Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 6 months ago

When you wanna give the child both of the last names of the parent, which last name comes first?

For example the name of the child is x. Mothers last name is y. Fathers last name is z. Should the child go by xy-z or xz-y?

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  • 6 months ago
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    Which ever way you want in English culture.

    Massively depends on if mum and dad are double-barrelling aswell.

    Lots of times mum adds dad's surname to her name, e.g: Angelina Jolie-Pitt or Courtney Cox-Arquette, so it would make sense to have the children's names the same.

    Other times both mum and dad double-barrel so then everyone has the same name. That's 50/50 which way round, usually whichever way sounds best.

    Finally if it's because mum and dad aren't together anymore, again it's which ever way sounds better but most expect mum's name first then dads, but that could be because of the above.

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  • 6 months ago

    There isn't a convention based on gender, it's just whichever way sounds best. I know couples who've used the woman's name first, and couple's who've used the man's. Usually one way flows and sounds a lot better than the other.

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  • 6 months ago

    The fathers. The mothers comes last. This is common with Spanish names; a given name (or first), middle, fathers ( surname), mothers surname ( maiden name)

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