France To Allow Double-Hyphenated Names Again


French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

France’s highest administrative body has ruled that double-hyphenated, double-barrelled surnames such as Bruni–Sarkozy must be abolished after imposing the unwieldy spelling on tens of thousands of children in the past four years.  But, France has backtracked on that ruling.


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