(Closed) Unusual Middle Name Question…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What is your reaction to an unusual middle name?

    Don't like it, no matter what the background

    Doesn't bother me, even if I don't know the background

    Don't like it until I hear the background, then it might grow on me

    Middle names are totally unimportant and no one cares about your middle name unless you're an infant


  • Post # 47
    795 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My middle name is very unusal, and i could lose my anonymity saying it… but what the heck!  

    My first name is a very classic name, but my middle name is Ceridwen, pronounced “care-rid-wen”.  It used to throw me off when I was little, cause everyone else had classic middles names like Ann, or Beth, Jane etc.  As an adult I love it.  The story behind it is I was a week overdue to be born, and originally I was to be named “Ceridwen (classic name) (Last Name)” and my parents when asked what I would be named would get a “what??” Reaction, so instead of having a “what?” first name, they switched it around and gave me a “what?” middle name…

    if that makes sence lol

    Post # 48
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was given 2 middle names, after both my grandmother’s names. One is very common and classic, the other is a very “old lady” sounding name.

    I got teased at school when kids found out, but I really didn’t let it bother me.

    Now, I combine the two names, which makes for a really awesome middle name, and just tell everyone that is my one middle name.



    Post # 49
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My middle name is unusual (old family surname passed down from grandmother and mother), and is also quite pretty-sounding. I love it 🙂

    Post # 50
    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think middle names are the perfect place to use strange or unique names. Though for the record, I don’t think Harvey is strange at all. It reminds me of Harvey from Sabrina the Teenage Witch… a goofy but sweet guy.


    Post # 51
    341 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My entire name is not common at all, but my middle name is really different! (My mother’s maiden name) When I was younger I wished I had a ‘normal’ middle name, so I could use it instead of my first name – which I didn’t always like when I was younger…but now? My name is a part of who I am, and I like having something unique. I’m debating turning my maiden name into my middle name, or adding it to my middle name…either way my name is going to be a mouthful! Guess I’m just lucky my parents didn’t have the current trend of using a maiden name as a first name!

    By The Way I think Harvey as a middle name would be really cute! Not weird IMO at all.

    Post # 52
    394 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I honestly don’t pay much attention to middle names. I think the only time it will even come up/be recognized is when you are telling people the baby name/the baby is born. I don’t know many people who, in their adult life, even use their middle name. I just starting using my middle initial now for the first time ever because after getting married I went from being the only person on this planet with my surname, to having probably one of the top 10 most common ones in n. america. 

    So use whatever you want 🙂 I always viewed middle names as a more personal thing anyway. Often used to honor people etc. 

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