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Middle name help

(19 Posts)
mum2be2boys Sun 26-Feb-17 00:26:41

We have chosen the name Adam for our baby boy, which we both love, but we are struggling to decide on a middle name.

It will either be James or David. Both names honour family members, one from my family and one from husband's (which is why we are struggling to decide!)

Which sounds best, Adam James or Adam David?!

Thank you in advance!

Sophronia Sun 26-Feb-17 00:45:26

Adam David

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 26-Feb-17 09:29:02

Adam David.

EggsEleven Sun 26-Feb-17 09:35:05

Could you use both?

SoulAccount Sun 26-Feb-17 09:35:29

Adam James

IWantATardis Sun 26-Feb-17 09:36:55

They both sound good. I'd be struggling to choose too (sorry).

WellyMummy Sun 26-Feb-17 09:48:12

It really depends on your surname as to which flows better.

Mcnorton Sun 26-Feb-17 09:50:46

Could just not have one? My dad and his brother don't have one because my grandad decided he would save them extra effort on form-filling in later life. grin

mum2be2boys Sun 26-Feb-17 10:01:11

Thank you for your help so far!

We will definitely be having one middle name as myself, husband and eldest all have one middle name so don't want him to be only one with either none or two.

I'm wondering if we should use something completely different, but don't know what!

Surname is 2 syllables and begins with T.

IWantATardis Sun 26-Feb-17 10:09:31

Does the eldest have a middle name honouring a family member?

Ordinarily Sun 26-Feb-17 10:36:10


James is a very popular middle name, so David would be more unusual.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 26-Feb-17 11:56:34

Adam Jon.

workshyfop Sun 26-Feb-17 12:04:26

Adam is a lovely name. Maybe use something different as a mn so you're not favouring one side of the family. Suggestions:


MiaMoo95 Sun 26-Feb-17 12:05:25

My son is Adam, I think David goes best

workshyfop Sun 26-Feb-17 12:05:29

Or Daniel

CPtart Sun 26-Feb-17 12:29:23

I have an Adam James. I still love it years later. A one syllable middle name flows batter with a two syllable surname but that's a minor issue.

Sistafromanuthamista Sun 26-Feb-17 14:32:02

I would choose David purely on the basis that pretty much every boy that I know of who has been born in the past few years has James as a middle name. I like the name James but it is very much a filler middle name these days

NameChange30 Sun 26-Feb-17 14:35:47

Did you take your husband's name when you married?
Assuming that you're giving the child your husband's surname, he already has your husband's family name.
So he should get a middle name from your side of the family.
Middle names are less important than surnames so it's still not completely fair but it's better than nothing.

NavyandWhite Tue 28-Feb-17 13:46:23

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