I've been having further thoughts and wonder what happens when Rhys ap Iolo marries. Is his wife Mrs Iolo? Or Mrs Rhys? Or does she keep her own name? By now Rhys ap Iolo will have some idea about whether it is or isn't a good idea to have such a name style and instead of calling his children ap Rhys or Rhys as the case may be he may decide to call a halt to the whole thing, in which case he would be highly advised to have Rhys instead of Iolo as the family surname. This style of naming could become complicated where ensuing generations are out of sympathy with the system.
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