"Meet Cloud COSMORE. After much gentle cajoling the Irish state has agreed to a composite of Cosgrave and Dinsmore for our first son: Cloud Cosmore.
I never liked the idea of my kids taking my surname, as is tradition in much of the world, and Faye taking my surname as well. It feels like it implies some form of ownership over a woman from a bygone age. Men and women are equal.
That said I respect people's right to choose to take their husbands surname, or of course to take their wife's surname, or alternatively to create a double barrelled name. Anyway this is another option at least for your kids that does not require any legal juggling. Thought I'd share."
He managed to get a dig in at the Irish state too.