In recent years, white people love giving their children two last names. This is a direct result of white women thinking it’s sexist and outdated to take on their husband’s name. It is also sexist that the child would only carry the name of one parent, especially since the unnamed parent is the one who carried the child for nine months. The only logical solution is to give the kid a split last name. White people can’t get enough of it!
As a result we have children growing up named Elijah Sadler-Moore.
While it’s true that many Spanish speaking cultures do this, often times their names are crazy long but are often shortened into sweet one word nicknames like Pele. Also, there is a historical precedent.
Being a recent phenomenon, we have yet to see what happens when one split named person marries another split named person. Does their kid end up with four last names?
I have a feeling that College Lacrosse and Soccer Jerseys are going to look pretty strange in the next few years.