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Thread: How many names is too many?
May 2nd, 2013 12:05 PM #11Senior Member
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My daughter has 2 middle names and a double-barrelled 4 syllable surname. It has never caused any problems and we've never not had enough room for the names. This baby will also have 2 middles with the d-b surname. We do lean towards shorter names so that helps. As long as it flows I don't have a problem with it.Mum to Mousie, Foo, Bumptious and Pudding.
May 2nd, 2013 02:35 PM #13
As someone with a long first name, Alexandra and two mn's Sophie M____ and a three syllable last name I can say it doesn't feel super long or cumbersome. Both my mn's are two syllables long. It might feel a little unconventional right now but I'd mull it over with a few combos for a while and see how it sits. My cousin has the same LN as me and both his daughters have two middle names in a 4/3-3-3/2-3 pattern and it totally works.
(Upside to a hyphenated last name is that the 3 letter monogram problem goes away. Something at always mildly bothered me.)...if my husbands has no vote, then....
Endora & Lorelei / Dexter & Gideon
...we are newlyweds and not trying...yet...
May 2nd, 2013 02:49 PM #15
I honestly think one middle name is enough. I'd shorten the last name to just one name, too, instead of hyphenating it.Madison, 14-year-old name nerd! My style is all over the place, my favorites change all the time.
Boys: David, Eric, Finlay, George, James, Jude, Lee, Michael, Paul, Richard, Rory.
Girls: Emmanuelle, Frederica, Jayne, Juliet, Lauren, Mary, Molly, Nora, Raffaela, Stella.
May 2nd, 2013 02:54 PM #17Senior Member
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*Mother to twins Charles and Samuel*
May 2nd, 2013 02:57 PM #19Senior Member
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I don't think it's too many names, actually, especially if the names have significant meaning or a tradition attached to it. I think it's quite lovely and attaches a family history to the child through the name. And, in normal, everyday life, the child will be known by first name and simple hyphenated last name. I think it's worse to cut the child out from the family naming tradition simply because he or she has a (rather easy) hyphenated last name.
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