Help me pick a middle name for baby Everett

posted 2 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which middle name? Baby Everett is the first name.
    Ridgway : (49 votes)
    49 %
    Jason : (15 votes)
    15 %
    Adam : (36 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 17
    Member
    1747 posts
    Bumble bee

    I like the idea of using your maiden name. But before I read your post I also thought Everett James

    Post # 18
    Member
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I love the idea of using your maiden name for his middle, but I feel like when it’s all together Everett Ridgeway is a mouthful.  But I do like the sound of it.  I voted for James, however because I liked the sound of it all together just a little more.  Maybe spend a few days saying “Everett Ridgeway” or “Everett James” or “Everett Adam” each time you think of baby and see what feels more natural to you.  And if you absolutely cannot decide you can always give him two middle names.  My nephew has four names so that mom and dad could each give him their middle.  

    Post # 24
    Member
    1461 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    My middle name is Rogers, the maiden name of my grandmother. I love this sort of tradition! No one uses my middle name in normal day to day conversation. I use it on formal documents and such. I think Ridgeway is perfect.

    Post # 25
    Member
    11456 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    JennyJenny5416 :  The Everett I mentioned is no longer a child. He would be in his 20s now. 🙂

    Post # 26
    Member
    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    Everett is a lovely name – Everett Ridgeway sound the nicest out of all of them. I know you want to honour your Husband but the names don’t flow. I love traditional names and also southern style names – how about something like Everett Arthur or Everett James 

    Post # 27
    Member
    489 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted before reading as well. I liked Adam as a simple name bit Everett being something less common. I do like the idea and sound of Ridgway though.  If you wanted another name, Everett Ridgway James sounds nice I think 🙂

    Post # 28
    Member
    1747 posts
    Bumble bee

    JennyJenny5416 :  I think 4 names would be fine. My mother used 4 names to name my brother because there were two people she wanted to honor when naming him (one of the names was her MILs maiden name) but didn’t want to use either for a first name. Honestly, hardly anyone ever uses more than their fn and ln, so whatever you put in between is probably not going to be a huge deal to most people. Everett James Ridgway LN would be gorgeous and very powerful. 

    Post # 29
    Member
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I vote for your maiden name, thats what we’ve done. It was part of the agreement before we got married as I really didnt want to change my last name. 

    Post # 30
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    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I have an Everett Jack, with Jack being my grandfathers middle name.  I don’t hink you can go wrong with any of those middle names, they all sound lovely!

     

    I like Everett for the same reasons you listed, although not common it is a “real”, old fashioned name.  It is never mispronounced and rarely misspelled.  Congrats!

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