Two last/middle names? Should we do it?
I've brought this question up before, but as we get closer to naming a real person, I find myself coming back to it again and again. As I mentioned in the past, I didn't change my last name when marrying, and I feel that's the best decision for me. Then, I finally got pregnant via donor eggs, so while I was initially fine with my last name being different from my husband's and kids', now I feel like I'd like there to be a name connection. At first, I toyed again with changing my name, but it just doesn't feel right to me - I'm not 23, after all.
My current plan is to do: first name, middle, second middle (my last name) and last name.
I brought it up to DH recently, and he said he thought it was a "bit much", but that he wanted to do whatever felt best for me. If I had a fantastic last name like Noble, I'd be fine using my LN as the sole middle, but I feel like I want to give my kids an actual middle as a possible name option for them down the line. My thinking is that my last name would be there on paper, for the kids to know, and to link the kids to me and my family, but that they wouldn't use it much. I'm prepared for it to disappear most of the time in actual usage. Does that make it not worth it?
I imagine sending out the birth announcements and having people say, "Whoa, they DID saddle the poor little baby with a mouthful, didn't they?"
We haven't decided on the names yet, but my current faves would be (as many of you know):
Ur$ul@ $@bin3 H0ffm@n F0nt3n0t
$!m0n X@vi3r H0ffm@n F0nt3n0t
Just thought it'd be helpful to get the group's input on this again.
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 8:46am