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Change the spelling of my surname?

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Whitlandcarm · 28/06/2017 21:02

Hi, I have a Welsh surname and speak Welsh.
Would AIBU to change the spelling of my surname to the Welsh way of spelling? In a way I suppose I would be reverting an anglicisation.


That is to say; the anglicised spelling of the surname would be Lloyd but originally it would be Llwyd. Or, Tudor to Tudur, Hughes to Huws, Rees to Rhys, Griffiths to Gruffydd.

I know this may cause some stirring within some family members. But then again, it's as much my surname as it is theirs? They don't need to follow suit.

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Toomuchwine22 · 28/06/2017 21:06

Sure! Why the hell not! Grin

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StillDrivingMeBonkers · 28/06/2017 21:06

Why do you need implied permission to do what you like with your own name?

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Whitlandcarm · 28/06/2017 21:08

I suppose I'm just scared of getting judged by peopelGrin

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Caulkheadupnorf · 28/06/2017 21:09

It's your name.

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Out2pasture · 28/06/2017 21:10

How far back in the family tree to the original spelling?

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sloanewarrior · 28/06/2017 21:11

I agree, why not?

I'm not a fan of nationalism but there's nothing wrong in having pride in your roots and wanting your name to be spelled properly Wink. I say go for for it.

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UpWithPup · 28/06/2017 21:15

It's your name, do what makes you happy... but, as some who has recently changed from an commmon / easy to spell name, to a less intuitively spelt name it's a pain in the butt.

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