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Why does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have two last names?

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posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 03:02 PM
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I think she is actually two separate people. The one you see on TV and the evil twin you read about. It's why her statements are confusing sometimes.




posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

It does when white women do it.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: Aallanon

Why does no one talk about Donald J Trump's middle name?

Does he have something to hide?


edit on 30/12/2018 by chr0naut because: On Red Dwarf, Rimmer's middle name was Judas, a very popular name at one time, with a strong pedigree. But don't Google Donald Judas Trump, 'case that's TDM.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 05:48 PM
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a reply to: Aallanon

Yorktown is a well off area. Very.

Her dad bought a "modest" house in Yorktown? For HOW MUCH? BS. The sale price was fixed to avoid taxes. There are not many IF ANY affordable homes in Yorktown. It's like little Connecticut.

This makes so much sense. I know her type.

Meanwhile Bronx kids went to Bronx schools.

Public schools in one of the best areas in the country are better than some private schools elsewhere.

She lived there and went to school there. She had family in the Bronx like half of working class NYC. So?

How is SHE from the Bronx? Because she spent time here as a baby?

Oh get out of my face with it. Yorktown yuppie.

Boogie down you are not, my G. You are a well off Latino that pretends like your people are in their natural habitat in the ghetto. Growing up you probably pretended to be mad hood to those prissy yocals. Please. Why claim OUR community? Yorktown. FFS.

That pisses me off to no end.
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posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

Yeah and no ghetto kid has THREE names!

Damn progressives!!!!!



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 06:00 PM
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originally posted by: Aallanon
I am just curious. Does anyone know?

I tried Googling it but got no info.

So I put it to you ATS

Why the two last names?

ETA Also is she from Westchester or the Bronx? There are conflicting reports on that too.


That's the standard for Spanish surnames. The mother's last name comes second, the father's is first. So like her mother, the father's name comes first in her last name and the mother's last name comes second.

More information on this practice



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 06:01 PM
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originally posted by: JAY1980
Oppression Olympic athletes usually use their minority names to signal just how oppressed they are Cortez is the double down kinda socialist so she took both to really drive the fact home she is indeed a woman of color.

It helps with things like student loans, affirmative action, and welfare too. Obama knew this...


It's the traditional way Spanish surnames are given. There's a lot of them here in Texas... not at all uncommon in areas with a large population of people descended from the Spanish. See this link for information
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posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn

originally posted by: Aallanon
a reply to: EmmanuelGoldstein

So which one is which?


Her father's last name is Ocasio. Her mother's is Cortez.

It's common practice with Hispanic families.


Exactly.

This reply should have singularly ended this thread.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

My son was born in Mexico. He has a hyphenated last name on his SS. It's actually a big problem. We wanted to drop it but because his birth certificate says what it says we had to keep it.

When he is older he may have to change it like his cousin did for financial aid applications and such. Any system that doesn't use it will be a headache. That's most US systems.

Who knows. I thought it was an archaic custom when the hospital in Mexico used it. It is.


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posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 06:37 PM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: tadaman
Yeah and no ghetto kid has THREE names!
Damn progressives!!!!!


Seriously: Neesha Ree-Ree Taylor-Jones gets 2 of everything from Uncle Sam monthly. (Name slightly adjusted to protect the guilty.)



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

I have 4 names.

I know others with 5 or more.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 07:03 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: links234



Yeah, I don't care about any of that.



She's an idiot all on her own without the need for character assassination.



originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: SKEPTEK

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: SKEPTEK

There were a lot of dumb posts in this thread ignoring reality or reason.

This one by far takes the cake.


I take it you have 2 last names.


Nope, white straight male who just finds unfounded statements for the sole purpose of character assassination lazy and ignorant.

But it's your right, carry on.



***NOT POINTED AT YOU TWO, BUT RATHER ADDRESSING THE ISSUES YOU TWO BRING UP***


Unlike normal assassinations, character assassinations has to be conducted at a closeness to the person getting hit. The results is that stupid splatters all over everyone at the scene.

