Question about hyphenated last names??
I don’t know if any of you have done this, or will do this, or maybe know people. I’m just curious: what do you do with hyphenated last names when it comes to passing a name to a child? For example, if you chose to hyphenate your last name when you got married, does the child get that hyphenated last name, or just the father’s? Or just the mother’s? What if you didn’t get married, but gave the child a hyphenated last name to include both parents? Then what happens when that child eventually grows up and gets married or has kids? Do you pass down a hyphenated name? Let’s say a daughter grows up with a hyphenated last name and wants to do the same thing her mother did and hyphenate when she gets married? Do you you drop some names, or do you add more names until the last name has like 5 hyphens? Or, say a son with the hyphenated names of his parents eventually gets married, and his wife wants to hyphenate their kids’ last name. How do you decide what name to drop, of if to drop?
I don’t have a double last name. But I know lots of people do. And while I understand why and how it works when couples get married, it’s the next generations that seem more confusing…
I don’t know. Just share general thoughts or personal experiences about what happens with hyphenated last names??