(Closed) Friends sharing kid’s middle name

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Can friends share kids' middle name?
    yes : (53 votes)
    88 %
    no : (0 votes)
    maybe : (7 votes)
    12 %
    other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
    Member
    769 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    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
    Member
    5399 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    Member
    1317 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
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    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t think it matters.  I doubt middles names would ever really even be discussed.  If you love it, use it.

    Post # 8
    Member
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I definitely think it doesn’t matter. I think it is kind of cool for your daughters to share a middle name!

    Post # 9
    Member
    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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 Wink ).

    Post # 10
    Member
    5153 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think for the middle name it is just fine 🙂 

    Post # 11
    Member
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    When was the last time someone asked/remembered/used your middle name?

    Never, right?

    It doesn’t matter!

    Post # 12
    Member
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Totally okay.  No one even knows my middle name. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    Member
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
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    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @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
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    1120 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I don’t think it’s an issue – it’s not like middle names are actually used all that often. 🙂

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