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What do you think of using last names from the family as a first name?


Asked by SweetLuci at 2:47 PM on Oct. 28, 2010 in Baby Names

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  • We did it. My maternal grandfather's last name is Owens. He has really been an inspiration (got diagnosed with Alzheimer's - wanted to keep his mind active. So, he went back to school and got a degree)! Well, long story short, ds is Owen.

    Answer by 07Mommy10 at 11:48 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • It depends on the last name. We have some crazy last names in our family that I wouldn't wish on a child (like Weerdhuizen), but others that I thought could work (like Jewell).

    Answer by jilby at 3:34 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • We did that! My maiden name is now my youngest daughter's first name< Lessley.

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 2:48 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • depends on the last name.. If its menuccuci.. maybe not so much.. bu something like jackson could be cool.

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 2:50 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Depends on how cool the name is

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:47 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I seriously considered naming our youngest Vaughn. It is my paternal grandmother's maiden name. I think it is cool depending on the name.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:49 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Depends on the name! What are thinking about using?

    Answer by willkanmom at 4:58 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • It depends on the name. My mother's cousin did that with her son, she named him Connor after her mother's maiden name and now my cousin just named her new baby Cooper after her own maiden name.


    Answer by Amlinich at 2:57 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • If it isn't too strange as a first name, I am all for it.

    Answer by Bmat at 2:49 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I love this idea.

    Answer by ZandCsmom1968 at 2:50 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

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