Will this just sound daft?

(4 Posts)
CharlieArctic Tue 20-Aug-13 11:24:40

My DS is now 2.5 and I love his name but also feel a bit gutted that he has DP's surname when I'll be the last one to carry my name on. Me and DP were talking about this last night and he said he didn't realise it bothered me but we could change if I wanted to include both names. However, I don't really like double-barreled surnames and ours together sounds a bit odd and DS knows his last name now so it would confuse him.

I could put it as his middle name but he already has two so I don't know if this would sound stupid and also my surname is an actual girls name. The name is Joyce. So his name would then sound like this (name except Joyce is made up)...

Jacob James Peter Joyce Surname

Is that too much?

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Tue 20-Aug-13 12:18:16

I think with two middle names it's a bit much...however, if it means so much then do it...my DDs have double barreled names as mine is just as important as Dhs.

TobyLerone Tue 20-Aug-13 15:53:03

It's fine to have it as a middle name. Doesn't matter that he has 2 already. He'll so rarely use it that it's really just for you all to know it's there.

My DS has 2 middle names and most places don't even use his second middle name.

Trazzletoes Bosnia-Herzegovina Tue 20-Aug-13 15:55:44

If you'd like to do it, do it. If he doesn't like it, he probably won't use it, but at least it will be there! My grandmother had Howard as a middle name (family surname). As she already had a more usual feminine middle name she didn't use Howard except for official things. I think it's nice to have though.

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