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Thread: surname as a middle namee
August 21st, 2014 11:03 AM #1Junior Member
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surname as a middle namee
Our 2nd son is due in a few weeks & we're thinking about my wifes maiden name (Walker) as a middle name. Be interested in peoples thoughts re: surnames/maiden names as middle? Thanks : )
August 21st, 2014 02:36 PM #3
I think it's perfectly acceptable. Walker is a handsome, straightforward, masculine-sounding name. W is a fine, strong middle initial.
My next-door neighbors growing up had four kids, all with the middle name Stone, after the mother's maiden name.
These days the trend is to use surnames as first's. I have actually met a little Walker ____. So I think you are in safe territory. I don't think you'll regret using it.Mommy to Travis Nevin 05/12
and Angus Loudon is due April 6th, 2015
August 21st, 2014 03:12 PM #5Senior Member
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It won't come off as a surname, as Walker isn't unheard of as a first name these days, so I think it works well! It's a lucky surname to have to use...
My DD has my surname (I never took my husband's name) as her second middle name, and we'll likely continue that tradition with any future children. I like knowing she has a part of my family in there too.Love love talking names... my 'style' is more classic but I do love some surprising choices too...
DD1 born April 2013 has a mainstream name honouring 4 lines of her heritage + 2 mns (2nd is my surname)
August 21st, 2014 03:37 PM #7
I love the tradition. Walker makes a fine middle name.Emily • Nineteen • United States
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August 21st, 2014 03:53 PM #9Senior Member
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Using the mother's (or grandmother's) maiden name as a middle name is one of the oldest American traditions (on the top of my head: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robin McLaughlin Williams). It's a wonderful way to honour the maternal side of the family. You could easily use it as a first or second middle name for all your kids.
Anyway Walker is a very nice name on its own right; you could even use it as a first name.Arabella, Thibault, Sophia, Alfred, Eleanor, Rémi, Charlotte, Achille, Olivia, Clement, Elizabeth, Frederick, Maud, Benedict, Adèle.