Post # 1
I have two first names, followed by a middle name and then a last name. I know a lot of people that have this, maybe it’s a farm girl thing :)…I want to do the same thing with our baby but DH thinks people would find it weird. I always went by my first two names growing up but when I moved I only used the first one, I liked having that option but while baby was young I’d want to call her by her given first names. What are thoughts on two first names?
Example that I want, Hattie Jean Marie Thomas (not our real last name) DH thinks it should just be Hattie Jean Thomas.
Post # 3
I think having the two part first name is just fine, especially since they are both pretty short. It’s not as if you are trying to call her Alexandria Jeannemarie or something lol. I have seen people do 2 names with a – in the middle (Hattie-Jean) but also just the two names. I think it gives lots of nickname potential. If your child feels her name is too long when she’s old enough to decide, she can just go by Hattie or Jean or HJ. I think it’s cute 🙂 Also nice traditional aspect since you have a 2 part name.
Post # 4
I voted Hattie Jean Thomas since I think two middle names is too many, BUT I prefer Hattie Marie Thomas.
PS LOVE Hattie, it is on my list 🙂
Post # 5
@Schatzie821: We discussed the dash for about 2 seconds but it’s not something I think we’d do, DH hated that idea and I was worried as far as forms go in the future but maybe we should rethink it. I always enjoyed that I could play around with my name making it long or short.
@MrsAKSkier: I would want people to call her Hattie Jean growing up, not Hattie so I worry that if there is no middle name people wouldn’t do that…I know I’m really overthinking things and it doesn’t really matter but still, we don’t even know if it’s a girl or boy yet, lol!…and thanks, it’s a family name that I’ve always loved.
Post # 6
@cora_123: Sorry, when I originally replied I didn’t read that you want to call her by both names! Hmm, I think if you want people to call her Hattie Jean, giving her another middle name wouldn’t change whether they do or not. I know an 11-year-old girl named Sarah Rose, and she gets called both Sarah and Sarah Rose. I asked her which she prefers and she said she doesn’t care. I don’t know if she has another middle name, but I don’t think so. I think if you want people to call her Hattie Jean, they will if you will and if she introduces herself this way.
PS I see your user name is Cora and I love that name, too!