If I was Icelandic, I would be known as Sandi Geoffreydottir.
Sandi, because that is the name given to me by my parents.
Geoffreydottir, because my father's name is Geoffrey, and I am his daughter.
My brother's name would be Ian Geoffreyson.
Last names as a family name do not really exist.
And nobody uses the "last name". Everybody is referred to by their first names. Teachers, doctors, even the Prime Minister, all addressed by their first names.
I read that the phone book lists everyone by their first name. So Pete and I went to check it out.
Yup. Alphabetical order by first names. Just how we do it in kindergarten!
Names are something pretty important to us.
Here are some books about names that I love/have in my classroom/have heard wonderful things about.
Saying farewell with a blast from the 60s, and Sister Jude and the Name Game.