grandma last name?

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grandma last name?
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 12:25am

Would you use a last name as a first name to honour a grandparent?The first and middle names were 'old-lady-ish'& hubby likes using the last name of his grandma..They will name her:Kelly Natasha..Yes it's a bit 80s to me,but love that it's not overly popular now..So what do ya'll think?

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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 10:08am

I wouldn't use EVERY surname on EVERY child in honor of someone–some just don't work, either at all, or on one gender or the other–but this one seems totally feasible to me.

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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 12:25pm

Looks like a perfectly nice name for me! :) Names with history or family significance always seem to get my vote. I think it makes them extra special.


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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 6:29pm
I think that is a nice choice... and works well as a first name. It is a nice way to honor someone, IMO.

Yes, I would definitely do something like that IF I also liked the name. I know someone whose maiden name was Cole, so she named her son Cole. My Mother's maiden name is Taylor, and I would consider using that for either a boys or girls name, she always said she wanted to do that.

~April, Mom to son Jory, 23 and boy/girl twins, Alex and Haley, 11

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Tue, 01-31-2012 - 11:26pm
Honestly, I don't think there's anything wrong with it!