Eden Mary Genevieve Surname

(34 Posts)
Shasha17 Thu 25-Nov-21 11:27:28

Or Eden Magdalena

What do you like best? My other children have two middle names, but Magdalena is so long I thought one would suffice. Genevieve is my DH's favourite name and Mary one of my (other) favourites, but love Magdalena too.

Our boy's name choice is Moses but we haven't got any ideas for middles yet, so that will be a different thread, unless you have any suggestions!)

(If you don't like any of the names, no need to comment, thank you! Not looking for opunions on Eden or Moses as have already dedicted several-page-long threads to that, just looking for middle names now smile)

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toastofthetown Thu 25-Nov-21 12:54:17

I like Eden Mary Genevieve and I agree that Eden Magdalena Genevieve is very long.

Love Moses. I don't have any middle name suggestions, because I actually like the way the middle names for Eden are names that your and your husband individually love.

Edenember Thu 25-Nov-21 14:57:27

I’d go Eden Mary Genevieve, as it would bug the OCD in me to have the other children with 2 middles, and I agree Magdalena Genevieve would be too long. Or Eden Magda Genevieve.

roadwarrior Thu 25-Nov-21 15:00:10

Eden Mary Genevieve is lovely.

LiterallyKnowsBest Thu 25-Nov-21 15:22:34

Genevieve Mary Eden runs better.

IamnotwhouthinkIam Thu 25-Nov-21 18:43:52

As much as I like Magdalena, I'd personally go for Eden Mary Genevieve if your other children have two middle names (assuming both sound equally good with your surname).

Luredbyapomegranate Thu 25-Nov-21 20:33:17

Yes, I agree.

I like Genevieve and Mary but don't much like Eden.


Luredbyapomegranate Thu 25-Nov-21 20:33:59

As in, I agree Genevieve Mary Eden runs much better

WheresMyCycle Thu 25-Nov-21 20:35:56

I thought Eden was a boys name?

toastofthetown Thu 25-Nov-21 20:40:46


I thought Eden was a boys name?

Eden is unisex. Not sure where OP is but in England and Wales there were over twice as many girl Edens than boy Edens last year.

CoffeeBeansGalore Thu 25-Nov-21 20:44:53

Love the names but would swap to Eden Genevieve Mary.

Moses Matthew James
Moses Paul Thomas
Moses Aaron James

TatianaBis Thu 25-Nov-21 21:33:28

I think Genevieve and Magdalena are far nicer than Eden which is quite Essex.

I would do Genevieve Eden or Magdalena Eden.

Mary = vagina.

DramaAlpaca Thu 25-Nov-21 21:39:40

Eden Mary Genevieve is just lovely.

Santaischeckinglists Thu 25-Nov-21 21:40:56

My friend had a Moses Joshua.
He must be 30 now!

Shasha17 Thu 25-Nov-21 22:36:57

Eden is decided. We aren't in the UK (or even Europe) so there is no "quite Essex" connotations here! Just considered a perfectly nice biblical name. Only looking for middle name suggestions and not thoughts on the first names, as I said in my OP smile

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Shasha17 Thu 25-Nov-21 22:40:52

Mary = vagina is the most bizarre thing I've ever heard and frankly even when I was in thr UK I'd never heard that and I know several Marys confused. It must be a regional thing but certainly wasn't used in my area. I'm sure the name Mary is much more familiar to people due to being the name of the Virgin Mary and countless women from history, and not some odd British regional slang. As a Christian Mary is a pretty important name to me so not one I'd sacrifice for such an odd reason 😂

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Shasha17 Thu 25-Nov-21 22:42:53

Thank you for the nice comments about the name, and the suggestion for middle names for Moses! I think Moses Matthew James is my favourite but I do love Moses Joshua 😍

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camelfleas Thu 25-Nov-21 22:43:06

But Eden isn't a biblical name, it's a place name. I know a couple of boys with Eden as a name, both named after a footballer. I'd assume you were football fans rather than religious (although some people do view football as a religion 😉)

Strokethefurrywall Thu 25-Nov-21 22:54:11

Mary = vagina? @TatianaBis where the fuck do you live that Mary is a euphemism (not even well known) for a vagina?

OP, Mary is a lovely name, I’d go with Eden Mary Genevieve for sure, especially as it’s your husbands favorite name.

And Moses is wonderful!

Strokethefurrywall Thu 25-Nov-21 22:57:19

Eden is a biblical place name, it’s still biblical. Much like Bethlehem’s shortened to Beth.

I also don’t understand why anyone would assume the parents of a child called Eden would be considered football fans but I’m not in the UK or a football fan so I guess it doesn’t much matter.

TatianaBis Thu 25-Nov-21 23:30:45

I live in London but it’s been discussed on here before and it’s not geographic - posters all over the country know Mary as slang for vagina.

TatianaBis Thu 25-Nov-21 23:33:16

Beth is short for either Elizabeth or Bethany.

Shasha17 Thu 25-Nov-21 23:43:41


But Eden isn't a biblical name, it's a place name. I know a couple of boys with Eden as a name, both named after a footballer. I'd assume you were football fans rather than religious (although some people do view football as a religion 😉)

Have you read the bible? Eden is a biblical place, as is Bethany. They're both biblical names. They are names that come from the bible. Anyway, I'm confident in my name choice and didn't ask your opinion on it. I know nothing about either football or Essex and my child won't be growing up in the UK so won't be an issue for her either. We are Christians and have chosen Eden foe religious reasons which I don't feel the need to justify to you. smile I was, as I said, asking for middle name advice. Your crude comment about Mary is being ignored as it most definitely is not heard of among either the foreign or British people I know. Thankfully I know people who would just do this face at you 😬 if you made the vagina comment to them and probably think it reflected more on you than on the classic, religious and timeless name Mary 😂

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Shasha17 Thu 25-Nov-21 23:45:43

Thank you @Strokethefurrywall! smile

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HerRoyalHappiness Thu 25-Nov-21 23:51:53

Eden Mary Genevieve is lovely.

How about these for a boy

Moses Joshua Adam
Moses John Luke

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