Originally Posted by Robstar
Why? Iker is a Spanish name. Any problem?
Originally Posted by North Vegas Benny
I agree on Lexus, not on Mercedes, which was a common name before Karl Benz named his vehicle after his niece's name. Here's a girl named Mercedes before the car existed:
(or search on Wikipedia Mercedes of Orleans)
Originally Posted by SESAfro
Nort properly explained. We don't have the father's surname as a middle name, we have two surnames, first father's, then mother's. (Now there's a law that allows changing the order of surnames if people want to).
Let's exemplify with Spanish playwrite José Luis Alonso de Santos.
Name: José Luis (a name composed of two)
First surname: Alonso (his dad's surname)
Second surname: de Santos (his mom's surname)
There are also composed surnames, like Spanish novelist Arturo Pérez-Reverte. His name is Arturo, his first surname is Pérez-Reverte and he omits the second surname, which is typical.
You guys would have loved to be in my Literary Theory class, the teacher had two composed surnames. We usually address her by her name.