Ask a Question

(Create a thread)
Go Back   Spanish language learning forums > The Tomísimo Lounge > General Chat


Adding 'de' to a Paternal Surname in Spain

 

Talk about anything here, just keep it clean.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 18, 2017, 06:35 AM
Sancho Panther's Avatar
Sancho Panther Sancho Panther is offline
Pearl
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Reino Unido
Posts: 469
Native Language: Inglés
Sancho Panther is on a distinguished road
Adding 'de' to a Paternal Surname in Spain

A correspondent on an English talk-board has stated that in Spain it is illegal to prefix your paternal surname with an unauthorised 'de'. I'm fairly certain that I read somewhere that this could easily be done on payment of a nominal fee at a registry office.

Can anyone confirm or deny this, please?
__________________
Me ayudaríais si me hicierais el favor de corregir mis errores.

Last edited by Sancho Panther; February 19, 2017 at 07:17 AM.
Reply With Quote
   
Get rid of these ads by registering for a free Tomísimo account.
  #2  
Old February 24, 2017, 12:21 PM
pjt33's Avatar
pjt33 pjt33 is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Valencia, España
Posts: 2,551
Native Language: Inglés (en-gb)
pjt33 is on a distinguished road
Both sound rather unlikely to me. My understanding is that prepending "de" is the way a woman who wants to take her husband's surname can do it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old February 24, 2017, 02:05 PM
AngelicaDeAlquezar's Avatar
AngelicaDeAlquezar AngelicaDeAlquezar is online now
Obsidiana
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mexico City
Posts: 8,068
Native Language: Mexican Spanish
AngelicaDeAlquezar is on a distinguished road
I think you must check with your local office of the "registro civil". In many countries you can legally change your name or surname by paying a fee to the registrar's office.

Some time ago many people added "de" and "y" to keep a history of their family names. It might be still possible.
__________________
Ain't it wonderful to be alive when the Rock'n'Roll plays...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmark this thread at:

 

Link to this thread
URL: 
HTML Link: 
BB Code: 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Site Rules

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Correct Usage of Manuel de Falla's Surname Sancho Panther Grammar 4 December 23, 2016 06:41 AM
Hispanicize the surname "Hess" Roberto Martnen Translations 2 January 12, 2015 10:43 PM
Adding to Spanish Vocabulary 063 Abra Teaching and Learning Techniques 13 March 24, 2011 10:04 PM
Adding spanish accents, question marks, etc. Ferlas General Chat 23 July 02, 2009 10:26 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:24 PM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

X