If you’ve ever wondered why people of Portuguese origin have more words in their name than they can count with their fingers, you must read this article. Very informative. Wikipedia rocks, especially on lazy Sunday afternoons.
Oh, and if my family were Portuguese, my name would be Vijay Krishna Varadachari Athreya Narayana Koushik de
Madras Thiruvidaivasal. Essentially, the rough equivalent of the abhivAdanam.
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