RE: terminology problem

Subject: RE: terminology problem
From: "tom -dot- green -at- iwon -dot- com" <tom -dot- green -at- iwon -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 09:25:16 -0400 (EDT)

Yes, Most Americans (including me) have problems understanding "given name" and "surname." "First name" and "last name" is nationally understood. If you want the woman's name before she was married and took her husband's name, ask for her "maiden name". Don't know why it is that way, it just is.

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