From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
----- thanks, Morris, right you are! Incidentally, a similar construction is
also used in Icelandic, where a woman is her father's firstnameDOTTIR, but no
last name, at least not before marriage. In Danish, before the naming act of
1857, each son used his firstname plus patronymic, and in many families there
were basically only two names taking turns (Peder Hansen, Hans Pedersen,
Peder Hansen ......)
Morris Martin wrote:
> I believe the patronymic is based on the father's FIRST name, and is used as
> the child's middle name.
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Italian names?
> From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
> Dear Darren,
> you are venturing into a subject area taught in library school: cataloguing.
> National naming conventions are not at all easy; for instance it is not
> uncommon to see names from Italy written in the reverse order lastname-
> firstname, like in Hungary. It is not a language but a national question.
> This is compounded when you are supposed--at least in official documents--to
> provide some family link, like husband's last name or mother's last name or
> father's last name (patronymic). Double-barrelled names, like mine, are
> interpreted quite differently across the globe.
> It is also very age-dependent, and even with sound recordings spanning only
> roughly 120 years there may be an influence. I am sure the IASA cataloguing
> rules might help get the priorities right, and then some library science
> textbooks. Present-day interest in geneaology may also have provided
> Over the years I have had good use of the following book, which does mention
> some of the above on a nation by nation basis:
> Allen, C.G.: 'A Manual of European Languages for Librarians', Bowker, London
> To someone already familiar with some languages and with a basic grasp of
> grammar, this is a fascinating book that permits you to navigate (and
> catalogue, incidentally) a lot of books in strange and stranger languages. I
> would like to quote the section of Scope from the introduction (p. 1):
> "It is doubtless a mark of prudence not to attempt either to order or to
> catalogue books in languages with which one is not thoroughly familiar, and
> to refuse to answer any enquiries concerning them. A critical study, in the
> company of the appropriate experts, of international bibliographies or the
> catalogues of wide-ranging libraries would convince the doubtful that any
> other course is certain to lead to the perpetration of those linguistic
> howlers whose existence is of no practical importance, but whose belated
> discovery is a source of unreasonable mortification. But there must be many
> libraries where such prudence is out of the question: even without the
> necessary expert knowledge one must accept and deal with the books for the
> sake of completeness, and risk the errors. It is with the hope of minimising
> these errors and making the adventuere somewhat less hazardous that this
> manual is written."
> To your precise question: I would say that Cordio is the lastname, because
> Carlo would be so unusual as a lastname.
> Kind regards,
> > Dear Darren,
> > CORDIO is the last name. CARLO is the first name and MARIA is the middle
> > name (sometimes one says that we have several first names).
> > It is not unusual for people in latin-language-group countries to have
> > both two or even more middle names, just so you know.
> > Maria (or Marie in French) is a very common middle name (also for men!).
> > In everyday interpellation (and if you're on informal terms with them, of
> > course), you would call people by their first name (in this case Carlo),
> > although the official name would be Carlo Maria CORDIO.
> > In Scandinavia, however, it is more common to use both first name and
> > middle name in everyday use, than only first name. Scandinavian often
> > 2 last names, although officially one of those is considered a middle
> > (unless hyphenated, then they are considered one last name).
> > (which is a problem for me having "von Arb" as a last name, here in
> > Scandinavia, von is now my second middle name, and I'm listed in the
> > telephone catalogue as Arb, Jacqueline I Von (Isabelle being my not-used
> > middle name).
> > In many Eastern European countries, the convention is to give your last
> > name first: JANICKI Krzysztof Pavlovich (Pavlovich being the middle
> > name... ficticious name, by the way...)
> > Confusing? These are just very general naming conventions, and by no
> > a rule. I won't even get into special cases, exceptions and nick-names.
> > Jacqueline (Isabelle) von Arb... but do call me Jac =)
> > - Director, Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound (Norsk Lydinstitutt,
> > www.recordedsound.no)
> > - General Manager, MemNor Audio Archiving Services (www.memnor.no)
> > - Vice President, IASA - International Association of Sound and
> > Audiovisual Archives (www.iasa-web.org)
> > +47 51 83 40 60 (direct work) +47 98 25 06 28 (mobile/cell)
> > Norsk Lydinstitutt is a partner of the EU-project Memories (2006-09
> > www.memories-project.eu)
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> > [ARSCLIST] Italian names?
> > Hi.
> > Could an Italian speaker (or those with knowledge of Italian practices)
> > advise to assist in cataloguing...
> > We've got a composer called CARLO MARIA CORDIO (all presented in caps)
> > Gooogling has not helped reveal what is the family name (so we can
> > reference that in CAPS), leaving the forenames in Title Case. I.e. should
> > it be CORDIO, Carlo Maria or MARIA CORDIO, Carlo (a double barrelled name
> > without the hyphen).
> > If there's a good online reference to international naming to help
> > queries, I'd love to know :) Thanks, Darren
> > On 22 jan 2010, at 07.53, Lars Gaustad wrote:
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