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Liberty as a middle name?

(20 Posts)
VFVF Thu 15-Sep-11 19:57:56

Tell me honestly, does it sound <whispers> chavvy?

Really struggling for a middle name for baby if she's a girl. I've my heart set on Cara as the first name. DD1 has a family name as her middle name that has been passed down the generations. So if I have another girl I'd like her middle name to be meaningful too. No family names go nicely with Cara (except my own, but feel a bit egoist using it smile )

So as an alternative I've been trying to think of other things meaningful to DH and I. For many reasons New York City is an important place to us (don't worry, baby not concieved there grin ) and so was thinking maybe Liberty (as in statue of...)

DH wasn't overly keen but I'm stuck! Unless anyone has any other NYC themed suggestions?

Thank you!

BikeRunSki Thu 15-Sep-11 20:02:50

I think it is fine as a middle name, especially with the NYC connection.

Or Tiffany?

My sister's middle name is Harmony.

DD's (due soon) middle name will be the name of the village where DH and I first lived after we got together. Fortunately, it is also a normal girl's name...

Meteorite Thu 15-Sep-11 20:11:17

Liberty is pretty and has a nice meaning. I like Tiffany too.

Other New York names...

Madison (as in square)
Apple grin
Delancey (street name and French girls' name)

rachel234 Thu 15-Sep-11 21:45:41

I'm not keen on Liberty, but how often do you really use/say a middle name.

I prefer Tiffany.

Bobcarolegees Thu 15-Sep-11 21:45:51

I like Liberty also because it has been the year of the Arab Spring and people rising up for their liberty.

planetpotty Thu 15-Sep-11 21:50:44

Liberty is lovely, really lovely smile

However I used my name as my DDs middle name and thought at the time of doing it that its a bit up myself but I did it as I truly love the name and DH and others said I was being silly. Eeeeek am I infact up my own bum blush ahhhh too late now and I do love how my DDs name go together smile

MelinaM Thu 15-Sep-11 22:05:24

I've an extremely posh friend with this name so have never thought of it as 'chavvy'! grin

I'm loving the Apple suggestion! Some more New York related names:

Chrysler grin

LemonDifficult Thu 15-Sep-11 22:07:13

MelinaM and I probably have the same friend - very posh, very bright. I think the name is lovely too.

exoticfruits Thu 15-Sep-11 22:08:42


startail Thu 15-Sep-11 22:30:33

The Libby I know is very middle class and a sweety.
DD1's middle name my first name. I thought it was a bit egotistical too. However, it works DH liked it and me and his sister both have the same middle name and are both called after our mums. So it's sort of a tradition.

cassidee Thu 15-Sep-11 22:32:56

George Osborne's dd is called Liberty Kate. I know that will turn some people right off, but I luuurve that combo.

That family is not too chavvy.

NationalTruss Thu 15-Sep-11 22:46:01

Sorry, yes, chavvy IMHO.

Kayano Thu 15-Sep-11 23:39:29

Cara liberty?!

Warra liberty!!!

thinks of Nan from Catherine TAte

VFVF Fri 16-Sep-11 10:17:41

Thanks for the replies!

I should add that DD1 has technically already been named after me, as we both have the 'family middle name', I'm not saying people are egotistical for naming their children after themselves (as I've already done it) but think it might look odd if both my children are named after me smile

I'm liking Maddison, may suggest it to DH, along with Apple of course grin

VFVF Fri 16-Sep-11 10:19:09

Should probably learn to spell Madison though...

NewbieT Fri 16-Sep-11 12:19:27

Liberty is an absolutely gorgeous name. Nice to have a name ith a bit of a story behind it, too. Noting it down in hope of having another DC in the future, thank you!

Dillydollydaydream Fri 16-Sep-11 12:28:15

I really like Liberty. Madison is lovely too though

HengshanRoad Sun 18-Sep-11 05:44:24


nooka Sun 18-Sep-11 05:54:56

I don't think that middle names matter hugely - in general it's the combination that's important. So for me the important consideration would be whether I thought Cara Liberty yoursurname sounded good.

Good connections/meanings would be important too, but just not the primary concern.

Smugfearnleyshittingstool Sun 18-Sep-11 22:00:32

Bit biased but we love it....not met another one in RL yet either.

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