Another query - this time re. surname spelling

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Another query - this time re. surname spelling

Postby matei » 05 May 2011, 15:24

My second post within an hour (actually a few minutes)!

Just curious if the spelling of my surname, which is totally different to that of my parents, will be an issue. It is essentially the same name, however it is the Irish spelling. My parents use the anglicised version.

It is my legal surname, I didn't just start using it out of the blue - it is on my birth certificate, passport etc.

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Re: Another query - this time re. surname spelling

Postby johnnyonthespot » 05 May 2011, 15:28

matei wrote:My second post within an hour (actually a few minutes)!

Just curious if the spelling of my surname, which is totally different to that of my parents, will be an issue. It is essentially the same name, however it is the Irish spelling. My parents use the anglicised version.

It is my legal surname, I didn't just start using it out of the blue - it is on my birth certificate, passport etc.


If you mean that your birth certificate gives your name as "Smith" and your father's name as "Smyth" and all of your father's and other ascendants documents use the "Smyth" spelling..., then I believe you will be okay.

If on the other hand, your birth certificate uses Smith for both your own and your father's surname, but all other documents of your father and ascendants use Smyth, then that will be a big issue.

Please explain further.
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Re: Another query - this time re. surname spelling

Postby matei » 05 May 2011, 18:46

The situation is something akin to my father's surname being spelled as "Brennan", and mine as "Braonáin" on my birth certificate (and other personal documents), and all of the subsequent documents show my father and other ascendants as "Brennan".

It isn't too uncommon to have both Anglicised and wacky Irish spellings in the same family.

(ovviamente my mother is the Italian!)

Thanks!


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