Post # 1
So, one of (if not THE) reasons I’ve always wanted to keep my name was to pass it on to my kids. Unfortunate, C won’t take my name. 🙁 Neither of us want our future kids to have hyphenated names. I proposed the idea of giving our future kids his name as their middle name and my last name as their last name, but he doesn’t seem very open to the idea.
What are you guys doing, and why?
Post # 3
Other – probably not having kids. But if we do, and they come out of me, they get my last name. This is really hard for a lot of guys to handle, I think… my partner is ok with it because he realizes the chances of us having kids anyway are pretty slim (he may also not think I’ll follow through on this). My argument is that when he can figure out how to gestate and give birth, he can name them whatever he wants.
Post # 4
If we have kids they’ll have his name. I would MAYBE consider giving the kids my last name as their middle… but prob not. it’d be a weird middle name 🙂
Post # 5
My sister in law gave her daughter her maiden name as a middle name. I took my husband’s name, so our kids will have his last name.
Post # 6
I took my husband’s last name on the condition that our children will have my maiden name as a middle name. It’s very Italian so it should sound cool with the right first name.
Post # 7
I voted give them mine but not sure that’s accurate. I think we’ll try to split it but it will depend on gender a little bit since my name works much better for a girl. Ideally we’d have one of each! Though really who knows what we are going to do in several years time? All I know it will definitely not just be his.
Post # 8
I’m not keeping or passing on my name to my children. It’s a difficult name to pronounce and I’m really not close to my dad so don’t really want to pass on his name to my children.
Post # 9
my middle name is my mom’s maiden name, so i’m envisioning giving my kids either my maiden name or my mom’s maiden name as a middle name. ie, i will have 4 names: first-name mom’s-maiden my-maiden fi-last, and if i have 2 kids one will be first my-maiden fi-last, and the other will be first mom’s-maiden fi-last
Post # 10
So I think were going to legally make their names, “NewFirstName NewMiddleName MyMaidenName HisLastName”, but for simplicity’s sake, they’ll just go by “NewFirstName HisLastName” in school, etc.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I am going to change my name and we will pass that name on to our children. It is important to me their first and middle names are connected to my family (or at least one of them) and that works for me
Post # 12
They are taking my FI name. its just tradition
Post # 13
FI has a much prettier last name than I do, so we’ll probably give the kids his name. If his name weren’t so much better than mine, I think I would split it and give the girls mine and the boys his.
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
We’re doing both – we’re making them together, so we feel they should be named together. 🙂 Mylast Hislast unite! 🙂
Post # 15
It’s tradition in my family to use the maiden name as one of the kid’s middle names…so, it’s a small way of passing my name on.
Post # 16
I plan on keeping my name, giving my first child my maiden name as a first name, and any subsequent children (if there are any; we’re leaning towards one) will have my maiden name as a middle name. My last name is used for both male and female first names, so it won’t be weird either way, and that way they still get my name. 🙂 I was called by my last name most of my life since my first name is so common, so I think that’s another reason why I like it as a first name. The child(ren) will have my hubby’s last name.