Frankly, I have no idea!! 🙂 If you do please comment below…
But I can share some thoughts regarding our first and last name business! While for most of the world specifying a first and last name is the easiest thing to do – it is not so for us who belong to one particular state in India, Tamil Nadu!! Specifying first and last names is Greek and Latin to most of us who are Tamilians. I used to be petrified of applications that asked for
to which my answer will always be:
First name: Jayanthi
Last name: Manikandan
Middle name: –
Husband’s name: Manikandan!! 🙂
Now, you can imagine the feeling the person reading the application will get after seeing so many “Manikandans” all over the place!! 🙂 And if there is another column called “Family name” – you know what the answer will be!! 🙂
The real problem is we Tamilians (atleast most of us) do not have have the custom of having last names at all.
So, how do we specify our names in the first place might be your question – to which the answer is:
Since we never had the habit of specifying last names in our life, it is quite amusing when we encounter applications that require a variety of “names” to be specified.
And if the world decides to introduce any more names to its “name dictionary” – you know what my answer will be!! 🙂
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Jayanthi Manikandan has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from India and a Master’s degree in Information systems with a specialization in Information security from Detroit, MI, USA.
She has been passionate about Information security and has several years of experience writing on various technical topics. Additionally, she loves to pen a few personal thoughts here as well! 🙂