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How many names do your kids have?

(30 Posts)
MerryChristmasEverybody Wed 12-Dec-12 17:11:45

How many names (first & middle) do your children have?

What about you?

My birth certificate shows just my first name. I changed my surname via deed poll when I was 16 and I chose a middle name, just for the sake of it! It never gets used and tbh I didn't put much thought into it and wish I had now.

TheSandstoneCat Wed 12-Dec-12 17:17:43

3 & a confirmation name so 4 in total

SaintNiChaolas Wed 12-Dec-12 17:18:27

The girls have 2 names each.
Boy has 3.


LondonElfInFestiveCheerBoots Wed 12-Dec-12 17:40:06

I have 2 names on bc , first and middle (and surname obvs) and a confirmation name that I use when I feel like it.

DCs will have 2 or 3 - 3- or 4 as I'm thinking of sticking the GPs names a second middle names as I love adaptations of DM and MIL's names (not so much DF's or FIL's, don't really like DF or FIL either but what ho), and a confirmation name. I might also put my maiden name in their names but I haven't decided about that yet - need to decide what I am doing about my maiden name first!

Psammead Wed 12-Dec-12 17:50:15

First and middle names.

AcidTurkishBath Wed 12-Dec-12 18:03:54

DS has three names plus surname: his first name, his middle name and a family name. We call him his middle name usually, with his first name only used on forms. DD has three as well, but we only use her first name.

FirstPersonPlural Wed 12-Dec-12 18:12:48

3 - first name, middle name, family name + surname (just short enough to fit onto letter-boxed forms!) grin

ShoeJunkie Wed 12-Dec-12 18:14:31

DS has three plus surname.

ISawSantaKissingThePortlyPinUp Wed 12-Dec-12 18:21:03

DD1 has two first names, a middle name and a surname. (She has had 2 surnames too)
DD's 2,3,4 have two first names and a surname.
I have a first name, middle name and surname (well 2 different surnames, one on birth certificate and one on change of name deed)

ZZZenAgain Wed 12-Dec-12 18:25:43

one first, one middle (I'm the same and so is dh)

1978andallthat Wed 12-Dec-12 18:27:45

Three given names and a surname. But the second middle name is my surname.

OvOinAManger Wed 12-Dec-12 18:34:00

Three + surname.

My poor DS3 has long names which are 9, 7, 7 long. Thankfully our surname is only 3 letters! grin

Shesparkles Wed 12-Dec-12 18:35:46

Ds and dd both have first and 2 middles.

Can I show my ignorance and ask what a confirmation name is? blush

shoobidoo Wed 12-Dec-12 18:50:05

I have one first name and one surname. That's enough for me - I've never missed anything. But then my first name is lovely and not that common.

Jellykat Wed 12-Dec-12 18:58:16

We all have a first and a middle, but DS2s middle name is his dads surname (not double barrelled) as theyve got my surname IYSWIM

trudolphtherednosedreindeer Wed 12-Dec-12 20:03:47

Dh and I both just have our first names. Both felt jealous growing up as most friends had at least one middle name.

Ds has 2. Dd has 3, though was only originally meant to have one middle name. My mum died when dd was only 6 weeks old so we added her name later. It means that dd's whole name doesn't flow. But, it was the right thing to do at the time and I hope it means as much to dd as me when she is old enough to understand.

Fifi2406 Wed 12-Dec-12 22:11:25

First name...last name there was no other name I loved as much as his first

OddBoots Wed 12-Dec-12 22:15:00

I have a ds and a dd, each has first name, two middle names, surname. We wanted to give them plenty of choice about what to be called.

TessOfTheBaublevilles Fri 14-Dec-12 12:20:10

I have first name + two middle names.

DCs all have first name + two middle names.

DH has first name + FOUR middle names.

RillaBlythe Sat 15-Dec-12 10:02:10

What 1978 said.

I hav the same altho my third name is my dad surname.

Hulababy Sat 15-Dec-12 10:04:17

DD has a first name, middle name and then surname. If she'd been a boy she would have had 2 middle names, not one.

I have a middle name, as does DH.

Neither of my parents have middle names

LaurenCaddy Sat 15-Dec-12 15:43:00

My sister is: Keavy Chloe-Rebecca Cadwallender. Thats down to my Dad being fussy with names. She also has 2 birth certificates. Everyone else is the standard, first name, middle name, surname. Our little girl is going to be: Isabelle-Seren Tetsell.

applepieinthesky Sat 15-Dec-12 15:46:24

DS only has one name, no middle name. DP is the same. They have a double barrel surname though.

I have one middle name which I hate and never use. Don't see the point of middle names tbh.

Skiffen Sat 15-Dec-12 15:55:32

Dh, both DDs and I have first name, 2 middle names and a double-barrelled surname. I love names, and naming and could be restricted to one middle name.

GrrrArghZzzzYaayforall8nights Sat 15-Dec-12 15:57:55

They all have: Neutral Nice-in-English name, Hebrew name, Heritage name, Surname.

I was told I had First name, Bible Name, Heritage Name, Surname throughout my entire life but as an adult I've not found any legal papers (birth certificate copies) with the Heritage name on it. I wonder if it's the same for my siblings.

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