Post # 1
We can’t decide on a middle name. We are stuck between a family name and a non family name so I wondered… How many of you have family names as middle names? I guess I’m just curious as to how common family names are.
Post # 3
I have a family name middle name, as does my sister, and I’ve always loved it. If we have a girl I will be passing one of them down 🙂
Post # 4
Both DH and I have family names as middle names. It is tradition in my family, but only sporadically so in his. I want to continue the tradition if we have kids.
Post # 5
I have a family name as a middle name, as does my little sister. 🙂 SO and I gave our daughter a middle name we both liked without realizing it was a name passed down to several members of my family, so I guess we accidentally kept a tradition going. 😛
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
So far, I’m the only one without a middle name, lol. My sisters and my mother don’t have middle names either, but my nieces do.
Also, what exactly is a family name as a middle name?
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I chose my own middle name. It was the middle name of my two best friends at the time.
My original middle name was non-family anyway.
Post # 8
@travellingfool: I guess mine is kind of a mix of both? My middle name is Joy and my Grandmother’s name is Joyce. I don’t know the whole story of my middle name, but I’m glad my parents decided on Joy instead of Joyce 🙂 I am happy that it reminds me of my grandmother, but it’s also unique to me.
Post # 9
I was named after my grandmother (first and middle names). I’m torn between giving my daughter my middle name or just using something I think is pretty.
Post # 10
@travellingfool: My middle name is May, and that’s a family thing, I’m not sure if I will give it to my daughter though because I want her name to be hers.
Post # 11
I think it depends on the name. Can you tell us what you are considering?
Post # 12
My middle name is Noel and i will be giving my future baby girl that middle name! 🙂
Post # 13
@prisigtr: I also don’t have a middle name! Well, not by birth. I made my maiden name my middle name after I took my husband’s last name.
DH’s middle is a family name but for our own kids I’ll be ok with either a family name I like, (or a variation of it), or just a pretty name.
Post # 14
In our family our middle names all mean something.
I am the middle of 3 girls, my oldest sister’s middle name is my Mom’s name, my middle name is my Nana’s name (Dad’s Mom) and my youngest sister’s middle name is my Grandma’s name (Mom’s, Mom).
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
My middle name is one my parents liked. My brothers middle name is a family name. My oldest son’s middle name is one I liked that fit with his first name. My twins have middle names that are family names – my boys name is my paternal grandmothers maiden name, his twin sisters name is my maternal grandfathers middle name (spelled the same only pronounced differently for each gender).
Post # 16
I don’t have a family middle name but in the 6th grade I decided to switch my name to my middle name and it’s still the name I go by. So I always tell my friends to pay close attention to the middle name because you never know what might happen!
This also means that I will have to drop my maiden name when I get married since I go by my middle name.