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View Poll Results: Who's last name should the baby have?
Mine (the name that the baby's mother and sister share) 6 20.69%
His (the baby's father) 16 55.17%
Hyphenate it (despite the two names being complicated to say and spell) 7 24.14%
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#31 of 32 Old 12-03-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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I am fully behind matriarchal naming;

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#32 of 32 Old 12-03-2007, 11:27 AM
 
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I gave my DD the last name of my fiance, and I completely understand what you're saying about needing/wanting to have the same last name as your child. DP & I are slowly moving towards marriage, and after we're married, we'll all have the same last name. I considered giving DD my name until after we were married, but then I thought about two things: 1). how hurt my DP would be that his child wouldn't carry his name; and 2). all the paperwork I would have to go through to change both our names.

I have also heard of what one of the pp suggested: creating a new family name for everyone. I have known people who have done this, and the new family name that they chose was a group effort and the name ended up having a very special meaning for them all. Maybe that will be an option for your family as well.

Best of luck to you, OP.
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