I need some advice about using a family surname as a mn for a future daughter. This is a family tradition on my side of the family. I, my sister, my mother, my grandmother, and my great grandmother all have been given family surnames (instead of traditional first-names) as middle names. I like this custom because it would give me the opportunity to honor an entire branch of my or my husband’s family when naming our kids. Right now, we don’t know if we are getting a boy or girl, but I am focusing on girls’ names because I find them more challenging.
On the other hand, I always regretted a little bit that I did not have a pretty first-name-style middle name. So I was thinking I might give my future daughter 2 middle names (a pretty first name type mn togethher with a family surname mn). However, there are just so many names (that is, first-name-style names) that I would like to use as middle names. So now I am wondering if I should stick with the surname middle name tradition at all, but instead use two first-name-style middle names.
But then again, I am a stickler for tradition, and I would love to honor as many people in my family as possible. I am very attached and proud of some of the surnames that are in my and my husband’s families.
[name]Hope[/name] this is clear!
Would love opinions and thoughts. Thanks.