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January 28th, 2007, 04:30 PM
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Multiple middle names?
What do you think?
My girls' best friends name is Lily Marie Victoria Thompson B(lastname)
and her sister is Charlotte Ann Sophia Thompson B(lastname)

Her mom was over last night and was talking to me about names since I'm expecting and brought up her daughters names...I never knew all of them.
I guess Thompson is her husband's last name so she decided to include it as a middle name. And then each girl has 2 middle names as well.

Do you like these names? Or multiple middle names?

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January 28th, 2007, 05:11 PM
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My children will probably only have 1 middle name each. I don't mind 2 middle names, if they have importance to the family. 3 middle names is pushing it, is there really a need? Any more than that is just over the top. But, everyone is intitled to name their child whatever they please.
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January 28th, 2007, 06:43 PM
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I think that any more than one middle name complicates life too much. I understand that it happens when parents want to honour two people or can't agree, but I don't like that its becoming trendy.

I like most of the girls' names individually, but I wouldn't have used those combos.
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January 28th, 2007, 09:15 PM
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If I was going to use two middle names, or two last names, I would at least hyphenate it so it's not technically "two". Plus that way there would still be the proper # of initials. When you have to fill out forms that ask for a middle initial there is never space for more than one.

In any case I think five names is a lot.

I might use two middle names because I want my children to have my maiden name as part of their name ... and hyphenating it would be confusing given the spelling and pronunciation. I mean, I'm not even keeping it because of that.

But I think I might hyphenate middle names. Like if I want a son to be Jacob Christopher Lastname, maybe I'd do Jacob Christopher-Maidenname Lastname. It would still be there, but his middle initial would still be C, etc. And the common # of initials like I mentioned before. That's the only way I would do it though.
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January 28th, 2007, 09:37 PM
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I plan on keeping my last name, so I would go with a hypenated last name for any offspring.
I also like hyphenated middle names.
So my children will most likely be something like Ava Sophia-Lenore Mylastname-Hislastname.
(That's a mock-up name) I feel sad for my future kids.
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January 28th, 2007, 11:15 PM
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I don't mind 2 middle names though any more than that is a bit extreme...for me I get confused with my own name which because it's hyphenated I never know wether to say Jo is part of my first name or my middle name though I usually say it acts as both....I would use more than one middle name for a boy perhaps...atm my fav combo for a boy is Noah James Thomas though its alot harder for a girl for some reason
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January 29th, 2007, 12:43 AM
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I had two middle names and two last names growing up and its just annyoing!
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January 29th, 2007, 01:50 AM
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not a fan of two middle names as my husband has 2 family middle names (theodore edward) but it is a pain when filling out forms

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January 29th, 2007, 10:00 AM
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We gave Asher 2 middle names, I think the name together sounds beautiful and I'll probably keep up with 2 middle names for our next baby. Asher has a total of 4 names, 1 first name, 2 middle names and 1 last name.
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January 29th, 2007, 10:57 AM
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I don't see much of a point in having more than one middle name. It does seem like it is becoming trendy for parents to use more than one middle name, I can't imagine why just b/c it seems like having that many names would be a big pain when filling out forms, etc.

I knew a girl whose mom just gave each of her daughters a first name only, so that when they got married, their surname automatically became their middle name. I actually like this idea better than the multiple middle names.
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