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Middle Name for Nathanael??

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natandmat Tue 16-Jul-13 20:40:00

Totally set on our girls choice, Edith Tabitha Pearl, and I have more or less decided to go for Nathanael as a first name if baby is a boy, but I'm struggling with middle names as I seem to be choosing very biblical ones, which I'm not sure go with Nathanael as that's biblical?

I want him to have 2 middle names, the second one being Fox, so any ideas what to put in between please?

ChocChaffinch Tue 16-Jul-13 20:43:29

or Nathanael Caspar Fox

Nathanael Ripley Fox

Nathanael Theo Fox

ChocChaffinch Tue 16-Jul-13 20:44:07

Love Tabitha as a middle

edith is cool too

ChocChaffinch Tue 16-Jul-13 20:44:43

can't be anything beginning with A or his initials will be NAF grin

DizzyPurple Tue 16-Jul-13 20:50:24

James or Edward

NeverBeenToMe Tue 16-Jul-13 20:51:59

Another vote for James.

natandmat Tue 16-Jul-13 22:17:08

I didn't think of the A mak

natandmat Tue 16-Jul-13 22:18:11

I didn't think of the A making NAF!! Ha ha!!

I want to avoid James as its my hubby's name, plus I think it's massively over used as a middle name!

BlueStarsAtNight Wed 17-Jul-13 01:35:32

Nathaneal Harvey Fox
Nathaneal Owen Fox
Nathaneal Ethan Fox

ByHecuba Wed 17-Jul-13 09:22:10

Nathanael Jasper Fox
Nathanael Bennett Fox
Nathanael Jefferson Fox

Only thing that would worry me is that Nathaniel is how most people would spell it, if you were worried about him having to spell it out all the time?
It's a great name with good nicknames too!

Sunnysummer Wed 17-Jul-13 10:54:52

Love Tabitha, also like ByHecyba's suggestion of Jasper as middle name.

Why Nathanael and not Nathaniel? Having an unusual spelling of a well-known name is often a huge pain - DH is in this boat and his main naming rule was to have only 'expected' spellings,

CeliaFate Wed 17-Jul-13 14:45:52

Nathanael Jude Fox, although I would spell it Nathaniel.

DelayedActionMouseMaker Wed 17-Jul-13 14:47:16


natandmat Wed 17-Jul-13 15:57:55

The spelling Nathanael is actually the more traditional! I'm not too bothered about possibly having to spell it out, my maiden name was Jones and its unbelievable the amount of times I was asked to spell it!!

starlightloz Wed 17-Jul-13 16:40:50

Nathaneal Eli
Nathaneal Tobias
Nathaneal Noah
Nathaneal Rafferty
Nathaneal Sebastian

KobayashiMaru Wed 17-Jul-13 16:46:39

You might not be bothered, but you're condemning your child to a whole lifetime of a mispelled name. It's not just being asked to spell it out, but you realise he will be constantly told its spelled wrong, a form will never be correct, etc?
up to you of course, but seriously, from one who knows, its a royal ballache for life.

natandmat Wed 17-Jul-13 16:52:32

I hardly think spelling a name the traditional way is condemning them!! Ha ha!!

DizzyPurple Wed 17-Jul-13 16:59:28

Toby, Gareth or Jeremy?

KobayashiMaru Wed 17-Jul-13 17:12:39

ask 100 people in the street how to spell it, I bet 90+ don't spell it your way.
Or ask your kid in 20 years how many times they've had their name mispelled (hint, it will be in the thousands".

no skin off my nose, just trying to help.

maja00 Wed 17-Jul-13 17:18:07

Lots of names have alternate spellings - I have a name that has two common spellings (think Rebecca and Rebekah) and it's always mispelled or people ask how it is spelled anyway.

rockybalboa Wed 17-Jul-13 17:26:30

Your name isn't Natalie/Natasha is it? Just asking on account of your user name as Nathaniel (def prefer the more well known spelling) would obv get abbreviated to Nat as well.

TittyBojangles Wed 17-Jul-13 18:10:55

I immediately thought James too

TittyBojangles Wed 17-Jul-13 18:15:56

I immediately thought James too

MadeOfStarDust Wed 17-Jul-13 18:17:54

I thought James too - it just "goes"..

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