How do you choose a middle name?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Middle name
    Clifford : (6 votes)
    6 %
    Bradley : (92 votes)
    94 %
  • Post # 3
    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My honest opinion is that Cooper Clifford does not sound good together and Cooper Bradley sounds silly since I instantly thought of the actor Bradley Cooper.

    Post # 4
    6668 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I am sorry but the only thing I think of when I hear Clifford is – Clifford the big red dog.

    Post # 5
    3119 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Well I immediately thought to vote Bradley, but then I read your post and I wouldn’t think anything other than the actor Bradley Cooper. I don’t love Clifford either, I’m sorry! 

    Post # 6
    9206 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I think Cooper Bradley flows better than Cooper Clifford.

    Post # 8
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I think it’s good to go sentimental, so I personally think Clifford is the best choice (it’s my mother maiden name actually!)


    If we have a girl, we’re going to call her Alexa Dove, Dove being my grandmother’s maiden name.

    I personally wouldn’t pick Bradley – that’s your MIL’s wish, and the child is yours, not hers. You haven’t said what DH’s take on it is, so perhaps he can be the deciding factor?

    Post # 9
    6789 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    Just going off personal experience, but I have a friend named Cooper and I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone call him anything but Pooper.

    Post # 12
    2247 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I prefer Cooper Bradley.

    Post # 13
    784 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I also think of Clifford the big red dog when I hear that name. I’m a teacher and my class are blessed with those books.

    not a huge fan of either name but definitely would pick Bradely over Clifford

    Post # 15
    7194 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Cooper Clifford sounds like a law firm. My maiden name was very close to Clifford, and people always used to call me Clifford the big red dog. Not a fan at all.

    I also think that Cooper Bradley just reminds me of Bradley Cooper. Not really a fan, but prefer it to Clifford.

    Post # 16
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Well, we plan to use Bradley as our son’s middle name (if we have one) so that gets my vote! I actually suggested Cooper Bradley to my husband but he doesn’t like the name Cooper. Haha.

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