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At 23:31 13/06/2004, Henrik Martensson wrote:
>On Fri, 2004-06-11 at 13:02, John Cowan wrote:
> > Henrik Martensson scripsit:
> >
> > > It should also figure out that since I am Swedish, it is
> > > likely that I do not want to be called by my first name, but by my
> > > middle one.
> >
> > Interesting.  This is really true in general?  How did it come to be so?
>I have no idea. I was just born into it. :-)
>Seriously, there are exceptions of course, but in general, in Sweden,
>the middle name is the first one, and vice versa. (Now I feel

This is certainly off-topic for the list but...

This middle-name-first thing supposedly common in Sweden is, as far as I 
can determine, a fairly rare occurence. I did some quick reasearch and 
found hardly anyone--except Henrik--among my immediate friends and family 
where this held true. A quick look on the Net indicated the same among 
Swedish celebrities and notables, as does the habit of various Swedish 
authorities and organizations to simply pick the first (as in "first", not 
as in "middle") name when in doubt and without sufficient space to print 
all names...

Sorry for the interruption. Carry on, please.

/Ari T Nordström (who was born in Finland but now lives in Sweden) 


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