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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012

    Surname as first name?


    My husband's maternal grandmother's last name was Whittier and I love it for a little boy.

    Is it too much? Our last name is Trethaway.

    Whittier Trethaway, Whit Trethaway.

    Also I'm having the hardest time with a middle name. I'd love to honor another family member, but the names there are scarce: Darold, Wayne, James, Albert...Thomas might work.

    Any thoughts?


  2. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    I think Whittier Thomas Trethaway would sound very nice, if you think it's a bit much maybe something like Thomas Whit Trethaway?
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  3. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    I love it! I think it sounds great!

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Thank you!

    My only reservation with Thomas is that if he doesn't like his first name he'd probably go by Tom and that doesn't work for me. Perhaps we'll have to forego the family connection and just pick a name we like...

  5. #9
    The only problem with Whittier is he might be called Whit, which is what all girls named Whitney are called. Also, wittier means funnier...
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