Parents divide opinion after giving their child 'blended surname' of both their names
20 November 2019, 10:22 | Updated: 20 November 2019, 17:15
The parents' decision to combine both their surnames for their child has been branded 'peak stupid'
A couple has divided opinion after opting to give their child a 'blended surname' of both their names.
Courtney and Laura, who live in Sydney, decided to go down this route rather than pick one of their surnames for their daughter Lyla, as they want her to have 'a part of both of them'.
Their surnames are Cassar and Sheldon, so they decided to give Lyla the surname Casseldon.
Courtney said, according to the Telegraph: "I like the idea of our daughter having a part of both of us.
“With hyphens (double barrel surnames) I find a lot of kids end up choosing one name because it is easier.
“We played around with a few last names and found one that we like and sounds like a last name.”
The unusual decision has divided opinion online, with some branding it 'lovely', but others 'peak stupid'.
One said: “Family trees are going to get much harder in the future."
Another added: "It's the parents right to name their children anything they like."