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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 09:50 AM   11
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Can someone tell me why nowadays is cool to name your child with two names and also some unusual? Is this some kind of trend now? I am asking this because I have simply named my daughter Jessica



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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 19:32 PM   12
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Can someone tell me why nowadays is cool to name your child with two names and also some unusual? Is this some kind of trend now? I am asking this because I have simply named my daughter Jessica
Do you mean a first and middle name or a hyphenated two name first name eg Ann-Marie



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 20:07 PM   13
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Since the topic came up... Can I ask how come it is so common in the US (and the UK and Australia too, I think) to also give a child a middle name? I mean, is it used for anything specific in life, or is it just because of tradition? I'm curious as we don't give middle names in my country



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 21:35 PM   14
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Since the topic came up... Can I ask how come it is so common in the US (and the UK and Australia too, I think) to also give a child a middle name? I mean, is it used for anything specific in life, or is it just because of tradition? I'm curious as we don't give middle names in my country
I'm not sure of the technical reason, that's just the way it's always been. I guess maybe because there are so many common first and last names that it's a way of distinguishing between 2 people who may have the same date of birth as well as first and last names. I would imagine there are a lot of John Smith's in Australia lol



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2017, 03:33 AM   15
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Since the topic came up... Can I ask how come it is so common in the US (and the UK and Australia too, I think) to also give a child a middle name? I mean, is it used for anything specific in life, or is it just because of tradition? I'm curious as we don't give middle names in my country
My family doesn't do middle names either, and people think it's weird. But I think a lot of times people want to honour someone with a middle name. As for my husbands family, pretty much all of them go by their middle name for some reason...



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2017, 15:00 PM   16
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Middle names are because 100 years ago about 75% of people in Britain had a top 5 name so it helped tell you apart!

I wouldn't worry about the initials, when do you ever write the initials of your first names?

I'd keep any names to yourself. Before the baby is born people are more likely to give an opinion than when you tell them it's what you've actually used



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2017, 16:13 PM   17
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I HATE telling people my name choices. Some people are respectful about it, but my freaking sister dogs every single name I've ever chosen. No matter what. If she doesn't hate it, she has it "reserved" for a future child - AND she's infertile, 40 and done having kids (she has 2). So wwwwhaaaaaaaaaaat the heeeeeeeck?!!!!!!!! I don't even like talking about it with them. I just tell everyone that we haven't decided yet. Of course, then, they want a list of names. I have a list of about 50 names, and my sister still dogs or "reserves" all of them. You're just better off not telling anybody sometimes. And I think your name choice is beautiful and wouldn't change it. It's fine as a first and middle name. My friend named her son B(A)M and we've never thought of "BM" as "bowel movement" when thinking of him.



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 02:12 AM   18
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Oh this happened with dd1. I was set on the name Kaylee. Told my grandma, who immediately told me it was horrible because people would think of CASEY Anthony....she the proceeded to tell her boyfriend who said it sounded like a dog's name....and he then kept "accidentally" calling my dog Kaylee....her name was Shelby. People suck.



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 11:08 AM   19
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It helps to come up with a decoy name. A few names you like, but won't use for some reason or another. That way you don't have to say you aren't telling, which usually makes people push you, but people pour all their criticism on names you won't even use.



 
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If you truly love the name, what other people say shouldn't matter.

Having said that, I did change my mind for both my twins from what I originally thought I wanted to name them due to familial influences. That only meant that I, myself, wasn't 100% sold on the name. The names I eventually used were still not fully supported by family, but I knew they were names I truly loved and so it didn't matter to me.

Now, three months in, my family has grown to love them too.

BTW, to the OP, Brooklyn was on my list too.
100% agree with this

Having 5 kids we've been through a lot of name choices and also been put off of a fair few too. I honestly believe that if I had liked the name that much then it wouldn't have mattered what people had said, dd3s name wasn't likes by hardly anyone but she's stilled named it because in the end I didn't care about other people's opinions



 
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