I have a blended family. My son has one last name (his father's) and I have added my maiden name as a middle name. I go by my maiden name.
My partner (we're not married but are common law) has 2 children who both have his name. So there are 3 family members with his last name, one with mine and one with my ex's.
We're struggling with what to give our baby as a last name. My partner says he's ok as long as his name is in there somewhere. I'm not a fan of hyphenation and his last name is long. I think that my preference would be his last name as a middle name and my maiden name as the last. I'm worried that if we give the baby his last name that will make my son feel very left out.
FYI - I don't ever plan on taking his last name, even if we get married some day.
Any opinions or advice appreciated!