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Subject: Re: New York Times article on immigrants keeping names
Author: Agata   (Authenticated as ADT)
Date: October 16, 2006 at 10:29:12 AM
Reply to: New York Times article on immigrants keeping names by Cleveland Kent Evans
Very very interesting. My name is Agata - I've lived both in Poland and Spain... when moving to Canada in 1991 I did not have it changed to Agatha. :)

However, when my partner's mom moved here as a toddler from Portugal her name was changed from Isaura to Marie. Apparently, according to him, most Portuguese women were re-named as Marie.

The partner's name is Ryan, his sister's name is Caitlin ... and those names were chosen to blend them in...

And... I recently met a Chinese boy on the bus. His English was broken and his name was Mike. He told me that as soon as he moved here a popular name was chosen and he was simply told that his name was Mike now...

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