Invented surname: Wojin

Anne Wojcicki and Sergey Brin
Anne Wojcicki and Sergey Brin

Successful entrepreneurs Sergey Brin (Google) and Anne Wojcicki (23andMe) were married from 2007 to 2015. During that time they had two children: a son in late 2008, and a daughter in late 2011.

They named the kids Benji and Chloe, but that’s not all — they also gave the kids a brand new surname: Wojin, a combination of Wojcicki (which is pronounced woh-JISS-kee) and Brin. According to a Gawker tipster, the surname had been created “for security reasons.”

Do you know of any other families with invented/blended surnames?


2 thoughts on “Invented surname: Wojin

  1. If the surname was given for security reasons, it should have been at least 8 characters long and included at least one number and one special character.

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