"I think in certain places, like maybe Iceland? they do last names matrilineally," I say to our friend whose last name ends in patronymic suffix.
"Wait, are you mansplaining her name to her?" Katie asks with a teasing smile.
"No, I'm showing off," I say. "There's a difference."
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