How do you name your children? Do you give them family names? Unique names? Simple names?
All but one of our children have their own first name and then their middle name is a family name. My philosophy was that each child should have their own name to offer them a sense of their own identify. Their middle name was to offer them a tie to their heritage. I think it's a good philosophy. My husband is convinced that I just BS this stuff in order to convince him to use my favorite names.
What about you? Do you have a naming philosophy?