I have a ugly last name!! HELP!!

Okay, here it goes!..

Our last name is Seaman. Ugly, right? I love everything about my husband, except his last name. Lol! Oh, well. It is what is! But does anyone have any first names that would actually sound decent with Seaman? I do like unusual and uncommon names. And let me know what you think of some of my favorite names, listed below. :slight_smile: Thanks, Berries!

Girl Names -

[name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name]
Talulah
[name]Priscilla[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Wren[/name]
[name]Winslet[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Harriet[/name] (my dad’s first name is [name]Harry[/name])
[name]Harrietta[/name] (same as above)
[name]Daisy[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Henrietta[/name] (grandma’s middle name)
[name]Ebony[/name]
[name]Seraphina[/name]
[name]Mildred[/name]

Unisex Names -

[name]Chandler[/name]
[name]Madden[/name]
[name]Sparrow[/name]
Thorley
Raspillaire (grandma’s maiden name)
Cramblet (grandparents last name)

Boy Names -

[name]Thatcher[/name]
[name]Fletcher[/name]
[name]Taggart[/name]
[name]Maverick[/name]
[name]Phineas[/name]
Thorton
[name]Campbell[/name] (meaningful name)
[name]Baer[/name]-[name]Brian[/name]
[name]Wilburn[/name]
[name]Wilbur[/name] (grandpa’s first name)
[name]Chauncey[/name]
[name]Boone[/name]
[name]Rhett[/name]
Haverfield (grandpa’s middle name)
[name]Emile[/name]

If I think of anymore, I’ll post. Please help!! Thanks, again!! <3

I know a girl named [name]Nicola[/name] with your surname. She named her daughters [name]Evie[/name] and [name]Hallie[/name].

Cute! Is [name]Evie[/name] pronounced E-V? Or Ev-E…

I’m not sure any name will sound worse or better with your last name. [name]Just[/name] pick the names you like and don’t worry too much (there is nothing you can do, you married him) Lol :)… I like [name]Matilda[/name] and [name]Maverick[/name] best!

Ps. I love my last name and worry about marrying a guy with an awful one, but I would take the worst last name in the world with the best husband over the opposite ;).

Oh my, I am tempted to say that this is a joke! I think it is the last name that needs attention, not the first!

I can sympathise, I HATE my surname (Peacock) but I love SOs :slight_smile:
You have no idea how much teasing you get with a surname like Peacock.

I love [name]Matilda[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name] from your girls names but I have to say that I don’t like [name]Sawyer[/name] on a girl, it’s a top boy name for me.
From the boys I like [name]Campbell[/name] or [name]Fletcher[/name] :slight_smile:

Thinking in terms of future teasing, I would avoid:

[name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Ebony[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name]
[name]Harriet[/name]
[name]Madden[/name]
[name]Taggart[/name]
[name]Wilburn[/name]
[name]Wilbur[/name]
[name]Fletcher[/name]
[name]Chauncey[/name]
[name]Boone[/name]

We decided to give our girls my last name for the exact reason that my SO hates his last name and suffered a lot of teasing growing up. I feel like if you’re going to keep something you already anticipate raising negative attention like a less-than desirable last name, better to give the kids a more neutral first name to hold onto. :slight_smile:

It’s ‘ee-vee’.

Thanks so much for your feedback… :slight_smile: What’s the reason(s) why you don’t like your “no” names? I want to hear all opinions. :slight_smile:

Some I feel are still too old sounding like [name]Wilbur[/name], [name]Wilburn[/name] and [name]Chauncey[/name]. Those are just asking for it if he goes to public school.
Seaman is gonna get a lot of the sexual connotation teasing, so [name]Penelope[/name], [name]Boone[/name], [name]Fletcher[/name], [name]Harriet[/name], [name]Sawyer[/name] and [name]Taggart[/name] are out.
[name]Madden[/name] just doesn’t go with the last name.

