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What do you think of Mikey Edward and Mia Rose?

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HenD19 Sat 09-Mar-13 16:01:43

Not sure if Edward sounds too traditional with Mikey but it is my fil's middle name and would like to use it as his first name definitely doesn't fit.

givemeaclue Sat 09-Mar-13 16:07:39

All good except mikey. It's dreadful

badtime Sat 09-Mar-13 16:08:50

I would say rather that you should use Micah or Michael rather than Mikey. Imagine when your lovely baby boy is 35 years old. Give him a real name ffs.

Mia Rose is fine.

raisah Sat 09-Mar-13 16:10:22

How about Michael Edward for the bc & then shorten Michael to Mikey for every day use. Edward does go beautifully with Michael.

everlong Sat 09-Mar-13 16:12:58

I'd have Michael but shorten it to Mikey. Mia is lovely.

HenD19 Sat 09-Mar-13 16:15:18

Hate calling a child a name and then shortening it to another one so Michael is out. What's wrong with Mikey??

AnathemaDevice Sat 09-Mar-13 16:16:51

I agree that you should use Michael as his full name, just to give him some choice of nicknames when older. Plus having a full name to shout is useful when he's climbing on the furniture/legging it across the park. My older 2 know that they're in trouble when I use their full names.

DS2 was almost Michael, shortened to Mikey. Changed our minds when we realised that, with DS1 being Nicholas, we could have ended up with a Nick and Mick.

everlong Sat 09-Mar-13 16:16:57

Nothing wrong with Mikey, but it's a bit of a nn imo.

I know of one who is called Michael.

givemeaclue Sat 09-Mar-13 16:20:52

It's naff and people will snigger at it

NotADragonOfSoup Sat 09-Mar-13 16:21:49

Mikey is awful.

CPtart Sat 09-Mar-13 16:22:43

Edward is a lovely name, Michael too is fine. Mikey?

Mia Rose, extremely dull. Ten a penny.

NotADragonOfSoup Sat 09-Mar-13 16:22:56

Please remember you are naming a person not a baby or child or a pet

Still18atheart Sat 09-Mar-13 16:24:36

Lovely apart from Mikey Micheal would be much better

And as much as I like the name, Mia is in the '20 pegs at nursery will have the same name' category imo

everlong Sat 09-Mar-13 16:32:23

So what if Mia is popular. Why does this matter? I'll never understand this notion.

If the parents like a name just have it.

everlong Sat 09-Mar-13 16:33:12

And in my ds's kindergarten there isn't one Mia!

forgetmenots Sat 09-Mar-13 17:54:02

I agree that Michael on the bc is a good idea, he might just want to be Mick or Mike when he is older. Mia Rose is nice smile

AndWhenYouGetThere Sat 09-Mar-13 18:13:43

I agree Michael Edward gives him far more options as an adult.
Mia Rose is sweet and lovely.

GlaikitFizzog Sat 09-Mar-13 18:16:50

If you call him mikey, I can guarantee by the time he is at secondary/university, he'll be known as mike!

GlaikitFizzog Sat 09-Mar-13 18:18:45

And, sorry to keep coming back, people will assume his name is Michael and mikey is just a NN.

INeverSaidThat Sat 09-Mar-13 19:03:01

I don't like Mikey and I particularly don't like it with Edward (if you are intending to use them as one name IYSWIM). I also don't like Mia Rose either, Mia on its own is ok though.

Sorry, (you did ask sad )

I do believe that you should choose whatever name you want though smile

INeverSaidThat Sat 09-Mar-13 19:04:06

My DS has an 18 year old friend who is called Mikey and doesn't shorten it to mike.

BeeBopDingALing Sat 09-Mar-13 19:33:35

Mikey is a nn, he needs a proper name for when he's just not a baby/cute little kid but an adult. I would put Michael on the bc then it at least gives him options.

I like Mia, always reminds me of Pulp Fiction. Rose as a middle name is a bit boring done to death .

chipmonkey Sat 09-Mar-13 19:44:44

Mia Rose is beautiful.

And, just to be the voice of dissent, I met a perfectly lovely Mikey who was six years old and a lovely, lovely little chap. Very clever and sweet.

iloveshortshorts Sat 09-Mar-13 19:44:48

I know two adult Mikeys and no one shortens their name.

Also know a baby Mia Rose and shes lovely but i think Rose as a middle name has been done to death

chipmonkey Sat 09-Mar-13 19:45:35

Oh and I have a Tom who is NOT Thomas. I just didn't ever want him to be called Thomas so I didn't call him that.

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