List/Grid Tag Archives: Names and surnames spelling

Non-Lithuanian „w” still banned

The situation of writing non-Lithuanian surnames in Lithuania resembles a scene from a Polish movie „Sami Swoi”, when on the way to court a mother put a granade into her… Read more »

Marriage certificate with “w” in the surname was issued

The City of Vilnius Civil Registry issued a marriage certificate in which the Lithuanian citizen’s surname was written down with the letter “w” in it, in accordance to the spelling… Read more »

Radczenko: The initiative of the defenders of the “saint Alphabet” does not resolve any problem

“We think that this way we can kill two birds with one stone: the state’s language will be preserved and people of another nationality who want to write their names… Read more »

Act on spelling names. The third version

During the autumn session, the Lithuanian Seimas is going to return to the discussion about the project of the act on spelling non-Lithuanian last names. Two alternative projects are waiting to… Read more »

Local government in the law case of using the ‘w’

The central government won’t sue the decision of Vilnius District Court in the case of spelling the name of the Lithuanian citizen who married a Belgian. The Court ordered the… Read more »

The Board of Migration: None ‘w’ in a passport.

When issuing passports and identity cards, letters from other alphabets than Lithuanian are not used, as Edita Prilepskienė, the head of the Passport Department of the Board of Migration  informs…. Read more »

Mayor of Vilnius: Vilnius Civil Registry Office will write surnames with the notorious letters “w, q and x”

Vilnius City Council see no reasons to contest the Vilnius City District Court judgement regarding the change of the surname of a Lithuanian woman and putting the “w” letter in… Read more »

Sabatauskas: The decision of the court regarding the letter “w” might cause anxiety

Yesterday the Vilnius Regional Court obliged Vilnius Civil Registry Office to allow a Lithuanian woman married to a Belgian man to write their surname in the marriage certificate with the… Read more »

I was surprised by the “w”

The new leader of the Lithuanian conservatives, the MEP Gabrielius Landsbergis, was totally surprised by the judgement about the letter “w” in the act of marriages. He could not understand… Read more »

Polish citizens have the right but not the obligation to spell their names in the language of minority.

The statement of Irena Gasparavičiūte presented in the Lithuanian public TV LRT and also reprinted by Delfi.lt has already provoked several commentaries and corrections of false information given by her…. Read more »

The spelling of Polish surnames on identity documents

The statement of Irena Gasparavičiūte, which was given to the Lithuanian public television LRT (Lietuvos Nacionalinis Radijas ir Televizija), has caused a few comments and fair refutation about false information… Read more »

“Żółw” against Šimašius

I reacted to the voting of Vilnian local councillors about the accreditation for the Lelewel school with great disappointment. The biggest, and, what’s worse, an unpleasant shock for me was… Read more »

Spelling of surnames. Will it be the same as in 2010?

On Tuesday (30 June) the Seimas is to consider again the issue of the original spelling of non-Lithuanian names and surnames in official documents. On the same day the honoris… Read more »

Deliberations in the Seimas on spelling surnames have been adjourned

The Seimas has adjourned deliberations on a bill allowing to spell surnames in their original form because an alternative bill, submitted by Conservative politics, has not been included in the… Read more »

Graužinienė: The act on the surnames spelling is “incidental”

The law on the original spelling of names is incidental, says the chairman of the parliament, Loreta Graužinienė, and encourages to approach the case constructively. “I think this bill is… Read more »

The spelling of names: the case of common fatigue

The case of names spelling is not so easy to solve. It is also really exhausting, as one can notice after today’s meeting of the parliament. In the morning, during… Read more »

Vice-mayor of Vilnius: Reorganisation of Polish schools means undercover assimilation

The decision made by the Commission of the Lithuanian Language and the reorganisation of the Polish schools contributed yet again to putting Polish minority issues in the spotlight. The media… Read more »

Lithuanian linguists: “No” to original spelling of surnames

The Lithuanian linguists are relentless. The Commission of the Lithuanian Language answered once again on inquiry of Law and Order Committee. They didn’t change their minds. According to linguists, only… Read more »

The Seimas Committee supports the original spelling of names

On Wednesday, The Seimas Law and Order Committee  approved of the project according to which in identity documents first and last names of Lithuanian citizens may be written using the… Read more »

Liberals created a National Union committee

Lithuanian Liberal Movement opens up to National minorities. Executive Board created a National Union committee yesterday. Until now, the national minorities didn’t play a big role in traditional Lithuanian parties,… Read more »

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