(Closed) Using last names as first names?

posted 9 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

    Yes, I'd use a name that is thought of as a surname because I like it

    No, I don't like using surnames as first names

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  • Post # 32
    781 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My cousin did this, and it’s super cute. Her sons name is Carson 🙂 We are all a really close family and when she got married and changed her name I think it was particularly hard for her, so she wanted to pay tribute to how important her parents and   family are to her life.

    Post # 33
    1487 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Ellegee:  Thank you! I had no idea and I will never consider using it now! 

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    @dreamocracy:  Thanks. Very interesting article, I apologize for my ignorance! I just had no idea. 

    Post # 34
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My daughter’s name is Emersyn, which Emerson is a surname?! I Love it for a child obviously! haha

    I honestly like surnames for a child. My bff’s maiden name is Jenkins and she plans to use it as a middle name for a boy. And I’m big on Thayer right now for a boy, which is also a last name.  Many names originated as last names, and many girls names originated as boys back in the day. Its like clothing; it all comes full circle

    Post # 35
    3910 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

     i will actually use my last name (not my married name) as a first name, only if it is a boy. 

    Post # 36
    598 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    my maiden name wouldn’t make a very good first name, but i totally love the idea. it’s not a family name, but my Fiance and i are planning on using the name cash for a boy!

    Post # 37
    875 posts
    Busy bee

    I dislike it, but only because it is naturally biased toward a small set of “familiar” Anglo names. I don’t like how everyone will compliment baby Parker’s parents, but would be confused, if not disapproving, of a baby with a first name of Lopez, Heijder, or Arkorful. It’s quite limiting, even if it is traditional in areas with less non-Anglo white immigration (the Southeastern United States).

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