The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) has once again detected the hypocrisy of contradictory legal acts and practices which concern the original spelling of names and surnames in official documents. Today dozens, if not thousands of Lithuanian citizens struggle with the problem of name spelling.


Courts work also in summer – next ruling on “w”

On 6 August this year, the Vilnius District Court adopted next ruling on the spelling of names and surnames. The applicant entered into a marriage with a citizen of the United Kingdom, P.J. Warne, however, in the marriage certificate the surname of the applicant was written with the letter “v”. After the adoption of a…


A Lithuanian living in Alaska won the surname with “w”

On July 25th 2018 The Vilnius District Court passed yet another verdict on the original spelling case of names and surnames. This time, for a Lithuanian who married a citizen of the United States of America and took a surname with a “w”. A citizen of Lithuania, who lives in Alaska, reached out to the…