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Michael or Robert?

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FindingRory Sat 20-Aug-16 00:32:17

Hi! My dad's name is Robert, my partner's dad's name is Michael. Which one should we go for? First name will be Sebastian! Thanks x

ineedamoreadultieradult Sat 20-Aug-16 00:33:57

Michael but maybe both to avoid anyone feeling left out. This is why we didn't use any family names then there is no room for hurt feelings.

nancy75 Sat 20-Aug-16 00:36:05

Just use both, nobody ever actually uses their middle name(s) so it doesn't matter if they have more than one

FindingRory Sat 20-Aug-16 00:36:50

No, we are saving one for if we ever have a second boy smile if we have a girl, we will use the other person's mum's name, so no leaving out!

ClockMakerSue Sat 20-Aug-16 01:49:44

I think that's really tricky choosing one parent over the other. Michael goes well with Sebastian but I would go for both too.

RJnomore1 Sat 20-Aug-16 02:13:20

I believe tradition is first don named after fathers father so Michael.

Sophronia Sat 20-Aug-16 06:06:07

Sebastian Robert Michael would be nice, but if you're set on just one middle name then I like Sebastian Michael best.

lastqueenofscotland Sat 20-Aug-16 07:14:53

I prefer Robert

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 20-Aug-16 07:29:40


Love Robert.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 20-Aug-16 07:30:52

Well which persons mums name do you like best? Maybe chose Robert or Michael based on that if you can't decide.

Paintedhandprints Sat 20-Aug-16 07:33:14

Mix it up abit. Michert? Robael?
Just kidding. I don't like either name.
absolutely no help

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 20-Aug-16 07:33:18

If ones Gladys and ones Catherine, there's your mind made up for you grin

JeanGenie23 Sat 20-Aug-16 07:33:39

Michael Robert was my late dads name so I would say use both hahaha 😊

Both are great names, Robert perhaps has more options for NN whilst child is little, but to me that's not massively important anyway.

Thanks for starting this thread it's cheered me up seeing my dads name smile

Paintedhandprints Sat 20-Aug-16 07:33:40

Love Sebastien though.

JeanGenie23 Sat 20-Aug-16 07:35:13

Sorry realised Sebastian was first name anyway brewbrew Hungover and illiterate

lljkk Sat 20-Aug-16 08:00:27

I do family history. Regardless of what people say is traditional, the most common pattern I see is 1st girl = paternal grandmother's name, 1st boy = maternal grandfather's name.

If this child will have his grandfather's surname, then nice to put the other grandfather's 1st name in there. Besides, I think Seb Robert sounds a little better.

CatchIt Sat 20-Aug-16 08:23:17

I used both my dad's & my fils names as middle names for my ds, it was just easier!

duskonthelawn Sat 20-Aug-16 08:25:54

If you can only use one, what lljkk said. If we ever have a boy he will have DPs middle name (which is his dad's first name).

duskonthelawn Sat 20-Aug-16 08:26:53

Oh wait, is that what you mean lljkk? Think I got muddled there 😆

user1471501988 Sat 20-Aug-16 22:03:50

Sebastian Robert Michael

badg3r Sat 20-Aug-16 22:31:20

How to SM and SR go with the surname initial? I like both equally! To be fair, which side does DD have Thame babe from and could you use the other side of the family for DS1?

badg3r Sat 20-Aug-16 22:32:16

Ah, see I misunderstood, no DD yet!!

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