surnames 

Do I Have a Boy's Name?

My name is Tracy. I have been told by many that it is the male version of the name -- that the female version is supposed to be either Treacy or Tracey. I am a woman. Can you clear this up for me? - Tracy Treacy? Oh dear. You've fallen...Sorry, Tracy, but you've fallen victim to America's love-hate relationship with androgynous names.

Is My Favorite Baby Name Really Off Limits?

My last name is Ritz. My husband and I really like the name London but every time I make a name poll, everyone scoffs at the combination because they say it sounds like a hotel. Would this be something you really think she would be teased about in...My last name is Ritz. My husband and I really like the name London but every time I make a name poll, everyone scoffs at the combination because they say it sounds like a hotel. Would this be something you really think she would be teased about in life, and would it be so bad?

My Surname Doesn't Go With the Names I Like

Someone once told me that I need to keep my new last name in mind when picking baby names -- I shouldn't pick a name that ends with the same sound as my last name. Problem is, my last name is now Urban -- and there are so many names that I love that...

What's in a name? Giving your kids different surnames

About 15 years ago, some friends of mine got married.  "Are you going to change your last name?" I asked the female partner of this couple.  "Actually, we both are.  We're combining our surnames to be one." ...

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