to think that double barrelled surnames are chavvy?

(122 Posts)
prudencesmom Mon 19-Nov-12 15:54:14

It used to be the case that double barrelled surnames where only for the gentry, now every Tom, Dick and Chavvy have them. What has happened?

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 19-Nov-12 17:13:08

DH and I couldn't decide what surname to give pfb and double barreling would have seen pfb a butt of many joke. So we looked at both family tress and there was a surname that was on both sides.

If our names was compatible I would of DB

swooosh Mon 19-Nov-12 17:16:25

What happens when the double-barrelled surname kids start marrying each other? shock

TakeMyEyesButNotTheGoat Mon 19-Nov-12 17:19:17

They only get to choose one name each swooosh

ChaoticismyLife Mon 19-Nov-12 17:21:43

upsylazy they could always take one from each double barrell and make a new double barrell.

TakeMyEyesButNotTheGoat Mon 19-Nov-12 17:21:57

I was thinking of double barrelling my name when DP and I get married so my DD has a connection to me still as she has her dads name.

But I guess that makes me a chav as I was a single mum at one point OP hmm

Vev Mon 19-Nov-12 17:30:19

Practicality, if couples don't stay together, can take mum's name. Easier than having to go through the legalities of changing name.

CockyPants Mon 19-Nov-12 17:30:49

DD has double barrel, no hyphen in between though.
Chav is as Chav does, OP.

Dawndonna Mon 19-Nov-12 17:31:25

Oh bugger off1

itsatrap Mon 19-Nov-12 17:31:32

My dcs have my surname and when dp and I get round to getting married he will also take my name and ditch his own, where do we fit on your chav scale?

Oh that's us told then! FWIW my kids are the only double-barrelled people I know so they must be right posh.

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 19-Nov-12 17:37:05

Itsatrap I think that's a whole other thread lol

ClippedPhoenix Mon 19-Nov-12 17:38:53

Excuse me madam.

It went like this. I named my son my surname, my son's arse of a father wanted his name. Now, seeings as I'm sole carer and practically always have been, it put me in a predicament as he threatened to forgoe his paltry maintenance therefore I conceded to his surname first then mine at the end.

Is this acceptable to you?

mum2threesons Mon 19-Nov-12 17:48:09

I HATE my married surname..I wish my DH had taken my name when we got married. Much nicer smile

Florabeebaby Mon 19-Nov-12 17:48:56

I've got one...it's showbiz, not chavvy!

FreudiansSlipper Mon 19-Nov-12 17:54:53

Obvioulsy op does not mix with many frightfully posh people unless she is calling them chavvy

I double barrelled my name and would again if i married again if you want to label me chav that's fine more a reflection on yourself

GhostShip Mon 19-Nov-12 17:57:15

Mines Dana-Rose. I don't think thats chavvy.

VolumeOfACone Mon 19-Nov-12 18:06:22

I dated a Count for a while with a double barrelled surname. But he most usually only used half of it.

pointythings Mon 19-Nov-12 18:35:16

Ooooh, my mum hyphenated in 1966, before they even invented chavs, because she wanted to keep her own identity. I'm going to tell her she's one of the original chavs!

<runs off waving arms wildly and screaming>

motherinferior Mon 19-Nov-12 18:37:04

My children have two non-hyphenated surnames <preens> One is Swedish and one is Bengali. Very long, with an umlaut in there too.

piglettsmummy Mon 19-Nov-12 18:46:31

I'm not a fan of double barrelled names myself! It makes me think of two types of people, super rich people or teenage mums ( not dissing them as I was a teen mum myself) I dont think I is especially chavvy.
Like I said I was a teen mum and chose the fathers name for my dd. we now have split up but I don't regret to have her dads name as her second name. But many of my friends ( also teen mums) have double barrelled the name simply coz they want the dads name but if they split up they can just knock the second last name off ( the dads in many cases that I no) so alls good! Absoulutly stupid idea! Pick one name
For god sake !!!! Lol grin

Everlong Mon 19-Nov-12 18:49:04

Well Mary Jane isn't chavvy is it <hands on hips>
tsk.

RainbowRabbit33 Mon 19-Nov-12 18:50:56

I'm double barrelled - before we got married I traced my family history, and it turned out that I am the last person to have my surname (we went back to the 1600s, there are other people with my surname, just I'm the end of the line for us). I also wanted to recognise that I am part of DH's family. I don't think I'm a chav!

That said, a friend of mine has done the same. I daren't say it to her face, but she sounds like a motorway service station!

EuroShagmore Mon 19-Nov-12 18:54:44

Rainbow I'm the last of my line too (I'm an only child and so is my Dad). If we have children, they will have both surnames (mine and my husband's). Luckily they go pretty well together.

CollieEyeOfNewt Mon 19-Nov-12 18:55:26

I got married recently. If we hadn't already had children I'd have kept my own name, but they are already here and have their dad's surname, and I wanted to share a surname with them. DH offered to double barrel our names. My immediate reaction was hmm I didn't want to share MY surname, or give the kids a double barrel. So they're all Y and I'm X-Y.

It sounds ok together too. smile

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 19-Nov-12 18:58:00

No Everlong Mary Jane is somewhat antique slang for marijuana [ grin ]

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