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    Nobunari Oda's a dad (again)!

    Via Rayhaneh at FSU: http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/osaka/spo...OHO1T00037.htm

    Congrats to Oda and the family!

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    Congrats! Mayu is sure cute....but I just had a brain blackout....In Japan, when a lady marries, do the names follow western tradition? ie the lady takes the man's last name and the children also?

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    I don't believe Asians follow the Western tradition of changing the woman's surname after marriage. But the children will be Odas.

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    Congrats to Oda for being a dad again
    though I didn't even know he was married, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteChris View Post
    Congrats! Mayu is sure cute....but I just had a brain blackout....In Japan, when a lady marries, do the names follow western tradition? ie the lady takes the man's last name and the children also?
    Yes they do, sometimes the man can take the woman's name and be apart of her family. Actually I think in Japan it would be pretty impossible for the mother and children NOT to share a family name unless the parents aren't married and custody was given to the father.

    Congrats to Oda on the second child! His wife and son are so cute!

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    In Japan, marriage law requires married couples to share a surname. Most of the times the wife takes the husband's name and joins their household (koseki). But, there are cases when the husband takes the wife's surname as he is sort-of "adopted" by the wife's family. http://www.economist.com/news/asia/2...ping-it-family So, legally, Mayu is most likely "Oda Mayu."

    In Chinese circles, wives usually don't change their surnames but are often addressed by their husband's surname. The children often take the father's surname, unless, of course, the marriage was to continue the matrilineal line.

    This was such unexpected news, but I'm happy for their family on their new addition! (I wonder if this was the reason for his poor outing at Japan Super Challenge earlier in the week. ) Shintaro just turned 2 in October and now he's a big brother, how exciting!

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    Was Oda the Japanese skater who had to sit out a year due to a drunk driving charge on a bike? Then he got his girlfriend pregant and it is amazing how he came back to be so competitive. How he supports his family I am not sure. skating is expensive and there is a good chance he won't go to world's with all the great Japanese male skaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
    Was Oda the Japanese skater who had to sit out a year due to a drunk driving charge on a bike? Then he got his girlfriend pregant and it is amazing how he came back to be so competitive. How he supports his family I am not sure. skating is expensive and there is a good chance he won't go to world's with all the great Japanese male skaters.
    He was indeed suspended following a drunk driving charge, I think it was the 2007-8 season. As for his wife, I believe that they had known each other for years before becoming parents, though I don't know if they had planned to have a kid at that time.

    Oda is by no means the first skater to have children during his skating career: so did Mark Ladwig, Michael Weiss, Alexander Abt, Samuel Contesti and Tatiana Navka, to name some examples. I'm sure Oda and his wife have found ways to manage.

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    Congrats to Papa Nobu & his wife!

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    Wonderful news! Congrats to Oda and his wife!

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    Congratulations!

    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Congrats to Oda for being a dad again
    though I didn't even know he was married, lol
    Haha, you're almost 3 years behind the loop.
    Here's a wedding photo: http://i47.tinypic.com/34qvaxy.jpg
    On this page there 2 small photos from the Shinto-style ceremony: http://nobunari.com/diary/diary10-07.html
    Shintaro (August 2010): http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/1954/shintaro.jpg
    Shintaro (spring 2012): http://i47.tinypic.com/28svd5g.gif (warning: animated gif over 1mb)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohheyskaters View Post
    In Japan, marriage law requires married couples to share a surname. Most of the times the wife takes the husband's name and joins their household (koseki).
    No, the law doesn't require married couples to share a surname. The law requires that the family register (koseki) must be under the same surname. But any family member can start a separate koseki from other family members if he/she wishes to have a different surname. This rule is often used by foreign fathers who want their kid to have a foreign daddy's surname and not a Japanese mother's surname in case she didn't take her hubby's last name. This procedure requires the mother's agreement though and actually can be done only by her since she is the one who is a J-nationality, i.e. the subject of relevant jurisdiction. I mean a foreign father can't do anything by himself without the mommy's cooperation.

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    Congrats to Oda!

    And thanks for all the interesting information on surnames throughout Asia. By the way, I've always felt that Japanese names, both first names and surnames, have such a beautiful, poetic sound: Nobunari, Mayu, Shintaro...somehow my ear really responds to them. It's fascinating that a relatively small population with really only one linguistic influence has such a wonderful variety of names. I'd love to learn more.

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    Congratulations to Oda and his wife!!!!

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