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Middle name for Olivia or Rose

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jollyjester Sun 26-Jun-16 08:27:22

Hi all, DC2 due any day and while boys names are sorted we're still undecided about a girls.

I love the names Rose and Olivia (neither are very popular around here just at the moment ) our dilema is middle names. Dh is firmly in the camp that childrens middle names should be after family members. But we have two nieces (both born in the last year one on his side, one on mine) who have used both my mums name and my MIL names so I felt this got us off the hook a bit!

Just not sure where to go from here DD and I share a middle name so thats out. Dh thinks we should be using a one of our mothers middle names or going back another generation to our own grandmothers.

To do this gives us the names Martha, Elizabeth, Maud, Prudence, Rebecca, Lily or Sarah. To be honest DH never met his grandmothers and I was only close to one of mine.

I know this is so trivial in the scheme of things but I'd like it sorted before baby arrives (it might be a boy & then none of the above applies!)

Sorry for the essay!

KP86 Sun 26-Jun-16 08:33:01

Rose Elizabeth
Olivia Maud (although it's not the prettiest name!)

I can't get any of the others to sound natural when I try them, sorry.

Other middle names to think about which might be a bit of a play on the original names
Olivia Beth
Olivia Mary
Rose Mary (but you may find people think Rosemary is the first name)

Rose is a tough one to come up with middle names for, as, IME, it's more of a middle name itself. Very, very pretty though!

babyblabber Sun 26-Jun-16 09:19:24

I don't understand why you've ruled out your mother's name and MIL's just coz nieces have them. If you want to use them, why would that stop you. I couldn't tell you any of my cousins' middle names and if anything, it will connect the baby to her cousin as well as grandmother which is lovely.

GoldPlatedBacon Sun 26-Jun-16 10:37:22

I like Olivia Maud.

Alternatively, Olivia Rose/Rose Olivia if you like both names.

MyNewBearTotoro Sun 26-Jun-16 11:39:41

Olivia Rose
Rose Olivia

1horatio Sun 26-Jun-16 12:09:26

Rose and Olivia are lovely names!smile
Which was the name of the grandmother you were close with? I'd use that one.

1horatio Sun 26-Jun-16 12:12:20

Idk, honouring a granny you or DH never met is just a bit strange seeing as you were close to one of your grannies... At least imo.

jollyjester Mon 27-Jun-16 08:21:21

I know horatio but its all to do with keeping MIL happy (woman hasn't asked once how I'm feeling and seemed shocked when told yesterday that yes a baby would be here in a couple of weeks - but thats an entirely different thread!)

I always liked the name Beth as well so we can play around and see.

4yo DD idea is to wait and see what it looks like! Or it could be a boy and no decision needs made!!

TheDropBear Mon 27-Jun-16 08:59:19

I like Olivia Rose smile
Do either of your dad's have names you could use the feminine form of?

MrsJayy Mon 27-Jun-16 09:03:29

I was just coming on to say Olivia Rose too its really lovely together. I dont like Rose as a first name

MrsJayy Mon 27-Jun-16 09:06:31

We have a few girls in my family with the same middle name I dont think it matters

1horatio Mon 27-Jun-16 17:36:42

Ah smile
Your DD's way of doing things sounds very sensible, imo. Smart kiddo! Plus, I was the one that suggested my little sister's name (I'm about 11 gears older) and it has been smth both my little sister and I liked. So, following her advice and telling her that you're doing it will probably make hee happy.
Plus, how could MIL argue with her granddaughter?

Btw, I personally think Olivia Ruth or Rose Esther sounds nice smile I personally also love Clarity or Clare for a middle name and think they'd souns nice with Olivia and Rose, but that's just my personal (sometimes a bit weird) taste...

sixinabed Mon 27-Jun-16 21:18:34

How do to have 7 grandmothers between you? Missing point of thread but I'm puzzled smile

sixinabed Mon 27-Jun-16 21:19:30

Sorry I originally came on to say they sound nice together but I'd go for Olivia Rose if twere me

jollyjester Tue 28-Jun-16 22:35:19

I think Olivia Rose might be the winner! grin

The 7 grandmothers thing, we dont actually have that many! 4 names are the first & middle names of my mum and MIL the the other 3 are the first names of my two grandmothers & DH grandmother!

Horatio when my youngest sister was born my other sister was about 6 and she told everyone she saw for weeks that the baby was called a completely different name to the one my parents had decided upon!

MrsJayy Wed 29-Jun-16 11:50:42

Yaay Olivia Rose it is a lovely name.

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