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Panda81 Wed 28-Jun-17 23:10:47

This is my mum's name. Nickname Mo. She says herself it doesn't go with any other names. Her own parents didn't give her a middle name because of this apparently!!

Anyone got any suggestions on how I can incorporate this into a middle name?

First names I like so far are

Edith (Edith Mo?)
Harriet
Imogen
Juliet
Isobel

So fairly traditional classic names, open to suggestions!!

CanadaMoose91 Wed 28-Jun-17 23:14:11

Edith Maureen is lovely.

DramaAlpaca Wed 28-Jun-17 23:18:28

You could use Maura instead of Maureen.

DuggeeHugs Wed 28-Jun-17 23:29:42

I know a Maureen Edith, so Edith Maureen isn't that far-fetched smile

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 28-Jun-17 23:31:30

I like Harriet Maureen.
How about Juliet Reena ?
Not keen on Mo.

Panda81 Wed 28-Jun-17 23:41:12

Thanks for the suggestions!

My own name is Laura so not sure about using Maura as a middle name and it looks like I've tried to merge mine and my mum's name grin

Edith Maureen is a possibility, so is using Reena! Thanks!

QuantamBaby Wed 28-Jun-17 23:44:18

Gosh that's tricky, with the greatest respect to your mum, Maureen is not a lovely name.

How about Meena as an affectionate shortening?

Sophronia Wed 28-Jun-17 23:47:58

I like Harriet Maureen or Isobel Maureen

Other suggestions..

Alice Maureen
Clara Maureen
Louisa Maureen
Susannah Maureen
Anna Maureen
Charlotte Maureen
Eliza Maureen
Annabel Maureen
Hannah Maureen
Kate Maureen
Matilda Maureen
Rosa Maureen
Lydia Maureen

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 28-Jun-17 23:49:49

Lucy Maureen
Olivia Maureen
Eliza Maureen
Helena Maureen
Isabella Maureen
Alexandra Maureen

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 29-Jun-17 00:02:12

Just thought on my cousin is
Amanda Maureen

SuperBeagle Thu 29-Jun-17 00:16:44

I think I'd just use Maureen. I think it goes fine with all of the names you listed, although my favourite is Juliet Maureen.

RelaxMax Thu 29-Jun-17 00:21:28

It's a diminutive of Mary, so you could use any of the Mary names and it would be sort of the same....e.g. Marian, Marianna, Marie, Maribel etc

Lilmy3 Thu 29-Jun-17 00:25:14

Or Morwenna nickname Mo?

I think Maureen works as a middle name though

ShmooBooMoo Thu 29-Jun-17 00:45:19

If your mum says her name doesn't go with other names, why not let her choose your DD's middle name instead?

catsofa Thu 29-Jun-17 00:55:57

Reenie? I think Maureen is fine and goes well after all the names you've given in your OP though.

MikeUniformMike Thu 29-Jun-17 01:36:21

It's lovely as a middle name. Use it.

junebirthdaygirl Thu 29-Jun-17 07:30:01

It always reminds me of the Alfie books where his babysitter is called Maureen!

Soslowmo Thu 29-Jun-17 07:34:51

I wouldn't use Edith Maureen as I don't consider either of those names to be pretty. Maureen especially not, I'm afraid confused.

villainousbroodmare Thu 29-Jun-17 12:59:03

Maureen is the anglicised spelling of Máirín... I think it looks prettier. Or as a PP said take some suggestions from Maureen herself?

Placebogirl Thu 29-Jun-17 13:02:03

My MIL is Maureen Frances--Frances Maureen is also lovely!

bigredboat Thu 29-Jun-17 13:07:40

In all honesty how many times in her life is she going to be called by her first and middle names together? I think Maureen works well enough with all the names you listed.

CryingShame Thu 29-Jun-17 13:12:39

I'd be careful with this OP. I know a younger woman (mid-40s) who is called Maureen. She hates it as a name and uses Mo as it's less dreadful than her full name.

I also know a lady who was given an older woman's name as her middle name (grandmother) - Dorothy. She also hated it because it wasn't a classic name and had dated badly.

I wouldn't go with a name that your DD will struggle with in future. Family names are fine as middle names if they're nice of themselves. I don't think that Maureen does that, I'm sorry.

What was your grandma's name (mum's mum) in case you can use that?

MikeUniformMike Thu 29-Jun-17 13:39:16

I know two Maureens. Both youngish (50s and 40s), glamorous and really nice.
A friend wanted to call her baby Dorothy about 25 years ago. I didn't like it then but I do now.

Lemondrop99 Thu 29-Jun-17 14:18:49

Tricky as I really dislike the name Maureen (sorry). It's lovely that you want to honour your mum but I don't think I'd use that name.

Struggling for nice alternatives. Erm, Maud? Rene? Lengthen Mo to Molly?

Maybe ask your mum what suggestions she has? Variations on her name that she likes? Let her pick a different middle name instead? Or what's your mum's middle name?

I'm baring in mind that while I'll pick a first name that I'll love, my child might not like it. I want to give him a middle name that he can use as an option if he dislikes his first name. Using Maureen as a middle name will likely remove this option for your daughter (unless she loves the name Maureen - which she might!)

GirlcalledJames Thu 29-Jun-17 15:23:39

Does your mother's maiden name have any middle name potential?

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