I am curious what normal people with hyphenated names do when they have kids. double hyphenate? remove the hyphen? pick one parental surname? hyphenate half of the hyphenated surname with the other?

I vaguely get the impression that the most common thing to do is “children inherit the non-hyphenated parent’s surname”, and have never in practice heard of two hyphenated people marrying each other.

My vote is for “maternal halves should be matrilineal and paternal halves should be patrilineal”.


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