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Hazandduck Tue 14-Jun-16 14:34:16

What are peoples' opinions on this? Do you think it's too much of a mouthful? Or a nice way to pay homage to a couple of grandparents/family names? My partner and I both don't have middle names, but are leaning towards putting a couple in for our children because there are just so many beautiful names out there to choose from. Interested to hear what other people think.

sunnydayinmay Tue 14-Jun-16 14:35:35

DH and I don't have middle names, but have given the dcs two each to compensate. One from each side of the family.

BigApple11 Tue 14-Jun-16 14:37:11

All my children have two middle names. Two of them have a family name from my husband's side as one of their middle names. Their full names are a mouthful but very individual and as they get older they could omit one or the other if they didn't like it? At the moment they all love all of their names

Orangesaretheonly Tue 14-Jun-16 14:38:02

I have one and my brothers both have 2 each. They have the name of a grandfather on each side as a middle name which is nice. My daughter has 2 because we couldn't decide! I think do whatever you like- it's your child!

Luckystar1 Tue 14-Jun-16 14:38:28

I have 2, DH has 1, DS and DC2 has/will have 2 each until they're confirmed when they'll have 3...! Which is a bit overkill but who cares! They're never used on a day to day basis.

leoniethelioness Tue 14-Jun-16 21:12:14

I think it depends on the names, e.g. Catherine Elizabeth Alexandra would be too much but Katie Laura Rose seems fine to me.

BoboBunnyH0p Tue 14-Jun-16 22:48:34

My DCs only have one middle name each, but that's because they are long (10 & 9 letters). I think it's fine to have two middle names especially if they are family names.

Hazandduck Wed 15-Jun-16 06:56:43

Thank you all for your perspectives. We love Hugo Leonard John, Len and John were my grandfathers and John is my OH's Grandad. The surname will be OH's other grandfather's so he is honoured in that way. And if it's a girl I love Matilda Alice Dodie, for my grandmothers, or Belle Diana Dodie. I love them but wondered if people had any differing opinions on double middle names, having no experience with them myself!

Thanks for replying to to me smile xx

Luckystar1 Wed 15-Jun-16 07:00:28

Sounds absolutely lovely. DS' middle names are long, 8 and 7 letters respectively, his first name has 6 letters (so very long overall), I didn't even consider it an issue. They are never used (except on forms) and most official documents will only record his 1st middle name as they done have space for any more (which is actually quite annoying!)

BikeRunSki Wed 15-Jun-16 07:00:36

2 middle names is fine. Me, my siblings, my children, my nephews all have 2. Pretty normal in my family.

AtiaoftheJulii Wed 15-Jun-16 07:02:42

I have two with just one random middle name, and two with two grandparents middle names.

I think all of your names are lovely and flow pretty well smile

HeteronormativeHaybales Wed 15-Jun-16 07:08:33

My three have two middle names each.

Your boy's name is lovely, and I lik Matilda Alice Dodie. Don't do Belle Diana Dodie - Belle is much less nice than Matilda IMO, plus there is the 'Diana Dodi' thing which everyone who was around at the time of Princess Diana's death will stumble over.

Hazandduck Wed 15-Jun-16 07:21:53

Oh my god I totally didn't think of the Diana Dodie connection! Doh! Thanks for the heads up! 🙈 Xx

Hazandduck Wed 15-Jun-16 07:22:31

My grandmother was Diana Alice and my grandma is Dorothy and I loved it abbreviated to Dodie rather than the full name. Xx

Hazandduck Wed 15-Jun-16 07:31:04

Thank you for your feedbacks, it is so hard to choose names isn't it. I am so excited! Xx

Footle Wed 15-Jun-16 07:50:28

Initials MAD. Nice names though.

2nds Wed 15-Jun-16 08:00:50

I have 1 middle, my fella has 2 and both Dc's have 2.
I insisted that our eldest had both grandmothers names as middles as soon as we found out she was a girl. When we found out that our second was also a girl we decided to have female variations of the two grandfathers names. One of the names doesn't have a female variation so we picked a female name that we felt was closest in spelling to the grandfather's name when written down and it starts with the same two letters.

About the Diana Dodi thing middle names hardly ever come up so I don't think that would be an issue and I'd still go for it if I loved it.

Hazandduck Wed 15-Jun-16 10:56:50

That's part of what I like the MAD initials haha, our surname is Denham so it would spell MADD! Is it a bit mean? I think our offspring will be a bit crazy if my niece and nephew are anything to go by haha X Yes that is true it isn't likely to come up I suppose! X

Hazandduck Wed 15-Jun-16 10:58:36

to make me more excited, my OH just proposed! blushgrin

spankhurst Wed 15-Jun-16 11:00:24

DS has 2 middle names, which he loves. grin

EmmaWoodlouse Wed 15-Jun-16 15:53:31

Both my DC have two middle names but no individual name is more than 6 letters - our surname is quite long, and I'd draw the line at expecting anyone to write out something like Alexander Jonathan Ferdinand Longsurname on forms that were never designed to cope with such a long name! I think giving two middle names gives you a better chance of coming up with a perfect combination, but I certainly don't think anyone should do it if they don't really want to - I just love so many names it was nice to be able to play around with more of them.

Flossiesmummy Wed 15-Jun-16 15:54:44

Both my kids have 2. I have two. I think so long as they flow nicely it's lovely.

DavidPuddy Wed 15-Jun-16 16:09:40

My daughter has two middle names: 1) a name that my husband picked and 2) my surname.

EllenTheEgret Thu 16-Jun-16 07:28:47

Did you say yes?! wink Congratulations!

Hugo Leonard John and Matilda Alice Dodie are both lovely

MrsMargoLeadbetter Thu 16-Jun-16 07:35:05

Congrats on the engagement!

I have no middle names, so my DC have two. I think it is fine.

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