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DH wants a double barrelled first name...

(23 Posts)
mathanxiety Thu 06-Dec-12 20:06:12

A name like Juno is so strong it is really not amenable to double barreling.

French names or German names like Anne Marie or Anna Maria for instance are fine double barreled but Juno is a stand aloner imo. Likewise Sophia unless it goes with Anna as in Anna Sophia, Anne Sophie, Marie Sophie, Maria Sophia -- a traditional Catholic style double barreling in other words.

And yes, 'D'you know Sophia?' is what it sounds like.

lovemybabyboy Thu 06-Dec-12 18:25:31

Use them as a first and middle name, both are lovely just not double barrelled.

orangepudding Thu 06-Dec-12 17:54:01

Lovely as first and middle names.

I'm another person who can't stand hyphenated names.

GalaxyDisaster Thu 06-Dec-12 17:47:32

I don't hate hyphenated names the way some people on MN do. Although not my personal taste, I have no problem with Tilly-Rose or Gracie-May or whatever. I do think Juno-Sofia sounds odd though. If you want to hyphenate the two names do need to flow. And sticking them together with no hyphen a la JunoSofia or TillyRose is just weird. Makes it look like a brand name or something.

MerryKissMyArse Thu 06-Dec-12 17:47:17

Lovely names separately (especially Juno) but together shock horrendous! You must stop him. Junosophia sounds like some kind of weird phobia. grin

blondiedollface Thu 06-Dec-12 17:42:49

My dd has a hyphenated name but it is a short 3 letter name like Ava then a hyphen then Rose. Reads nicely but is already at 6mo shortened to just the first name unless we are singing to her...

wannabedomesticgoddess Thu 06-Dec-12 17:38:15

I have a double barrelled name. I hate it.

Also, we recently named DD2 Sophia. Where we live there is already two other Sophias born the same week sad

I love her name but a bit miffed at the popularity. I hadnt known a single one before we name her.

Also the confusion with Sophie! My own mum has been having trouble getting her tongue around saying Sophia not Sophie. Admittedly my mum is weird.

Also if you are spelling it Sofia, thats a lifetime of correcting the spelling.

lljkk Thu 06-Dec-12 17:36:04

I pity poor Junosofia when she reaches reception & has to recognise & write her own name. She'll know which one it is on the coat pegs by being longer than anyone else's. She'll take 3 minutes longer to write it than anyone else. And that's before she even attempts to write her surname. Half the adults will spell it Junosophia, too. Which will confuse her no end.

The problem with Hypenated names is that most people end up using only the first part of the hypen (Emily-Rose becomes Emily, Joann-Mary becomes Joann, etc.).

Personally, I like Sofia but Juno makes me cringe.

manicinsomniac Thu 06-Dec-12 17:28:58

I don't see double barrelled names as the cardinal sin they are often presented as on here at all. It's just a punctuation mark.

I have a hyphen (Rebecca-Jane) and haven't ever had any negative reaction (not to my face anyway ...)

I agree that Juno-Sophia is a no go, but only because it makes a sentence, not because it's double barrelled.

lottiegarbanzo Thu 06-Dec-12 17:12:11

Juno with anything becomes 'do you know', just as Iona becomes 'I own a'.

Separately they are nice names.

GalaxyDisaster Thu 06-Dec-12 15:50:55

They are fine separately. Not my personal style, but lovely names nonetheless.

Juno Sofia (i.e. first name then middle name) is a bit of a mouthful, but you don't need to say them fast together very often and I always think you can do pretty much what you want with middle names. They are vile mashed together. JunoSofia is just horrid, horrid, horrid.

I would normally feel bad being this blunt, but I think it's what you wanted to hear grin

MolotovCocktail Thu 06-Dec-12 15:34:48

Hyphenated names are not "horrendous and chavvy": it depends on the individual name choices.

Juno-Sofia (or any written variant) doesn't sound good, though.

It's Juno OR Sofia.

I'd vote for Sofia.

toobreathless Thu 06-Dec-12 14:18:57

Just no.

Nothing wrong with Juno or Sofia but awful as a combination.

PorkusEnormous Thu 06-Dec-12 09:54:29

Thank you, ha! Will show him this thread smile

MrsTomHardy Thu 06-Dec-12 00:11:26

No no no
Nice names on their own but definitely not together......

FriggFRIGG Wed 05-Dec-12 23:29:21

Yes,you need to put your foot down.

Lovely choices as first and middle names (particualy love Juno!) but FGS don't double barrel them.

SeasonallySnowyPeasant Wed 05-Dec-12 21:21:33

No, no, no. Lovely as a first and second name, a not-funny joke with a hyphen thrown in.

"D'you know Sofia" - exactly.

VBisme Wed 05-Dec-12 20:24:14

Oh dear sad please don't let him do this. Lovely as a first and middle name (but I'd put Sophia first).

footyfan Wed 05-Dec-12 19:57:18

My husband wanted to do the same with our DS. I got him to ask what his friends / family thought about it - he soon changed his mind!

I suspect you might just be able to show him the responses on here!

Montypig Wed 05-Dec-12 19:56:51

Say it quickly and it's "do you know Sofia" - both names are lovely just not together

HormonalHousewife Wed 05-Dec-12 19:55:26

yes, please put your foot down.


PorkusEnormous Wed 05-Dec-12 19:54:54

*done thing with DOUBLE BARRELLED FIRST NAMES, not middle names. doh!

PorkusEnormous Wed 05-Dec-12 19:53:49

He wanted Juno as a first name and vetoed all others. Fine with me, I like Juno. My DD wants Sofia - also fine with me, we'll have it as a middle name I thought.

But oh no. DH thinks it sounds like a 'cool cool name' all together. Junosofia / JunoSofia / Juno-Sofia/ Juno Sofia (I have no idea what the done thing is with middle names, I'm not a hillbilly hmm).

I do think it sounds nice to be fair, but am thinking...'really!!?'. Is it just horrendous and chavvy? Do I need to put my foot down?

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