View Poll Results: Would you consider using another child's middle name?

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  • Sure, why not!? It's only their middle name after all.

    42 91.30%
  • No way! It's taken.

    4 8.70%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Would you use a friend's child's middle name?

    My husband and I both like the name Ezekiel and currently it's our top choice if this baby is a boy. The only issue, it's the middle name of some of our best friends' son. Would you still use it?

    I know I wouldn't be thinking this if his middle name was a common name and we wanted to use it. For example if he was called Lukas James, I'd happily name my child James Theodore as I feel like James is so common that it wouldn't be like taking his name because it's not just his name. But Ezekiel is very uncommon, I've never met anyone with this name whether first or middle. It feels like it belongs to him in a way, so using it is almost like stealing it.

    Are we thinking into this too much? Would you still use it?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    I think middle names are fair game! Even in my family we don't worry so much about middle names.

    Future Dream Babies
    Edmund Wolfgang . Elowen Sybil . Aoife Odette . Amelie Imogen . Wilhelmina Maeve . Viggo Augustine . Liesel Morwenna . Leif Peregrine

  3. #5
    Why not? My best friends in high school had great middle names (Caroline and Lorraine) and I would use them in a heartbeat.
    Bjorn Knox
    Jasper Lorenz
    Dane Kenneth
    Titus Andrew
    Jonah Oliver
    Arlo Maxim

    Seren Juniper Snow
    Celia Rosemary Jane
    Esme Opal Belle
    Signe Hazel
    Cleo Simone
    Arabella Wren

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Hell, I'd use a friend's child's first name! No one owns names.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    This response has made me very happy. Thank you all!

    Boys First Names
    • Nehemiah • Solomon • Jonah •
    • Timothy • Rupert • Walter • Ezekiel •
    • Zephaniah • Titus • Judah • Noah •
    • Albert • Silas • Theodore •

    Boys Middle Names
    • Moses • James •
    • Cyrus • Job •

    Girls First Names
    • Edith • June • Ethel • Essa •
    • Gwendolen • Winifred • Seraphina •
    • Bethany • Dorothy • Alma •

    Girls Middle Names
    • Jane • Maud • Gioia •
    • Arabella • Selah •

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