Woke up with a baby naming idea that in my groggy state seems potentially brilliant. Couldn't the surname-as-firstname phenomenon solve the 'whose last name do we give the baby since we both kept our mother's and father's last names' question? Just don't give your kids first names! Give them combinations of family last names, four in all. So my last name is something like Myers-Perlich and my husband is Lew-Buzby, then if we had one kid it could just be Myers Buzby Lew Purlich. Or if we had more than one, we could draw more ancestral last names into the mix. Presto!
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 8:08am