Does anyone/ anyones DCs have a foreign surname? Has it ever caused any problems whether it be spelling problems or any kind of discrimination for example. Did you ever consider not giving your DC this name and maybe giving them another family name that you felt would make life easier for them?
no not really - a bit confusing sometimes for booking flights as both names never fit in and it has to be as the names appear on the passports - so you get all of my name and half of his..... for example in the doctors I just say my name and they go with that as they cannot be bothered to even try pronouncing his anyway....
we have foreign surname, dh is dutch. We all have his name. I have to spell it all the time, although it is actually quite simple, and it occasionally often gets mispronounced, but before I got married I had a normal name with a less common spelling, so I had to spell that and it was often misspelt.
We don't get any discrimination. Would be surprised actually if we did. I would have thought that there are enough unusual surnames around these days. one family at school has pretty long polish name, her dh is of polish descent. No-one blinks an eyelid, but we rarely use her surname
I would hate to change my name just is case it was a problem with someone.
I'm interested to read the replies, we are thinking of giving our dc my dp's name because my British name would stand out in the country we live. Unfortunately having a foreign name here can be a disadvantage