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Why give two middle names?

is this a new trend? im curious because a few of my friends are giving their kids two middle names.


Asked by tnm786 at 6:45 PM on May. 1, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I dont think its a new trend. I know a few people my age with two middle names. Usually when you want to plug in more than one family name is when it is done. Atleast thats how it seems in the cases I know of.

    Answer by gemgem at 6:48 PM on May. 1, 2011

  • Nope, it's not a new trend. More of an older thing where many names were given to remember/commemorate ancestors and to pass the names along. My great grandmother has 4 middle names.

    Answer by kayalouise at 6:50 PM on May. 1, 2011

  • My daughter did with my granddaughter, but she had a very good reason. She had already decided on Jaycie Renee', but when she was 5 months pregnant, we lost her best friend to cancer. Her middle name was Ann, so my daughter added Ann onto the end of the baby's name,and she became Jaycie Renee'-Ann, to honor my daughter's friend, who my granddaughter, strangely enough acts quite a bit like!

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 6:51 PM on May. 1, 2011

  • We didn't with either of our kids but my sister did. My neice has the middle names macia after bils grandma who had recently passed and kristin bc of a dear friend of both of ours who passed. My nephew also has 2. Dean for bils dad and Alan for our was their way of compromising,

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 6:49 PM on May. 1, 2011

  • I think it can be cute some times... In my case I promised my mother if I had another boy I would name him after my brother, Mark Allen. Well we really liked the name Cameron so if DD had been a boy he was going to be Cameron Mark-Allen BUT we had a girl so no issue. ;0D

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:49 PM on May. 1, 2011

  • i dont know...but my ds has 2 middle names...Lee-Carroll. Lee is a tradtional middle name on dh side due to their relation to Gen. Robert E Lee and Carroll is my last name.

    Answer by dreamangel06 at 6:49 PM on May. 1, 2011

  • i dated a guy with 2 middle names. Paul Patrick. His initials were APPE which he thought was funny to say. he's the only one i know with 2 middle names

    Answer by ThatBoysMom at 6:51 PM on May. 1, 2011

  • Some cultures do that

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 6:51 PM on May. 1, 2011

  • I have no idea, but I have two middle names (hyphenated), and I'm not that new!

    Answer by JustCantWait88 at 6:53 PM on May. 1, 2011

  • I named my son directly after his grandfather so he has two middle names. Ross Allen. and my daughter was named after my husbands favorite aunt but my MIL hates her so my DDs name is Lori-Anne Marie, aunts name was Loraine.

    Answer by Audrice1985 at 6:54 PM on May. 1, 2011