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Waterman, Smallwater or Smallhouse?

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CJKnox Sat 08-Oct-16 14:40:54

My surname is Waterhouse; DP's is Smallman... We are getting married soon. We're also expecting! Which new surname would you use? I think Smallwater sounds the best?

MinnowAndTheBear Sat 08-Oct-16 14:43:03

Waterman. Smallwater sounds a little bit silly.

TheWildRumpyPumpus Sat 08-Oct-16 14:43:11

Can you not just double-barrel?

Out of the 3 I'd go with Waterman.

BossWitch Sat 08-Oct-16 14:45:01

Smallwater sounds like a euphemism for a little wee.

"Excuse me, I just need to go for a quick smallwater"

CJKnox Sat 08-Oct-16 14:45:10

It doesn't sound any more silly than ours before grin

We don't want to double-barrel.

EmpressKnowsWhereHerTowelIs Sat 08-Oct-16 14:45:26

I'd go with Waterman too.

But I'm mainly just relieved you're not asking about names for a forthcoming DC.

CJKnox Sat 08-Oct-16 14:46:10

That would be hilarious grin

Angelto5 Sat 08-Oct-16 14:46:35

How about Houseman?

CJKnox Sat 08-Oct-16 14:46:56

Yes, I think Waterman does sound the best, actually smile

Floggingmolly Sat 08-Oct-16 14:47:01

You're going to amalgamate your surnames because you don't want to either keep your own or double barrel? confused confused

ineedamoreadultieradult Sat 08-Oct-16 14:48:08


CJKnox Sat 08-Oct-16 14:48:16

We are expecting a child, how will keeping my own be helpful?

I think it sounds really bizarre double-barrelled.

TheVirginQueen Sat 08-Oct-16 14:48:19

Definitely not Smallwater

Got to be Waterman really.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 08-Oct-16 14:48:33

Waterman is a brand of fountain pens, and quite a nice surname.

Smallwater sounds like a campsite I think.

TheVirginQueen Sat 08-Oct-16 14:49:59

I think it's a lovely idea!

CurlyhairedAssassin Sat 08-Oct-16 14:51:03

Waterman. But don't name DC Dennis.

CantThinkOfAQuirkyName Sat 08-Oct-16 14:51:04

Will you be smallwater?

If so then your DC should be smallwater too or theyd be the only waterman.

And regardless I think you should all be smallwater

CJKnox Sat 08-Oct-16 14:52:54

We would all have our surname as the same

TheVirginQueen Sat 08-Oct-16 14:53:22

Do you know what small water makes me think of? when the nazis gave names to the Jewish. Like Rosenstock means pink stick.

I really hope I have not offended any body whose sur name is similar to small water, but I think (?) it's well known that Gold Water was a sur name attributed in a disparaging way.

TheVirginQueen Sat 08-Oct-16 14:54:15

Waterman sounds good imo

RockyRoadster Sat 08-Oct-16 14:54:21


Oysterbabe Sat 08-Oct-16 14:56:25

I like Waterman and I think it's a good idea. I personally don't like double barrelled names and this way you all have the same name but keep a little bit of your old name.

stiffstink Sat 08-Oct-16 14:56:53

I'd go with Houseman because I might be slightly obsessed with Dirty Dancing. Then you'd have a Baby Houseman!

chinlo Sat 08-Oct-16 15:01:18

What about MANWATER?

That's my fave.

chinlo Sat 08-Oct-16 15:02:19

Although Waterman is good because if you have a son called Jack, for example, people can say "Jack... What a man"

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