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  1. #1
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    Middle name too weird?

    Hello,

    My maiden name is Brooks so if we have a girl I want to use Brooks as the mn, not Brooke. My husband is on the fence, we are not fond of the name Brooke at all. But I want to honour my family name, our boy names have been set in stone for years so there will be no using it for a boy mn.

    I have actually met a girl who went by Brooks as a first name so to me it is not strange at all.

    Do you think Brooks is a weird mn for a girl?

    Also, the other names we have picked out all have uncommon mn, so future sib names are a non issue.

    SO just wants to hear from the masses since family will not be involved with the naming process.

    Thank you!
    Last edited by kassieb11; July 24th, 2019 at 07:37 PM.

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  2. #2
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    As a middle name I think it’s fine! I wouldn’t be worried about it being “too weird” at all, because surnames for girls and boy names for girls are super common now a days

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  3. #3
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    Please use your surname in your child's name. Not weird at all.

  4. #4
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    I think it works well!
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  5. #5
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    My middle name is my mom's middle name and it's a lot weirder and harder to spell than Brooks, so i think Brooks is perfectly usable and is not weird at all.
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  6. #6
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    I think Brooks works great. My FILs middle name is 'Adams' which was his Mothers maiden name. I think you should definitely use it!

  7. #7
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    I think it sounds fine! I really like the sound of Brooks. It's not that odd of a name at all when you consider all the possible names out there.

    My hubby's middle name is his mum's maiden name and no one thinks it's weird.
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  8. #8
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    No, not at all!


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  9. #9
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    I think it's completely fine. Plenty of people have their mother's maiden name as their middle, and Brooks strikes me as being very usable as a given name.

  10. #10
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    I have to admit, I have a "no middle name is too weird" mentality.

    BUT! Brooks is AWESOME! It feels strong yet totally feminine and would pair well with so many names. I positively adore it.
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