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Middle Name to go with Libby

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Twotumsellie Tue 24-Jul-12 11:59:36

Hey Mum's netters.

we've decided on Libby for our baby girls name when she arrives in November but i'm stumpped with a middle name and would love some sugestions.

Her surname will be Siddons, and as much as i love Libby Mae, we can't use this as it sound to similar to my BF's baby name and she is due 4 weeks before me.

Thanks, Twotums xx

Kittenkatzen Tue 24-Jul-12 12:12:02

How about....

Libby Grace
Libby Ella
Libby Mia
Libby Rose
Libby Kate
Libby Jade

Ruprekt Tue 24-Jul-12 12:13:54

My boys both have middle names after family members which meant a lot to my Dad and my BIL.

Are there any names you like from your Mum or MIL or Grandmas?

Libby Megan
Libby Beatrice
Libby Evangeline

SirEdmundFrillary Tue 24-Jul-12 12:16:09

Libby Jean
Libby Amanda

Nuttyprofessor Tue 24-Jul-12 12:17:41

Libby Jo

DottieRose Tue 24-Jul-12 12:20:31

I think the middle name should be after a family member or someone important to you! Not something that someone suggested on a Internet chat room!

Twotumsellie Tue 24-Jul-12 13:08:29

Hey Dottie,

the ladies in my family have awful names and i certainly wouldn't give them to my child no matter how important they are! If that was the case and middle names should be family oriantated we would all be called Dorris, Ethel or Betty.

I was asking for sugestions as i'm stuck and have put that many pairings together they are all becoming a Blur. you didn't need to comment so negatively.. each to there own hey.

I like Libby Rose
and Libby Mia

MammaTonic Tue 24-Jul-12 14:32:47

I absolutely love kitten's suggestions. To add, what about Esme/Esmee?


BeautifulBlondePineapple Tue 24-Jul-12 17:00:01

My friend's little girl is called Libby and I love the name. She wasn't happy when she discovered these though:

Just in case you weren't aware of them!

P.S. I like Libby Jean

thegreylady Tue 24-Jul-12 17:05:11

My cousin's dgd is Liberty[nn Libby] Seren

shineypenny Tue 24-Jul-12 17:06:47

Libby Adele

Coconutty Tue 24-Jul-12 17:08:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Libby Rose - although very similar to Lily Rose
Libby Emma
Libby Jane
Libby Alicia
Libby Jean

amck5700 Tue 24-Jul-12 22:07:27

Libby Louise (Libby Lou) smile

bigbluebump Tue 24-Jul-12 22:23:46

We chose middle names to honour family members - these names rarely get used but the have lots of meaning!

CharlotteWasBoth Tue 24-Jul-12 22:28:36

You didn't ask, but personally I'd use Elizabeth and use Libby as a nn. Then she'll have the choice when she's older.

Feel free to ignore smile

<briefly hijacking thread> Normally I'd agree with you Charlotte, I try to get my kids names that they will not be embarrassed of in their 30s if they become lawyers or business women of something (DD3 is technically Georgina, although I'm not sure we have ever called her anything but Georgie). But there is a flip side with this name, as if the little person is actually called Elziabeth she will very likely get called Liz, Lizzy, Beth or Eliza at school/work as Libby is the less obvious nickname.

I had a friend at Uni we all called Cathy. I was at her parents house one holiday and her parents kept says Kate this and Kate that. Eventually I said to her "Cath, do your parents think my name's Kate?". "No, dances you berk they are talking to me". Turns out she had been Kate at home her whole life, and at primary school, but the kids and teachers at high school had just called her Cathy. She tried to get them to call her Kate but to no avail. So when it came to name my DD1, she is called Kate, not Catherine, so that no one calls her Kit, Cath, Cathy or goodness only knows what else.

apologies Twotums for the hi-jack.

exoticfruits Wed 25-Jul-12 07:06:02

I would put Elizabeth on her birth certificate and open all the options for her when older.

exoticfruits Wed 25-Jul-12 07:07:14

It would also save her a lifetime of explaining 'Libby is my name and not a shortened form'.

That is a good point - people will assume she is called Elizabeth anyway. I do have people assume DD1 is called Catherine, even though Kate on its own is quite common.

We wanted to call DD3 Jules, but we couldn't agree on a single one of the many options of full names to choose from (I favoured Julianne, DH wanted Julia, it was an impass), but I knew she could spend her life saying "No really, my name is just Jules". I also know some just Bellas who get called Isabella and a Frankie who gets called Francesca endlessly.

And an even more OT moment - as I mentioned about DD3 is called Georgie (full name Georgina) - do you know how often she gets called Georgia! angry

exoticfruits Wed 25-Jul-12 07:20:47

It will every time she fills in a form - it will have to be 'no Libby is my name'.

DH's grandmother was christened Jeanie, and she changed her name to Jean by deed poll on her 18th birthday.

Twotumsellie Wed 25-Jul-12 09:16:50

My Middle name is louise and it has been sugested we use that, Its growing on me smile

I'm not fond of Elizibeth as a name, and from looking around social networking sites etc, Libby has established itself as a formal first name even though it's not that common.

I've 100% decided on Libby for her first name,

So Far my fav's are:

Libby Mae
Libby Alica
Libby Rose
Libby Louise
Libby Anna

Ooo - I thought of a new one - Libby Sienna - I like that alot smile I may even have to have another child just to call her that grin

Lalilalaland Wed 25-Jul-12 19:06:39

I have a Libby, her name is not Elizabeth because if we wanted a child called Elozabeth I would have named her that and used it. Nobody asks what her full name is and she doesn't need a choice of name because her name is her name and it is a perfectly sensible name. Her middle name is Maya.

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