My good friend just had a baby. They used her maiden name, Beck, as his first name.
Our kids are very invested in this family and always love to hear happy news about them. When I told them about little Beck being born, our Beckham naturally thought they had named him after him. You can see where a 5 year old would get that.
So that brought on a lesson about maiden names which is not the easiest of all topics to teach a child. I used Karaia as and example and some made-up boy as her husband to illustrate the moving of Karaia's current last name to become her maiden name and her made-up husband's last name would become her new last name.
Beckham, wanting to make sure he understood, but also wanting to let me know of his future plans had this to say,
"So......whoever I marr---Lily's new last name will be D*** and her maiden name will be A********?"
I called Lily's mom right away to tell her that we would some day be related. It's nice to know what our future holds in store for us ;)