(Closed) Wanna help us make up a new last name?

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ohh that’s hard. Pleather? Haha. Peters? Leatheron? Peteathers? 

I don’t know… all of those are kind of weird sounding. Sorry I’m not more help!

Post # 4
342 posts
Helper bee

Leaterson!  Prounounced Leaderson … strong connotation πŸ™‚

Post # 5
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t understand.. You don’t want to change your name to his as ‘your last name dies with your generation’, yet you are willing to change it to a made up name?

I would make 100% sure he is on board with this. You have every right to keep your last name, but it is fairly unusual (no, not unheard of though!) for a man to drop his surname.

IF you do go through with it I actually like Eatherson as the combination of both former names. 

Hope some others come up with some good suggestions for you.



Post # 6
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016


Post # 7
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

@bluebonnet: Pleather! Haha, love it!

@MissDallasCowboy: Oh, I actually really like that one.

I like Leatherson, too.

I can’t come up with anythiing good right now. Sorry. πŸ™

Post # 8
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve been trying to talk mine into this as well! We’re Elwood and Fuller, and all of our friends already call us the Fulllwoods, which I love but it does sound a bit porny. 

As for you, have you thought of putting your names into an anagram machine online? Just jumbling the letters and seeing what comes out can be fun! I used a scrabble word maker, here’s a link:


Post # 10
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t think it is strange to use a new name but I do not see how it helps your cause of keeping cour last name alive. Personally, if I were in your position and decided I would be willing to change my name for hte family, I would take his name on board if he felt strongly about it instead of taking an ew name that neither party is connected to. I get that it is starting fresh but neither of you have a terrible last name. So, my first suggestion is to either try to sell him on your name or take his name and continue to use your maiden name socially.

If you both agree a new compromise name is what you want, how about something that is rather neutral, short and easy to pronounce.  I knew a guy who got married and he and his wife both changed ther name to Evers. Much more easily pronnounced than their former names.

Post # 12
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I hope you don’t go with Leatherface! I think more people will comment on the psycho killer from Texas Chainsaw Massacre than the condition of your skin hehe…

Would Fiance be willing to take your name? The thing is that you will lose your last name whether you take his name or create a name together. You have a very common last name so in reality it won’t die with you, it just won’t be carried on in your immediate family. I dunno if you’ll regret this whole make up a new name thing, because you both have simple easy to spell names and you’re looking at changing it to something unusual that you’ll need to repeat a lot. I think the most normal one is Leatherson… you could also hyphanate your name and the kids names, Peterson-Leathers sounds pretty good and most likely people will just use Leathers. That way you’d hold on to your name and the kids will carry on the tradition but without losing his name in the process.


Post # 13
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Leathson? Or maybe something COMPLETELY different that you both like?

Post # 14
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’d probably go with something that was just similar, like… Heathson. Or Lefson.

Post # 15
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Peters πŸ˜€  has the start of yours and end of his ! πŸ™‚

or double them up! Peterson-Leathers  (or vice versa πŸ˜› )


Post # 16
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont get it. If you dont want your name to die out then just keep your name as Peterson. I dont see anything wrong with his name at all though. You could also hyphenate

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