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Surnames for First Names, This or That

Posted by on May. 20, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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How do you feel about surnames as given names? Are there any in your family that you have considered using? 

Which out of these pairings do you like better (or hate less)? Would you use it on a boy or on a girl?

What "surnames" are your favorite or on your list?


Abram or Alston

Anson or Adler

Archer or Avery

Barton or Baxley

Benson or Bowen

Calvert or Carver

Cabot or Calder

Conlan or Clement

Dedrick or Doran

Dawson or Destry

Dempsey or Deveraux

Erving or Ewing

Edison or Erickson

Fenton or Fischer

Farris or Fletcher

Galvin or Garner

Gerard or Gibson

Hagen or Halston

Hanley or Holland

Irwin or Ives

Janson or Jensen

Jenner or Jarrett

Keirnan or Kinglsey 

Kallen or Kimball

Langley or Larkin

Loria or Lyndon

McCoy or Maddock

Marlow or Milan

Monroe or Monet

Nelson or Nicholson

Oakley or Odell

Piper or Parrish

Pierson or Preston

Quincy or Quinn

Randolph or Rosen

Sheridan or Sloane

Schuyler or Shelby

Tandy or Tierney

Tobin or Tomlin

Vance or Vaughn

Walton or Watson

Waverly or Wilson 

by on May. 20, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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Lapis_Lazuli
by Andie- Head Admin on May. 20, 2013 at 4:34 PM

My little girl helped me with the post and wanted to answer, lol.

Abram (Andie, for a boy), Alston (Emerald, for a girl)

Adler (both, for a girl)

Avery (both, for a boy)

Baxley (E, boy), Barton (A, boy)

Benson (A, b) Bowen (E, b)

Calvert (A, b) Carver (E, g)

Cabot or Calder (I like both, Cabot for a girl, Calder for both). (Emerald likes Calder, boy)

Clement (both, g-E, b-A)

Doran (both, boy)

Destry (both, girl)

Dempsey (boy) Deveraux (both, girl)

Erving (A-b) Ewing (E-g)

Edison (A-b) or Erickson (E-b)

Fenton (A-b) or Fischer (E-g)

Fletcher (both, boy)

Garner (both, girl) 

Gibson (both, girl)

Halston (both, girl)

Holland (both, boy)

Ives (both, girl)

Jensen (both, girl)

Jarrett (both, boy)

Keirnan (A-boy) or Kinglsey (E-girl)

Kallen (A-both) or Kimball (E-girl)

Langley (A-girl) or Larkin (E-girl)

Loria (A-girl) or Lyndon (E-boy)

McCoy (A-boy) or Maddock (E-girl)

Marlow (A-girl) or Milan (E-girl)

Monroe (A-boy) or Monet (E-boy)

Nicholson (both, girl) 

Odell (both, boy)

Parrish (both, girl)

Preston (both, boy)

Quinn (both, boy)

Rosen (both, girl)

Sloane (both, girl)

Shelby (both, boy)

Tierney (both, girl)

Tomlin (both, boy) 

Vaughn (both, girl)

Watson (both, girl)

Wilson (both, girl)


Some of the odd gender choices are definitely Emerald!!!!

NeOnPrInCeSs3
by on May. 25, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Alston

Anson

Avery

Baxley

Bensen

Carver

Calder

Conlan

Dedrick

Dawson

Deveraux

Erving

Erickson

Fenton

Farris

Galvin

Gibson

Halston

Holland

Ives

Jensen

Jarrett

Keirnan

Kallen

Langley

Lyndon

Maddock

Marlow

Monet

Nicholson

Oakley

Piper

Pierson

Quinn

Rosen

Sloane

Shelby

Tierney

Tobin

Vaughn

Walton

Waverly

mj.bullion
by on May. 30, 2013 at 2:24 AM

Abram

Adler

Avery

Baxley

Benson

Carver

Calder

Clement

Dedrick

Dawson

Dempsey

Erving

Erickson

Fischer

Fletcher

Garner

Gibson

Hagen

Hanley

Ives

Jensen

Jenner

Keirnan 

Kallen

Langley

Loria

Maddock

Marlow

Monet

Nicholson

Oakley

Piper (dd's name. :])

