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Comment by Patricia on March 3, 2018 at 2:40pm

I took Rick's last name when we got married, but that's what was done back then. I also did not want to keep my birth surname, so was very glad to change it.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 3, 2018 at 2:36pm

Thanks, Bertold.

Yes, Chris, it's the parent's choice to use both names officially but young James can choose later in life whether to use one or both.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 3, 2018 at 1:12pm

Congratulations, Ian!

Comment by Plinius on March 3, 2018 at 12:14pm

So James can use both surnames? Here parents must choose whose surname the child will get. I always use my own surname, of course. Standard question: "Is that your girls name?" Standard answer: "Do you use your boys name?"

Comment by Ian Mason on March 3, 2018 at 10:57am

Chris, that's one surname from each parent. It's getting more common here. Women are less willing to surrender their name.

Comment by Plinius on March 3, 2018 at 8:25am

Two surnames? How does that work?

Comment by Ian Mason on March 3, 2018 at 8:01am

Thank you for all the good wishes. Mother and baby are fine and all the signs are good. He has good suction for milk and sleeps well otherwise. I've been asked not to share photos online and will respect that.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 3, 2018 at 7:58am

On the maternal side: mormor and morfar.

On the paternal side: farmor and farfar.

Far=father, Mor=mother.

Otherwise a general 'bedstefar' = best+father.

My son-in-law's family are great producers of boys and sometimes twins so a Frederick might get squeezed in at some point.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 3, 2018 at 7:57am

Big congrats, Ian!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 3, 2018 at 7:51am

Congrats, "Gramp"!  What are grandfathers called in Denmark, Ian?

I think using family names is a good thing. The only exception, in my opinion, is "juniors". My dad was a "junior", and he hated it his whole life. And what does it say about the "senior" who has named his son after himself?

 

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