List/Grid Tag Archives: Original spelling of names and surnames

Problem of Spelling non-Lithuanian Names in their Original Form. Solution in the Spring?

Prime Minister of Lithuania,  the president of the Social Democratic Party of Lituania assures that the problem of non-Lithuanian names, including Polish names, will be solved this spring. He does… Read more »

Maria Przełomiec: Warsaw has to cut Tomaszewski off from money

“Poles should take an active part in the life of their country. I would really like Poles in Lithuania to be an intellectual, cultural elite, not a besieged heritage park,”… Read more »

Antanas Smetona: original spelling of surnames does not contradict the Lithuanian constitution

The spelling of non-Lithuanian surnames in their original version is not a threat to the status of the Lithuanian language – said Antanas Smetona, a linguist and the dean of… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Lithuanian Prime Minister: There is no betrayal in the act of implementation of the original non-Lithuanian names

The Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius assured the public opinion that he supports the implementation of spelling non-Lithuanian names in their original form. Although during the last cabinet meeting in Spring… Read more »

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