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We are argueing abt this. The name is Desmond, Kwadwo, Owusu. i wnt to classify these name under: 'First name', 'Surname' and 'Other name' or 'Last name' Which is which?

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The correct order is
Sirname = Owusu

First name = Desmond

Other name =Kwadwo

so in short Your official name will be OWUSU DESMOND KWADWO (ODK)

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To add to it your surname is the family name te one that your parents and siblings share in common. While your First name is your given name usually in Ghana it is an English name. This name is the one that people use to address you informally like Daniel, Emmanuel, Bernard and etc and the first name aside from your surname. The other name is the name normally refers to what we call in Ghana your traditional name or house name. These are normally local names.
However most people confuse the other name with the First name because some people have really long names like "Kelvin Bright Godslove Nana Yaw Owusu-Kena." Where as sometimes the Bright is put before the Kelvin and at other times the NanaYaw is placed first. This depends on the one who carries the name to choose which should be the first name and ensure that it is the same in all official documents. In you case Amfree has given you the right order.

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