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Thread: Which surname would you use?
August 20th, 2013 12:01 AM #1
Which surname would you use?
My boyfriend an I have been together for 6 years and are TTC our first child. Since we're not married and don't plan on getting married, I've been thinking about the surname options for our children. We have yet to discuss this topic at length, but I'd like some extra opinions.
If you were in our situation, what would you do?Vanessa
due with first child 08/17/14
caine, calloway, clark, boyd, declan, evander, flynn, graham, heath, ian, innes, jared, kent, kieran, lawrence, lewis, linden, marcus, oscar, rhys, robert, sage, soren, wade
anne, annika, anya, ashelia, astrid, augusta, beatrix, bonnie, catherine, cecily, clara, cordelia, della, eileen, elsa, eulalia, freya, helena, henrietta, india, jane, julia, linnea, liv, louisa, mabel, magnolia, margaret, margot, matilda, melanie, nell, rose, tallulah
August 20th, 2013 12:13 AM #3
I know several couples in the U.S. who swore they'd never get married, then they eventually realized the legal benefits to marriage when hard times (illness/injury, job loss) came along...and changed their minds. For this reason, I'd use the father's name.
August 20th, 2013 12:22 AM #5
I'd personally use the father's name because I'm not a fan of hyphens. If you do decide to hyphen, it really depends on the sound of the surnames together to pick which goes first.
August 20th, 2013 12:29 AM #7
Hers or His-Hers. Seriously, everybody?! Why should the kid get their father's name instead of their mother's? They're not married, and don't plan to become so. This is misogyny, plain and simple.
Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Winifred or Simon Atlas | Atlas Dov or Alice Violetta | Lucien Wilde or Lucinda Jane | Jane Lucinda or Jack Marlowe | Marlowe Charles or Roscoe Thomas | Charles ' Charlie' Wallace or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Eloise Lily or Elliot Darwin | Iris Cordelia or Thea Marina | Jasper Augustus or Juniper 'June' Lovelace | Julian Felix or Judah 'Jude' Reeve
Just a grad student dreaming ahead...
August 20th, 2013 12:40 AM #9
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