Surnames as first names

(31 Posts)
JessieDoops Tue 22-Nov-16 23:48:12

Suggestions?

I know that surnames used as first names often doesn't go down well on MN, but I actually do quite like it.

Any suggestions?

HearTheThunderRoar Wed 23-Nov-16 00:39:24

Cooper
Jackson
Hunter
Carter
Harrison
Ryder
Archer
Austin
Asher
Hudson
Mitchell

Addison
Mackenzie (unisex)
Paige
Piper
Harper

Pluto30 Wed 23-Nov-16 00:43:44

Madison

Benson
Jensen
Jefferson
Wilson (there was a boy on 7th Heaven with this as a first name)

I also think names like Watson or Jones could work on the right person.

Sophronia Wed 23-Nov-16 07:55:18

Carter
Clark
Carson
Dawson
Anderson
Beckett
Brooks
Bramwell
Grayson
Jackson
Lincoln
Lane
Miller
Reed
Sawyer
Sullivan
Sutton
Slater
Wilson
Wyatt
Campbell
Bennett
Barrett
Brady
Donovan
Harper
Piper
Lawson
Redmond
Raleigh
Schuyler
Morgan
Heath
Blake

SoMuchToBits Wed 23-Nov-16 08:07:21

Arnold
Ashley
Ainsley
Allen
Bennett
Bailey
Berkeley
Baxter
Blair
Brandon
Bradley
Brooke
Curtis
Clifford
Chandler
Clayton
Cooper
Chester
Cole
Chesney
Dawson
Dale
Dean
Dexter
Dermot
Dudley
Emerson
Ellis
Finley
Fletcher
Freeman
Forrest
Grayson
Grant
Hayden
Hudson
Harley
Heath
Holden
Jenson
Jackson
Jordan
Kenton
Kingsley
Kennedy
Lloyd
Lennox
Logan
Lester
Mitchell
Miller
Morgan
Miles
Marshall
Mckenzie
Madison
Nelson
Norman
Oakley
Preston
Peyton
Parker
Quinn
Ryder
Remington
Robinson
Russell
Ryan
Riley
Regan
Sheldon
Sheridan
Sherlock
Trent
Tate
Truman
Taylor
Tiffany
Tyler
Travis
Vaughan
Wesley
Warren
Winston

SoMuchToBits Wed 23-Nov-16 08:09:15

Scott
Craig

SoMuchToBits Wed 23-Nov-16 08:11:14

Spencer

JessieDoops Wed 23-Nov-16 08:11:45

Thank you for all the suggestions. Found a few to add to the list

UntilTheCowsComeHome Wed 23-Nov-16 08:12:44

I love surnames as first names.

I particularly like
Carter
Clark
Logan
Harper
Spencer
Trent
Frazer

Xmasfairy86 Wed 23-Nov-16 08:24:54

Flynn
Harrison
Clark
Carter
Harper

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 23-Nov-16 08:31:01

Brent
Woody
Macauley
Fox

Goodythreeshoes Wed 23-Nov-16 08:31:50

Cameron

sugarplumfairy28 Wed 23-Nov-16 10:58:53

I have a Miller. However it is a family name and has been used in DH's family for generations as a middle name, so it's certainly not a new new thing.

I also like
Carter
Cooper
Parker and Ryder.

SquirrelPaws Wed 23-Nov-16 11:59:39

I had a great-uncle Watson, born in about 1915, so it's definitely not a new thing. One thing to watch is how it flows with your surname, though. There's a baby in our family along the lines of Jackson West, which sounds more like a firm of estate agents than a person.

KlingybunFistelvase Wed 23-Nov-16 13:26:32

Forbes
Fraser
Jackson
Harper

whirliebird Mon 02-Jan-17 18:05:42

I love the name Sinclair x

MerciaGirl Mon 02-Jan-17 18:27:41

Certain surnames are now acceptable as given names, e.g. Tracy but most are unacceptable as first names. It's perfectly normal, however, to give a child his/her mother's surname as a middle name. My friends, whose surnames were Lindsay (hers) and Miller (her husband's) gave their son the name Lindsay as a middle name. I think that was a good idea since if he wishes to drop the name Miller, he still has his mother's surname to use.

mumgointhroughtorture Mon 02-Jan-17 20:49:34

My Nephew has just been called Mason , thats getting popular too .

I wanted Taylor for a middle name for my dc its my last name but we didn't choose it in the end.

reup Mon 02-Jan-17 20:51:03

Marlowe

MummySparkle Mon 02-Jan-17 20:52:53

Harvey was origininally a surname before it became popular as a first name

octonuddle Tue 03-Jan-17 08:18:15

I worked with a Ramsey which I always thought was nice

FrancisCrawford Tue 03-Jan-17 08:24:36

I know the following:
Mitchell
Moffat
Ramsey
Innes
Clark
Brodie
Rendall
Garrick
Stuart
Graeme
Lindsay

Beebeeeight Tue 03-Jan-17 10:16:46

Some of these names I think of more as first names than surnames.

I like:
Taylor
Mason
Robson
Murray
Owen
Avery
Mitch(ell)
Forbes
Brady
Parker
Kennedy
Astor

MadameJosephine Thu 05-Jan-17 00:09:51

I wanted Edison or Darwin for DD if she'd been a boy

PointlessUsername Thu 05-Jan-17 00:12:14

Harrison
Colby
Fallon
Marshall
Mckenzie
Chase

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