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First name last name, or reverse?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Amigo9876, Nov 11, 2018.

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    On sport sites, i've seen all names is in format Last Name + First name.
    Smith Michael. It's unusual for my country.
    SEMrush
    In USA, Canada and UK how are using to write?
    Smith Michael or Michael Smith?

    I mean sports, news, ets sites, not talking in your live.
     
    Amigo9876, Nov 11, 2018 IP
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    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    In the U.S. we typically talk about Michael Smith.

    When doing something in alphabetical order, we use Smith, Michael.

    We NEVER use Smith Michael.
     
    mmerlinn, Nov 11, 2018 IP
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    thefan Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the country/language.

    In Hungary, it's family name - given name (Kovacs Janos aka Smith John).
    In Romanian, it's the other way around, with the given name preceding the family name being the norm but sometimes, a reverse order is used.
    In English, it's usually the given name first (John Smith) except for the case described above.
    In Russian, it's given name - father's given name - family name (Ivan Ivanovich Kopolov)
    While in some Northern European languages, the format is similar but with no family name (Thor Odinsson literally means Thor, son of Odin) - this is why Iceland has the only phone book where the names are sorted by given name rather than family name.
     
    thefan, Nov 12, 2018 IP
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    Amigo9876 Active Member

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    Thanks for answers, you helped me a lot.
     
    Amigo9876, Nov 13, 2018 IP