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Middle Names For Noah & Leah

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Bluesicles Fri 04-Dec-15 17:44:46

Twins due this month - can't wait to have them for Christmas fsmile

Names will be Noah & Leah... I appreciate some people think they're matchy, but the majority, on previous thread, said they're fine!

So, middle name for Leah will be May (family reasons) and Noah's will be Max or Jay... I think Max! Much less rhyme! DH is pushing for Jay - it was his brother's name who passed and I fully respect why he would want that... Does it matter that their middle names will rhyme, considering the reasons?

IoraRua Fri 04-Dec-15 18:14:11

Hmmm it depends, I do think Jay and May is a little much if there wasn't that personal link. But then again it's only a middle name so it's not really a big deal, you probably won't use it day to day - so I would go with Jay as it's clearly important to their dad.

gBean Fri 04-Dec-15 18:16:08

I agree with IoraRua - could you change the May if the rhyming bothers you?

Bluesicles Fri 04-Dec-15 18:21:09

I don't mind the rhyme, but I don't want people to think I was trying to match them! May means a lot to me

Artandco Fri 04-Dec-15 18:44:12

Could you add another name? So they don't sound as matchy? As an example..

Noah Jay Alexander

Leah Theodora May

IoraRua Fri 04-Dec-15 19:14:58

I think Artandco has the best suggestion. The rhymy-ness wouldn't be too bad, but coupled with the similar first names it's va bit much.

Failing that (and if still worried about matchiness) I'd look at changing the first names. If May means a lot to you it's only fair that the other middle name means a lot to the dad. Jay shouldn't be changed I think.

00100001 Fri 04-Dec-15 19:16:34

No-one will care about the rhyming, a 99% of the people they meet in life won't know their middle names...

00100001 Fri 04-Dec-15 19:17:04

and once they're adults, 99% of people won't even know they have a sibling, let alone a twin

SolsburyHell Fri 04-Dec-15 19:21:42

Was Jay short for something? If it was, use the full version maybe if you want to avoid the rhyming.

To be honest, they are all lovely names, just go with it.

MyNewBearTotoro Sat 05-Dec-15 03:20:29

I think you have to use Jay, it clearly means a lot to DP. I can't imagine how it feels to lose a sibling and I can fully understand wanting to honour that in your DC's name.

I would either consider changing May to something else or, if you have a similarly personal reason for wanting to use May, have second middle names.

SouthYarraYobbo Sat 05-Dec-15 03:57:38

Apart from announcing the twins arrival (congratulations btw!) you llamas rarely say there full names together and if both names mean a lot to you then use them both.

I think you'd regret not doing it than doing it in this case.

SouthYarraYobbo Sat 05-Dec-15 03:59:39

Llamas should be 'you'll' smile

gBean Sat 05-Dec-15 10:58:49

Llamas made be giggle

Battleshiphips2 Sat 05-Dec-15 11:07:23

grin south you had me giggling there. Llamas using the Internet indeed! OP they are the exact names we chose for a boy and girl. We are having a boy so he'll be Noah. I love Leah too though. I would say use the rhyming middle names. It obviously has sentimental meaning for your DH. You don't often use middle names anyway.

mysteryfairy Sat 05-Dec-15 11:14:49

I love them as a pair of names, they sound fab together with or without the planned middle names. Honouring a brother would be so much higher priority to me than what a random person would think about the names being matchy.

Have a lovely Christmas with Noah and Leah!

SouthYarraYobbo Sat 05-Dec-15 11:26:25


Bluesicles Sat 05-Dec-15 15:39:18

Noah Jay & Leah May it is smile should I add an extra name in there? If so, it would be Noah Jay Matthew & Leah May Noelle, or would you just leave it? smile

Borninthe60s Sat 05-Dec-15 15:50:52

Leah will be May for family reasons. Noah will be Jay for family reasons.

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