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  1. #16
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    Not something that I'd do personally, but they're not my kids.

    I'd go for it - it's not unheard of. I think Valentine is lovely for both genders and I guess it's cute for them to share a middle name. Like ''Oh, what's your middle name?'' ''Valentine, the same as my brother and sister, my mom just REALLY loved it''.
    close to my heart ★ Billie Cordelia - Jemima Eilidh - May Margaret - Estella Agnes - Jessamine Martha
    Emmett Jack - Alec Huw - Wilfred Nicholas - Rufus Kielder - Harrison Tadhg - Robert Fox - Wes Oberon

    unusable-beautiful; Virginia Eseld & Dolores Eithne . ''She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line'. 'olivia; ''somewhat of an enigma'' (http://bigsistercomplex.tumblr.com/)

  2. #18
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    Not a crime but not something that I would do. As a name nerd, I would just think it was a wasted opportunity (best) OR a lack of imagination on the part of the parent (worst). I wouldn't advise it but it's up to you. If you feel comfortable continuing to give any future children the mn of Valentine, then it's obviously something that works for you.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #20
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    I wouldn't want to share a mn w/a bunch of siblings, especially not opposite gender siblings. Names should be original for each child--they already share a surname.

  4. #22
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    I guess I'm an oddball, but I kind of like it, especially with two middle names. My cousins share their mother's maiden name as a middle. If Valentine is meaningful for you I think you should trust your instincts on this issue.

  5. #24
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    There are cultures where each child bears their father's name as their middle. It's an automatic signifier that they're all "son of/daughter of X." Barring that kind of cultural precedent, though, I wouldn't do it. It sounds like the process by which you arrived at Valentine for your daughter's middle was very special indeed, and part of the intimate and unique way we name children. Give yourself some credit-- after enough searching, you might well find many other names with deep, interconnected meanings that will obivously be THE name for your future child(ren).

    Also, I know Valentine has a long history as a male name, but nowadays I think a boy or adolescent with the middle name Valentine would really get it from his peers.
    Blade, MD

    XY: Antoine Raphael
    XX: Cassia Viviane Noor

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