Mexico as a nation holds a great deal of pride in its vast history and signs such as icons and landmarks make-up a significant portion of the country's cultural environment through its practices, stories, and its architecture. The symbols of the country date back as far as Mexico's history. In order to gain a true appreciation of the Mexican culture, and furthermore interact with its people, it is essential that a traveler have
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have two surnames, consisting of the father's last name followed by the mother's surname. Whenever you address someone, use both of these surnames.
You may, however, encounter certain Mexicans who prefer to shorten their names by choosing either the father's or mother's surname. In this circumstance, you will be encouraged to use only the favored last name. In writing, you'll notice that a Mexican will sometimes reduce his or her second surname to an initial.