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#1 Virginmum

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:42 PM

So we can't decide on the middle name and want both names we love.
Name would be Anton (family name) Daniel Alexander Bacardi (I just need a Bacardi, not our name wink.gif . Our name is 3 syllables like Bacardi)
What do you think? We like Anton as its short, rare and strong. Dh loves Daniel and I like Alexander. Hope the kid will like one of these biggrin.gif
Is it too long? Does it flow ok?
Suggestions?

#2 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

Great names and not too long at all. He won't thank you in later life when he has to write out his full name but that would be the only negative. Our DD has two middle names - one from each side of the family in case she was the only girl, which she was.

#3 GamerMum

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

I personally think the names work well together.

DD has two middle names. It ends up being a mouthful when you say it all together, but that happens so rarely it doesn't bother me.

#4 boatiebabe

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

I disagree I don't think all those names flow at all.

Anton Alexander goes nicely but not with Daniel tucked in the middle - too choppy.

How about Anton Alexander Daniel Lastname?

#5 boatiebabe

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:59 PM

Double Post

Edited by boatiebabe, 19 February 2013 - 02:00 PM.


#6 Virginmum

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (boatiebabe @ 19/02/2013, 01:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I disagree I don't think all those names flow at all.

Anton Alexander goes nicely but not with Daniel tucked in the middle - too choppy.

How about Anton Alexander Daniel Lastname?


Anton Alexander does sound lovely but the AA initials bug me, am I being silly?
Anton Alexander Daniel Bacard
iAnton Daniel Alexander Bacardi


Edited by Virginmum, 19 February 2013 - 02:02 PM.


#7 boatiebabe

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

AA is nice for initials - makes me think A. A. Milne

#8 eigne

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

I agree that Anton Alexander Daniel flows more nicely. I can see your point about AA but I think I'd overlook it for the nicer sound.

#9 FizzlingFireboxes

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

I agree with a pp, Anton Alexander Daniel surname flows better than Anton Daniel Alexander surname.

The AA initials wouldnt be an issue as its only the first name and first mn initial.

I'm not a fan of long names, but I understand its a personal choice, my nephew and niece both have two middle names and long first names, think up to 30 letters each.

#10 emlis22

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

I think it sounds fantastic! I like the order you orginally proposed. Great choice tthumbs.gif

#11 Logical nonsense

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

I like Anton is very common in Scandinavia, its our version of Anthony.

I got 2 middle names & a long surname, never had any problems filling out forms.
When I get children I want them to have 3 names as well,
one Anglican (mum you can winch all you like, don't care if you can't pronounce it.)
one Swedish (as I was born there)
one Scottish (DP father is from here)

Yes it will be a long surname but they all mean some thing to us.

If you like them & both agree on them go for it.

#12 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

I'm another who would have Anton Alexander Daniel or Anton Alexander but not Anton Daniel Alexander.


#13 Xander2

Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

I think it sounds great as you proposed, all lovely names  biggrin.gif


Edited by Xander2, 19 February 2013 - 03:05 PM.


#14 MrsLexiK

Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

I don't think it is too long, our children will all have a more normal/traditional MN and then my maiden name as a second MN.  We didn't want to give them a double barraled last name (and both of our last names are hard to spell) but I wanted to acknowledge the fact that my last name is important and that my last name will basically die (unless my sister has a child as a single person) with my sister and I.  I would easily have 2 MN's if DH and I both loved a MN each and couldn't deceide or if we were going to use family names (as whilst it might well change but it is very likely this bubs will be an only child)

#15 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

Sounds great to me  original.gif

#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:57 PM

Name would be Anton (family name) Daniel Alexander Bacardi

sounds good



#17 Musk Sticks

Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

I think the names sound fine together.

I love Anton wub.gif
It was my grandfather's name. original.gif

#18 Bel Rowley

Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:51 AM

I think the middle names sound fine either way, all very nice names. Anton is great.




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