Surname tradition in Argentina
I want to make sure I get this right for a story character. In Argentina the father and children have the same single surname (say Garcia), correct? And the mother keeps her maiden name? Could someone varify if that is right.________________________________
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There is an article on Spanish naming customs here -
If you read down you'll see a note on Argentinian names. It would appear that a formal Spanish surname requires both father's and mother's surname, father's name first, but an Argentinian only needs one surname.
However, it's not clear how a married woman would be known. In Spain a married woman keeps her surname but adds her husband's. In Argentina ... ?
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