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Am I being silly about middle child feeling left out?

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Shortninbread Thu 10-Nov-16 12:26:58

We are about to have a DS (third child) and want to call him a name beginning with 'S'. Our DD1's name also starts with an 'S' and DD2 with a 'B'.

Am I being unreasonable to think DD1 and new DS may have more of a connection by this, with DD2 feeling the odd one out?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 10-Nov-16 12:28:38

I think it'll be absolutely fine.

But what about giving him a middle name beginnjng with B so your DD2 has the B connection with him.

LemonBreeland Thu 10-Nov-16 12:29:07

Yes you are being silly. The middle child will feel left out anyway, just because they are the middle child, only joking. Well I'm partly joking, I struggle with my middle child feeling that way sometimes.

The name really won't be an issue.

ScrubbedPine Thu 10-Nov-16 12:29:54

Frankly, yes. That your children may form exclusive alliances based on their initials is the maddest worry I think I have ever seen on Mn. grin

BikeRunSki Thu 10-Nov-16 12:31:38

It'll be fine. My siblings and I are A, J, A and Z. There is no special alliance between the As.

Costacoffeeplease Thu 10-Nov-16 12:33:47

Frankly, yes. That your children may form exclusive alliances based on their initials is the maddest worry I think I have ever seen on Mn.


A middle child is a middle child, that can bring its own issues, but if it does, it won't be because of an initial

idontlikealdi Thu 10-Nov-16 12:35:11

Bonkers, sorrygrin

Chinlo Thu 10-Nov-16 12:48:31

totally nuts

NavyandWhite Thu 10-Nov-16 14:11:55

Just don't go on about it and it won't seem like anything important which it isn't

KlingybunFistelvase Thu 10-Nov-16 15:15:30

Agree with navy.

I knew a family whose names all began with J, including the parents, except their middle child. She (middle child) couldn't have cared less about it. It was something she told people in an "oh isn't that interesting" kind of way.

It's fine.

Frankiefarr Thu 10-Nov-16 21:40:15

I would say it would probably be more annoying when they are teenagers and opening each other's mail by accident.

Yika Thu 10-Nov-16 21:49:25

Totally fine, weird thing to worry about.

SpunkyMummy Thu 10-Nov-16 21:50:27

DD2 is the middle child... I don't think initials will truly matter.

tinytoucan Thu 10-Nov-16 21:56:21

Luke and Liam Hemsworth have the same initial, Chris is the odd one out in the middle. I have never read any interviews where he says it's been an issue wink

In all seriousness I think it would be fine

Raines100 Thu 10-Nov-16 22:01:56

Chinlo grin

Shortninbread Thu 10-Nov-16 23:31:09

Ah MN! Thanks for this dose of reality during my 37 weeks hormonal state. Good to know. Any other tips to mitigate middle child syndrome, imagined or otherwise, always welcome.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 11-Nov-16 06:33:16

Well....Dh and I quite concerned about middle child syndrome (not coming from a family of three ourselves and no direct exoerience) that ds2 is certain of the fact he is our favourite grin

MoonHare Fri 11-Nov-16 16:57:06

I have 3. First and last both have E names.
None of them have ever mentioned it and neither do me and dh. It is not an issue.

Shortninbread Sat 12-Nov-16 14:29:36

Reassuring, Moonhare

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