Hi there! I don't know how this is in other parts of the country, but in the South there is a trend of naming babies, regardless of gender, after the mother's maiden name. This got me thinking on the topic of surnames used for first names that aren't just Miller, Bryant, Cole, Beckett, Sutton, Brooks, etc. Here are some I've noticed:
- Hamilton - this one was actually in a book I read: the character's name was Hamilton Jimenez, and her friends called her Hammy
- Causey - my Nana calls one of her best friends by her surname (Coszi), but I really like this spelling of it as a first name
- Caldwell - the name of a girl I know, who goes by Callie. This was an example of the "maiden name" trend, but one I'd never seen before
- Foster - idk how common this one is; it seems like it has potential to be popular, but I haven't heard it very often
These are all the ones I can currently think of off the top of my head, but have any of you seen any instances of rather unique surname names?