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My Mum wanted us to have both names but my Dad wouldn't have it, I would slyly like to have her name (as I have always been very close to that side of my family) but I know that when I marry he won't be accepting any double barrell for me nor our children so it's best forgotten. 

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Unless you were raised by your mother alone there should be no reason to have your mothers surname

 

Would you say the same thing to someone in the upper class?

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Unless you were raised by your mother alone there should be no reason to have your mothers surname

I agree with this.

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why did i get negged for not wanting my kids to be bastards

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Unless you were raised by your mother alone there should be no reason to have your mothers surname

 

Would you say the same thing to someone in the upper class?

 

Yes. It doesn't make it right because an upper class person may do it

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The upper class do it to preserve the status from the mothers family.

 

 

It is the law in many countries such as Spain to take both family names.

 

Is the law wrong in those countries then?

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You are not spanish or upper class. Shut up

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The upper class do it to preserve the status from the mothers family.

 

at what point does this stop?

 

say two people with double-barrelled names get married

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TBH, I used my mother's surname when I started living with her after she split my father.

Then when he passed away, decided to add his name to mine & honour both sides of my family properly.

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The upper class do it to preserve the status from the mothers family.

 

at what point does this stop?

 

say two people with double-barrelled names get married

 

I assume more time the final name from each would be used but it isn't unusual for the child to get 3 or 4 names in that situation.

 

5 and 6 names happen aswell.

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You are not spanish or upper class. Shut up

 

While given names have been used from the most distant times to identify individuals, the advent of surnames is a relatively recent phenomenon. 

 

In Britain, hereditary surnames were adopted in the 13th and 14th centuries, initially by the aristocracy but eventually by everyone. 

 

Henry VIII ordered that marital births be recorded under the surname of the father

 

Thought you may aswell know the origins of your point of view.

 

In Quebec, since a 1981 reform of the civil law, women are not permitted to adopt their husband’s name at marriage, not even if they apply for an official name change

 

There is no uniformity around the world regarding naming customs, a name is purely a means of identification.

 

To say there is a right or wrong way is preposterous.

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Exactly - Take Iceland for example.

You could have a son and daughter and neither or them will have the same surname as you, their mother....or themselves for that matter

Imagine 4 people in the same family with different names :lol:

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I have a double barreled surname (Father's family name and mother's family name). I was raised by my mother but saw my father's family (aunts/uncles/grandparents/cousins) much much more than i did see my dad.

My son has my double barrelled surname, however i wanted to have his mothers surname as one of his middle names so we put that in there. Reasons were i wanted the connection to be there, as Caribbean Afrikans our history and lineage is interupted enough, so i just wanted him to have an easier way if he ever wanted to trace back all brances of his family.  Im not with his mother anympre so its gonna be all kinds of tings when/if i have another child, and or get married.

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I have my mum's.

I'd want my kids to have mine.

Don't mind about the wife.

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