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Thread: Multiple Middle Name Rules
May 17th, 2013 10:33 AM #6Senior Member
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- Feb 2013
- Sydney Australia
I don't think it really matters how name middle names you have. I was reading some of the Australian birth announcements and it's a mixture of both 2 mn and 1 mn. I suppose generally people from wealthier backgrounds tend to use 2 or more mn's.Eudora - Casilda - Violetta - Odelia - Leocadia - Odette - Isolde - Valentine - Euphemia - Leopoldine - Isadora
Eulalia - Aurelia - Hyacintha - Marigold - Ariadne - Sophronia - Crescentia - Thomasina - Apollonia - RomildaAmedeo - Casimir - Lancelot - Ignatius - Benedict - Thaddeus - Raphael - Leopold - NicodemusCassian - Isidore - Wenceslaus - Balthasar - Tiberius - Romulus - Cornelius - Augustine
May 17th, 2013 01:07 PM #8
I think two middle names is fine! I know a lot of people who have 2. My parents went a little over board with my siblings and I, we each have 3 middle names! I think as long as the names sound good together and you have one last name (we had two! That's a whole lot of names!) it should be fine!
May 17th, 2013 01:32 PM #10
Alexander John Charles Smith works fine for me. Maximilian Willoughby Bartholomew MacAllister-Buckingham, however, is a bit too much.
I'd have to know what names are in consideration to say whether they work or not. Cyntheria, Dwyn and Violet seem fine together. I don't know the surname but Cyntheria Violet Dwyn sounds best to me
May 17th, 2013 04:02 PM #12
We plan on using two middles, as there's some history of that on both sides; and, more importantly, we'd really like to honour as many people as possible. Plus, I much prefer the 'flow' of it. I think any British class associations are fairly irrelevant, I'm strongly against the notion of anyone needing to know their place, I'd much rather everyone just do what they fancy doing; for us, that's two middles.
I'd probably rethink that if we had a very long or double-barrelled surname, though. & for ease, we'll probably only use one mn for everyday paperwork.The old standbys:
Annora Juliet, Verity, Elspeth, Marianne, Josephine, Gwendolyn, Rosemary Constance
Edmund Henry, Winston, Gilbert, August, Walter, Edwin, Hugh Theodore
The wildcards:Zelda, Griffin, Guinevere, Bertram, Mirabel, Josiah, Clio, Reginald
May 17th, 2013 08:05 PM #14
@ottilie, yeah I have no idea in the US. my best friend growing up had 2 middle names and I just thought her parents were weird, lol.
I know that Cytherea is the more common transcription, but in my strange little mind Cytheria makes it easier to figure out how to pronounce, and I love the -ia ending. (also the quite-famous porn star spells her name with the -ea ending. Maybe that's my true aversion, haha).TTC our first
Sequoia (possible middles: Maximus, Jonathan, Venture, Jupiter)
Cytheria (possible middles: Beatrix, Violet, Zephyr, Dwyn)