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George and Paul as middle names?!

(15 Posts)
Crunchyside Sun 14-May-17 16:05:36

Our first son has two middle names so the second one is also getting two middle names...

We like Paul and George as middle names, they both have family significance.

Is it too Beatles-y?!

What's better, George Paul or Paul George? As in:

Name George Paul Surname


Name Paul George Surname

Ditsy1980 Sun 14-May-17 16:07:41

The first thing I thought was 'Beatles fan'.
But they're both fine names, I prefer the order of George Paul myself.

Rockaby Sun 14-May-17 16:16:53

It's fine, though yes, my first thought was the Beatles.

LottieDoubtie Sun 14-May-17 16:20:38

I think it massively depends whether or not the first name is Ringo tbh

Crunchyside Sun 14-May-17 18:15:49

First name is not Ringo and surname isn't John grin We used to be Beatles fans a few years ago but not so mad about them now! Oh well, middle names don't really matter if they're a bit silly, do they?!

LottieDoubtie Sun 14-May-17 18:25:11

😃no it doesn't matter and very few people would ever know your DC full name anyway, so go with what you like!

QuietNameChange Sun 14-May-17 18:27:26

So, for example:

Sebastian George Paul Stark? George Paul sounds better than Paul George, imo.

It's fine imo smile

IFuckingHateThatDog Sun 14-May-17 19:33:17

I'm a Beatles fan, DS2 will be called Lennon. DP wants John as a middle name after his grandad but that's not set in stone yet.

What does it matter what other people think? Call your baby what you want smile

Teardropexplodes Sun 14-May-17 19:34:19

There are brothers called George and Harrison in DS school.

29Palms Sun 14-May-17 19:48:17

They are both unremarkable traditional names, and as there will be another name in front of them I wouldn't think of the Beatles at all.

If you had told us the first name, eg William George Paul Surname, or Oliver Paul George Surname, I doubt anyone would have given it a thought.

EmmaWoodlouse Tue 16-May-17 16:31:49

I think Paul George flows slightly better but it would depend a bit on the first name and surname. I wouldn't put George last if my surname began with a J sound.

My DS2 has John George as middle names and I've only just this minute registered the possible Beatles connection (although I did quite like George Harrison) - to us they were mainly family names. I don't think people will immediately think of it with two such classic names as Paul and George - they might if you picked two names of people from a band that were quite unusual names in themselves, like, say Axl and Slash!

BlueEyeGreenEye Tue 16-May-17 23:34:03

I know Twins called Harrison and Lennon, found it embarrassing.

It would be okay if one was a middle name tho, as not everyone would know.

mathanxiety Wed 17-May-17 06:39:34

Agree it's not Axl and Slash.

They are both classic names.

Steer clear of Ringo and you'll be fine.

MikeUniformMike Wed 17-May-17 18:32:14

I'd go the full monty.
John Paul George Ringo Surname

sycamore54321 Wed 17-May-17 23:35:39

The "George Paul" order makes it a little less obvious as I usually think of the Beatles as John, Paul, George and Ringo in that order. But "George Paul" when said aloud seems to sound like the more famous "X Paul" name, as in Pope John Paul. Every second boy of the generation now late-30s in Ireland is called John Paul. So GP, more removed from Beatles but close to famous Pope.

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