How can we pick the perfect surname for us?
April 17, 2012 7:12 AM Subscribe
How can we pick a new surname?
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (36 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
My surname means nothing to me, it's not a family name. The surnames of my biological parents aren't acceptable to me or my children for various reasons.
My children hate their surname because it reminds them of their father and the pleasure he takes in it being a famous criminal surname, so they want to drop it and start afresh. They are old enough and mature enough to understand what that entails.
I too would like to start afresh. The only family surname I would willingly use sounds like a manufactured stage name when combined with our first names.
I am not asking for suggestions for surnames. I am asking for a thought process or a brainstorming method that would guide us to decide, as a family, on a suitable surname.
Anonymous because some family members read Mefi and I don't want their control-freak input into this decision.