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I think a name has finally been decided. I need some advice in what to do about last name though.

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So I picked Lucy for her first name. The baby's father wants a vietnamese middle name. So someone else said An Mai sounded pretty. It's pronounced ahhn my. An means peace an Mai means golden/apricot blossom. Both pretty meanings I think.

It has been a struggle to come up with a name I could actually pronounce and that I liked.

My last name is Yandell and the fathers last name is Vu. He wants the baby to have his last name and I think she should have mine since we aren't even together. I said I'd consider hyphenating but that's give her a long legal name.

Lucy An Mai Yandell-Vu

Can she just go by Lucy Yandell but still have vu on the birth certificate?

Also the father suggested dropping An and just using Lucy Mai. Which would be ok but Mai is pronounced my so "Lucy my" sounds weird...or no?

Ahhhh help. Lol.
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by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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hootowl21
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Ah ok. What's your DDs first name?

I was also considering Lucy Lien


Quoting JoJoBean8:

Like N so it's basically T N

Quoting hootowl21:

Ehn like in?



Quoting JoJoBean8:

It's pronounced Tee ehn





Quoting hootowl21:

He wants Tien! Lol. How do you pronounce it?







Quoting JoJoBean8:

My dd is half viet and one of her middle names is tien. It means angel.


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JoJoBean8
by Bronze Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Her first and middle names are Amaya Lillian Tien

Quoting hootowl21:

Ah ok. What's your DDs first name?

I was also considering Lucy Lien


Quoting JoJoBean8:

Like N so it's basically T N

Quoting hootowl21:

Ehn like in?



Quoting JoJoBean8:

It's pronounced Tee ehn





Quoting hootowl21:

He wants Tien! Lol. How do you pronounce it?







Quoting JoJoBean8:

My dd is half viet and one of her middle names is tien. It means angel.



kansasmom1978
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:50 AM
If dad is in the picture she should have his name.
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kjbennett26
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:55 AM

I like it..Put your last name 1st then his....

Bax
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM

I work in early intervention and therefore have some knowledge of legal issues associated with child's name.  If her legal name is Yandell-Vu, you can call her anything you want, but her school will have all documents as Yandell-Vu and she will be required to use Yandell-Vu during school.  This may get confusing for her with you just calling her Yandell.  I agree Lucy An Mai Yandell-Vu is long but if you think about it how often do you use, say, or sign your full name including middle name?

If you want my opinion, since you are not with her father any longer, I would stick soley with Yandell.  Or how about Lucy Vu Yandell? With Vu being her middle name? I actually think that sounds pretty.


Becky.Mom.of.2
by Platinum Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM


Quoting JaneMarie80:

I love the first and middle names, but I would give her only your last name.

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