Why should I give my daughter a middle name?

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 3
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I didn’t drop my middle name and I don’t expect my daughter to drop hers, either. I’ve actually never heard that before.

Post # 4
7030 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@beemyname:  I didn’t drop my middle name. But even if I had, it would have been a name I’d happily had for about 25 years. And not all girls marry. And these days, many marry and don’t take their husband’s surname.

Bottom line is: you name the child. It’s her decision what to do with her name as an adult.

Post # 5
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My mother doesn’t have a middle name and neither does SO. It’s not that weird to not give a middle name. 

Post # 6
640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Yeah I’ve never heard of dropping a middle name after marriage.

My partner doesn’t have a middle name. I guess there’s no point to it really. Just a personal choice. Perhaps it could be good for distinction if their first name and last name together may be common.

I will most likely give our kids middle names, but won’t spend hours and days obsessing over it like you mentioned. It will be a family name like grandmother or grandfather.

Post # 7
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i don’t plan on dropping my middle name. my mother didn’t drop hers, neither did either one of my grandmothers.

just saying.

Post # 8
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I only know of one person who took their maiden name as their middle after marriage, and it was because she hated her middle name.

Post # 9
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

For 9 years I was in the same calss with a girl with the same first name and a rhyming last name! The only way we could ever tell who people were talking to was when they used my middle name!

Post # 10
6667 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

No one I know gave up their middle name when they married.

Post # 11
2114 posts
Buzzing bee

@beemyname:  I have never heard of people dropping their middle names when getting married? you dont HAVE to have a middle name. SO doesnt, but I def. would want our kids to have one.

Post # 12
2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have only read about a few people dropping their middle name.

For me my middle name is a family tradition that is handed down. Kind of like the last name for a guy. Everyone in my family for 4 generations has the same middle name (guys, girls, cousins, aunts etc)

Post # 13
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Why would a woman drop her middle name after marriage? I have never heard of someone actually doing this.

Post # 14
24457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I kept my middle name, I don’t know that many people who take their maiden name as their new middle name.

Post # 15
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

I’ve also never heard of a person dropping their middle name.  I like mine very much, and when I was a kid, I considered having people call me by that name. 

@beemyname:  have you considered giving her your middle name? or the first or middle name of any other female you would like to honor?  in my family we traditionally give all of the first born girls the same middle name (passed down from the mother’s side). 

Post # 16
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@beemyname:  You don’t have to give them a middle name. I know plenty of people without them.

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