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WIBU to give our baby the surname Georgeson-Johns?

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AshtonBacks Thu 13-Oct-16 00:08:58

Not much else to it! grin

pinkyredrose Thu 13-Oct-16 00:09:48

Bit of a mouthful but I've heard far worse!

VinoTime Thu 13-Oct-16 00:12:13

That's a pretty big mouthful, OP.

I'd reconsider personally.

EveOnline2016 Thu 13-Oct-16 00:12:24

I think I would go with Johnson as a mix between the 2.

ollieplimsoles Thu 13-Oct-16 00:12:48

I wouldn't personally

AnotherEmma Thu 13-Oct-16 00:13:35

YY Johnson is a good idea.
I'm usually very pro double-barrelled names but it is quite the mouthful!

GreatFuckability Thu 13-Oct-16 00:14:22

yeah, its a bit of a mouthful. Johnson as a mix is a genius idea! or use one of the names as a middle name?

AshtonBacks Thu 13-Oct-16 00:14:46

Eve, we thought about that, but Johns is my surname. DP says that it wouldn't be fair, as no one would even think of the Georgeson connection. Also, it means we would all have different surnames.

Sigh sad the ones who would reconsider, how bad is it?

Dontpanicpyke Thu 13-Oct-16 00:16:17

I always see them as a pretentious mix of maiden and the mans sir names and think what twats.

Sorry op no it sounds daft.

AshtonBacks Thu 13-Oct-16 00:17:46

Why does it make you think they are twats? confusedblush

AnotherEmma Thu 13-Oct-16 00:20:10

Do you know if the baby is a boy or girl?
If it's a boy he could have George as a middle name (Firstname George Johnson).

Would you and your partner consider both changing your names to Johnson, so you all share a name? I suppose he would have the same objection to Johnson?

Problem is, Georgeson is a terrible surname confused

roasted Thu 13-Oct-16 00:21:04

It doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

I take it you don't want to change your surname to his, which is fair enough. Would he change his surname to yours? What if the three of you had a brand new surname?

Johnson for the three of you would make most sense to me.

Kerberos Thu 13-Oct-16 00:22:43

It's bad.

NapQueen Thu 13-Oct-16 00:24:21

Can't you both just pick one of the two and then all have the same on marriage? Or better yet come up with a mutual one? Doesn't even have to be related.

GreatFuckability Thu 13-Oct-16 00:24:58

tbh, Its the kind of name (the double barrelled I mean) that i would think for about 30 secs was long and mouthfully.....and then get over and just get used to it. If you want both, do it.

slightly off topic, but it just reminded me, that my sister had a friend who she insisted for years was called Sally O'Bannamy* ....wasn't til they'd been friends for about 5 years did it become clear her name was O'Bannon-Mee. grin

*not her real first name


NapQueen Thu 13-Oct-16 00:25:22


Dontpanicpyke Thu 13-Oct-16 00:25:34

I think it's because it sounds so pretentious. You don't sound twatty on the least op btw and I am quite sure it's my twatty opinion that should change and not be so judgy. smile

appalachianwalzing Thu 13-Oct-16 00:27:20

I really think it's fine. I also plan on giving a bit of a mouthful of a double-barrelled name to the next generation, similar is size, have a few friends who have as well.

Once you say it three or four times, it starts to trip off the tongue more. I really think double-barrelled will be a lot more common in the next few years, and don't think that one would cause any problems.

AshtonBacks Thu 13-Oct-16 00:27:41

Nap - we are not married/getting married smile

Yes, we spoke about having George as middle name and the female equivalent, but again, he isn't keen, as most people won't know their middle name, etc.

AnotherEmma Thu 13-Oct-16 00:31:22

Well, given that he's being inflexible, I think Georgeson-Johns is the only option. It is a mouthful but people will get used to it or get over it!

I suppose a lot of men are very reluctant to relinquish their age-old privilege. God forbid the mother's surname should take pride of place for once!

PointlessUsername Thu 13-Oct-16 00:34:15

I think Johns-Georgeson sound's better?

Dontpanicpyke Thu 13-Oct-16 00:37:21

Think that johns Georgeston sounds a bit rude. Too much like John Thomas. But I am very childish for my age.

TheKrakenSmith Thu 13-Oct-16 00:38:50

I think it sounds fine, but then we both double barrelled on marriage so our kids will be too, but with a name that long they may end up dropping the longer name, as my friend has.

AnotherEmma Thu 13-Oct-16 00:42:09

I wonder if removing the hyphen would help:

Firstname Georgeson Johns
Firstname Middlename Georgeson Johns

Then if the whole lot is too much of mouthful, s/he can always drop one of the surnames for everyday use (but would still have both on official documents - birth certificate, passport, bank accounts etc)

I have two surnames, no hyphen, and I do drop one name sometimes (for hairdressers and restaurant bookings and things like that)

Yono Thu 13-Oct-16 00:42:52

It's a bit of a mouthful and a bit posho' sounding but I've heard a lot worse and I don't think I'd give it any thought. It might be an idea to keep any first names short and sweet . i.e. One syllable. It might also be an idea not to bother with a middle name.

It's 15 syllables 🤔 I suggest you don't have too many DC and do anything that needs lots of forms being filled out like applying for visas or something similar. 😂

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