- 4 years ago
We are planning on maybe giving our baby, and our future babies, four names, and one last name. Where we come from this is legally possible.
Is it correct that there is a limit for how many names you can have in the US? Or how many letters you can have in your name?
We both have a few persons that we would like to honor, dead and living, by giving our babies their names as middle names. If we would give them just one or two middle names, we would have to get at least 6 babies to use all the names. And no, we don’t want more than a maximum of four kids. And we can’t chose between who’s names to use, so, we figured that four names will have to do. Or well, I fugured. My SO is not too fond of the idea, but he says it is up to me.
I too have this feeling that it might be a bit too much to have three middle names? My SO says they will loose their “meaning”, to which I don’t agree on, but I wonder if it might look/sound “too much”? I love the way all the names sound together, and I feel very good about horing all these important people in our lives this way, and luckily the names look great together. But, even though royals in our country has four names, it is still quite rare for regular people to be named more than two or three names. At least in our and in generations before us. I don’t know how people do nowadays.
Do you think that it sounds bad to be named, for example (not the names we are using) Sandra Louise Amelie Josephine Johnson? Of course we would try to match these names so that they will sound good together.
And my second question is, is it important for you that the name your baby/you will be called is the first name of all your names? This is not very important where we come from, it is very common to be named, for example Anna Veronica Johnson, and to be called Veronica. But since we will be moving to either England or the US in the future (because of work) our children will go to school there, and maybe stay as adults, will it be a problem if their actual name is their second or third? It is one thing for them to have to correct people, that we don’t mind, but will it be a problem leagally?
Why I am asking is because the name we want to give our first born will sound better if the name we want to call the baby is the second in the row, and not first.