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Giving Son his dad's surname as his first name?

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24hoursaday Sat 11-Mar-17 12:18:06

Son will have my surname. I love his dad's surname. Is it doable?

MyschoolMyrules Sat 11-Mar-17 12:22:05

I don't think it's a good idea. I am sure it's possible but why on earth would you do that? I generally don't like first name that are surnames, but in this case it would be his dad's surname? It will be confusing, people will point it out. Surely you can see that it's not a great idea?

HecateAntaia Sat 11-Mar-17 12:22:28

you can call your child whatever you like.

surnames as first names is done. jackson is one that springs to mind.

its entirely up to you and your partner.

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Sat 11-Mar-17 12:23:12

I have my dh first name as my surname.
Ds has a first name with dh full name as his double barrelled surname!!
If it works for you just do it!!

Groovee Sat 11-Mar-17 12:23:20

It would depend on what his surname is. For example Little is fine for a last name but not really a forename.

HelenDenver Sat 11-Mar-17 12:25:24

I always wondered this about SATC. Miranda's son was Brady Hobbs but then she got back together with Steve Brady...

ZombieApocalips Sat 11-Mar-17 12:25:25

Is there a possibility that you may marry the father and change your surname and your son's? (What I mean is you don't want to end up with your son being Harrison Harrison or Morgan Morgan)

I would have dad's surname as a middle name if you are married and haven't changed your name or plan to remain unmarried.

GreedyDuck Sat 11-Mar-17 12:26:09

It'd be a lovely reminder if you have an acrimonious break up in the future! For that reason, I'd probably stick it in as a middle name instead.

24hoursaday Sat 11-Mar-17 12:26:50

Zombie i won't even change my name, so therefore my son will always have mine.

His surname is Flynn.

HelenDenver Sat 11-Mar-17 12:29:00

But I wouldn't do this, no. The boy wouldn't have a name that was his IYSWIM.

Steve dpsurname Flynn or whatever would be better

Shockers Sat 11-Mar-17 12:29:03

I really like the name, but it could get confusing.

HelenDenver Sat 11-Mar-17 12:29:26

Sorry, wrong way round

Steve Flynn Yoursurname

Shockers Sat 11-Mar-17 12:29:42

Could you double barrel his surname?

24hoursaday Sat 11-Mar-17 12:29:52

Helen no Flynn is dp's surname...

24hoursaday Sat 11-Mar-17 12:30:10

Shockers no.

Alice212 Sat 11-Mar-17 12:31:24

sounds good to me
bit baffled anyone objects to it
as long as it sounds fine as a first name, I mean being called "Edwards" or "Roberts" as a first name, sure, remove the s.

but generally no problem.

and whoever said about Miranda - if she took Steve's name when she got married I'd be astonished.

Alice212 Sat 11-Mar-17 12:33:05

Helen "The boy wouldn't have a name that was his IYSWIM."

he's got his mum's surname, how is that not his name?

is it an 1850s day on MN today?!

WorldWideWish Sat 11-Mar-17 12:35:40

Alice I think she means a name that is only his. So the DS would share his first name with his dad and his surname with his mum.

celtiethree Sat 11-Mar-17 12:38:12

I'd go for it. It's also a great name.

Alice212 Sat 11-Mar-17 12:39:21

World - oh you mean like being Alice 212 the 2nd? It's not the same because say dad is called Edward Flynn, the baby would be Flynn Jones or whatever.

I think that's fine myself.

Alice212 Sat 11-Mar-17 12:40:55

apologies for misunderstanding you Helen flowers

Swearwolf Sat 11-Mar-17 12:42:19

I really like it, and flynn is a great name. I guess my only reservation would be how you'd feel if you have more children, would you worry they'll feel less special if their brother has a part of your dh's name and they don't?

StarUtopia Sat 11-Mar-17 12:42:50

You've just said you love the Dad's surname - so why isn't that your surname?! Then he would have it, and you could give him a proper first name.

24hoursaday Sat 11-Mar-17 12:48:19

Star confusedconfusedconfused because my surname is important to me? Why doesn't he take mine and then we can call him Flynn? It's the same exact thing.

InTheDessert Sat 11-Mar-17 12:59:29

Not quite the same, but in bits of the world, Dad's first name becomes kids surname. So the kids belonging to Arthur Smith are Garry Arthur and Laura Arthur. When Garry has kids they are Harry Garry and Evie Garry.

Is your surname one that can be a Christian name? That's the only time I'd think twice (so is the bloke down the road James Harrison, or Harrison James?)

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