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August 24th, 2013 03:50 PM #1
"Stacking" baby names, in case you don't get to use the name for a later child
My husband and I are TTC, and I am going through a ton of naming ideas (don't know if will have a girl or boy obviously), but if we have a girl for instance, I'm feeling compelled to "stack" all my favorite names (first name, two middle names), but what if we have another girl down the road and I want to use one of those middle names as a first...does anyone else struggle with this?
For instance, if I had two girls, I would love to name them:
But if I only have one girl (which I might, who knows?) I could name her Lively Valentina Eve or Lively Valentina Elisabeth, etc!
Maybe I can just hope for girl twins, ha ha!No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets.
August 24th, 2013 04:59 PM #3Senior Member
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I've never thought about this, but now that you bring it up, you have a good point... I don't have any favourite girls names right now, but what if I fall in love with two names one day? Hmm... I'll have to think some more about this.
August 24th, 2013 05:04 PM #5Senior Member
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Is that Lively, as in 'An action movie presents a lively entertainment option.'?
August 25th, 2013 01:18 AM #7No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets.
August 25th, 2013 07:18 AM #9Senior Member
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No, I wouldn't stack my absolute favorite names. I love those names so I'd want my children to be called by them. If it's in the middle it feels like a waste. I have a great mn that I have never used and no one outside of my family even knows what it is.
For example, Tallulah Lotus is a nice name that stacks my top 2 faves but she can only go by one. Most people don't use their mn so Lotus will fade into the background. I love Lotus but she's not Lotus, she's Tallulah. Or if she prefers her mn, then she won't use Tallulah. Now, I don't have a Tallulah because she identifies as Lotus. No matter how many names I pile onto her, I really only get to have a child with one of my faves. I'd rather use one and save the rest for future kids. If I never use it then that's fine because at least I haven't taken away the option
Fox * Shea * Jade * Azure * Eden * Greer * Blaise
Lotus * Tallulah * Noor * Jasper * Linden * Arden