Married names in spainish culture

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What is the convention regarding married names in spanish culture --like "first last name" de "second last name". What happens to the names in marriage, then what happens for the children when they get married.

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updated ABR 21, 2008
posted by Manuel

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At the start of the formalities of immigrations is used as is in the official documentation, and then, is in accordance with the rules for the name change in that country, can choose from either or merge.

updated ABR 21, 2008
posted by Vernic
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What typically happened to spanish immigrants comming to the US? Did they often drop the first or second last name? If so, which'

updated ABR 20, 2008
posted by Manuel
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First case:
Woman before marriage: Juana Maria Perez Lopez Juana Maria =names, Perez Lopez= Last names)
Man before marriage: Jose Luis Garcia Alvarez ( Jose Luis=names , Gacia Alvarez= Last names)
After marriage:
Woman: Juana Maria Perez de Garcia, or, Juana Maria Perez Lopez de Garcia depends of her remove or not her second last name, it is in the law the two possibilities )
Man : The same.
Children, for example a boy: Juan Jose Garcia Perez ( Juan Jose= names, Garcia for the father and Perez for his mother) It is in the law, it is his right have the two lasta name the first one for his father and the second one for his mother).
Some people have compose last name for example: Jesus Enrique Casas-Cordero Carreno ( Jesus Enrique= names, Casas-Cordero the last name for his father ( it is just one but compuose in two) and Carreno is for his mother. When this boy get married his wife have to named for example:
Ana Maria Lopez de Casas Cordero ( Ana Maria=names, Lopez her last name from her father and Casas Cordero for her husband). Their children for example: Maria Cristina Casas Cordero Lopez ( Maria Cristina=names, Casas Cordero from her father and Lopez from her mother).
If the last name have the particule "de" like: Juan Jose Perez de Avila Rodriguez ( Juan Jose = names, Perez de Avila his first last name from his father and Rodriguez from his mother ) when he get married his wife have to named: Andrea Virginia Gonzalez de Perez de Avila ( Andrea Virginia= names, Gonzalez her mothers' last name and perez de Avila her husband last name).
Always, always if it is in the law is two last names : the fisrt last name from the father and the second one from the mother, it does not matter if the last name is single or compose ( how long it is ), it does not matter the long.

updated ABR 18, 2008
posted by scarlet
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I would like to show an example of the contemporary spanish family nomenclature.
The firs name means NOMBRE PROPIO and may be 1 or 2 generally.
The last name means APELLIDO, is taked one of each parent, so a child take NOMBRE PROPIO, PRIMER APELLIDO Y SEGUNDO APELLIDO.

MANUEL RODRIGUEZ LARA, married
MARTHA DOMINGUEZ PEREZ, their child is named
JESUS RODRIGUEZ DOMINGUEZ.
Toguether are the FAMILIA RODRIGUEZ DOMINGUEZ.

MARIA may change her SEGUNDO APELLIDO and to use instead her husband PRIMER APELLIDO, folow preposition DE, now she will be (MARTHA DOMINGUEZ DE RODRIGUEZ). This is only for a social convention, in Mexico legally aech one in the marriage keep intact, their own name.
I hope be clear.

updated ABR 17, 2008
posted by Vernic
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Thank You.-- Muchas Gracias

updated ABR 12, 2008
posted by Manuel
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It is a very interesting site which covers the subject deeply. I have to keep that address for reference. I was always curious about Spanish naming convention. Thanks for the posting.

updated ABR 12, 2008
posted by Zoltán
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To be more specific, if a woman with a last name like Diaz de Rodrigez marries a man with the last name Lopez de Perez, does her married name become Diaz de Lopez, Lopez de Rodrigez, Perez de Diaz, Perez de Rodrigez, or Lopez de Perez,
Also, what name do the children of this marriage take'

updated ABR 12, 2008
posted by Manuel