Baby-name-filter: Two middle names, possibly retracting one later. Thoughts?
We're having a baby girl in a few months (knock wood). Yay! so, another baby name question. (I've seen this question
; it's related but not the same.)
For various reasons, we probably won't give her a hyphenated last name (it just postpones the problem another generation). She'll probably have dad's last name, which is, let's say, A. My last name is B.
It's important to both of us that her name reflect my family, especially given that she'll probably have his last name.
X is a girls' first name from husband's family that we both like. Y is a girl's first name from my family that we both like. Turns out that my last name, B, is an uncommon but cool boy/androgynous name.
Given our ages, this might well be our only child. We'd like
to give her a sibling, but will count our blessings if we get one healthy baby. So, the conundrum: we want to save good options for a hypothetical second child, but that child is pretty.... hypothetical.
Here's one option: name her X Y B A. I.e. shoot the wad on this one little girl. If another child comes along, take away either Y or B and give it to the second child as a first name. (X Y B A rather than Y X B A mostly because it sounds better, but also because it enables a nickname that could survive the yanking of either of the middle names.)
-- Is it weird to give a kid two middle names?
-- Is it weird to take away a middle name? The kid wouldn't be older than 3 or MAYBE 4, barring a medical miracle. Probably 2.
-- Would it be weird to give a kid my last name as a first name, given that it's STILL my last name? (If I had taken my husband's name, there'd be nothing weird at all.)