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John & Christopher

(19 Posts)
Reiltin Tue 20-Jan-15 14:49:01

We want to give baby a middle name that makes reference to both grandfathers, Chris & John. (Our daughter's is Marianne - a reference to both grandmothers, Mary & Ann.) But we're totally stumped! My dad suggested Christian - say it Chris John fast and it sounds like Christian! Which I'm not thrilled with cos it doesn't really include John. But usable in a pinch. Unless baby is a girl!

So, do the clever Mumsnet peoples have any smart ideas?! Please help me middle-name my baby wink

squoosh Tue 20-Jan-15 15:06:47

John Christopher are good solid middle names. I'd pick both rather than looking for a hybrid.

Reiltin Tue 20-Jan-15 15:09:12

The reason we only want 1 middle name is that I have 2 - both of my grandmothers. But, because two middle names is cumbersome, I don't use either. And I don't want baby to do that, which is why we combined our Moms' names into Marianne, and why we'd like a combo name.

squoosh Tue 20-Jan-15 15:17:54

Mary and Anne convert neatly into a lovely name. But I can't think of anything that incorporates John and Christopher except for Jean-Christophe which is still just two names.

Maybe Christian is the way to go.

Sophronia Tue 20-Jan-15 15:29:18

Christian could work, especially as the last three letters spell Ian and Ian is a form of the name John.

judydoes Tue 20-Jan-15 15:37:16

St John? (Sinjun).

wesH Tue 20-Jan-15 17:17:17


shakemysilliesout Tue 20-Jan-15 19:44:25

JC- like Jesus Christ. Or JC chazey from nsync.

Reiltin Tue 20-Jan-15 20:42:49

Or CJ from West Wing! We've already thought of that but I think initials for a middle name is a bit odd. Anyone got precedent?

shakemysilliesout Tue 20-Jan-15 21:04:15

No but it would be awesome.

brokenhearted55a Wed 21-Jan-15 07:51:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

shakemysilliesout Wed 21-Jan-15 08:54:16

Johnstophe, like Christophe

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 21-Jan-15 10:07:21

Kit... John... Kitchen!

Sophronia Wed 21-Jan-15 11:32:32

Jack...Kit....Jacket grin

Ludways Wed 21-Jan-15 11:40:02


Interrobang Wed 21-Jan-15 12:44:46

Jacey? (JC)

NKfell Wed 21-Jan-15 12:47:20

Makes me think of the model Chris John Millington...

Sorry, no help at all!

Reiltin Thu 22-Jan-15 18:34:36

I too like Johnstopher!

Reiltin Thu 22-Jan-15 18:35:24

Jacey is on the list but it doesn't really go with the potential first names. Ugh, this baby thing is hard wink

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