On 10/26/05, João Ricardo de Mendonça <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Is this surname-into-given-name thing common in other countries as
I can't recall ever hearing about an American called Washington
but in Brazil it doesn't raise any eyebrows anymore. It seems that
when an American wants to pay homage to George Washington, he names
his son George, and not Washington. Is this so?