In Vauban, no car AND no double-hyphen

by Sandy Ikeda

In Germany, they’re banning cars in the “green” village of Vauban, where you may still be permitted to pay $40,000 for a parking space in the outskirts but only if you also buy a home. Meanwhile, the other day Germany’s Constitutional Court again upheld a ban on double-hyphenated names. So will Frieda Rosemarie Thalheim-Kunz-Hallstein simply become, in the time-honored German way, Frieda Rosemarie Thalheimkunzhallstein?