(Closed) Two middle names

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Two middle names?
    The more the merrier! : (46 votes)
    53 %
    For the love of God, don't do that to your child! : (34 votes)
    40 %
    On the fence...explain : (6 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’ve never had to deal with it, but I personally think it works best when all the names are short (1-2 syllables).  I have a student that has FirstName MiddleName Mom’sMaiden Last name, and he goes by his middle name…I wish I could write it out, but trust me, it works.  It also probably helps that Mom’s maiden name is a name that works as a first/middle name.

    Post # 4
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    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    The boy name we picked out included two middle names (the first name of my dad and DH’s dad). We didn’t give it much thought– middle names don’t seemed to get used a ton and we thought it was a great way to link the two families. We ended up with a girl, so we’ll see in a year or two if we still want to keep the two middle names πŸ™‚ Interested to see what other bees have to say!

    Post # 5
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    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would much rather give my kid 2 middle names than one middle name that they use as their actual name!! LOL . My Darling Husband is (example) John Martin Smith … he goes by Martin. It’s terribly confusing especially for government paperwork, travelling etc.

    I say nothing at all wrong wtih 2 middle names, go for it! I think it’s nice!

    Post # 6
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    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I love that idea. I am having a hard time deciding on the name change and I had no idea what to do about children.

    Post # 7
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    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    No, but I plan for my son to have my maiden name as his middle name.  I could use it for a daughter as well, but I think it’d be best fitted for a boy.  =)

    ETA: I wouldn’t have another middle name added though.

    Post # 8
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    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I def wouldn’t give a child two last names without a hyphen–I have 2 last names now that I’m married, and I wish I’d just hyphenated (or not changed my name at all…)! I have the same kind of name as you– First name is a “normal” name, middle is my mom’s maiden, then my last name is my maiden and dh’s last. So, my name is something like Leah Gold Rosenberg Cohen instead of Leah Gold Rosenberg-Cohen (none of those are real, but all my names sounds just as Jewish πŸ˜‰ ). But if you were to really consider the 2 names in the middle as true middle names, as in, on forms, only one name goes in the last name slot, then I think it’s fine πŸ™‚ But then on forms, where they only ask for 1 middle initial, the other name would get nixed

    For what it’s worth, we’re planning on giving our (future) kids just 3 names. We’re hoping to have 2 kids, so one child would have my mom’s maiden as a middle name, and one my maiden. so like, __ Gold Cohen, and ___ Rosenberg Cohen, going by the fake names above. But, all the girl names I like seem to be double-names squished into one, like Sarabeth and Rosalie πŸ™‚ I think it’s my way of actually wanting to give a “normal” middle name since I didn’t have one. 

    Post # 9
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    580 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have three middle names! Do it! πŸ˜€

    Post # 12
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    580 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @mightywombat: For the mortgage I had to sign my name in full. And I’m planning to hyphenate! Oh dear! I haven’t had to do many official forms that I can think of?

    Post # 13
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    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I don’t have two middle names but my SO does! It hasn’t been a problem for him at all except he does have to double check government forms, etc, to make sure they don’t mess up–when we bought our house and he changed his drivers license, they actually left off his last name entirely. Other than that I think he really likes having two middle names.

    Post # 14
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    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I wouldn’t, personally. I have two middle names now (I made my maiden name my second middle name) and it can be a little tricky on forms and IDs, especially things like making sure tickets exactly match IDs. I’m glad I did it for myself, because I didn’t want to get rid of any of my names, but I wouldn’t saddle a little kid with that. Plus, then if they every want to do something like that when they get married (particularly if it is a daughter) will they have THREE middle names? But, that’s just my opinion and I don’t really think it is wrong, just an extra hassle I’d rather not deal with. 

    If we have a son, I would like to give him my maiden name as a middle name, which is what my nephew has, but H has already vetoed that idea. Oh well.

    Post # 15
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    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I grew up with 2 middle names and I loved it, my future kids will have 2 middle names as well. Tabath Jean Louise (last name). Jean is my grandmothers name and Louise is my great grandmothers name. Seriously I say go for it I never had any comments on the fact that I had 2 middle names on all legal documents they normally just go by the first anyways. My mom has none by the time they got to her they ran out of names so she made sure that me and my brother had 2 middle names to make up for her having none haha

    Post # 16
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    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have two, as does my brother, and so does my mom! My initials are the same as my mom’s (well, different last one now since I changed my last name) and I would love to continue this tradition but don’t love any names that are my middle initials (L and M) so probably won’t πŸ™ We may for a boy, though.

    Most people dont even know my one middle name, and I don’t use them that often. If I need a monogram I just use the M one. But I still love the significance behind both my middle names, and the reason that I have 2. πŸ™‚

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