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Opinions on double barrelled first names

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user1489781128 Fri 17-Mar-17 20:18:57

My boyfriend really likes the name Chloe-Grey as a double barrelled first name but I'm not too sure. I wouldn't mind Grey as a middle name though.

TwentyCups Fri 17-Mar-17 20:21:20

I don't mind them but in reality the second name doesn't end up being used very often. I have a few friends with them and nearly always refer to them as the first name, along with everyone else. If you like it go for it, but be prepared it may end up shortened.

justdontevenfuckingstart Fri 17-Mar-17 20:22:45

Just choose one name. It's easier at school and on forms and in the future.

Zephyroux1 Fri 17-Mar-17 20:23:37

I don't think it works really-sorry! I think she'll spend her life correcting people who think Grey is her surname!

PollyBanana Fri 17-Mar-17 20:24:04

It's quite difficult to say, doesn't run together well

user1483387154 Fri 17-Mar-17 20:24:32

I really don't like hyphenated names.

Nonameyet1 Fri 17-Mar-17 20:24:35

Not a great fan of two names, I don't mind a good classic of Sarah-Jane but the modern twists are not really for me.

winekeepsmesane Fri 17-Mar-17 20:29:49

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Sophronia Fri 17-Mar-17 20:32:17

Not keen on them

SuperBeagle Fri 17-Mar-17 20:36:12

My DD2 is Lily Rose. No hyphen, but both are her first name.

I like them, depending on the names, but I don't like the hyphen.

SuperBeagle Fri 17-Mar-17 20:36:56

I do agree that the second name doesn't get used much. We refer to ours as Lily or LR (initials) 90% of the time.

emilybrontescorset Fri 17-Mar-17 20:37:06

I agree that it sounds like her full name.
Also there is the association with a certain Mr Grey, I don't think your oh has thought find through.

DizzyDigestive Fri 17-Mar-17 20:37:17

Just use Grey as her middle name

TanteJeanne Fri 17-Mar-17 20:58:12

Not a fan of the double barrelled first name. I like Chloe. I love Grey. I like Chloe with Grey as a middle name. But not Chloe-Grey.

NavyandWhite Fri 17-Mar-17 21:00:40

The only one I like is Mary-Jane. MJ for short. Spider-Man fan wink

Ellieboolou27 Fri 17-Mar-17 21:03:43

Hate them personally, they are bearable when little but I find them quite ridiculous on an adult.

ILikeSalmon Fri 17-Mar-17 21:18:08

I despise double barrel names

Very chavvy

Always a mouthful

Wolfiefan Fri 17-Mar-17 21:20:12

I'm sorry but they always remind me of the awful US term trailer trash. blush

Wolfiefan Fri 17-Mar-17 21:24:13

Why two threads? Layla Grey is no better!

WyfOfBathe Fri 17-Mar-17 21:31:04

I think with a hyphenated name the second part needs to be clearly a first name, so Chloe-Anne Smith is ok, but Chloe-Grey Smith sounds like Chloe Grey-Smith or just Chloe Grey.

WyfOfBathe Fri 17-Mar-17 21:33:35

The only one I like is Mary-Jane. MJ for short. Spider-Man fan
We considered Mary Jane as a double middle name, but avoided it because of the marijuana links wink Other than that I like it.

SuperBeagle Fri 17-Mar-17 21:49:54

Mary-Jane is well known slang for marijuana. Poor kid! shock

NavyandWhite Fri 17-Mar-17 21:51:38

grin I prefer to think of Spider-Man. I've never heard marijuana called MJ! And I'm pretty old grin

kel1493 Fri 17-Mar-17 21:55:43

I have a hyphenated name, no middle name. I've never had any problems

NuffSaidSam Fri 17-Mar-17 21:56:37

I don't like them. Occasionally you hear one that is ok, but generally no. They're a bit pointless because the second bit always gets dropped eventually.

Chloe-Grey is awful because Grey is a surname.

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