Post # 31
Use your maiden name! That’s how my name is structured, and that’s what I will be doing too. My last name is a male first name, so I guess that’s just too bad for any of my future daughters. I had a “weird” middle name, and they can too. Now that I’m older I LOVE that my mom’s maiden name is in there.
Post # 32
I’m planning to use my maiden name (once I get married) for my future kids’ middle names! I think it’s a lovely idea. I’ve also asked my boyfriend to change his middle name if/when we get married to my current last name, which he said he would do. I feel like it’s only fair, if I’m changing my name for him, and I really like the idea that the whole family would have both our last names, without having to hyphenate! I don’t understand why so many people are concerned about the flow or how the two names would sound together when said out loud. I literally never use my middle name, and I can’t say that I know most of my friends’ middle names unless they go by them. My sister even often forgets her middle name & confuses it with my middle name! So why not pick something that has a nice, symbolic meaning just to you & your family? I agree with you, it almost feels like a nice little secret that you can feel good about whenever you think about it.