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  #21  
January 27th, 2009, 09:42 PM
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I think more than 2 is too many.
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January 28th, 2009, 12:27 AM
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1 is enough for me!
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January 28th, 2009, 05:37 AM
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Personally, I'd never give more than two. But, to each their own
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January 28th, 2009, 08:13 AM
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I used to be really against more than one middle name, but now I find that some names just sound better or more put together with double middle names. I do think it is nice to carry on family tradition or perhaps use one middle name you love and another after a family member. However, that being said, I probably would only use one middle name. I think two is the limit, anything after that is just plain rediculous. You gotta think of the kid before yourself and how much of a pain having a jumble of middle names would be...(legal documents, official school documents, licenses, and so on...)
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January 28th, 2009, 10:07 AM
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As far as one kid to the next, I think it varies. For instance, our first child was a boy, and there aren't any boy namesakes to name his after. He's named after his father, and that's about it. I wasn't gonna stick the poor kid with Luke Andrew Denise. But this one is a girl, and there ARE female namesakes. Well okay.. technically the Morgan she'd be named after is a guy, but whatever.

I've known people with four or more middle names - usually just multiple family names for that gender and the parents only had one child sort of thing. I don't think one kid would feel cheated for not having an extra name though.. especially if it does cause paperwork issues (though I'm pretty sure even for legal stuff they just use the first two names given).
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January 29th, 2009, 08:31 PM
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I have two middle names, I am named after both my Grandmothers. I plan on having two middle names, one of with I want to be a variation of my last name, and the other my husbands name put together with my sisters name (if it is a girl hehe, I am not even pregnant yet)
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January 30th, 2009, 08:27 AM
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More than 2 is excessive. We are thinking about doing two because Guy has two.
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January 30th, 2009, 07:08 PM
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My son has one middle name.. I prefer just 1. Names seem so long to me when there's 2+
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January 30th, 2009, 10:18 PM
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I think multiple middle names are fine when they sound good and are not overly excessive/long. For me, I don't think the rule has to apply to all of your childrens names either. S/O has two middle names because he came 3 months early and his parents couldn't decide while his older sister only has 1, my uncle has a middle name while my mom doesn't, etc. Just doesn't come off like a big deal to me.
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January 31st, 2009, 01:01 AM
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i would say to each his own...but when you get names like:

kathryn elizabeth marie rosemary jane....i think that's a bit excessive.

IMO 1 or 2, but no more.
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January 31st, 2009, 06:34 AM
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I only like one middle name. It gets too much when there are more than one.
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January 31st, 2009, 06:59 AM
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I'm REALLY not for more than 1 middle name.[/b]

same here
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January 31st, 2009, 08:30 AM
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I'm fortunate that on my side of the family, the family names are really short....so I can hyphen it to Ruth-Anne!

I haven't gotten any input from the MIL on family names for that side, outside of David.
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January 31st, 2009, 01:22 PM
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I'm not a fan of more than 2 but honestly, Its what ever YOU want.

As for people not thinking it's right to give one child one middle name and the next one, two - they are individuals. They aren't suppose to match
My first dd has 1 middle name and my next two have two. I'll let you know in a few years if she feels cheated [/b]
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January 31st, 2009, 03:31 PM
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personally one is it for us. But when children get confirmed in our religion, they typically pick up a 2nd MN. So doing more then that is over kill in my mind. Too much of a mouth full. lol
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