Czech Republic refused from “female” surnames

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Residents of the Czech Republic were allowed to abandon the feminine suffix in the surname

Public opinion polls conducted in the country showed that women began to prefer the masculine form of the surname without the “ova” suffix.

Residents of the Czech Republic will be able to refuse to add the suffix “ova” to their surname in documents. The corresponding amendments to the laws on office work were signed by the President of the country Milos Zeman. About this on Sunday, July 11, reported in the Novinky.cz edition.

Before that, in the Czech Republic, the suffix “ova” was added to the female surname to indicate the feminine gender. This rule also applied to foreign surnames.

For example, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was called “Merkelová” in the Czech Republic, and American politician Hillary Clinton was called “Klintonová”.

Not using the suffix was allowed only to citizens married to foreigners and having a residence permit in another country.

A number of linguists have already opposed the study of innovation. They believe that the elimination of the suffix can lead to confusion, since it will not be clear whether the documents are referring to a man or a woman.

Earlier, the South African Ministry of the Interior made a proposal legitimize polyandry – a form of family relations in which one woman has several husbands.

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