In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Women were only useful for establishing a bloodline that could carry on the family name and give the proper last rites to the husband.
- The child is formally welcomed into its family and takes the family name.
- The research revealed 41 per cent of the UK's small businesses established before 1980 are named after a family name.
- When Henne's daughter was born, she wished to give her daughter the family name, Brinton, the family name of the girl's biological father, who the petitioner was not legally married to.
- We thought they had our family name, but apparently they both have different surnames.
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