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Can I name DC3 DC2's middle name??!

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Layl77 Tue 26-Mar-13 21:50:47

So we're having a third baby, still early days but thinking of names whilst its still fun! The only girls name I really love and goes well with the other names is DC2's middle name. I know this is a bit weird but is it passable or really bad?

minipie Sun 31-Mar-13 12:46:55

How old is DC2? if Dc2 is still really little and not yet aware of her middle name, perhaps you could change Dc2's middle name to something else...?

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Sun 31-Mar-13 11:53:48

Why not? FIL, DBil and DP all have 2 names, but share 3 names between them - eg Jack John, John Mike, Mike Jack, and my cousins also have the same thing. They find it a little amusing but don't give a damn, its not an issue at all. Go for it.

saintmerryweather Sun 31-Mar-13 09:26:34

Fgs its not like youre sharing first names and will have 2 children named the same thing. your children will not give it a second thought

didireallysaythat Sat 30-Mar-13 23:24:18

We did. We could only agree on two boys names so we blew them both on our first. And then had a second boy.

Haberdashery Sat 30-Mar-13 23:13:29

There are thousands of names. Pick another. I don't think your DC3 would be pleased to think you couldn't be bothered - yes, I know that's not why but that's how the child might see it.

Kaekae Sat 30-Mar-13 23:10:48

I have this dilemma, really like the name Eliza but DD1 middle name is Elizabeth. hmm

saintmerryweather Sat 30-Mar-13 23:01:26

Look op, your children really will not care. i never give the fact that my sister and i share names a second thought. if you love the name use it

CheshireDing Sat 30-Mar-13 20:37:57

There are so many names in the world surely you can think of a new individual name?

simplesusan Sat 30-Mar-13 17:27:46

I don't see any problem with it.

notallytuts Sat 30-Mar-13 12:25:11


id be quite offended if it was me. it wasnt a good enough name for DC2 to have as their first name, but good enough for me...

as someone else said, they'll probably get enough hand me downs through their life - why add to that!

nectarini1983 Thu 28-Mar-13 20:52:54

I think each child deserves a name of their hand me downs!

DoingItForMyself Thu 28-Mar-13 15:48:46

Can't believe all the negative responses here! I can't see anything wrong with it at all (I'm not an only child or a PFB and I have 3 DCs of my own). I like Unique's spin on it!

I suppose as a 2nd DD she will get used to having hand-me-downs, so the name will be just one in a long line of things she'll get after her sister has already had it for a while, but no-one really uses middle names so it won't be an issue for anyone but you.

It would be worse to use DD1's first name as a middle name than vice versa IMHO.

UniqueAndAmazing Thu 28-Mar-13 15:33:38

if you know that yours is the same as your sister's because your mum and dad loved it so much they thought it was unfair to only give it to one child, it would be okay.

but then, you'd have to make sure that if DC1 is a girl too, you don't upset her....

seeker Thu 28-Mar-13 06:37:04

The only time you use your middle name a lot is when you are about 8/10 and do all sorts of experiments with spelling it backwards, practising signatures and stuff like that. Just the time when you're likely to be upset about discovering that your name is the same as your sister's.

randomimposter Thu 28-Mar-13 06:19:40

of course you can.Personally I wouldn't for the reasons already given.

Layl77 Wed 27-Mar-13 10:03:59

Not a first or only only child either! I actually forgot my older sisters middle name for a minute then as well.

Layl77 Wed 27-Mar-13 10:01:35

It has a meaning to me and is a beautiful name, I have lot of imagination jut nothing means as much to me and that's what put me off having a name I don't love. Still looking round though!

FamiliesShareGerms Wed 27-Mar-13 07:39:48

Only a first born or only child would ask that question

And there are so many lovely names to choose from, it would show a staggering lack of imagination IMHO

VodkaRevelation Wed 27-Mar-13 07:21:28

Nothing weird about it at all. Not sure why people think there is!
Middle names only get used when filling out forms and when kids at secondary school try to find out who has the most humourous middle name. Assuming the name you're thinking of isn't an embarrassing name then there's no issue.

Middle names aren't stand-alone anyway.

GreenLeafTea Wed 27-Mar-13 07:04:57

Just do it. It's fine!

jennimoo Wed 27-Mar-13 06:49:57

I asked a similar question a few weeks ago about using DD1s middle name for potential DD2s first and most responses put me off. Haven't thought of anything else instead though...

saintmerryweather Wed 27-Mar-13 06:46:51

My name is the same asmy older sisters middle name. doesnt bother me in the slightest.

wigglesrock Wed 27-Mar-13 06:42:50

I know a few people that have done this. My mother in law for one smile Her dc1 middle name is dc3 first name. It has never caused any bother at all.

TheRealFellatio Wed 27-Mar-13 03:05:38

Well it's strange, but I don't see why not. 99% of the people who meet either of them will have no idea anyway, and the other 1% will get over it. No-one actually needs to use their middle name so I don't see what difference it makes really.

raisah Wed 27-Mar-13 02:10:34

No. Choose another name, kids are quite sensitive to things like this. If both had the same middle name then fine, my dh & bil have my pils first name astheir middle name. It would look odd and not very creative to do what you are suggesting.

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