So I thought I might let Google know a few things about Anthroponymy. Given Google has a whole division who work out if you've given a real name or not, you would hope they would be well-versed on what can constitute a name. It appears not, even in their own country they don't recognize the name of the original native people who inhabited the land.
Here are a few things that Google+ administrators might like to brush up on when it comes to names of people around the world:
- You don't have to have two names. You can be named with just one name - a mononym. This is quite common all over the world.
- There are those who prefer to be named after their children - this is called teknonymy. As an example, I knew a Lebanese man whose first son was named George. We knew him as Abu George, literally "father of George".
- People can have names that are... unusual. Let's give you a few:
Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence
Apple Blythe Alison Martin
- There are a number of people whose names may be mistaken for rudeness:
Lucious Pusey (changed to Lucious Seymour)
So let's see - Google will be banning all the Fucks, Assman, Pusey and Kuntz of the world, even though these are their legal names.