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Thread: Multiple Middle Name Rules
May 17th, 2013 09:33 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 - Dorothea - Violetta - Odelia - Augusta - Odette - Isolde - Valentine - Leopoldine - Amaryllis
Eulalia - Aurelia - Marigold - Ariadne - Viola - Cosima - Philomena -Enid - Rosalind - MargueriteAveril - Caius - Casimir - Edmund - Ignatius - Benedict - Virgil - Raphael - Leopold - ClementCassian - Isidore - Wenceslaus - Balthasar - Peregrine - Gilbert - Cornelius - Augustine - Carlisle - Quentin
May 17th, 2013 12:07 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 03:02 PM #10
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.
Annora Juliet, Elspeth, Verity, Zelda, Josephine, Marianne, Rosemary Constance
Edmund Henry, Wesley, Jonah, Gilbert, August, Winston, Hugh Theodore
May 17th, 2013 07:05 PM #12
@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).Sequoia Orion born November 2014Other favorites: Cytheria, Arcadia, Seraphina, Caspian, Gideon
May 17th, 2013 07:56 PM #14
I have two middle names. For us it's a family tradition but my cousin decided to go against it and give her son only one.
I think it should be up to you....if my husbands has no vote, then....
Endora & Lorelei / Dexter & Gideon
...we are newlyweds and not trying...yet...