Franch prefix "de-". It is commonplace to see kids with different surnames than their parents, and obviously lotsa names such as Pavlos Pavlou floating about.
This practice is gradually being abandoned however...
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