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No middle name?

For those mommys who chose not to give their child a middle name, is there any reason why?
It never occured to me that I shouldnt give DD a middle name.
I'm curious...

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Mme.Langley

Asked by Mme.Langley at 10:52 PM on Oct. 29, 2010 in Baby Names

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  • I don't have a middle name! They're not custom in my country. I was born in Hungary. Both my kids have middle names though.
    MommaofH2

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 10:54 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I guess just because it's common to do so, never thought otherwise!
    randibosin

    Answer by randibosin at 11:01 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • @randi Its common to not give your child a middle name? I thought it was...
    Mme.Langley

    Comment by Mme.Langley (original poster) at 11:04 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • When DD was born we didn't really have a first name chosen. We sort of had a girl name and no boy name at all. Thank goodness she was a she or we really would have been in trouble. We figured out a first name but couldn't find a middle name we liked. We said then and remind her every so often (she is 11) that if she finds a middle name she really wants, we will pay for her name change.

    Both of her brothers have middle names. It wasn't a shouldn't but just couldn't figure it out.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 11:05 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • @balagan_imma that is so awesome you would let your daughter pick her middle name! I would have loved that growing up
    ElsaSalsaaa

    Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 11:56 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • My grandpa doesn't have a middle name, when I was little and asked him why he said his family was too poor. lol
    Amelia512

    Answer by Amelia512 at 11:59 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I know a mom who gave her kids just an initial for the middle "name". It was done at the father's request because his name was so long and he didn't want his kids dealing with a long name. Very simple reason.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:39 AM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • My daughter has a middle name, but I've been told by others whose kids don't have middle names that they did it because they couldn't find a middle name that they liked that went well with the first name.
    poptart0325

    Answer by poptart0325 at 8:13 AM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • None of the girls in my family have a middle name. When they get married they are expected to put their maiden name as their middle name. So instead of being Jane Doe you'd be Jane Doe Smith once you got married.

    I didn't add my maiden name once I got married. And I'm perfectly happy without it. We haven't decided yet if we'll give our daughter's middle names. I think it's a kinda cool tradition.
    Erica_Smerica

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 8:57 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

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