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still struggling with middle names!

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HarrysMummy17 Sat 07-May-16 14:56:14

Hi, we are still struggling to find middle names for our ds and he needs to be registered by Thursday!

Ds1 has both my partner and my fathers names as middle names.

We have no idea for ds2.

I really would love a family connected name as ds1 has them but I don't know what to use. I wasn't really close to either of my grandfathers and I'm not keen on their names anyway.

I would like to include my dad but do doesn't want to use the same middle names as ds1.

My dads nickname was Raven due to his dark hair which ds2 has. I'm trying to use that but I can't find a name that connects with it means the same as Raven.

Any thoughts?

cheapandcheerful Sat 07-May-16 14:57:41

Why not use Raven? It's unusual, but meaningful and quite cool I think!

HarrysMummy17 Sat 07-May-16 14:59:51

I haven't run it past dp yet but I don't think he'd agree! I really want my dad 'involved' as he died a few weeks after ds1 was born and was so sad to not know his grandchildren.

AuntJane Sat 07-May-16 15:12:23

The Dutch for Raven is Raaf - so perhaps Rafe?

French/Italian/Spanish is Corbeau/Corvo/Cuervo so Corbin?

HarrysMummy17 Sat 07-May-16 15:13:37

Just text it to dp. He says no to Raven.

Sophronia Sat 07-May-16 15:56:23

Ciar/Ciaran/Kieran - means 'dark/black'
Bertram - means 'bright raven'
Bran - means 'raven' in Irish and Welsh
Cormac - means 'raven' + 'son'
Corbin/Korbin/Corbinian/Korbinian - means 'raven'
Roan - Frisian name meaning 'raven'
or Ray or Raymond instead of Raven?

Sophronia Sat 07-May-16 15:58:06

Or you could use your father's middle name if he had one?

BoboBunnyH0p Sat 07-May-16 17:13:09

I know of two brothers who both have the same middle name, it was their grandfather's name and he passed before either were born.
Is your maiden name or perhaps your mother's maiden name usable?

HarrysMummy17 Sat 07-May-16 17:50:35

Thank you for the suggestions. I'll have a proper read later when dp gets home.

I thought of Ray as its also my mums eldest brothers name who died young.

I could use my dads middle name but I'm not that keen on it.

Maiden names don't work unfortunately.

elor11 Sat 07-May-16 19:18:14

I'd def go Raven, if your partner thinks it's too out there. I don't think it matters at all for middle names. I think it sounds really cool for a middle name.

OrlandaFuriosa Sun 08-May-16 13:33:02

Ralph, if not Rafe?

OrlandaFuriosa Sun 08-May-16 13:35:09

What about your maiden name? Your mothers' maiden names? Good US and scots customs here, think Hillary R Clinton
Go back to great grandparents?

ABitAsleep Tue 10-May-16 09:29:15

No sunames in your family you could alter to make into a middle name?

eg, something like Jackson, could use Jack, Jax, Sonny?

julfin Tue 10-May-16 22:58:39

Any luck deciding yet?

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