Where does it come from that in the Dutch administration always the initials of your full name are used (usually in other countries it is only the first and last names)? Is it the only country in Europe to do this?

I wouldn’t know for sure, but using a call sign that often has nothing to do with your Baptina (a) m (s) is also typically Dutch and you don’t see that often in other countries.

Callnames with other letters are also “fixed” in other countries.Robert may be called Bob and Guadalupe may be called Lupita, but Chantal instead of Wilhelmina is really something Dutch. 🙂

I have experienced it in the UK, Germany, Austria, Malta, Switzerland and a few more countries, that there were still initials next to the first name.Dut was at registration for hotel rooms, but in England also when applying for a work permit, a bank account, gas, electricity and water, in the health supply, actually there everywhere though.

So I wonder where the assertion that this would not be the same in other European countries is based.

For myself, it does not matter, I have only one first name.

To my knowledge, it also occurs in Germany, including registration of license plates, especially in the north, as the state of Lower Saxony.

Where it comes away, perhaps it has to do with the fact that the Netherlands had a somewhat progressive administration system since the 19th century and the reason for this has been this man.

In many Frisian nobles it was customary that there were three names or sometimes more names.

However, this was not the case with many peasant families who had two names, which since the new naming system in the Kingdom of Holland of Louis Bonaparte (the younger brother of the portrayed gentleman) caused problems, for what is the middle name Was previously the name of the father or mother. In order to accommodate somewhat, the use is probably introduced in the administration to initialize the surname as well. That may have been an opinion of some of the people in the Council of State. For example Van Hogendorp was a reformed German, a church-minded originating in Emden in Germany. In any case, the initials habit was later taken over by Hendrik van Dale, why he did it, you cannot say it because he died of smallpox.

In the present time, the use gives the necessary headbrekens in, for example, justice especially with certain surnames, with initials such as A.B.

Not sure, I didn’t know the difference.

According to me, it reveals the Christian roots of the Netherlands as it is baptismal names.

I have checked it for security.In Belgium, there seems to be no constant, and it seems as if each body chooses what to use. Even in correspondence from the government there is no fixed prolapse.

I find back for commercial administration, of course the name I myself raised.I have a police offence notice: on the envelope is 鈧?艙Kevin Pauly 鈧?mentioned, in the letter is that 鈧?艙Kevin-Jozef-Maarten-Pauly 鈧?

Then I have a call letter that I had to get a new ID card.In it I find abbreviated 鈧?艙Kevin J. M. Pauly 鈧?as a prolapse.

A letter of the taxes appeals to me on the envelope as 鈧?艗mr.Kevin Pauly 鈧? 鈧?娄…

So, in the case of Belgium, there seems to be no unambiguous rule.

In my case it’s just handy.There are a number of F. Lousbergen around in the Netherlands.

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