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2 Family Names : Can I have only one on my name tags ?
« on: February 06, 2017, 12:48:19 »
Hi everyone,
I have 2 family names : one is french and the other one a popular english family name. People always have difficulties to pronounce the french one. Therefore, I would like to know if it is possible to have only my english family name on my nametags so people will find it easier to say my name. Also it would be a very long name tag to have both. I know its a very low priority question but maybe somebody experienced the same situation.

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Re: 2 Family Names : Can I have only one on my name tags ?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 13:01:24 »
What is your legal last name? The one that is on Government ID (driver's licence, passport).
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Re: 2 Family Names : Can I have only one on my name tags ?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 13:49:23 »
As dangerboy has said, you're going to be restricted to your current legal name. It is possible to have a double-barreled name on your nametag, but you imply that it would be too long. Your choices are to keep what you have, or start the process for a legal name change. I've seen other do it, so it's not that complex.
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Re: 2 Family Names : Can I have only one on my name tags ?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 14:45:33 »
I've seen someone with a 24 character name tape, don't sweat it.

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Re: 2 Family Names : Can I have only one on my name tags ?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 21:42:38 »
Thanks everyone for your answers, they make all sense. I was asking because when I did the first enrollment step they were asking for my first name, last name and my preferred name. Therefore, I was wondering if my preferred name (in which I removed the french family name) was what would be on my nametags. Anyhow, thanks again to all of you!

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Re: 2 Family Names : Can I have only one on my name tags ?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 22:16:47 »
Preferred name refers to which of your given names you prefer to be addressed by.
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