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September 2nd, 2012, 04:40 AM
sarah*'s Avatar Loving My Piglets
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We dont know the sex of our baby yet but if its a girl we have a name we really like (keeping it secret for now) but its a hyphenated name with names like that would you have a middle name?

name-name ..middle name... last name..

or is that just too long? would you just stick with

name-name.. last name..

I was thinking that just the first name and last name sounds better, but as she gets older would she want a middle name, would it look odd on letters etc? i guess it seems strange to me because all my kids have middle names, would i be making a mistake not having a middle name?
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September 2nd, 2012, 04:52 AM
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my friend has a hyphenated first name and a middle name. her name is Mary-Jane Marie M______. it sounds fine to me, I guess it depends on the name?
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September 2nd, 2012, 05:22 AM
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I guess you are right her name sounds really nice with a middle name if i can find a nice middle name to go with it maybe i will consider a middle name, thank you
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September 2nd, 2012, 05:24 AM
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I think it depends on the name.

Some sound good with the middle name. Some sound silly.

My cousins name is Julie-anne SURNAME and I think it would sound silly with a middle name, but the above posters example sounds good.

I think it all depends on the name but I know you don't want to share so I would suggest writing it out, saying it a few times to yourself and DH and imagine saying to to your child like when they are naughty. Will it sound good? Will it be too much of a mouthful? Will it be awkward for your child to spell or explain.

Something else you could do to get opinions would be to make a poll of baby names with hyphenated names and middle names and ask people to pick. Put your intended name in there and a few others and see which people like best?
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September 2nd, 2012, 05:30 AM
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Name poll sounds good ill work on that
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September 2nd, 2012, 09:47 AM
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My older sisters name's are Mary Aileen Siobhan, Mary Enya Sinead, Mary Brianna Kathleen and Mary Frances Anne. I find it completely normal as we're Irish Catholic and they're called by their second names (as in Aileen, Enya, Brianna, Frances/Frankie).

I plan to name one of my daughters Mary Eleanore Robyn in order to honour my Mam and my MIL. I think it's pretty.
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September 2nd, 2012, 09:01 PM
white.house's Avatar Kelli
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I'm Kelli-Ann, no middle name, last name

I've never had any issues with not having a middle name! It's always made me pretty unique, so I've enjoyed it growing up! I've always gone by Kelli though (since about 3 yrs old, except for when I was in trouble ).
I think it definitely depends on what the first name-middle name combo would be!
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