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  1. #6
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    My brother is best friends with a very nice boy named Peter. I think it's a great idea for a middle name Solid and, like you said, well used in English literature. It definitely feels like a 'forgotten' boys name. Though there are probably loads of them out there, I've only met three: my uncle, my brother's friend and my uni friend's little baby.
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  2. #8
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    Yes, I think that Peter is perfect for your "normal" middle name. I agree, you covered Robin Hood with Marian...time to give all those great Peters a nod!

  3. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    My brother is best friends with a very nice boy named Peter. I think it's a great idea for a middle name Solid and, like you said, well used in English literature. It definitely feels like a 'forgotten' boys name. Though there are probably loads of them out there, I've only met three: my uncle, my brother's friend and my uni friend's little baby.
    I agree with ren! Although I do think of Peter as a common name (mostly in middle-aged men), I can only think of two Peter's I know personally - my brother's best friend (he is almost 12) and my uncle Peter (whose first name is Keith, after his dad, hence he goes by his middle of Peter).
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  4. #12
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    I love Peter. It's my brother's middle name. Growing up, he and I would call each other Pete and Vie ("vee" from Vanessa, my middle) as our special, only-for-each-other nicknames. Peter never fails to make me sentimental, and both Peter and Petra are under consideration for my next kiddo.

    Anyway, Peter is a lovely classic, one that retains some youthfulness and a bit of whimsy due to its associations. It's a great match with Marian.
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    Mom to N
    Malcolm, Tristan, Aaron, Garrett, Vincent, Clark, Euan, Thaddeus, Eli or Elias, Wesley, Peter
    Iris, Bridget, Bonnie, Averill, Petra, Saige, Catherine, Yvette, Viviana, Romilly, Martha, Gillian

  5. #14
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    We love Peter! First of all, I just love it in general. Peter was one of my first favorite boys' names--I remember swooning over it in high school. I used to imagine all the most attractive guys had to be named Peter, lol. But I think Peter is great for the criteria you're looking for--such fun literary associations (och, I can just see one of my boys pretending to be High King Peter, bossing his sisters around!), and it has that same "normal" feel that Marian does. I think it's fab, really.
    Ashley
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