Middle Name Strategy?
We are expecting our first - a girl in August - and we're keeping the name a secret. We have picked a first name, but we're stuck on how to proceed in picking a middle name. The first name just sort of landed on us. It wasn't on any list of ours, but it just felt right when someone suggested it. I had always intended for our first born to have my late father's name as a middle name, but it just does not work with the first name. Ultimately, a good first name seems most important. So we've been discussing the three following strategies:
- Stick with the plan to use my dad's name and just go with a clunky whole name.
- Use the previous name front-runner as the middle name. My hesitation here is wanting to keep it in reserve for a potential future baby - if that baby turns out to be a girl and if we still like that name.
- Pick something random that sounds good with the first name.
Any thoughts? For the record, I'm leaning toward adapting the previous front-runner.
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 11:36am