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Stephenson or Williamson?

(68 Posts)
21Dukeee Mon 12-Jun-17 18:17:53

We don't think double-barrelling is a good idea: they end in the same sound and are both long! We each think our surname is the best wink which do you prefer?

MikeUniformMike Mon 12-Jun-17 18:19:12

How about you blend them Into Wevenson or Stelliamson

NataliaOsipova Mon 12-Jun-17 18:19:20

Depends on the first name! Stephen Williamson is better than Stephen Stephenson....and vice versa!

21Dukeee Mon 12-Jun-17 18:20:36

Goodness @MikeUniformMike they're horrific! grin

First name is Noah.

SnickersWasAHorse Mon 12-Jun-17 18:21:12

Williamson is slightly easier to say.
That is a tough problem.

The other option is that you go for a completely different name altogether and you all change your names.

21Dukeee Mon 12-Jun-17 18:22:17

@SnickersWasAHorse we would rather not. Not to be rude, but we don't really see the point in doing that!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 12-Jun-17 18:24:27

Go for the least popular.

Pestilentialone Mon 12-Jun-17 18:24:49

When you get married what name are you going to use?

21Dukeee Mon 12-Jun-17 18:27:09

@Pestilentialone 1. How do you know we're not married? 2. How do you know we're going to get married? 🤔

@ThroughThickAndThin01 do you know how I could find that out? smile

MikeUniformMike Mon 12-Jun-17 18:28:38

21Dukee, I was only joking. I would go for your partner's surname and use William/Stephen or Williamson/Stephenson as a middle name.
Noah Steve Williamson sounds nice.

tabulahrasa Mon 12-Jun-17 18:32:44

Neither are really better or easier, they're fairly similar tbh.

If you're not married, go with yours, it's just easier all round.

If you are, um, Rock Paper Scissors?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 12-Jun-17 18:33:27

Just googled it! The list I found had them at:-

169. Williamson
230. Stevenson
231. Stephenson

Good point may be that the Stevenson plus Stephensons make more than Williamsons.!

coldteaforme Mon 12-Jun-17 18:37:51

S is slightly futher up the alphabet, I have a "W" surname and hated being back of the queue/last out at school!
So I'd go with Stephenson for that reason only!

alltouchedout Mon 12-Jun-17 18:37:52

Williamson purely because it's less likely to get misspelled. I like them both though. And I think Stephenson-Williamson would be an ace double barrel. Whenever the athlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson is on TV I think how good her name sounds.

kimlo Mon 12-Jun-17 18:38:40

I would either use Stephenson, or I would double barrel to Stephen-Williams.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 12-Jun-17 18:41:14

I think Noah goes better with Stephenson.

The h gets a bit lost in the w in Noah Williamson.

Not a huge problem though 😀

Daphnedown Mon 12-Jun-17 18:53:20

I don't think you'll be able to decide this based on whose name is 'better'! Your options are:

- pick one
- blend
- double barrel
- pick a new name

It's always the woman who comprises and we've been compromising for centuries. Maybe it's time for the men to be on the back foot a bit.

Daphnedown Mon 12-Jun-17 18:54:18

But I agree with the pp - if you're going purely on which works best, Noah goes better with Stephenson

Lemonnaise Mon 12-Jun-17 19:13:27

Noah Stephenson sounds better to me, lovely name.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 12-Jun-17 19:16:46

Agree, Noah Stephenson.

pieceofpurplesky Mon 12-Jun-17 19:27:29

Noah William-Stephenson

harderandharder2breathe Mon 12-Jun-17 19:41:41

Noah William Stephenson sounds lovely

21Dukeee Mon 12-Jun-17 19:45:58

Stephenson is my surname 🙈 I really like the idea of putting William/Stephen as a middle name. He'd be Noah Reuben William Stephenson - is it too long? We really want Reuben to stay.

MikeUniformMike Mon 12-Jun-17 19:49:19

It's fine. Don't use William-Stephenson as a surname, It's naff.

SumAndSubstance Mon 12-Jun-17 19:50:52

Williamson is slightly easier to say.

I think Stephenson is! And I also think Noah goes better with it. I don't think his name is too long. He won't use the whole thing often anyway.

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