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Thread: Murphy as Middle Name?
August 20th, 2013 08:05 PM #1
August 21st, 2013 10:12 AM #3Senior Member
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I think using your maiden name in the middle is always ok, no matter what the name. Especially if it flows well with the rest of the name. I would just choose a more feminine first name rather than unisex so that there is no confusion.
August 21st, 2013 10:49 AM #5
August 21st, 2013 11:02 AM #7
I'd probably save it for my next child and hope that it was a boy. I understand wanting to use a maiden name as a middle but I'm not a fan of using masculine sounding names on girls, even if it is a family name.Current favorites:
Cora . Louisa . Lydia . Mary
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August 21st, 2013 11:29 AM #9Senior Member
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I think it'd be fine in the middle, and I'm glad you want to honor your side of the family--I love seeing maiden names get passed along.
Were I in your shoes I might do two middles, though, just because it'd be nice to be able to call her, say, Clara Lillian instead of Clara Murphy when I'm feeling fond or frustrated. So I'd do something like Clara Lillian Murphy Anderson. Something in the format of Clara Murphy Anderson is a fine choice, I just like the option of 2 middles.