Why do Colombians have two last names?
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Tradition has long had it that children born to families in Latin America receive two last names: That of their father, followed by that of their mother. … Spain no longer requires that a newborn be registered with the father’s last name first.
What are Colombian last names?
Most Common Last Names in Colombia
How do Colombian last names work?
Colombia. In Colombia, the use is two surnames: first the paternal surname and then the maternal surname. Married women used to change their second last name for their husband’s first last name adding the preposition “de” between the two last names.
Can you have two last names?
The use of double surnames is legal but not customary. Children traditionally take on their father’s surname (or, more recently, optionally their mother’s). … Double names can be combined by taking one part of each. Either spouse or both can take a double name.