Multiple middle names?
Multiple middle names - yeah or nay?
My family (German) is littered with havers of multiple middle names on all sides - three given names is totally norm, but four is also not unheard of. However, I get the impression that in the US the multiple middle names are regarded as a bit more pretentious... like Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Busson, called Luna, though that is an extreme example.
Now that we're cautiously expecting a girl, and likely to be using the perhaps-already-pretentious name of Hermione, do you think we could do this?
The primary reason is that there's a really fantastic family namesake that I've always wanted to honor, my great-aunt Adele. However, Hermione Adele, though lovely, gives us dealbreaker-level unusable initials of HAG... and it seems a bit backwards to be deciding the first name based on the middle name.
Elizabeth is a family middle name on everyone's sides - my grandmother's name, the Spouse's late grandmother's middle name, one of the two middle names I was born with, one of the two middle names of my mother, and so that's sort of the default expected middle-name choice.
We could do Hermione Elizabeth Adele, but it's perhaps a lot of name and up there with Uma Thurman's daughter. (Our last name is three syllables, too, if it matters.)
We are planning on one more child after this one, so it's possible we could have another daughter, but it's also very possible that we wouldn't. While we don't have a clear runner up for a second daughter's name yet, _AG is frequently problematic, and we're pretty likely to end up with a name that ends in -a, so -a Adele can make for awkward flow.
Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:22am