In my experience I've noticed a difference in the way people sign their names in different cultures. I would say that Americans typically sign their name so that people can read it, or at least make out the first letter of their first name, last name, and maybe some letters in between. I'm sure there are some people who sign their name very messy, but in general, I would say that in my experience I can read fairly well peoples' signatures. I've also noticed that people from Central America and Spain tend to sign their names very fancy, with x's, large swooping movements, and it's almost like art. I can identify the first letter of their name, but nothing else. I think some of the signatures I've seen don't even have the last name signed; it's just lines and curves. One of my co-workers (from Argentina) signs his first name and the first initial of his middle name. When I asked him where his last name was, he said it wasn't there! When I sign my name, even if I write it very messy, you'll be able to pick out almost all of the letters and be able to know what my name is. How do people in your country and/or culture sign their names? Is it really their name or is it art?