Post # 17
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
That’s a southern tradditon. My dad’s middle name is Diggs because it was a family name on my grandmother’s side.. and I love it! I would so use Avery as a girl’s name if that wasn’t going to be my new last name.
Also, McKenzie used to be a last name. So did Morgan, Jackson, Lee, etc.
Post # 18
This is very common in the South, actually. My fiance’s first name is a last name, as is his brother’s. Ironically enough, my fiance’s last name is a SUPER common first name 🙂
Post # 19
My last name is Wyatt. I LOVE the name Wyatt for a boys name and Fiance actually does too. My family is the one who thinks it’s weird can you believe that? (Not my dad of course). LOL
Post # 20
I like it if it’s a legit family name.
I cannot stand how “Cohen” somehow became a valid option for boys, for example.
Post # 21
I love Makenzie for a girl and I think that’s a last name.
Post # 22
This had never accured to me before that I could/should do this! I think it’d be really need it you could use a family last name as a first name, as long as it worked (because I’m sure there are last names that just won’t work as first names). My maiden name is Curtis and that is definitely also a first name. Hmmm!
Post # 23
I’ve heard this before and I’m curious why! I think it’s such a nice boys name… Am Imissing something? Enlighten me : )
My middle name is Mitchell – my moms maiden name and I LOVE it. We will use it as a middle name if we have more than one boy. My last name is Thomas and I would use it as a first name if my fiance would let me. He doesn’t love it though so it’ll be relegated to our first sons middle name.
My good friend is due on Christmas day and if it’s a boy they’ll name it her maiden name – Hunter. Super cute.
I think it’s an amazing traditional!
P.s. I do know the proper use of apostrophes but my iPad sucks so I’m being lazy
Post # 24
Yep, from Alabama here and it’s definitely common! 😉
Maybe it is a Southern thing, and that’s why I’ve heard it happening so much. LOL.
Post # 25
This may help: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2009/05/05/the-big-baby-naming-battle.html
It is a very offensive name to Jewish people, so I wouldn’t use it. Of course you could probably get away with “Cowen” or “Kowan” something like that if you just like the sound.
Post # 26
My mom’s maiden name is Henry, so I’ve thought pretty seriously about using that for my first son. My current last name/maiden name isn’t something I would ever consider using for a future child’s name.
Post # 27
I think that’d be awesome if my maiden name wasn’t so Italian. Hahaha.
Post # 28
One of my students is named Luke, short for Luken, his mother’s maiden name. I love that tie in. 🙂
Post # 29
I actually really dislike the idea of using family names, at all, so I would definitely not use a surname as a first name.
I don’t mind if other people do, for more common first names (Carter, Lee, Harper, Harrison) but sometimes it kind of sounds like a law firm (Smith Carter, Jameson Dempsey, etc).
Post # 30
I’m of Jewish descent, from a big Jewish family, in a community with a pretty big Jewish population. To me, Cohen is a surname rich with heritage and cultural significance…not something cute to name your kid or your dog.
Post # 31
If LO turns out to be a boy, we plan on naming him Brady. I guess that is technically a surname, but it is a pretty common first name, too.
My maiden name is Russell, so it also works as a first name, but neither of us like it enough to use it.