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and no middle name?


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#1 Wildence

Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

Hi everyone.

So far we like the following 3 names: Damien, Derek and Drake (my partner loves this name, however i am not 100% sure about the name)

Also, what are you thoughts on not having a middle name? Is it compulsory in Australia? would our baby boy be at disadvantage for not having a middle name?

thank you

#2 HIH.GD.Isolabella

Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

Middle name not required although is handy for identification purposes.

Damien gets my vote

#3 little lion

Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

I like Derek. There's no legal requirement to have a middle name but I agree with isola Bella.

#4 Wildence

Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

QUOTE (little lion @ 02/11/2012, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Derek. There's no legal requirement to have a middle name but I agree with isola Bella.

aww little lion! congrats on your new addition to the family original.gif

#5 ~buzz~

Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

Drake. My DP doesn't have a middle name and it's never really an issue except for when he is filling out forms and they often tell him he forgot to put it on there and some places have to write on it that he doesn't have one so they don't send it back apart from that it doesn't bother him not having one

#6 kerilyntaryn

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

Derek, then Damien,  I prefer middle names too

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 02 November 2012 - 09:17 PM.


#7 BabyBumbleBee

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

I really like Damien. I like middle names but you don't have to have one if you don't want to.

#8 la di dah

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

I like Damien.

I like middle names (1 to a customer, though) but there's no rule you have to have one afaik.

#9 Gudrun

Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:55 PM

I like Damien, quite a lot actually.

No need for a MN but it can help to distinguish you from others esp on the internet.   My DH has only one given name. His mother thought she only had one so he should too.  But he found it a bit annoying when he was young and asked for it rather than asked if he had one.  He sometimes divided his first name up for fun (or others did and sometimes just in error).   He couldn't care less now. All his younger siblings got second names but I think his mother thought and probably still does that they are just a bit of a chore.

#10 FiveAus

Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:30 AM

Middle names are good for when the kid is being a pain in the ass. It lets them know they're REALLY in trouble when you shout out their whole name.

#11 Wildence

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

Thanks all!

I guess we will go with Damien!

However now my partner decided that he wants HIS name to be our sons middle name
as per eastern European tradition... which i am not fan of at all!!
Especially since we are living in Australia and not even thinking of moving back.

#12 Imaginary friend

Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:07 PM

Lots of people living in Australia give their sons the fathers name as a middle name too, cant see any reason not to do this in Australia, even did it myself original.gif

#13 Chaos in stereo

Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

Maybe I'm the only one but when I hear Drake I think Draco Malfoy and then it's all over.

#14 Mille-Mille

Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

My DD doesn't have a mn and the new baby won't either.  I find it hard enough to choose the first name!

#15 little lion

Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

QUOTE (Wildence @ 02/11/2012, 08:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
aww little lion! congrats on your new addition to the family original.gif


Thanks wildence. original.gif Good luck with the name game!

#16 Wildence

Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

QUOTE (4kidlets @ 07/11/2012, 12:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lots of people living in Australia give their sons the fathers name as a middle name too, cant see any reason not to do this in Australia, even did it myself original.gif


I love my partners name, dont get me wrong. I just think it will sound weird.
lets say my partners name is Alex Richardson
doesn't naming our son Damien Alex Richardson is a little weird?

i should probably just give in, but i am really unhappy with the choice and stupid tradition that my DP wants to follow even though we live in Australia...


#17 Gudrun

Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:40 PM

I'm with you the baby having two of the father's names is too much patrilineage. I would only agree to his name as MN if he agreed to your surname as surname.

#18 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

I don't like any of the names but in order I'd go Damien, Derek, Drake.

Edited by Sunnycat, 10 November 2012 - 09:44 PM.


#19 la di dah

Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

My husband's middle name his his dad's FN. And they're Australian for several generations and before that Irish.

It was a compromise apparently... his dad wanted him to be a junior. But I don't think that dad's first as middle is that uncommon, I've seen it on EB before.

#20 antigone_

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

If it means a lot to your husband and you weren't going to give the child a middle name anyway, then what does it matter?

My first son has a middle name that goes back 4 generations on my husband's side - I didn't love it and made my husband work hard to prove it meant a lot to him. I could see in the end that it did and now I'm glad he has that name as his Great Grandfather died when he was 5 months old, so he lived to see it passed down once more.

I also now know how very little a middle name is used! If you don't care about him having a middle name at all, then why deny your partner?

I'm a huge fan of middle names - they can add individuality to a name and/or thrill family members with their significance. My kids also have my last name as a middle name.

Edited by antigone_, 10 November 2012 - 11:02 PM.


#21 Broxie

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:57 PM

I don't have a middle name and it has always bothered me. I think it's absolutely necessary, but I'm quite bitter

#22 kerilyntaryn

Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:53 PM

My oldest has his fathers first name as his middle name and I know lots of family that do this and they've lived in Australia for over 100 years




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