1. jmh105

    jmh105 Member

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    Help with Spanish naming conventions?

    Discussion in 'Research' started by jmh105, Apr 16, 2019.

    Hello! The characters in question are a boy, Nolan García Leoz, and his Hispanic family.


    I know that “García” is a paternal name and “Leoz” is the maternal name. How did Nolan’s parents get their own names, and so on?


    I tried Googling it, but I confused myself even more! Here are all the names, the blanks being the names I need help with:


    - Son: Nolan García Leoz

    - Mother: Georgina ____ ____

    - Father: Francisco ____ ____

    - Grandmother (Father’s mother) Elena ____ ____
     
  2. ElConesaToLoco

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    So, we usually have two surnames, one from the father and one from the mother. Traditionally, your first surname is the father's first surname, and your second surname is your mother's first surname.

    So it would go like this:

    -Son: Nolan García Leoz
    -Mother: Georgina Leoz Something
    -Father: Francisco García Somethingelse
    -Grandma: Elena (Helena?) Something Whatever
     

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