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double barrelled

adjective Referring to a family name (surname) with two parts which may or may not be hyphenated, so named as an oblique analogy to a double-barrelled shotgun.

While double-barrelling surnames is distinctly uncommon in the US, it is required by law in Spain and most of Latin America, and not uncommon amongst well-to-do Britons.
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LINE OF THE DAY "Sometimes it can be annoying having a double-barrelled name," admits Rangers forward Martyn Waghorn-Pen.
Fellow judge Louis Walsh admitted he was having problems getting his tongue around the exotic double-barrelled name and he even asked Jean-Bernard for help in mastering it.
The presenter also said using a double-barrelled name is not an option because she is "not into that".
A DOUBLE-barrelled name and double-barrelled shooting boots.
Before coming today Royer-Dupre liked the Curragh - "it's so fair, if you have a good horse this is the place" - but the Chantilly-based trainer, already his double-barrelled name etched into the Irish Oaks winners' board with Shawanda in 2005, just loves it now.
THE world class Liverpool athlete with the double-barrelled name is relishing her second experience of the stadium which catapulted her into the national consciousness.
The Frenchman with a double-barrelled name is a real athlete like Sissoko.
Catrina McHugh, Zoe Lambert and Rachel Teate represent the stressedout younger generations - the carers, the daughters and a rather implausible young journalist with a double-barrelled name from the "Evening Chronicle" - who struggle to preserve the old folks' dignity.
When I remembered about it much later, I didn't remember his name, but I knew it was a double-barrelled name and thought there was a Carew in it.
DAD'S STORY: "Claire wanted the baby to have a double-barrelled name, which worked out well because I liked Gracey and she liked Millie so we compromised.
A civil engineer with a "foreign-sounding" name was turned down for a job - and then offered an interview when he re-applied using a more anglicised double-barrelled name, it was claimed yesterday.