(Closed) Using last names as first names?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Have you/would you use a 'last' name as a first name for your child?
    Yes, I'd use a family surname : (35 votes)
    33 %
    Yes, I'd use a name that is thought of as a surname because I like it : (47 votes)
    44 %
    No, I don't like using surnames as first names : (18 votes)
    17 %
    We're CBC, but I love polls. : (4 votes)
    4 %
    We're not CBC, but I love polls anyway! : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t really like this trend. I don’t think lady names should be used as first names in general, but there are a few exceptions. I think they’re better suited for middle names.

    Post # 4
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    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My grandmothers maiden name is Harper, and that will be our baby girl’s first name.

    Post # 5
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    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I also LOVE the name Smith for a boy.

    Post # 6
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    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    It depends on the last name. My name would not sound good as a first name. on the other hand,I have a friend who’s last name is Mallory and wants to name her daughter that which I think is cute.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d be all for giving my child a family/maiden name, however, I was not blessed with useable ones, lol… like, at all… Mo*dy, Wett*n, Blodg*tt., etc. Nope, not happening.

    Post # 8
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    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would love to use a variation of my maiden name for a future son – i love the meaning behind it and it’s a neat name!

    Post # 9
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    378 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    This naming trend is near and dear to my heart because my husband is named my mother-in-law’s maiden name. Of course, her maiden name was Alexander, so it’s a very normal first name. But I think it was a really cool thing to do. My mom’s maiden name is in the running as one of our favorite girl names. Her maiden name is Sommer (pronounced just like Summer). I’m not sure I could give my child a name that is essentially mispelled, though, even if there’s a reason for it. So we will probably use Sommer as a middle name. Anyway, I like the idea of using a surname for last name when there’s a family connection. 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Only if I really liked the name on it’s own.  In my ex-husband’s family, it was common to use family names for middle names regardless of whether they are considered “proper” given names or not.  This lead to his nephew ending up with a hyphenated middle name.  I definately don’t think I could do that to a kid.

     

    Post # 11
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Honestly, my maiden name really wouldn’t make a very attractive name to pass on. However, I really like the idea. There are several last names that would make super cute baby names. I love the names Kennedy and Reagan for little girls.

    Post # 12
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    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My maiden name is a very common boys first name. We plan to use it as a middle name if we have a boy.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it’s fine to do as lokng at the name comes off well as a first name. For me, maiden name is NOT a good first name, but some are…James, Jones, Patrick, Roger(s) etc.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My aunt used her maiden name (Harris) as a middle name for one of her boys.  I like it.

    Post # 15
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    1430 posts
    Bumble bee

    If I had a maiden name or a last name in the family that would sound good as a first name I would do it, I really like the idea but unfortunately non in the family that would work.  I think it is more popular to do that now. All the last names you listed I wouldnt even think to myself that they were last names because I’ve heard them all as first names so much. 

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’d only use a surname as a first name if it was a family name… seems like it would mean more than using someone else’s surname for my kids name.

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