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NamingTroubles Mon 21-Nov-16 00:10:59

Having 2 DC with no middle names, or having 2 DC who share the same names, so James William and William James?

NamingTroubles Mon 21-Nov-16 00:37:16


Fruitboxjury Mon 21-Nov-16 00:39:51

Are you having DT, what's the background?

WyfOfBathe Mon 21-Nov-16 00:46:10

Having no middle names.

Nobody really needs a middle name (I mean, it's only really used with small babies or on official documents).

I would find it quite weird to have siblings with basically the same name.

puglife1 Mon 21-Nov-16 00:46:30

Both my boys have the same middle name. My first was named after my dad.
My second boy was named after my dp who incidentally has the same name as my dad. It's all fine.

newroundhere Mon 21-Nov-16 00:49:57

I agree with Wyf - having no middle names.

I'm curious, why would you consider the name sharing thing? It seems a bit weird to me.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 21-Nov-16 01:16:00

Having no middle names, but. There are other names in the world besides William and James. Why are you restricting yourself to just 2 names.confused

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 21-Nov-16 01:20:27

See I wouldn't let my children share a middle name for the simple reason. Some people choose to go by their middle names, don't they.
So you could effectively end up with 2 children using the Same name.

LestatVonGaribaldi Mon 21-Nov-16 08:06:49

Two dcs with their own first and middle names and not sharing any? confused

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 21-Nov-16 08:20:00

I keep reading about parents naming kids like this with interchangeable names and I think it's really odd tbh.

Buscake Mon 21-Nov-16 08:22:16

No middle names for mine. I don't have one and I've always liked that-so many people seem embarrassed by theirs

Chinlo Mon 21-Nov-16 09:16:50

I think it would be better to have no middle name.

Ilovenannyplum Mon 21-Nov-16 09:27:33

No middle names would be better than sharing the names

Gruffalosfriend Mon 21-Nov-16 09:28:56

Many people don't have a middle name. I don't. I'm very happy with one first name and my surname. I think having a slightly less popular first name helps.

But, as others have said, there are SO many love belt names to choose from, so perhaps don't restrict yourself to James and William...

Gruffalosfriend Mon 21-Nov-16 09:29:41

Sorry, that was meant to say so many lovely names to choose from

Sunshine511 Mon 21-Nov-16 09:50:58

I would say no middle names is far better. I've never heard of people using the same names just swapping the order before. Why are you restricted to 2 names? I agree that it seems odd to me.

GabsViolet Mon 21-Nov-16 10:24:59

Either - I don't see the issue!

KlingybunFistelvase Mon 21-Nov-16 13:45:09

Either. I don't see the issue either. Lovely names!

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