Two last names is it too much?

posted 5 months ago in Babies
  • poll: Should I give my babies my last name and my husbands?

    Their fathers last name only

    Just put both last names

  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee

    For me it would depend on the length of the names.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    This comes down to what YOU want, not what your father wants. If you intend to change your own name, whyc would you give a child a surname you didn’t carry? I am all for passing on the mother’s last name, but if you aren’t keeping it, then what’s the point?

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee

    How about skipping the middle name and adding two last names. Or using one last name as the middle name. 

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee

    I feel like it has a lot to do with length and flow of the names. My maiden name combined with my FH is ridiculous. Depending on the gender and name, I love last names as middle names! If you plan on changing your name anyway, I would stick with the husbands/family name. 

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee

    I am Hispanic and have two un hyphenated last names as well as a middle name. Even though both my last names are only 4 letters each I do find it to be a bit of a pain. I feel like a lot of people just don’t get that I have two separate last names and I often just go by one last name if I don’t have to use my legal full name. I would personally just go with one last name. 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

    Too much in my opinion, then they’ll get married and want to combine their last names with the husband’s / wife’s name. Imagine that, they’d be like from the monarchy or sth.

     

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    Does your father have any sons who might get to carry the name with other children? I think this would be a ‘nice’ gesture if you initially offered it, but him asking puts a burden on you that no new parent wants. It’s your child, your decision. Your father already ‘gave’ his name to his own children.

    Unless a last name has some great historical importance, I don’t understand the whole ‘carry on the family name’ business….

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