(Closed) For those wanting to give their kids their maiden name in some capacity…

posted 10 years ago in Names
  • poll: How would you name a child if you'd like to keep your maiden name in there?

    First Middle HisLast

    First MyMaiden HisLast

    First Middle MyMaiden HisLast

    other- please explain

  • Post # 3
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I notice a conspicuous absence of First Middle Mylast.

    Post # 4
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I am a product of First Mylast Hislast.

    For the most part I was indifferent to it growing up.  Everyone thought it was a bit strange that my bro and I had the same middle name in our mother’s maiden name. 

    Now it is more special to me, especially when I am in the process of changing my name- adding my maiden name as a second middle name and adding his last name as my new last name. 

    Post # 5
    2206 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m keeping my name, but plan on giving the kids his last. I have control over the their first and middles, though, but his last name is just really awesome, and mine isn’t. It’s still my name and I have no desire to change it, but I just also don’t have a desire to pass it on. The kids names I have planned are all based on my family members, so that is special to me.

    Post # 6
    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Is the first option supposed to read First Middle MyLast? It doesn’t make much sense with the question otherwise since the maiden name wouldn’t be in there at all….and that option would then be missing. We’ll either do First Middle MyLast HisLast or First Middle HisLast MyLast. (With the latter option, we’d probably use one surname with each kid, assuming we end up with two.) Fiance hates the hyphenated option. Another less common option is MyLast Middle HisLast, if you have a maiden name that can be used as a first name. (Mine technically can be, but I don’t like it as one. Ah, well!)

    Post # 7
    1932 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    I didn’t want to give my kids my maiden name as their last name either, I want them to have their father’s name.

    I think as a middle name it’s classy. I know a lot of people who do that. 

    For me, I’m considering naming one of my boys my maiden name, because my maiden name is a somewhat common boy name. So it would work really well. Not sure though 🙂 we’ll see.

    Post # 8
    2025 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @ Miss Spunkin: I love people who do this! I know a Scott and a Camp, both of which were the mother’s maiden names. My maiden name would work for this, because it is a man’s name, but it’s kind of lame, so we’ll probably go with something else. 

    Post # 9
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We don’t want kids, but we did discuss this very briefly when we discussed our own names – we’re both keeping them as is.  If we have kids, they will be First Middle HisLast-MyLast.  I told him that in the event we did have kids, I was absolutely adamant on giving them my last name.  He was already kind of hurting that I won’t be taking his in any capacity, though, so I told him his last name could come first.  Though, to be honest, hislast-mylast sounds way WAY better than mylast-hislast.

    I would have held out more for giving them solely my last name except that it doesn’t make sense to be contentious about something that’s probably not going to happen.  Our names are short enough to hyphen without getting unweidly, and we’re both slightly satisfied with the solution.

    Post # 10
    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @chicagobride: Me, too!

    I want our kids to have my last name. We’ve talked about what name our kids would have, and the only thing we’ve agreed on is that we don’t want them to have hyphenated names. :/

    Post # 11
    2820 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m sure they’ll take his last name because I haven’t figured out what to do.  Perhaps one of my sisters will have an illegitamite child and she can pass on the last name.  I have a nice sized family but my grandfather and father both have all sisters and my dad had all daughters.  I donno, I still haven’t changed my last name to his and think his last name sounds a bit like clearing your throat (it’s a French name) and I haven’t figured out how to say it without it sounding gross but  him and his family hates their last name Americanized but it really sounds like you’re getting spit out of your throat.

    Post # 12
    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My boyfriend and I have talked about giving girls my last name, and boys his, or vice versa.  Equality in all things 🙂

    Post # 13
    118 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m planning on naming my son’s first name after my maiden name! As a family we will use their father’s last name.

    Post # 14
    624 posts
    Busy bee

    My Brother-In-Law (Doug) has his moms maiden (Jones) as his middle and then his last is his dad and moms last name (Smith) so it’s Doug Jones Smith.  Brother-In-Law did the same to his kid: Bill Jones Smith.

    I’ve often thought of giving our kid a variation/part of my maiden but doubt I would give them my actual maiden but it’s something to think about.

    Post # 15
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee

    First Middle Hislast Mylast


    First Middle Mylast

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