Hyphens - yay or nay?
I'm legally a Hunt, but I'm saving to change it to Lamb. Due to personal reasons and my career path, I'm choosing to be a single mother as well. Surnames are the traces of lineage, so I would like my child to feel connected to the donor's heritage as well as mine by hyphenating the last names.
Is this too much stress for a kid? Does anyone here have experience with hyphenated surnames?
My other concern is that the donor will have a name that poorly matches with Lamb. Such as Little-Lamb, Greene-Lamb, or a double animal like Finch-Lamb. Or I could hyphen Hunt-Lamb or Hunt-Donor. But those can get bully worthy just as easily. I never had a minutes rest being a Hunt and still have adults making a fuss about it. Like the secret Santa who thought making a doll in camo gear and fake blood was a hilarious gag gift last month. I wish I was exaggerating.
Any advice or experiences, good or bad, to share about hyphenated names?
Sat, 01/10/2015 - 3:56am