(Closed) Middle name decision

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Is your middle name a family name?

    Yes, it is a name that was passed down.

    No it was just a name my parents liked.

    It is a non-family name with some other significance.

    Don't have a middle name.

  • Post # 3
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    1183 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
    232 posts
    Helper bee

    I have a family name as a middle name, as does my little sister. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Post # 6
    1709 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    3339 posts
    Sugar bee
    • 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
    12 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @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 ๐Ÿ™‚ I am happy that it reminds me of my grandmother, but it’s also unique to me. 

    Post # 9
    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @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
    3716 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I think it depends on the name. Can you tell us what you are considering?

    Post # 12
    903 posts
    Busy bee

    My middle name is Noel and i will be giving my future baby girl that middle name! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
    5493 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

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    @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
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    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
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • 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
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    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.

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