Double Barrel Surname/Middle name?

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  1. ovetta2001

    ovetta2001 Well-Known Member

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    The hubby and I are talking about LOs surname.

    We already know there is no compromise on my surname being taken away from me or her (no issues there) but we are unsure on what to do with Evie.

    We could either have our names double barred OR we could give her my OHs surname as a second middle name.

    Options:

    Evie Deborah Darr Pickard (First middle middle last)

    Evie Deborah Darr-Pickard (First middle last)

    Evie Deborah Pickard-Darr (First middle last)

    Now my brain hurts.

    Whats your guys opinion?

    Thank you!
     
  2. crazylilth1ng

    crazylilth1ng Well-Known Member

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    Evie deborah pickard-darr in my opinion.

    Double barrel only works if the names go together. And with the pickard part first, it goes nicely :)
     
  3. xxEMZxx

    xxEMZxx Guest

    Evie Deborah Pickard-Darr sounds the best imo.
     
  4. threemakefive

    threemakefive Well-Known Member

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    Darr-Pickard would be the norm...I think should have both of your last names if you are wanting to use yours as well as you OHs
     
  5. Button#

    Button# Well-Known Member

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    I am using my surname as a second middle name as I kept my maiden name when I got married.
     
  6. YoshiPikachu

    YoshiPikachu Mama to Hannah and Joseph

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    My name is like that. It's Craven-Roth. And it's gets very crazy sometimes.
     
  7. bubbles123

    bubbles123 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not always sure about doubled barreled names but I think Pickard-Darr works well. I did change my name when I got married but LO and I have my maiden name as a middle name and I think it's a nice way to connect to both families.
     
  8. ovetta2001

    ovetta2001 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys - We are going with
    Evie Deborah Pickard-Darr!
     
  9. Peaches11

    Peaches11 Well-Known Member

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    I was going to suggest Evie Deborah Pickard-Darr too! Definately sounds best of all.
     
  10. Elisheva009

    Elisheva009 Well-Known Member

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    You could also drop the hyphen and still have 2 surnames.

    I was forced to keep my maiden name when I got married because we live in Italy and it is not possible to change the name you were born with but in the UK I am known by both surnames, I just added DH's to my own, no hyphen.
     
  11. Charlie_x

    Charlie_x Well-Known Member

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    I personally dont like them but out of your chouices i would say Evie Deborah Darr Pickard sounds the best x
     
  12. j3ss

    j3ss Well-Known Member

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    I really dislike hyphenated last names for some reason. I'd go with two middle names.
     
  13. ovetta2001

    ovetta2001 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for not 'personally' liking the names myself and my partner were born with. I will ask him to change them to suit you better.
     
  14. Drazic<3

    Drazic<3 You got the love <3

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    Go with what is right for you hun, don't worry about anyone else! I have a double barrelled surname - I got it from my husband when we married so of course my girl has the same. People make comments sometimes about 'why would we do that for it' but it is none of their business whatsoever.
     
  15. Mrs HM

    Mrs HM Well-Known Member

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    I 'personally' love the names you have picked and the ones you and your partner were born with! They work well together and role of the tongue. My LO will be having a double barrelled surname too (I kept my maiden name when we married), only it will be a whopping 18 letters long...but if anyone else doesn't like it they can just bugger off as it is nothing to do with them.
     
  16. Charlie_x

    Charlie_x Well-Known Member

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    I was saying i personally dont like double barral names not your last names. Geeze no need to bite my head off you asked for what people thought so i gave mine!
     
  17. hollyrose

    hollyrose Well-Known Member

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    we used my husbands surname first and then my surname last with a (-) in between. i kept my own surname when we got married and wanted our children to have it also.
     
  18. happygal

    happygal mum of 3

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    sorry but i think its a bit unfair to ask for peoples opinions if you are going to react like that when someone tells you they don't like it.
     
  19. MsCrow

    MsCrow March Mama 2012

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    Well you asked so here's my opinion. I have a double barrel surname as I refused to give up mine, it's pretty unique and means a lot. However, there's not a chance I'd inflict it on my child. I'm lucky that MrC mostly uses my surname so our child will do the same. Stick to two middle names, don't hyphenate.
     
  20. Drazic<3

    Drazic<3 You got the love <3

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    Inflict :rofl: - No melodrama there. I had one 'inflicted' on me. I just use whichever name I fancy at the time. To date, no long term damage done.
     

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