Pierson

Quinn

Randolph

Sloane

Shelby

Tandy

Tomlin

Vance

Watson

Waverly 

MaddieLainesMom
by on Jun. 2, 2013 at 1:38 AM

I'm from Alabama and using surnames as first names is very common around here! There are a few girls in DD's class at school and her dance class that have them: Eiland (goes by Eila, girl), Anderson (girl), Thompson (girl), Stockton (boy)

Abram or Alston - Neither, but if I have to choose Abram (boy)

Anson or Adler - Adler (boy)

Archer or Avery - Like both Archer (boy), Avery (girl)

Barton or Baxley - Barton (boy, middle name)

Benson or Bowen - LOVE Bowen (boy)

Calvert or Carver - Carver (boy)

Cabot or Calder - Cabot (girl, middle name)

Conlan or Clement - Conlan (boy)

Dedrick or Doran - Neither...

Dawson or Destry - Dawson (boy)

Dempsey or Deveraux - Dempsey (boy)

Erving or Ewing - Erving (boy)

Edison or Erickson - Edison (boy or mn for girl)

Fenton or Fischer - Fischer (boy)

Farris or Fletcher - Fletcher (boy)

Galvin or Garner - Neither....Garner I guess (boy)

Gerard or Gibson - My SO loves Gibson (boy or mn for girl)

Hagen or Halston - Just had a new cousin born named Hagan!

Hanley or Holland - Hanley (girl)

Irwin or Ives - Ives (mn for girl)

Janson or Jensen - Jensen (girl)

Jenner or Jarrett - Jarrett (boy)

Keirnan or Kinglsey  - Like both, Keirnan (girl)

Kallen or Kimball - Kallen (mn for girl)

Langley or Larkin - Langley (girl)

Loria or Lyndon - Lyndon (girl)

McCoy or Maddock - Maddock (boy or girl really)

Marlow or Milan - Marlow (girl)

Monroe or Monet - Monroe (girl) 

Nelson or Nicholson - Nelson (boy)

Oakley or Odell - Oakley (girl)

Piper or Parrish - LOVE Piper (girl)

Pierson or Preston - Like both, but Preston (mn for boy)

Quincy or Quinn (Quinn, unisex for me really)

Randolph or Rosen - Rosen, because I don't like Randolph (girl)

Sheridan or Sloane - Sloane (girl)

Schuyler or Shelby - Shelby (girl)

Tandy or Tierney - LIke both, but Tierney (girl)

Tobin or Tomlin - Tomlin (girl)

Vance or Vaughn - Vaughn (boy or mn for girl)

Walton or Watson - Walton (boy)

Waverly or Wilson - Waverly (girl)

Blue_Spiral
by Kaela on Jun. 11, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I heard the name Craven in The Secret Garden and fell in love with it as a name.

la_bella_vita
by on Jun. 22, 2013 at 10:27 PM

 

Abram or Alston

Anson or Adler

Archer or Avery

Barton or Baxley

Benson or Bowen

Calvert or Carver

Cabot or Calder

Conlan or Clement

Dedrick or Doran

Dawson or Destry

Dempsey or Deveraux

Erving or Ewing

Edison or Erickson

Fenton or Fischer

Farris or Fletcher

Galvin or Garner

Gerard or Gibson

Hagen or Halston

Hanley or Holland

Irwin or Ives

Janson or Jensen

Jenner or Jarrett

Keirnan or Kinglsey 

Kallen or Kimball

Langley or Larkin

Loria or Lyndon

McCoy or Maddock

Marlow or Milan

Monroe or Monet

Nelson or Nicholson

Oakley or Odell

Piper or Parrish

Pierson or Preston

Quincy or Quinn

Randolph or Rosen

Sheridan or Sloane

Schuyler or Shelby

Tandy or Tierney

Tobin or Tomlin

Vance or Vaughn

Walton or Watson

Waverly or Wilson 

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