“New Life in U.S. No Longer Means New Name”
That’s the title of an article published in The New York Times this week. In short it shows evidence of a declining need to fit in with Western standards.
“For the most part, nobody changes to American names any more at all,” said Cheryl R. David, former chairwoman of the New York chapter of the American Immigration.
(Source: The New York Times)
Mr. Steinway (the famous German-born pianomaker who abandoned the name Steinweg in pursuit of economic success) is a perfect example of the 19th and 20th century convention of immigrants adopting Anglicized names.
What used to be needed to blend in and speed assimilation is no longer required. Economic powers are changing, as shown in this article in The Financial Times: “Indian economy shows 8.8% growth.” The world’s population is moving around more than ever, settling temporarily or permanently in other regions and countries.
So what does this mean for people in the data quality playing field? Continue reading ‘Changing trend U.S. immigrants: sticking to their name is custom’