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If you hyphenate a child's last name.....

Posted by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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Who's name goes first? The fathers or the mothers? Why? Does it matter?


Moms last name is. Hawkins

and 

Dad's is Smith...


Would the last name be Hawkins-Smith or Smith-Hawkins?

by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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epoh
by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM
I put my last name first. I've been told I've done it backwards. I really have no idea.
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kitchen.ninja
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Some people choose to give the mothers surname as a middle name and dad surname as the last name.

Hyphen on kids is odd.
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BethanyJ
by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

 My oldest daughter's last name is hyphenated -- her father's first, then mine.  I was only 18 when I had her and I did it to be fair to him.  My other daughter with him has my last name, it is NOT hyphenated....long story there lol.  

SavannahV
by Gold Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:42 PM
I never changed my last name to my husbands. Why should I change my identity? My kids all have my last name, also. Hyphenating wasn't an option. We all know they end up calling them the last hyphenated name anyway.

liz.1986
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Mothers maiden name first. My boys' last name is hyphenated.
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swesolek6
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:43 PM
1 mom liked this
it sounded better with my name first lol
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Jade89
by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:43 PM
I have both my parents last names and its my mom's first and then my dad's... This baby will have my last last name (my dad's) then her dad's last name last
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AlwaysKISA
by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:43 PM
This

Quoting SavannahV:

I never changed my last name to my husbands. Why should I change my identity? My kids all have my last name, also. Hyphenating wasn't an option. We all know they end up calling them the last hyphenated name anyway.
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Supervane
by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Fathers then mothers in my culture.

Or you could be really screwed up like my Mom and change your kids name 3 times before they graduate high school.
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alleycat_2
by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:44 PM
My dd has dhs last name then mine because we werent married when we had her. our ds has dhs last name because we were married when he was born.
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