My ds has my surname, several years on and in a new relationship I'm expecting baby number two.
I want the dc's to have the same surname, ds definitely doesn't want to change his name to dps, I have no intentions of changing my name on marriage, love my name, but I feel as though giving the baby just my name is unfair on dp.
So I thought a good compromise would be baby my name-his name. Both are two syllable names but they do sound ok together.
I thought perhaps at school baby could just use the first bit if he/she feels it's too long but will still have dads name recognised.
I'm not opposed to double barreling mine in the future either and ds if he wants to, so we'd all be family my name-his name.
DH & I double barrelled when we got married (so baby will be too). I think if I'd really been bothered he would have changed his name to mine, but I kind of like us having both; it makes us kind of feel more of a team almost.
I knew a girl who was only given her dads surname and chose to have it changed to be double barrelled and include her mum's when she was only about 9.
I don't think they're as unusual these days as they once were, and like you say, there's always the option to just use part of it
I can't stand it tbh. My son has a double barrelled surname but then his father's family have had a double barrelled surname since the 16th century. I wouldn't triple barrel my son's surname to include mine.
The double barrelled surname sounds like a great idea. Other than that, I might be an old fashioned sort of man but I think that whichever partner who has to expel a human being from their lower orifice should have the final say.