MN out there or just no?
I'm one of those nameberries to likes to have a stash of baby names as a 'just in case' so don't worry this is (for the moment) more of a hypothetical question.
Recently I've rather fallen in love with Danger as a middle name for a boy. I saw an interview with a dad and he'd just chosen it as his son's middle name. I think it's great it's quirky and isn't traditional.
What do you berries think? Don't worry I'm totally prepared for people to wail that I shouldn't use it, but honest opinions please :)
As in "Danger is my middle name... no, it literally is." Just no.
Sorry, I can't get behind it. It's a word, not a name. There are thousands of handsome, real names that could be used! And if the boy turns out to be a shy and meek type of person, his middle name just becomes ironic- kind of like finding out Russell Brand's middle name is Chastity :/
So, in my honest opinion, it shouldn't be used. Ever. Unless you're quoting Austin Powers.
All of this!
Originally Posted by charlieandperry1
Thirded. (Damn the ten letter post restriction x_x)
Originally Posted by ottilie
I agree with what's already been said, for the most part. My problem with _____ Danger [surname] isn't the cheese factor (which is just beyond ridiculous, imo...), and it's not that Danger isn't even a name.
It's that it promotes this sense of violence and aggression and I don't think the world really needs any more people like that. I mean, sure, the likelihood that it's a self-fulfilling prophecy is pretty slim, but even if I were a guy, I wouldn't want to be defined by those sorts of ideals. While I would be proud of a future hypothetical son if he chose to be in the military, or FBI, or CIA, or anything in service of God or his country, really (or any other thing under the sun!), I don't want to foster this sense of being eager about violence for violence's sake. I would hope his morals value more noble things than that, and I think understanding that has to come from the parents.
I mean sure, it may be fun for a little boy to say, "I'm Josiah Danger Paxton! Danger is my middle name!" as he pretends to slay dragons and dreams of being a knight in shining armor, and I can see why it would appeal--a little bit--but I really don't think any little boy needs such a flashy MN to feel like he can slay the dragons and save the world.
That's just my take on it.
I think ashthedreamer worded it very well. Not a good idea.
I don't think it's out there, but I don't think it's a good choice either... I'd be really embarrassed if it were my middle name, honestly. That's fine that the dad in the article you read thinks it's awesome, but the person I'd be wanting to hear from is the one who has to have that on all his documentation. How annoying would it be to hand over your ID checking in for a flight, buying alcohol, or having it on a transcript and have people remark on it time after time.
I mean, go for it if you love it, but consider what a person who literally has the word "danger" as their middle name will have to deal with.
Thanks everyone for the feedback so far. I knew that this would be the general consensus really. I have talk to other people about the idea and they kind of like it usually not to use for themselves.
Thanks @ashthedreamer, I never really thought about the more negative connotations that could be link with the name, (as I said it's only an idea for the moment). There is also the challenge of it would suit a more out going and possibly 'sporty' type boy in my mind and of course you can't choose what your child likes. I could imagine a shyer boy not liking to admit his middle name.
But if anyone else thinks the same or differently I would still love to hear!
Maybe you could use Ranger instead? Positive word and sounds almost the same.
Dangerously scary and ridiculous!