Is your name double-barrelled?

Guns and cannons sometimes have two barrels (de dos cañones). So, Mr. Putin enjoys shooting and owns a double-barrelled rifle.

Some mortals, especially in England, have “double-barrelled” (compuesto) names.

Such names are often linked by a hyphen. Such hyphened names are a problem for the bureaucracy in Spain: the systems do not recognize such compound names with a hyphen, although 2 surnames are common in Spain.

There are some contemporary and famous people who have double-barrelled names: the singer Olivia Newton-John, the actor Daniel Day-Lewis.

So do you have a double barrelled name? Probably. Is it hyphenated?

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