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Middle name to go with Marley (boy)

(37 Posts)
LittleMissBliss Wed 30-Sep-09 09:13:23

DS IS ALREADY NAMED THIS so if this isn't to your taste please don't post to tell me, I'd rather live in a bubble where everyone LOVES the name as much as me wink.

Ok so ds born on Friday is called Marley, his surname begins with J and has two syllables.

We can't agree on a middle name, i'm happy for him not to have one as i don't and i haven't ever seen the lack of one as a great loss.

DP would like him to have one but hasn't actually got a name that he's really keen on.

So options


Marley Ray (think they flow well, but not keen on Ray as a stand alone name so not sure why i'd use it as a middle namehmm)

Marley Joseph (dp's Grandad, but makes me think of Marley Joe~ slightly hill billyesk)

Marley Luther (My grandad, not sure if it's too close to Martin Luther...?)

Marley William (family name from dp's side, dp's middle name)

Marley James (this is my favourite but James is ds1's middle name, will i look bonkers giving both boys the same middle name? DP Is James)

Please feel free to suggest names, We would like to register him on Monday so need to decide either way asap

sarah293 Wed 30-Sep-09 09:17:09

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LittleMissBliss Wed 30-Sep-09 09:20:54

do you not think it's odd having two children with the same middle name?

pagwatch Wed 30-Sep-09 09:22:40

No. Its not odd when it is referencing their father.
I like James best.
Although I would vote for Bob

I like Marley. Its kind of cool.

( and people don't really talk about 2nd names in real life tbh)

scottishmummy Wed 30-Sep-09 09:24:23

dont give them both same middle name,bonkers

sarah293 Wed 30-Sep-09 09:24:59

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MamaG Wed 30-Sep-09 09:27:39

Hmmm I think it is a bit odd having same middle name, sorry. But if its their Dad's name, then maybe its ok.

Quite like Marley William

How about Marley Christopher? I lik ethe three syllable name in between the two TWO syllable names

ift hat makes ANY sense

ScummyMummy Wed 30-Sep-09 09:29:47

Not sure... I like a family connection with middle names so maybe Joseph or William? I definitely wouldn't give 2 of my children the same middle name, fwiw.

scottishmummy Wed 30-Sep-09 09:30:27

yes i like marley
from your list i like Marley William

Buda Wed 30-Sep-09 09:32:11

My middle name is Maria. My 3 sisters all have Maria in their names too. We like it!

Or William.

Tillyscoutsmum Wed 30-Sep-09 09:32:17

I think Marley James is best but would avoid giving both the same mn. Second choice would be Marley William. Lovely smile

LittleMissBliss Wed 30-Sep-09 09:45:28

Thank you for all the replies so far,

So William and James are the favourites

But half of you think its daft having two kids with the same name and other 50% think it's fine.....

Just sorting out ds1's bath will be back shortly.

cordonbleugh Wed 30-Sep-09 10:03:45

I like Marley Ray, but then my DD is called Marley - Rae!!

How about Marley Noah?

troutpout Wed 30-Sep-09 10:06:04

James makes sense to me

petraboo Wed 30-Sep-09 10:33:07

Jacob or Robert?

Ray and Luther are awful!

PestoLovelyMonster Wed 30-Sep-09 10:34:15


LittleMissBliss Wed 30-Sep-09 10:36:42

cob I do think they flow really well as names together! I like Rae as a first name for a girl but not Ray for a boy, this is why i'm not sure about it as a middle name.
Noah is a beautiful name... not sure about the flow with the last name though but will put it to DP when he gets home.

MamaG Christopher- is nice but doen't grab me, i completely agree that two -three- two
or two -one- two flows better that two -two-two.

FimboFortunaFeet Wed 30-Sep-09 10:38:10

I think Marley is actually quite a hard name to put a second name with.

Marley Patrick
Marley Jon
Marley Hugh
Marley Reuben

LittleMissBliss Wed 30-Sep-09 10:40:02

Petraboo I actually really like Robert, tongue and cheak nod to BOB!

LittleMissBliss Wed 30-Sep-09 10:41:22

*cheek, even

smother Wed 30-Sep-09 10:46:44

I think Marley is a gorgeous name - well chosen!

I'd avoid Luther because Martin Luther is such a well-known name it does sound a little too close.

I like Marley Joseph and Marley James.
But perhaps it would be best to go with Marley william to avoid the same mn issue - and also, if it's your DP's family name, then there would be a sense of balance, one of daddy's names for each child?

Or, for a completely different suggestion:
Marley Orlando - that's just beautiful I think!

petraboo Wed 30-Sep-09 10:48:00

It was tongue in cheek, but I think they both still go together well grin

Wattinger Wed 30-Sep-09 11:13:08

I like Marley William best!

littlemissm Wed 30-Sep-09 11:20:46

i know a little girl called marlee rae

diddl Wed 30-Sep-09 12:12:09

I´d go for William, unless there´s a name on your side to use.

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