What's your dream surname?

Mine is Baudelaire. I just love the way it looks, feels and sounds, everything.


Darling. It’s perfectly adorable and makes every name sound like it came out of a storybook.


Dunseath - dun-sayth, it has stuck with me for years and I don’t know why but I love it. It popped into my head immediately when I read your question.

Hubby and I both changed our last name when we got married, so the one I have is pretty darn awesome : L0V3

But I am an extreme nerd and I would have loved to go with Starblade, and I am thinking of using it as a mn for one of my children…maybe.

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I like Calatayud a lot. It’s pretty awesome.

I love Levine, Vishnyakov, [name]Piper[/name] a lot. Fortunately, I love my boyfriend’s last name.

Oh to have been a Rosenberg …! :frowning: I quite like Baudelaire too come to think of it. I always envy people with “de [name]Le[/name] French word” or “van der something” names too.

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Choosing from my family tree I would much rather have been a Doolittle or an O’[name]Shea[/name], Ethell or Dunford!

Lovejoy. I also adore my husband-to-be’s surname so I’m kind of considering adding it to mine.

I wish I had my grandma’s maiden name :frowning: [name]Unique[/name] Cornish name, so I won’t post it. Strongly considering putting it in the middle spot of a future kiddy though :smiley:

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I wish I had something simple and related to nature.

[name]Forest[/name], Woods, [name]Wolfe[/name], [name]River[/name],

I would love to change our last name! Our last name is a tongue twister and nobody ever gets it right. We don’t even pronounce it correctly the majority of the time.

I have surname envy every time someone mentions [name]Keira[/name] Knightley. There’s something about Knightley. It’s romantic, it’s strong. My maiden name was a good one too, but I took DH’s last name and I really can’t stand it. A name that looks like a common word, but as a name is not pronounced that way, so no one says it correctly, ever. And pronounced correctly, it comes off sounding more like a sound you make than an actual name. :-?


I like anything Mc for some reason - [name]McKinley[/name], McDuffee, [name]McKenzie[/name]…I think it’s because I like them phonetically, but Mc- is too trendy for a first name.

It’s not really a real name, but mine is definitely Clockwise. Or if I was Jewish, Dollarstein :slight_smile:

I adore the surname Holloway. It sounds romantic and still sturdy, not too common and not too unknown.


OOooh, Darling is nice!

I’ve always liked Underwood. I think it’s handsome. Whenever I played the sims when I was a kid I’d use Underwood for their last name.

I love French Canadian surnames, for some reason. Especially the ones that end in “eau”/“eaux”. Another French favourite is Levesque. I agree with Baudelaire; I love the sound of it too.
I also really like the surname Wetherall/Weatherall. I have come across a couple of book characters with it and i love everything about it. Plus, the characters with it are some of my favourite fictional characters of all time.
My own name is a four syllable, hyphenated, ethnic name that no one, and I mean NO [name]ONE[/name], ever pronounces correctly, but I do appreciate its uniqueness, and wouldn’t change it save for maybe going by one of the hyphenated names.

Ahhh, I totally have surname envy, and I’m so glad someone asked this question. My husband’s surname and mine are both Anglicizations of (much more interesting) Norwegian names. Wish we were still Amundsen or Emmanuelsen.

Otherwise: I love the British surname Trevelyan. Or a couple of Irish surnames in my family tree: Carricko and Costelloe.

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I love really Italian last names like Rossetti. I also really love the last name [name]Sinclaire[/name], it sounds so elegant. Others: [name]Millais[/name], [name]Monroe[/name], Dashwood, [name]Bennett[/name]

Funny that you mention Levesque, I am related to a bunch of Levesques. It is one of the better surnames on my family tree.

I also like Underwood and Knightley.

I also like a lot of Irish last names too. My maiden name was very Irish. I miss it. :frowning:

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