(Closed) Brother’s baby having SIL’s surname?

posted 8 years ago in Family
  • poll: Is it weird??
    Yep, v weird : (21 votes)
    34 %
    Nope, not at all : (35 votes)
    56 %
    Typo, maybe : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Maybe her last name is his middle name?  I think that would be a little strange, especially if they have another son with his last name!

    Post # 4
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Typically, children who have deadbeat “dont give a crap” fathers generally have the mothers last name. I’ve personally never known a child to have the mothers last name is the father is in the picture. 

    Post # 7
    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens

    Do you mean that the baby’s first name is her lastname? I’ve considered naming my future son my maiden name. My last name is one of those names that can actually be a first name (think:Franklin)- I thought it would be a cute way to incorporate my family into his name, so his name would be “My Maiden name- Middle name- Married Name”

    Post # 8
    3378 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’d say it’s unusual, but not necessarily weird.  I think people are much more open to different ideas for naming these days, and why not have her name?  After all, the child has just as much connection to her family and family name as it does to its father’s.  I’d ask your brother, just to be clear, but I actually think that’s pretty cool if they gave the baby her last name.

    Post # 9
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    Actually, a cousin of mine and his wife have different last names (she decided not to take his) so when they had a daughter she received her father’s last name and then with their son, he received the mother’s last name.  It’s different but works for them.

    Post # 10
    2547 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don;t think its weird at all. She probably just wants both children to have the same last name. I would do the same.

    Post # 11
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Does she still have her maiden name legally? My Future Brother-In-Law had a baby a few months ago and they got married about a year and a half ago.  They told everyone she changed her name but she hasn’t.  So when she had the baby in the hospital the baby had her last name and it took us a few minutes to find them because we were looking under fiance’s last name.  I know they changed it when they did the birth certificate though.  I agree though, maybe it’s the baby’s middle name or maybe they just decided to give the baby her last name.   

    Post # 14
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    If she kept her maiden name, and the older half sibling has her last name, I can totally see why they would choose to give the latter kids her last name as well!

    It may not be the cultural norm, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome 🙂

    Post # 15
    597 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My cousin named her baby girl her maiden name: Collier. It’s weird, and she doesn’t have a nickname, like Colli, but people call her that. This is the day and age of unique names though.

    My fiance has thought of naming a girl my middle name, which is actually a family surname, De Noya, it sounds girly enough.

    As far as last names, I have such a unique name my fiance was thinking of giving a baby my Last Name since it is so special and unique, but I would rather us all have the same last name!

    Post # 16
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I was just going to say what daydreamwanderer said. Perhaps they named their younger two the same last name as their mom and half brother so that the kids all share the same last name. It can happen that your brother could adopt the older child and change is his name, but if they’ve decided not to do that, they may have talked about keeping all their children bonded with the same last name. I don’t think it’s offensive to ask if it’s his middle or his last, just try not to be too shocked if that is how it turns out. Like PPs have shown, there are all sorts of ways to incorporate parent’s names into their children’s.

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