Such a curious sobering thought (family)

dionysus

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Just a Q I'm curious about :)

Talked to a lot of cousins and aunties and whatnot as of late

And a strange thing; we found a lot of lineages, simply die as of my generation

We have a rather large family, of the time, when parents had a baseball team of children.
But oddly, very nearly, noone had mixed kids (meaning,a potpourri of boys and girls)

As it happens, the boys had girls (thus, in marriage, changed their last names)
The girls, well, changed their names in marriage and the ones had boys had a diff last name


A few singles retiained their names
But again, took other names in marriage or fatheres' name for kids

Weird.
My mother's side.....no exisiting fam name
My dad's side, no existing fam name
Cousins....no exisiting fam name
Going back, grandparents, all dies with my gen
Sad
but nature of the beast, yanno?
Even my brother is a III (the thirrd) (, but stopped that lol


Funny stuff, families :)
I mean, it isnt much a big thing, dynamics change
Just curious how much the norm

(point being, our 'fam' name ...well, 3 fams, dies this gen)

:)
 
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sufferinsilence

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Interesting question.

On my dad's side there's only 1 second cousin who can further the lineage as of right now since both my brother and I don't have kids. And I don't think I ever will, can't speak for my brother ofcourse.
On my mom's side there's nobody, unless a niece (single mother afaik) has decided to give her newborn her family name. I'm not sure of that since I'm not really in touch with them. If she did the name could go on because it's a boy.
 

dionysus

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Interesting question.

On my dad's side there's only 1 second cousin who can further the lineage as of right now since both my brother and I don't have kids. And I don't think I ever will, can't speak for my brother ofcourse.
On my mom's side there's nobody, unless a niece (single mother afaik) has decided to give her newborn her family name. I'm not sure of that since I'm not really in touch with them. If she did the name could go on because it's a boy.
I dont much put stock in, the legacy
But still, odd
Reason, I brought it up, was, my neice, is adamantly staunch in her keeping the fam name alive...and was proposed to tonight :)
 

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TLDR: Folks sometimes.change their names when they marry, also - they die, and can have boys or girls, or sometimes both or neither, as offspring. 😂
 
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