Speaking of hyphenated names

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2004
Speaking of hyphenated names
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Thu, 04-26-2012 - 1:27pm

Just how does the whole hyphenated name work anyway?

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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 7:45pm

It could easily get out of hand. Fortunately we have enough leeway in choosing names that most people don't let it get as bad as your examples.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2004
Fri, 04-27-2012 - 12:09am

>>>Fortunately we have enough leeway in choosing names that most people don't let it get as bad as your examples.

So, I guess in the end some of the names simply don't get carried on into a new generation.

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Registered: 09-17-2005
Fri, 04-27-2012 - 5:50am
A friend of mine kept her maiden name when she got married so their children's name is hyphenated. I am curious to see how the kids handle their hyphenated name when they get married and have kids of their own. Realistically, at least one of the names will have to be dropped for the very reason you bring up.

As a genealogist, I found it was not unusual for families in history to give their children the middle name of the mother's maiden name. So while the middle name would not carry on forever, it would identify people with their mother's maiden as well.