DH has his mother’s last name, mainly because his mother wanted all of her children to have the same last name and before DH was born she had a daughter from a different relationship that took her last name. So there’s never been animosity or anything between the families and now DH very much wants to honor his father in naming our children.
His father’s last name is [name_m]Saunders[/name_m] which comes from [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], which also happens to be his brother’s confirmation name and the name of a friend who died young. So it covers a lot of honoring for one name.
[name_f]My[/name_f] main problem is that I really don’t like “[name_u]Alex[/name_u]” it feels very generic, I’ve thought about [name_m]Saunder[/name_m] with the nn “[name_u]Sunny[/name_u]”, but it feels like it won’t age particularly well. I like [name_m]Alastar[/name_m], but we’ve already got [name_f]Alice[/name_f] pretty high up on our girls list, so that can’t really work.