“Yeah, it needs to be your full name as it appears on your birth certificate” says the bureaucrat. “Ah…..” Says S. Ten minutes later the wide eyed bureaucrat is clearly mulling over whether this is a piss take or not. “About fifteen generations, including various mothers of various ancestors, name of our former estate which is technically part of the name, and the present family name…..it’s veeeery complicated” she trots off in her usual patter for when this happens. She turns to me smiles and shrugs. “I seeeee” says the bureaucrat in that way that says, “I really don’t see”.