Thank you, greatly! :slight_smile:

These are my favorites off your list:
[name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Harriet[/name], [name]Harrietta[/name], and [name]Henrietta[/name] - I love all of these however with [name]Harriet[/name]/ta I could see [name]Harry[/name] Seaman or [name]Harry[/name] Semen being a rather unfortunate teaser. I’d probably suggest [name]Henrietta[/name] nn [name]Etta[/name] instead. (Since [name]Harry[/name] is a common nn for [name]Henry[/name] I think [name]Henrietta[/name] can still be used to honor your father).

Boy Names -
[name]Taggart[/name]
[name]Maverick[/name]
[name]Boone[/name]
[name]Rhett[/name]
[name]Emile[/name]

Specific Other Thoughts:
[name]Thatcher[/name], [name]Fletcher[/name] - These occupational names feel odd to me with your occupational LN.
[name]Sparrow[/name] and [name]Wren[/name] - these remind me of think of Albatrosses (and caged carrier pidgins kept on ships).

Very true! [name]Harriet[/name]/[name]Harrietta[/name] are out. Thank you!

From your list my favourites are:
[name]Penelope[/name]
Talulah (although I prefer the spelling [name]Tallulah[/name])
[name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Daisy[/name]

Your boy names seem a little old-fashioned/ too old sounding which may lead to teasing.

I’d avoid using other noun names and also verb names. My last name is Thys (thighs). I feel your pain. I also love the name [name]Sparrow[/name] but it doesn’t seem to fit either of our last names.

I agree that noun & verb names might be hard to pull off. From your list, for example, I wouldn’t use [name]Wren[/name] or [name]Sparrow[/name] with your last name. I like those names well enough, but [name]Sparrow[/name] Seaman? Sounds like something from a book about how bird babies are born, lol. I like your old-fashioned boys names, but I think a kid with either the first name [name]Chauncey[/name] (to pick one from your list at random) or the last name Seaman will be in for some teasing at school, so why double the teasing potential?

But seriously, you’ll find something great! We have a friend with your same last name (spelled [name]Semon[/name], though, which is even worse!), and even as adults we’ve all giggled about it a bit, but it’s not a big deal. Growing up, I also knew a family with the last name Rump. So, there will always be challenging last names, and unfortunately, a few jokes, but people do get past it!

My sister’s first husband was a Seaman ([name]Terry[/name] [name]Elvis[/name], no joke) She named her only child ,a son, [name]Travis[/name] [name]Matthew[/name], he has named his 3 sons [name]Jason[/name], [name]Shane[/name] and [name]Emmett[/name]

My husband’s last name was [name]Dixon[/name]. He got so much teasing as a kid (dick-son, son of a dick, dick-suck) that he didn’t want our kids to have his last name. When we got married, we chose a new last name for both of us, [name]Rain[/name]. Now we have kids with that last name, and my sister-in-law has even thought of changing her last name to ours as well.

Appreciate all of these responses! They mean so much! [name]Sparrow[/name] is no longer on our list. I guess, my hope is that we have all girls, so when they do get older, they’ll marry into another last name. LOL! :wink: But… I do want a strong first name for a boy, that way they go by that instead of the last name. My husband went by his last name a lot in school and I know a girl with the same last name that also got called it too - because they both have common first names. If that makes sense!

[name]Hilary[/name] -

I grew up with [name]Jones[/name] as a last name, and married a [name]Smith[/name]. As my cousin said, “No improvement there!” Instead of taking his last name, having had years of screw ups with school, medical, … records due to my common name, I went back up the family tree. I chose my new last name from the family tree, and when we had our children, I hyphenated my surname with his for their surnames. It has been such a good thing for us. Two years ago, [name]Jessica[/name] was in school (briefly) with a [name]Jessica[/name] [name]Smith[/name]. Since mine is [name]Jessica[/name] Sterikoff-[name]Smith[/name], there were no foul-ups with her records.