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manderella Fri 12-Aug-11 23:53:27

Hi mumsnet. Dh and i have totally fallen in love with the name maddison for our dd. We were struggling with a middle name but now have come up with Maddison Honey Thomson! Opinions please or any other middle name suggestions. Thanks.x

MightyQuim Sat 13-Aug-11 00:57:58

I think that sounds lovely. But Madison Rose is nice too.

SaffronCake Sat 13-Aug-11 03:58:32

As a middle name it's quite sweet (no pun intended). It might have been hard to wear as a first name, but middle names don't suffer from that in the same way.

TillyIpswitch Sat 13-Aug-11 06:55:49

Hmm, not to my taste at all, since you're asking for opinions...! Wouldn't touch either with a barge-pole have either on my list, but likewise am sure you wouldn't go near my DCs' names. Maddison (is the double 'dd' really necessary?) will date incredibly, and Honey is very twee cutsie.

Can I ask why you're posting here - do you want to hear the good and the bad, or are you sort of assuming everyone is going to adore your choices?!

For the record, I'm not a 'safe name' person at all; I'm just not a 'cutsie' name type, nor am I very popular-therefore-bound-to-date name type either.

I apologise if this was a bit too honest!

CharlieBoo Sat 13-Aug-11 07:15:19

IMO Madeline is far far nicer than Madison. It looks much nicer written down too. Honey is ok for a middle name.

Is this your first child?

WhereTheWildThingsWere Sat 13-Aug-11 07:30:58

Maddison is hugely overused round here, she usually has a brother called Jaden or maybe Tyler.

Really not keen.

Kayano Sat 13-Aug-11 08:33:46

I know an Evie honey. I personally think that is too cutesy, by Madison honey is alright IMO

Littlefish Sat 13-Aug-11 08:43:35

I don't like either name to be honest. I think the double dd in Maddison looks particularly odd. Honey is overly twee.

LynetteScavo Sat 13-Aug-11 08:53:55

I like the name Honey, but happened to walk through a reception cloak room recently and noticed two!

kittensliveupstairs Sat 13-Aug-11 09:07:54

Dreadful. I am old though.
Have you considered other sweet sandwich fillings? Raspberry and gooseberry conserve has a nice ring to it.

Thistledew Sat 13-Aug-11 09:15:29

I used to have a hamster called Honey. It suited her.

Iamnevertouchingthemagain Sat 13-Aug-11 09:21:12

My Grandparents had a Corgi called Honey.

Honey for a middle name is lovely. I like slightly unusual middle names for kids.

DesertOrchid Sat 13-Aug-11 09:22:32

Hmmm. I love the sound of Honey, and I do think it sounds fine as a middle in general, but Madison/Maddison is a pet hate name of mine - it is terribly American! The trouble is it sounds like a surname, so 'Maddison Honey' sounds like a brand name.

Booboostoo Sat 13-Aug-11 09:28:50

I like Maddison. Honey is inevitably rather sweet but as it is a middle name she can use it or ignore it so it just gives her more options.

ensure Sat 13-Aug-11 09:51:19

I like Madeleine more than Maddison, but Madeleine Honey wouldn't work because people would think you were talking about a snack.

I think Honey is ok for a middle name.

somewherewest Sat 13-Aug-11 10:56:55

To me 'Maddison' just likes someone wasn't sure how to spell 'Madison'. At least go with one 'd'. 'Honey' makes me think of lap dancers. Sorry! I know that isn't very positive....Its better to be honest though as a lot of people IRL will just smile politely and not tell you what they're really thinking.

somewherewest Sat 13-Aug-11 10:57:50

or even "looks like"....I obviously can't spell myself this morning :-P

Iggly Sat 13-Aug-11 11:03:01

Honey makes me think of a floaty pop star like mariah carey

PercyFilth Sat 13-Aug-11 11:03:34

Madison, isn't that some sort of Olympic cycling event?

As for Honey, it always puts me in mind of that dreadfully mawkish song by Bobby Goldsboro.

SaffronCake Sat 13-Aug-11 12:36:33

Not sure Percy, a Mavizen is an electric motorbike, it's very high on my Christmas list for when I win the lottery, but chances are only hardcore bike-obessives have ever heard of it at all.

Avinalarf Sat 13-Aug-11 13:02:37

porn star

thefirstMrsDeVere Sat 13-Aug-11 13:06:51

I love the name Honey.

PercyFilth Sat 13-Aug-11 14:32:39

Aha, my memory didn't play me false for once smile

"The madison is a conventional race but, since the innovation in New York, with riders in each team riding part of the distance, handing over to the other member, resting, and then returning to the race. Teams are usually of two riders but occasionally of three. Only one of the team is racing at any time and the replacement rider has to be touched before he can take over. The touch can also be a push, often on the shorts, or one rider hurling the other into the race by a hand-sling."

Ooer missis.

JodieHarsh Sat 13-Aug-11 14:53:44

Hate to be harsh or anything, but it sounds like a character in a Virginia Andrews novel who's probably sleeping with her brother whilst training to be an ice-skater.

sorry! blush

HengshanRoad Sat 13-Aug-11 15:25:20

God no.

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