Using maiden name as middle name?
How do people feel about using the mother's maiden name as a baby's middle name?
Here's my situation: I have my mother's maiden name as my middle name. I've always liked the family connection, but as a kid I was a bit disappointed I didn't have another option I could use instead of my first name.
Now I'm married, but I kept my name. We've agreed that the baby will get my husband's last name, since it's really important to him.
But we're kicking around the idea of using my last name as a middle. Or maybe even my mother's maiden name as a middle - if one name is patriarchal, maybe the other should be matriarchal?
How do people feel about this tradition? Does it matter if the name is something that a kid could go by, like Mason, or if it's something that wouldn't work as a first name, like Schlesinger?
Just in the early stages of consideration - all thoughts appreciated!
Thu, 07/12/2012 - 2:57pm