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#1 montycarlo

Posted 18 February 2020 - 02:53 PM

Our daughters middle name is Eden. First name Lily.
Would it be weird to use Edith as a first name for another girl?

Maybe it's just me, but Eden and Edith seem quite similar so I'm not sure if I can use it or not?

It would be Edith, but Edie for short.

Edited by montycarlo, 18 February 2020 - 02:55 PM.


#2 Ollie83

Posted 18 February 2020 - 02:58 PM

I think it’s fine. A middle name isn’t really used in every day life. It might be different if they were both first names but you’re in safe territory.

#3 avocado toast

Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:02 PM

It’s fine. No one ever uses their middle name

#4 born.a.girl

Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:02 PM

Lily & Edith? They're fine.

I struggle to remember the middle names of anyone except those close to me.   The majority of my friends' middle names I've no idea about.  It's your least important name.

#5 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:05 PM

I wouldn’t for me the fact that you plan to use Edie, makes it too close but then I am in an Eb minority that I use my kids middle names all the time.

#6 amdirel

Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:06 PM

Eden and Edith ARE very similar. But if one's a first name and the other is a middle name, then IMO it doesn't matter.

#7 kerilyntaryn

Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:07 PM

No problems at all Edith and Lily, the MN doesn't matter

#8 rainycat

Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:20 PM

Not a problem at all, Edith nn Edie is a gorgeous name, so is Lily. I don’t know the middle name of any of my kids friends.

#9 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:45 PM

I thought you were going to say using the DD1's middle name as a first name for DD2.
They are different names, so all ok.

#10 UndergroundKelpie

Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM

I wouldn't but I love different names and there are so many to pick from.

#11 Gudrun

Posted 18 February 2020 - 04:05 PM

Not a problem and I like the subtle link.

#12 BECZ

Posted 18 February 2020 - 04:17 PM

I had a good friend who’s first name was exactly the same as her sister’s middle name and she didn’t ever have an issue with it.

Like many, they didn’t really ever use their middle names.



#13 Questionable13

Posted 18 February 2020 - 04:19 PM

I think they're very similar names, which is why you would like them! If you love Edith, there is absolutely no issue with using it and it goes well with Lily.

It could even give them a bit of a connection I guess? When they are older, they may either love or hate that haha. Also maybe keep that in mind if you plan to have more kids!

#14 daisy007

Posted 18 February 2020 - 04:34 PM

Nope I don’t think it’s a problem at all.

#15 Sharalanda

Posted 18 February 2020 - 04:54 PM

Totally fine.

#16 Astrocyte

Posted 18 February 2020 - 05:16 PM

Lily and Edith are lovely as sibling names. Eden and Edith are a bit too similar but TBH if they were my favourite names I'd use them both.

#17 Bigbaubles

Posted 18 February 2020 - 05:24 PM

Totally fine. Though I think Lily is a bit more common than Edith, so I don't think they are the 'best' fit, but they sound nice enough.

#18 eponee

Posted 18 February 2020 - 06:33 PM

You are way overthinking this :)  How often do you say 'Lily Eden' in everyday life?

Edited by eponee, 18 February 2020 - 06:35 PM.


#19 8LittleAustralians

Posted 19 February 2020 - 04:03 AM

I don't see the problem, but then I had Ysabel and Zoe on my list as a middle name options for bub, one of my daughters already has Isabella and another's first name rhymes with Zoe.

Edited by 8LittleAustralians, 19 February 2020 - 04:04 AM.


#20 Sancti-claws

Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:39 AM

I knew a lady whose mother had 6 sisters - and they all had the same first name.

That was weird, but a thing in that family.

Using a similar first name to the middle name of another?  Not a ripple.

#21 eponee

Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:45 AM

View PostSancti-claws, on 19 February 2020 - 06:39 AM, said:

I knew a lady whose mother had 6 sisters - and they all had the same first name.

That was weird, but a thing in that family.

Using a similar first name to the middle name of another?  Not a ripple.

I'm intrigued!  Why did the sisters all have the same first name?  Did they all go by their second names?

#22 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:47 AM

View Posteponee, on 19 February 2020 - 06:45 AM, said:

I'm intrigued!  Why did the sisters all have the same first name?  Did they all go by their second names?
wow that would be interesting/strange.  yes Why?

#23 montycarlo

Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:56 AM

Thanks everyone, I like the idea of the little connection between names.

I know Lily is very common now, but I feel like Edith would balance it out. I've cared for some elderly ladies called Lily and I love that it has come back, they always love it when I tell them my daughter is a Lily too.

Edited by montycarlo, 19 February 2020 - 09:26 AM.


#24 Sancti-claws

Posted 19 February 2020 - 05:37 PM

View Posteponee, on 19 February 2020 - 06:45 AM, said:

I'm intrigued!  Why did the sisters all have the same first name?  Did they all go by their second names?
I don't remember all of them, but they were Ethels - I knew both Ethel Susan and Ethel Mary.

As they were quite aged when I knew them, they were Mrs lastnames - but I think they went by their middle names (except when someone was being particular or formal.

The lady that I knew (the daughter) was Susan Ethel...

#25 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:02 PM

I love the name Eadie.  I always think of it as being short for Edwina though.   I think Eadie and Lilly goes OK.




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