I was so happy when my brothers wife had a son, & they gave him our family name, so it lasts for another generation!! (My kids have my partners surname).
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13-06-2014 18:41 #11Senior Member
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13-06-2014 19:03 #12
My brother is the only male left from my dads whole family who could carry on his family name ( his brothers and their kids all had girls or boys that had girls) but it does not worry him or dad at all
I don't really get the carrying on the family name thing, it's just a name?
I think its sad when you hear of people/ cultures that get upset if a daughter was born and the family name may be in jeopardy
13-06-2014 19:06 #13Senior Member
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Yup, I'm the last of the line. The kids all have DF's surname, which I'll be taking when we get married. My brother had no intentions if having children, so it ends with me.
I never thought of it being a big deal until recently, but now I find it a bit distressing - I have a few unresolved issues surrounding my fathers death.
13-06-2014 19:11 #14
My mums name was not carried on (1 sister and 1 brother who never married) but it was an extremely common surname so she was not bothered. The only way my last name will be carried on is with my cousins because I only have sisters.
13-06-2014 19:31 #15
One of my friends is one of two girls in the family. When she got married her fiancé/husband took HER last name so her maiden name would continue. The husband had a brother with boys (so his last name would be carried on) but my friend had no male relatives with her maiden name.
13-06-2014 19:40 #16
My dad has 2 daughters and we have both gotten married and taken our husbands last names, so his family name will not be carried on. I don't really see why it's so sad.
13-06-2014 19:43 #17
I have never really given this much thought and don't really see what the big deal is to be honest. I have 2 sisters who are both married and have taken their husband's surname - our family name won't be carried on by any of us. I will admit to being a bit sad for a while after I got married and changed my name - it was weird getting used to being someone with a new name.
13-06-2014 19:50 #18
I guess an interesting way to look at it is that the daughter if an only child, will then take on her husband's last name (if she chooses) and they will then start their own line of generations. .
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13-06-2014 19:57 #19
I have 3 sons, my first son has my surname, and the second 2 have their dads. (All full brothers)
13-06-2014 20:02 #20Senior Member
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Neither my brother or sister will have children, I have been lucky enough to have a beautiful little boy, I am proud to still be carrying my family name and wouldn't ever change it if I got married so my son has my surname hyphenated with my DP's.
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