I better way to devalue someone, is to hit them where it hurts the most: Their ideas. It's clean, it's verifiable, and best of all you won't get stupid on you and everyone else in the room form it.

****BACK ON TOPIC***


Many people from many backgrounds will carry on with more then the normal three named rule. In fact there really isn't any rule stating how many names a person could have. You could have a kid that only has one name, or a kid with twenty names on their birth certificate. So to me it doesn't really matter if she has many legal names or if she just has one, nor does it really matter why her parents gave her those names. I think it was well covered in this thread as to why she might have a hyphenated last name, but unless somebody goes and asks her, we may never know. Let's just agree that we should not judge a person by their name, but rather by the quality of their actions. Cortez has stated many ideas that are ignorant, but she has also put forward a few ones too. I guess none of her statements really matter though until she is officially sworn in and has a chance at doing something or nothing. We shall see?



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: Guyfriday

She gives plenty of cannon fodder for those who want it.

I could tear her apart purely on her platform.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: Aallanon

In the Hispanic world everyone has two last names. I had two last names when I arrived in the U.S., and eventually had to change it to one last name only.

In the Hispanic world everyone has first the last name of the father, and the second is the maiden name of the mother.

In Spain it is the same thing. Not sure about the rest of Europe.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 09:05 PM
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originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: Byrd

My son was born in Mexico. He has a hyphenated last name on his SS. It's actually a big problem. We wanted to drop it but because his birth certificate says what it says we had to keep it.

When he is older he may have to change it like his cousin did for financial aid applications and such. Any system that doesn't use it will be a headache. That's most US systems.

Who knows. I thought it was an archaic custom when the hospital in Mexico used it. It is.



Yeah, when your son is 18 he should be able to change it.

It was a big problem for me as well. First, social security had my middle name as my first name, and my first name as my middle name. When I asked to change it I was told it didn't matter. I was 17 at the time, just arrived in the U.S. and wasn't aware yet of the laws in the U.S.

Because my English was very limited and back then college didn't have any ESOL classes, I had to repeat middle school for one year, and then go to high school.

After I graduated from High School with honors, and because of my grades, got 2 years free college. In the first semester everything was fine, I started working in the library at the college and then was told that I needed to go to ss and change my name. After I did, less than a week later, I was told I could not get anymore my 2 years free college. :/

BTW, after I joined the Navy my RDCs started calling me "alphabet" because of my long name.




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posted on Jan, 1 2019 @ 12:53 AM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: Aallanon

Progressives love to hyphenate their name.

Status symbol.


This may be true. But it is a latino thing. Its very common in Mexico.



posted on Jan, 1 2019 @ 01:13 AM
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originally posted by: toms54
I think she is actually two separate people. The one you see on TV and the evil twin you read about. It's why her statements are confusing sometimes.


Maybe you’re onto something here.

Except, instead of evil, more like involved in extra curricular activities



posted on Jan, 1 2019 @ 05:06 AM
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For some reason any time a central American is used on TV and media they provide the first, middle, third and both last names.

Alonso Eduardo Juan Carlos Gonzalez was deported 6 times...

It provides more concentration to the person rather then the cause. It's a gimmick the media has used for awhile.

Its why they used
Lee Harvey Oswald



posted on Jan, 1 2019 @ 06:01 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

I am chuffed that you would consider the proposition. However, I now now believe that instead of "evil," I should have said "insane."



posted on Jan, 1 2019 @ 09:52 AM
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originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
a reply to: Aallanon

Dude, don't you know that some people have both of their parents last names, usually hyphenated?
The more you know...


This is one of the stupidest things people do. The idea is that both last names are important and one shouldn't be discarded. As usual though, people don't think things through logically. What happens if she marries someone who also has a hyphenated last name? Do you keep all 4? What happens when their kids get married? This quickly becomes untenable.




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