Help with middle name

Hi, I am trying to pick a middle name for myself. I was never given one at birth. My first name is Lucy. I love my name and don't want to change it, just add a middle name. As a reminder I am 27 years old and live in the UK. 

The few options I can't choose between are Anne, Rose, Marie. I love them all equally but I only want one middle name. Same as my siblings.

Other options I am thinking about but feel they aren't names used when I was born are Esme, Seren, Iris and Faye. 

Any advice appreicated. 

Replies

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July 8, 2017 11:42 PM

While the data on this is relatively skétchy (skétchier than the SSA, I mean), Rose is apparently the most popular middle name. In any case it sounds very generic. Lucy Anne sounds dangerously close to a single name. I personally think Marie and Faye work well with your first name.

While Esme and Seren aren't my cup of tea, don't dismiss them for being relatively modern names if they really appeal to you. Middle names are kind of a moot point anyway since you use them so infrequently; go with something with personal meaning.

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By Lexy
July 9, 2017 3:19 AM

Lucy is part of my name. I love it.

For your middle name I like Marie best out of the options you are considering. Rose feels like a filler name for your generation. I know so many people with the middle name Rose in their twenties. Like someone else pointed out Anne seems to much like one name with Lucy. 

I think both Iris, Esme and Faye are usable for you as they are all names with history. I would avoid Seren though. 

My favourite combination out of all the names you listed is Lucy Iris.

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July 9, 2017 2:13 AM

Funny how others have said Rose is a "filler" middle name and recommended Marie instead: in my experience, Marie is THE filler middle name.

I don't think any country keeps statistics on middle names, and the first-name frequency statistics don't really apply to middle names - as in, knowing what first names were popular when you were born tells you very little about what middle names were popular back then. A better guideline would be your siblings' middle names: presumably, if your parents had given you a middle name, it would have been the same sort of name they gave your siblings. (And your parents certainly weren't the only ones who gave some kids middle names and other kids just one name: my dad was the eldest of four kids and got just the one name, the next two kids - one girl and one boy - got two names each, and the fourth kid - a girl - got one name again.)

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July 15, 2017 4:06 AM

Lucy Anne seems to flow best