Changing my name.Need help with middle name

I am changing my name to Justin due to personal reasons with the last name Wolfe for symbolism of the man I want to be. Im an FtM at the age of 18-almost-19. I have no support from family. Every middle name I choose sounde too country. Can a name be too country? I'll put a list of the options I have so far. I want the country life so I feel having a too country name might be overkill.   Do you have any suggestions? My nickname with friends who support me is JT. My middle name doesn't have to be a T name though. Thanks for the help.




Justin Adam Wolfe

Justin Levi Wolfe

Justin Chase Wolfe

Justin Orion Wolfe

Justin Tyler Wolfe

Justin Taylor Wolfe

Justin Kent Wolfe

Justin Colton Wolfe

Justin Shiloh Wolfe

Justin Tennessee Wolfe

Justin Skylar Chase Wolfe

Justin Hunter Wolfe

Justin Skylar Wolfe

Justin Phoenix Wolfe 

Justin Blake Wolfe


March 29, 2015 12:48 PM

I don't think they sound too country--Justin is a fairly neutral name, used by all different sorts of demographics, so I think you can go pretty far with your middle name without tipping the whole name.

I think sound-wise, Colton sounds a little too much like Justin, so I'd probably drop that one. I also like the idea of varying the number of syllables, which has me liking Tennessee (though that's the most clearly "country" of all your names) or Orion (it shares the -n ending with Justin, but the extra syllable and stress on RI make it work for me).

The names you've chosen have a lot of personal significance, and I'd probably continue that with your middle name. Perhaps a name to honor someone you admire or are close to, or some variation of part of your birth name to provide continuity with the person you've been for the past 18 years. You could do a sound-alike variation, a different language version, or maybe a riff on meaning. If that sounds like something you'd like to do, and wanted to share a name or names you'd like to honor, I'm sure folks here could help you out with ideas.

Good luck!

March 29, 2015 6:33 PM

I like the idea of Justin Tennessee Wolfe best -- not only because it would work particularly well with your current nickname of JT, though that helps (because it seems like an homage to those who supported you, which is exactly what I think middle names should do). Tennessee is a little country, yes, but I think in a pleasing way, and you after all say you like the country life... and almost all of the time, you'd be Justin T. Wolfe, or called JT. Middle names are so rarely heard that I think it would be fine to use a name that really speaks to you.

I also like the idea of Justin Tyler, where Tyler is another name where the date-stamp is very matched to your year of birth. I would probably avoid the similar-sounding Taylor for your situation, because about a decade before you were born it started becoming more commonly used for girls. It's a name that has held its unisex nature surprisingly stable in the decades since, but I'd pick it only if you were specifically looking for an androgynous pick.

I don't think your names sound overly country at all! Justin is a "new classic", and a first name that is extremely appropriate for your age group (for which I applaud you, because naming a grownup is not the same as naming a baby, and when people approach them the same there can be a big dissonance between the final name and the age).

I'm very sorry that you don't have the support of your family. I hope they come around, and in the meantime, I wish you the best of luck as you navigate naming and building a life for yourself with people who DO support you!

ETA: Tyler is the most common male name starting with T for your year of birth. After that are Thomas, Timothy, Trevor, Tristan, Travis, and then Taylor. Another T name that I think could work well in the middle slot to vary number of syllables is Theodore.

March 30, 2015 6:06 PM

I second everything lucubratrix said. Middle names aren't normally used in day-to-day life, but I think Justin Tyler and Justin Taylor are both great names, and I especially like how they would pay homage to the people who DO support you. (Taylor does read as unisex/leaning-girl, though, so I'd advise you to take that into consideration). Tennessee is nice, but it may illicit some raised eyebrows and questions when people learn it's your middle name. It's also the most country of all your names, which isn't necessarily a bad thing (but you mentioned being worried about having name that's "too country).

Best of luck!

March 30, 2015 11:07 PM

My wife just pointed out that Justin Taylor Thomas was a teen idol of our generation! But I think he's well after your time, JT, so I don't think that needs to factor into your decision making.

March 31, 2015 6:04 AM

Oh there's a flashback! Except his name is Jonathan Taylor Thomas. I'm guessing he had a helping hand in Taylor's popularity?

I love a middle name that's a little out there, and ones with meaning, so Tennesee has my vote all the way. OP, is there an author or place that's special to you, that you could use for your middle name?

April 1, 2015 12:59 AM

Haha, you are so right! Please disregard, OP, and go ahead and use JUSTIN Taylor Wolfe without any concern. Clearly I needed to google before posting, or just be less of a failure at reading Teen Beat in the first place.

May 13, 2015 11:28 PM

Am I the only one super curious what your given name is and why you're changing it?  (no pressure to answer... I'm just nosey)   Good luck with the search (I like Blake)

May 14, 2015 9:41 AM

He's transgender (female-to-male) and looking for a more masculine name.