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    (Original post by JesusIsMyHomeboy)
    If my surname was double barrelled, it'd be Patel-Patel so I'd sound like a right ****.
    Do I want to know why?
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    My dad's side of the family have had one for four/five generations but I live in a council house in Manchester so it's not always an indicator of 'poshness' or pretentiousness.
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    I rather like them, but it does automatically make me wonder if the person is posh...
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    (Original post by SergioMZ)
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    I always find it really interesting whenever cultural differences are highlighted. Having two surnames is common in Spain but less so in England (hence this thread ). I dont know if it is common in the Philippines but the couple I know also have two surnames, presumably from Hispanic influence. I actually have no surname, but that's a cultural thing as well. I like it this way too!

    In response to the OP: I like the idea, and I find them fascinating. Although to be frank I've had more than enough of names like Pitt-Jolie but that's due to tabloid influence, not the concept of double-barreled surnames.
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    They are quite a mouthful. (as Divine Brown said to Hugh Grant :sexface: OO-ER)
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    I have a double-barrelled surname. So what ? Some people ask me like 'wow are you rich or something'
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    I know someone from college with a quadruple-barelled name :lolwut:

    I would post their name but I don't know if they're on here or not.
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    (Original post by thecdon)
    They are quite a mouthful. (as Divine Brown said to Hugh Grant :sexface: OO-ER)
    How current :lolwut:
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    I would love a double barrelled surname xD It just seems a lot more interesting! I don't associate them with posh/pretentious etc...
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    Do I want to know why?
    It's nothing bad It's just the whole Indian, arranged marriage, marry within caste shebang that my parents had to go through.
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    My second name is Gilding-Hewitt, the instant assumption is that i must be posh. That assumption can have negative and positive reprocussions.
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    My second name is Gilding-Hewitt, the instant assumption is that i must be posh. That assumption can have negative and positive reprocussions.
 
 
 
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