27 June 2011

Sin Nombre

I'm submitting a paper to a conference, and their submission system has had the following warning three times now
Note: leave first name blank if you do not have one.
Are there people out there without first names?  Are there academics following in Madonna or Prince's footsteps?  Is there someone submitting to this who has never come across Western naming conventions and has never had to normalize their name into given name and surname before?

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