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#1 rowbi123

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

Ok after some long and hard thinking.... this is what we have come up with:

For a girl:

Ruby Lee-Ann
(My mother's middle name is Lee, my mother in law's middle name is Ann)

and for a boy:

Jacob Raymond

(Raymond is DH's grandfathers name.  It was either that middle name of Alfred!!!!)

#2 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

I would have Ruby Lee Ann without the unecessary, hideous hyphen that is there to pretend it is only one middle name when really it's two and Jacob Raymond. Both of those are nice names.

Edited by fifi-trixibelle, 17 January 2013 - 04:07 PM.

#3 Bel Rowley

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

I like Jacob Raymond.

As with Fifi, I would prefer Ruby Lee Ann without the hyphen.

#4 Gudrun

Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

I think you've done a great job coming up with names to do what you want them to do.  And both combos flow perfectly.

I think Lee-Ann is most commonly thought of as one name, and I think it would be a lttle odd to separate it given this, though obviously you could.  I think of Lee-Ann as a popular name a while back, that is spelt in various one word ways, with and without hyphen and sometimes a capital A for Ann/e in the middle with no hyphen but still one word.

I personally love Alfred and not so much Raymond but that doesn't matter.  You have managed to smoothly incorporate family MNs, includng both the grandmothers in the neatest but still representative way.

Good work and good luck!

#5 eachschoolholidays

Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

I prefer Alfred to Raymond

#6 AnnBB

Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

Why not have two middle names and make it Ruby Ann Lee?
Jacob Raymond is lovely.
I love that you are using family names for middle names.

#7 Plaxy

Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

I think both names work well!


Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

Love both Ruby & Jacob, well done!

#9 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

I'm sorry but I actually don't like any of the name options at all.

I can understand your use of the MNs, but I really dislike both of the FN options.

#10 tres-chic

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

I really love Ruby Lee, but agree with others the Ann is either best left off or un-hyphenated.

Leaving it simply as Jacob Ray would make it more modern, but no disrespect to your DH's grandfather intended.

#11 la di dah

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

I know a person with unhyphenated Lee Anne in the middle.

Ruby Ann Lee would be my preference. I also like Ray/Rae on a girl for a middle, but that's probably just confusing things.

Jacob Raymond seems to me to have fine flow.

#12 Imaginary friend

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

I agree with Gudrun - although I am usually no fan of hyphenated names,  I think there is no need to go to the other extreme and unhyphenate a name commonly used as one name ie Lee-Ann.

I think Ruby Lee-Ann and Jacob Raymond are both good combos OP.

#13 la di dah

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

I'd just go Leeann then, I think. I really hate hyphens though.

#14 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

I think I've only seen Lee-Ann or Lee-ann once in my life. The rest if the time they have been Leanne which looks 1000000 times better than Lee-Ann formed from wanting to use 2 middle names but wanting to pretend it's only 1. There's no other reason why you'd need to do the hyphen in this situation.

Edited by fifi-trixibelle, 17 January 2013 - 09:19 PM.

#15 Imaginary friend

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

fifi trixibelle, I have seen many variations of Lee-Anne, including hyphenated and non hyphenated versions - all as one word is quite common too, ie Leeanne or Leanne so I agree OP could use that too.

I see Leanne, Lee-Ann etc as all similar variations, same as Joanne, Jo-Anne and other variations of that.

#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:44 PM

Ruby Leanne or LeeAnn is lovely and Jacob Raymond is nice - great to honour family

#17 Little.One

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:26 AM

Awe Ruby Lee Ann is a sweet idea original.gif How chuffed would both your mothers be.

Jacob Raymond also lovely.

All providing you have no issue with the popular first name choices they are winners.

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