How come Hispanics don't have longer names, since they traditionally add their Mom's maiden name to their Dad's name? Details?

Or do they "exchange" one of the names?

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Or do they "exchange" one of the names? Jose mom's maiden name would be Gonzalez-Morales, and his Dad's name would be Torres-Rodriguez . Would Jose take all 4 names, or would he just be Morales-Rodriguez?

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  • 3 months ago
    Best Answer

    Parents surname.

    A fair law (coz the children has a mother and a father).

  • 3 months ago

    the fathers last name comes first and that is the family name usually unless it son a noble house and then the family name would usually be the name of the chief duchy or courtship they do/did possess. The mothers maiden name comes after the fathers last name. This is sill practiced in the Iberian peninsula and by some people who are mestizo./Native American Spanish speakers in he americas

    • Magui
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      3 months agoReport

      It is not practiced in all of the Iberian Peninsula, since in Portugal the father's name comes after the mother''s name.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    People from the Americas really messed up the traditions that came from Hispania (a place in Europe), so who knows what they do.

    btw, They're not Latin either. The Latins are the people who built the city of Rome. Latin family naming traditions don't seem comparable to what you're asking.

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