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#1 ChickyMumma

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

We can only agree on one middle name, a family name that flows like magic with both first names. Is it too weird to give them the same middle name?

#2 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

Don't see a problem with it. Its not as if middle names are used very often.

#3 vanessa71

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

My nanna is a twin and has the same middle name as her twin brother. It's her mother's maiden name.

It's not something I would do, but I don't see a problem.


#4 Paintbrush

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

At 9 weeks you have plenty of time left to discuss it. I am curious though, how you've decided on names when you have no genders yet?

#5 mumma_ox

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

Wouldn't be something I'd do - they already share a fair bit and much more than two other siblings would have to share.

Having said that, if you love it and it feels right then go for it rolleyes.gif

#6 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

On principle, I think you could do it, but without knowing the first names it's hard to say for sure how it would sound. I'm guessing that the names are under wraps for now though.
An alternative would be to use a family name from the other side of the family for the second twin's middle name.
And I thought naming one baby was hard!  blush.gif

#7 Gudrun

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

Nothing weird about that. No different from both having both surnames; same thing, same two family names each following their own first given name.

#8 Peevish

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

I have no issue with it. My children have the same middle name, a family name that I also share with them.


#9 Imaginary friend

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

Ive known siblings who have had same middle names - cant see any reason why twins shouldnt do so.

#10 madmax1

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

I have the same middle name as my twin sister. Dont see any problem with it. They share a womb why not share a middle name?

#11 Two Socks

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

I know siblings who share the same middle name.  Not something I'd do, but there's no issue with it.


QUOTE
I am curious though, how you've decided on names when you have no genders yet?


Many people pick names for their children without knowing gender.


#12 la di dah

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

It'd freak me out and I couldn't do it, but I don't do sharing names with live relatives and I'd feel weird.

That's just me though and my cultural baggage.

#13 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

I know people who have used the same middle name for siblings so don't see the problem.

#14 laridae

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

As long as you don't also give them similar first names...  causes problems for data matching when you have similar first, & same middel and last names and DOB.  Things like centrelink, even school enrolments do data matching.

#15 Bel Rowley

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

Plenty of people do it but it's not something I would do, unless it was to include my surname. I'm also hoping it's not a name that's everywhere like James.

#16 TinyTeddys

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

I like the idea...I know of a family with 4 boys (plus their Dad) with the same middle name!

#17 tassiemel82

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

your babies your rules!
i dont know if i would personally do it but i dont think there is anything wrong with it. as long as the first names were very different....i know twin girls that are taliah and tarleah..now thats just too much to handle lol

#18 3littlegents

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

My three boys all have the same middle name. It is a family name and we didn't want to use it as the first born sons first name so broke a long tradition and gave it to all our boys in the hope at least one of them carries it on.
My SIL also used it as her sons middle name.
Why is it weird to give more than one child a family name.???

Edited by 3littlegents, 05 January 2013 - 08:01 PM.


#19 asdf89

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

QUOTE (tassiemel82 @ 05/01/2013, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
your babies your rules!
i dont know if i would personally do it but i dont think there is anything wrong with it. as long as the first names were very different....i know twin girls that are taliah and tarleah..now thats just too much to handle lol



I know twin boys Timmy and Tommy - they would be a match made in heaven.

I knew two sisters with the same middle name.. which was their mother's name. Which I thought was a little weird (they also had the same first initial which caused them some administrative problems at school)... but outside of that scenario I don't think there is anything wrong with it.

#20 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

I wouldn't, not unless you did the same thing for all your children.

#21 MrsLexiK

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

Only if all my children will have that same middle name. I take it your older two don't so I wouldn't.

#22 ChickyMumma

Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:08 AM

QUOTE (laridae @ 05/01/2013, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As long as you don't also give them similar first names...  causes problems for data matching when you have similar first, & same middel and last names and DOB.  Things like centrelink, even school enrolments do data matching.



Not match first names not even the same length, both 1880's though.

#23 ChickyMumma

Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:14 AM

QUOTE (Paintbrush @ 05/01/2013, 12:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
At 9 weeks you have plenty of time left to discuss it. I am curious though, how you've decided on names when you have no genders yet?



They are identical so we have 2 boys names and 2 girls names, they will either be 2 boys or 2 girls. I had both sons named by 12 weeks and locked in, even bought personalised dummies and nappy bags at 20 weeks lol. I get a little adddicted.

DH and I just seem to agree, we never really argue over names. Both boys were easy, first names for girl for these ones was easy, middle names I am pretty sure we are going with the dame for both. Boys names will have our dad's names as middle names, first names we have a list of about 20 still and aven't clicked to any, DH crosses one of here and there so do I, at the end hopefully we are left with 2 names we like.

We will know gender in 6 weeks, 4D ultrasound, costing us $140 lol, just to find out the gender 5 weeks earlier, I need the time to plan for 2 babies and our 2 toddlers lol

#24 ChickyMumma

Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:26 AM

Their middle names will only be the name is these babies are girls, we have sons so we couldn't use this name before now (fingerscrossed) If they are boys they will have my dad and DH dad's first names as their middle names.

Yep names under wraps for teh time being, probably only until we know gender.




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