List/Grid Tag Archives: Names and surnames spelling

Tomaszewski: AWPL supports planned protest

Capital’s local government gave permission to organise a demonstration outside the Lithuanian government’s headquarter (Kudirki Square) in Vilnius on 16th October at 15:30. Protest ‘Against unfair educational and social policy’… Read more »

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 »

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