Does anyone use two baby names, or two variants of the same name in different countries?
Rosemary2022 · 24/04/2022 12:02
Thanks everyone, this is so helpful
So the plan would be:
- To pick a name that sounds very similar in both countries.
2. The official legal name on passport etc and birth certificate will be English version.
3. But our plan would be to allow family from each country to pronounce and write the name in their own way. In a way, you could see it as a nickname they go by in the other country, if that makes sense.
4. We will have a family nickname though, probably just used by us (mum and dad) so we always call them the same regardless of country we are in.
I think what we are trying to do is make sure that we are capturing the full background of the children and give them as much flexibility as possible - given that we don't at this moment in time know where they will spend most of their childhoods.
The passport considerations are really interesting. Has anyone heard about having an "also known as" field on British passports.
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