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Which surname is nicer?

(42 Posts)
DebbieBilly Mon 13-Feb-17 22:57:42

Neither of us are particularly fussed about keeping our surname. We are married but kept our own names but will change when we register DD.

So which surname is better (we have decided we will go with the 'nicer' one) thanks smile

Blackmon or Stephenson.

Thanks again!

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Mon 13-Feb-17 22:58:46


EggsEleven Mon 13-Feb-17 22:59:07


calzone Mon 13-Feb-17 22:59:43


Sweets101 Mon 13-Feb-17 22:59:51


MollyHuaCha Mon 13-Feb-17 23:00:07

Stephenson. I also like Stephenson-Black.

DebbieBilly Mon 13-Feb-17 23:01:01

How come?

JammyGeorge Mon 13-Feb-17 23:02:05


SingaSong12 Mon 13-Feb-17 23:04:37

I prefer Stephenson
Never heard of the other.

Sweets101 Mon 13-Feb-17 23:04:59

It just looks and sounder nicer.

TheEdgeofSeventeen Mon 13-Feb-17 23:05:17

Stephenson because Blackmon possibly invites kids calling him or her 'black man' as an insult and mimicking a Jamaican accent whilst doing it 'black-mon' - doesn't really make much sense and I know being called ' black man' isn't an insult but kids are weird. I like the persons suggestion about Stephenson-Black

Bringbacksummer Mon 13-Feb-17 23:05:48

Stephenson. A more gentile sounding name in my opinion. Also, I'm put off by the fact it's "mom" not "man" as I think people would often spell it the wrong way. (I have a last name that is always spelled wrong and it bugs me on a frequent basis so that's why it's put me off).

TheEdgeofSeventeen Mon 13-Feb-17 23:06:16

I'm just being honest BTW about the connotations the name makes me think about so please don't get mad at me confused

Bringbacksummer Mon 13-Feb-17 23:06:38


DebbieBilly Mon 13-Feb-17 23:07:51

Blackmon is said as Blackmun, same as the 'son' sound in Stephenson.

--As you can tell, Blackmon is my surname lmao
That's fine though, thank you. Will probably go for Stephenson.

We are not keen on double-barrelling smile

YellowCrocus Mon 13-Feb-17 23:08:44

I like Stephenson-Black!

BertrandRussell Mon 13-Feb-17 23:12:37

I don't believe it! Another woman's last name that's difficult to spell, possibly awkward to use and not "gentle sounding". Who'd a'thought it!

YellowCrocus Mon 13-Feb-17 23:13:53

If you don't like double-barrelling, you should portmanteau!
You get the gist....

F1GI Mon 13-Feb-17 23:19:08

Stephenson is better because Blackmon surely gets spelt Blackman which is a much more common surname?

HelenDenver Mon 13-Feb-17 23:20:36

TBF, Bertrand, at least this time they were presented "owner blind"...

EggsEleven Mon 13-Feb-17 23:21:40

What's your point Bert? The majority of posters so far didn't know that Blackmon was the OP's surname when they commented and gave their opinion.

user1487027116 Mon 13-Feb-17 23:26:19

What ever name you give, it's yours, everyone suits their name. My surname is always mispronounced but I like it, it's unique. I know a lot of Stephenson's, no Blackmun's.

DebbieBilly Mon 13-Feb-17 23:26:31

Yes, I'm normally asked how it's spelt or sometimes get Blackman sometimes it's spelt correctly but DH often gets Stevenson.

Naughtyfrog Mon 13-Feb-17 23:34:09

I like Yellowcrocus idea, especially Stephenmon

TheDowagerCuntess Mon 13-Feb-17 23:39:20

I vote for Blackmon.

I think 'unusual' is better than 'nicer'. wink

When it comes to surnames, at least.

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