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Zakonski okvir određivanja osobnih imena i prezimena u Španjolskoj, Portugalu i njihovim nekadašnjim kolonijama

Folia onomastica Croatica; No.17 01/2009;
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ABSTRACT The author analyzes Spanish and Portuguese name and surname forms, as well as the legal framework which determines the criteria for name and surname selection in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. She concludes that people from Spanish-speaking countries take two surnames, the father’s surname and the mother’s maiden name, while in Portuguesespeaking countries it is possible to have up to four surnames (grandfather’s and grandmother’s surnames, both paternal and maternal). Furthermore, the author gives an overview of the legislation of Spain and its former colonies, focusing on the unusually restrictive regulations regarding the selection of a personal name.

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