Svein Halvor Halvorsen wrote:
> * Christopher JS Vance [2005-05-20 16:21 +1000]
>> I was told some years ago that the telephone directory (-ies?) in
>> Iceland index primarily by personal name, with patrionymic or family
>> name being subsidiary.
> In Iceland it is very uncommon to have family names as such. You usually
> take your father's name and add "sonur" if you're a boy, or "dttir" if
> you're a girl. Your name does not change in marriage, and your whole
This is also true for some parts of India. The 'family' name of the
children is the father's first name.