What are everyone’s thoughts with using theirs or their mothers maiden names for their baby’s name? Would it be weird for family to hear their surname as a first name or would it be sentimental?
I love the idea of using my mothers after my late grandfather but it’s an unusual choice and I have very close family with this surname.
I think it’s cute as a first or middle name for a child although I think more people tend to put something like that as a middle name unless it is a popular surname (Smith, [name_m]Jones[/name_m], [name_m]Johnson[/name_m], etc) because it’s unique to be named those as first names vs. having them as last names.
I think it’s such a lovely idea and it has a long history. Depending on the name I love the idea of using maiden names as firsts or middles. Whether it would be strange for family members is very subjective, and would be different depending who you ask and how common the name is.
I think it’s kind of cool! I tried to sell my boyfriend on [name_m]Orson[/name_m] because it’s very close to my surname, but he doesn’t like it
Especially being that it’s still more common (at least where I live) for wives to take their husband’s last name, I think it’s a nice way to keep the wife’s maiden name in her daily life.
I love it! I don’t think it’s weird at all
yes! power to the mother’s family too! if it’s wearable as a first name, of course. if not, as a middle or a variation that would work as a first, perhaps.
it’s not weird at all, even with family that still bears it as a surname. it’s more special to you than annoying to them.
I guess it’ll depend on the family, but my oldest son’s first name is my mom’s maiden name and her family loves it.
I love it!
I could totally see myself using my last name for a baby name if ever I change it. I don’t mind that it’s also some of my family’s surname—the bigger shock would be that it once was my surname! I definitely think it’s a sentimental and exciting idea.
I love this and plan to do just that myself if I ever have another!
[name_f]My[/name_f] middle name was my mom’s maiden name and my brother’s is grandmothers maiden name, which is also my dad’s and now my oldest nephew’s middle too. We have a long line of doing this!
One of my first cousins named his first son my middle name, which is also his mom’s maiden name!
[name_f]My[/name_f] sons, both have family first and middles, but all could pass for last names! Maybe that’s just my style!
I know some people who have maiden names as middles. It don’t think it’s any different to using any other honour name (ie [name_u]Cecil[/name_u] [name_u]James[/name_u] having a [name_u]Cecil[/name_u] [name_u]James[/name_u] Jr), but maybe talk to your mother/family to see how they’d react
Where Im from (though its slightly outdated now) its tradition to give your first child their mothers maiden name as a middle, or sometimes as a first. So this seems totally fine to me!