(Closed) Keeping and passing YOUR name on to the kids?

posted 10 years ago in Names
  • poll: If you're keeping your name, what will you do with your future children's last names?

    give them mine

    give them his

    give them both last names, hyphenated or otherwise

    other (please explain)

  • Post # 3
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    11324 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    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 πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 5
    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    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
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    2777 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    2467 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    2194 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    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
    2360 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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
    1545 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    They are taking my Fiance name. its just tradition

    Post # 13
    2206 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Fiance 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
    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2020 - Oakland Manor

    We’re doing both – we’re making them together, so we feel they should be named together. πŸ™‚ Mylast Hislast unite! πŸ™‚

    Post # 15
    2628 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    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
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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. πŸ™‚  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.

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