Post # 1
Yeah, I told myself that I shouldn’t ask the hive this question until I became pregnant, but that’s going to be at least 6 months away before we start TTC. What the heck, might as well do it now. LOL
Do you think it’s okay if a close friend of yours used the same middle name as their daughter?
So a close friend of mine (she was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in my wedding and I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in her wedding) had a daugther recently and her middle name is Elizabeth. I think I might have mentioned to her that me and Darling Husband have our kids names picked out and Elizabeth as a middle name was one of the girl’s name. (I think I told her the first name that we have 100% decided on.) Well when she was pregnant, she told me Elizabeth was going to be her middle name.
I guess, I kinda assumed I would need to find another middle name for my daugther. I don’t care either way at this point because Darling Husband said to me that he didn’t think we agreed on Elizabeth. It’s a good name but he said he wasn’t completely sold on that name.
Just curious what the hive thinks about sharing middle names?
ETA: I added a poll. 🙂
Post # 3
It’s a middle name … i guess I don’t get why you can’t use it? I have 10 guy first cousins with the middle name Patrick, and two of them are Michael Patricks. I have the same middle name as a bunch of my girl cousins ….
Post # 4
i wouldn’t care at all if middle names were shraed between friends, especially something so common. many of my friends have the same typical 80’s middle names: Lynn, Marie, etc so I wouldn’t give it another thought.
Post # 5
If it was a name I really loved, I would still use it. It’s just a middle name and it’s not like you call your kids by their middle names very often.
Post # 6
I think sharing the same middle name is sweet! Your daughters will have a story to share that links them together. A middle name is hardly ever used, so it won’t really affect them and if they ever chose to go by their middle name, Elizabeth can be shortened to a variety of different names (Eli, Liza, Beth, Eliza, Elle, etc.) It’s a beautiful and classic name!
Post # 7
I don’t think it matters. I doubt middles names would ever really even be discussed. If you love it, use it.
Post # 8
I definitely think it doesn’t matter. I think it is kind of cool for your daughters to share a middle name!
Post # 9
My mom and her best friend both had daughters with the middle name of Elizabeth. So I think it’s fine (particularly for that middle name ).
Post # 10
I think for the middle name it is just fine 🙂
Post # 11
When was the last time someone asked/remembered/used your middle name?
It doesn’t matter!
Post # 12
Totally okay. No one even knows my middle name.
Post # 13
this is totally okay, imo. it’ll be a link that they could share. i remember giggling with school friends, “oooh, my middle name’s marie, too!!” it was always kinda fun to find out a friend shared a middle name.
Post # 14
As someone with the middle name Elizabeth, I can tell you that I have met probably 200 people with the same middle name. I think there is a difference between using the same middle name and using the same first name. It’s okay to repeat middle because it’s not brought up as much.
Post # 15
@simplifiedbride, that is too funny! I always thought I had THE MOST unique middle names (Lenore Marie) until about 4 years ago when I started to realize that half of my friends also had the middle name Marie. Without the internet, i don’t udnerstand how all of our moms used the same middle name? There must have been a memo sent out, it’s SO popular for girls of the 80’s! lol
That being said, I think it’s totally okay to share the same middle name. Even if you didn’t do it now, chances are down the line she will have at least one other friend with the same middle name.
Post # 16
I don’t think it’s an issue – it’s not like middle names are actually used all that often. 🙂