honest opinion needed

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shroutbabymama85's picture
Joined: 11/08/11
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honest opinion needed

so been thinking about this for awhile but honestly need your opinions. since i am having a boy and me & my lil sis are the last in our whole family to carry our last name, would it be weird to hyphenate my babys name to have both? i think itd be awesome to give my baby my last name but yet again know it wouldnt be traditional. opinions?

ange84's picture
Joined: 12/28/09
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I have a friend who is in the same position and she plans to give her child her last name as a middle name. I see nothing wrong with hypenating if it is important to you.

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Joined: 09/17/07
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Not weird at all. I'd do it.

Marite13's picture
Joined: 08/07/09
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If it's important to you, absolutely do it! It will probably make life a little more difficult for your kids- just having a long last name, etc... but, in the end, if it's about family, I think it's worth it. You actually have this last name yourself, or did you take your husband's name? I think especially if you have that last name anyway, then it's actually almost normal that you would hyphenate.

Joined: 07/27/06
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I dont find it weird at all! If it means something to you...I would do it!

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"Marite13" wrote:

If it's important to you, absolutely do it! It will probably make life a little more difficult for your kids- just having a long last name, etc... but, in the end, if it's about family, I think it's worth it. You actually have this last name yourself, or did you take your husband's name? I think especially if you have that last name anyway, then it's actually almost normal that you would hyphenate.

Agreed!

shroutbabymama85's picture
Joined: 11/08/11
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i had the hyphen for awhile till i got lazy with it. wolfgang-shrout is a long name.i was going to have it changed back if i did decide on this but like i said me & my sis are the last wolfgangs there are since my dad was the only boy. i also thought later on id give my kid the choice to choose which name hed like too.

shroutbabymama85's picture
Joined: 11/08/11
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i mentioned this to my mom and she hated the idea. its bad enough i told her i was naming my kid kinda after my dad. (think shes still bitter from their split) i told my dad and hes happy as can be....getting lot of grief on this from my moms side. they are hell bent on the whole name thing but honestly going with jayden ray wolfgang-shrout. the heck with what they think right? lol

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Joined: 05/10/06
Posts: 460

For DS1, his middle name is my maiden name. It was important to me to incorporate that into one of our kids, but didn't feel like I needed to include it with all of them. If it is something that is really important to you, then go for it! And about your mom being upset, try not to let that bother you... it's your baby. We never share names until baby is born, because everyone has an opinion. My MIL is especially bad at this. When we thought this baby was a girl, I shared some of the names that stood out to me for boys, and she made the most horrific face at EVERY single one. It kinda took some of the fun out of it, because now, I have this mental image of her pretending to vomit at some of the names I liked. And then after that, she told me that at first she hated DS2's name, but has grown to like it... Gee thanks! Anyways... I'm done hijacking now. Definitely just go with what you feel is right!

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