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Thread: Multiple Middle Name Rules
May 17th, 2013 05:41 AM #1
Multiple Middle Name Rules
So, I keep getting very negative reactions when I propose 2 middle names for my children to my friends.
What do you all think about this? Are 2 middle names okay? Maybe only if they are both short? Or maybe if your last name is really short? What rules do you personally use regarding this subject?
(and if you're curious, I keep going back and forth between Cytheria Dwyn and Cytheria Violet - so why not Cytheria Dwyn Violet?)Current Favorite Names for Little Beastie due October 2014:
May 17th, 2013 05:48 AM #3
I think two middle names is okay, but a lot of people think it's pretentious, especially if they're from a family tradition of using only one middle name. I don't think there re any hard and fast rules regarding name length. If the names all sound good together, that's fine by me!Alice - Beatrix - Clara - Daphne - Flora - Harriet - Mabel - Susannah
Albert - Barnaby - Edward - Frederick - Henry - Rupert - Theodore - Walter
May 21st, 2013 05:02 AM #5Senior Member
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I used two, BUT the boys' second middle is my surname (my husband and I have different surnames). So it's: FIRST -- MIDDLE -- MY SURNAME AS SECOND MIDDLE -- HUSBAND'S SURNAME
This seemed like a better option than hyphenating to me. I wouldn't have done two middles otherwise, as it's a bit much in my opinion.*****************************
*Mother to twins Charles and Samuel*
May 17th, 2013 05:56 AM #7Senior Member
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I love two middle names and I don't consider there to be any rules regarding name length or anything - as long as you love the name and it sounds good to you.
Ignatius - Jasper - Hugo - Edmund - Henry - Oliver - Rupert - Felix - Percy - August - Atticus - Amias - Otto - Barnaby - Arthur - Ezra - Hector - Charles
Antigone - Hermione - Harriet - Cordelia - Violet - Persephone - Beatrice/Beatrix - Clementine - Ottilie - Florence - Octavia - Drusilla - Agnes - Ida - Matilda - Xanthe
avatar is my 8th great grandmother.
May 17th, 2013 06:11 AM #9Senior Member
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Well, we're doing two middles because it's tradition in my fiance's family. Honestly, I think it's a little tacky if you use two middle names when it's not normal in your family, but we've got a lot of these unwritten rules in England. Two middles have usually been in use in upper class families, and you're not really supposed to try to sound better than you are. I don't care about the flow that much (I'm weird, I know), I find the complete randomness of syllables charming.
I do really think Cytheria Dwyn Violet is very pretty (I always preferred the spelling Cytherea though).My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014