So, if it's umerited and antiquated, and you each have different last names, how do you determine which last name the children have?
They can hyphenate. Admittedly this becomes problematic for the next generation.
Elizabeth Johnson-Brown-Davis-Williamson-Szymczak-Slaughenhaup-Schwarzkopf-Goldstein is a bit unwieldy.
Is that admittedly problematic ordeal preferable to our current system?
It's not a system, just an old custom. Adults are free to take any name they choose. Children are named by their parents because it's easier to communicate if things and people have names. It's a lot easier to call someone by name instead of saying "Hey, you in the third row with the red hair".
I hate to be petty and pedantic, but it is a system. It's a custom, as well, but you saying that it isn't a system is incorrect. It's both a system and a custom. Some might argue that many, most, or possibly even all customs are systems, but not all systems are customs. One of the definitions of system is "an organized or established procedure," according to Merriam Webster.And I'm not really sure if you answered my question. I asked you if a system (or custom) that could yield unwieldy names like Elizabeth Johnson-Brown-Davis-Williamson-Szymczak-Slaughenhaup-Schwarzkopf-Goldstein is preferable or superior to what people more commonly do today, that being to take the last name of the man.I think you may have mistaken my comment for something that advocates for not naming people or something of that nature.
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What if your hyphenated kids want to keep their past name as well and hyphenate again? Or should a kid with a hyphenated last name be discouraged from hyphenating again? Otherwise you'd have last names like simmons-johnson-hughes-sinclair.
But to be clear, I'd feel similarly. I don't like the idea of giving up my family name. I'm just curious about what would happen under that circumstance.
Who's name will the kids have? Or will they also be hyphenated?
If I decide to have kids they are welcome to hyphenate it or not.
What so you think would happen if they also wanted to hyphenate their last name when they marry?Eventually, you could have last named like smith-johnson-williams-brown-jones.I'm not trying to like, be in opposition to you or anything, I'm just curious how this method would combat certain ordeals like hyphenated last names being hypenated more?
Not my issue. What my hypothetical children want to do with thier names is up to them. But regardless of wether they ever actually exist I don't plan on just throwing out my last name unless I feel like it.
I mean thats actually pretty popular these days.
you're name is perfect, people who like animals too much have usually failed with people
I can't tell if this is a mildly comedic exaggeration of what you truly prefer, or sarcasm meant to demean those who would like a less-exaggerated version of that.
I ain’t trying to demean anyone. If you want an electronic chip with your spouse’s information on it that’s up to you. I’m sure it’s very common and normal and healthy.
but you having a problem taking a man's last name does imply something is wrong with you
@007kingifrit Shouldn’t you be away out somewhere without a mask on coughing over an old lady?
changing the subject is a sign of not having your emotions under control. i would recommend you see your doctor to get hysteria treatment
If you aren't trying to demean anyone, then why are you using language that is typically contextually accompanied with negative connotations, like "leashes" and "chips?" As well as sarcastically regarding it as common, normal, and healthy?
Dude, it’s just a joke. Chill out. I don’t care what other people do with their lives (or names).
Alright, my mistake
i don't think she was joking, i think she's just giving up now
I have my skepticism, but if that is the case, that's refreshing to hear.
Hello big boy
What does double barreling the kids mean? Sounds kind of like you're going to shoot them with a shot gun but I can't imagine that being what you mean 😂
if one parent is Smith, the other Jones, you name the kids Smith-Jones or Jones-Smith,,,
Ohhh, so double barreling just means hyphenating?
sort of, in UK it's called "double barrel surname", implies your posh/aristocratic, my French friend uses her French surname, then her husbands surname, she said "I am now have a double barrel surname" I disagreed and said was just hyphenated because you are not an aristocrat, her husband replied "well she is my Queen so will always be an aristocrat to me" which I thought was rather nice,,,
Thanks @Pete671, 👍🏾
Gotcha, I appreciate you filling me in
I don't agree, unless that sort of dynamic is mutually desired and constented upon.
Why is that?
Bc, it shows that I'm not some feminazi and I have respect for tradition and my husband.