In the section ‘Between The Lines’ in your October issue, (page 74), Bilawal Zardari was referred to as Bilawal ‘Bhutto.’ Is he sired by a Bhutto, in which case it would be kosher to call him Bilawal Bhutto? If his father is a Zardari then calling him Bilawal Bhutto is misleading. Even Bilawal Bhutto Zardari does not gel. In America, married women use their maiden surname as their second name, like Hillary Rodham Clinton or Madeline Corbel Albright. But their second name is seldom used in common parlance. Thus Hillary is referred to simply as Hillary Clinton. Men never use their mother's surname as their second name. For example in the names of George Walker Bush or Barack Hussein Obama the second names, Walker and Hussein, respectively, are not their mothers' surnames.
We should either call him Bilawal Zardari or Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. S.G. Jilanee Karachi, Pakistan