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Why are most vs. People against vs. Double middle names

Why are most people against double middle names? I know that long names have trouble fitting on documents, seeing as my name never fits. However if a name is long but sounds lovely why put it down because of its length. Also why are people against some spelling of names, I understand that sometimes its just tacky but if its a family spelling why is it so bad?

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Why Are Most


People Against


Double Middle Names


Poll created: Oct 17, 2013
Total Votes: 0


I am all for 2 middle names if they flow and have meaning like I wish to have Benjamin Anthony John for my first son but I personally HATE different spellings and boy names on girls. My name is Jordon and I HATE it! everyone spells it wrong and thinks I’m a boy =/ specially since I got married as my married name is plain but my maiden name was flouncy.
posted by : :: 4 years ago | report
I personally love double middle names. I also think why people are against some spellings is because if its not the original spelling or the spelling they like then they hate it.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I don’t have anything against double middle names. I wouldn’t sure them just because our surname is long as it is and none of the names we like flow well together if there’s more than 1 mn.
However, I was very good friends with a family which had 5 daughters, all of whom had ’elaborate’ first names (Arabella, Lucinda, Miranda, Camilla and Pandora) then 3 middle names EACH then a double barrelled surname e.g. Arabella Calypso Maria Angelina Ipcot-Darvis (not actually her name, but close enough).

All of them were fine. So if you want to use a second middle name, especially if it’s for family reasons, I think you should go for it.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I have a double middle name, and it doesn’t fit on documents. Also, I’ve had several documents leave one or the other middle name off and then my ID doesn’t match. It’s a nightmare to sort out.

I also have first name with a spelling that isn’t common in the US. So I have to spell it out for everyone. My husband has a VERY common name, and it gets misspelled all the time too. So as for spelling names I don’t think there’s much hope expecting people to ever get anything right.

As for double middle names, don’t do it. If you can make life easier with the expected one middle name, then do what’s expected and only use one middle name.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
That should say ’I wouldn’t use them’.
Also, I missed the spelling question, is this Marie and Maree? I dislike ’original’ spellings for the sake of being ’unique’ but when you have a real reason for it, and it’s a middle name (2nd one at that) then I think it’s fine.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I’m against double middle names because it just seems burdensome and unnecessary. Creative spellings, I don’t mind, but I also see them as kind of burdensome. No one will ever spell it correctly and some are so out there that even the pronunciation becomes difficult upon reading it.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
The only person I know with a double middle name says it’s annoying. She never puts her second middle name because it makes her name so long. She says people always assume her parents couldn’t decide between the two names so they just gave her a double middle name. I don’t like them because most of the time they’re paired with a lengthy first and last name, like this girl.
posted by Abby :: 4 years ago | report
Im not against double middle names if its to honour someone.

Creative spelling is a big no for me, its annoying having to spell your name all the time and looks illiterate too.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I’ve had the same problem, my grandma said my name was like Cathy Jacqui Lizzy and asked if its C or a K, some people even spell it Kathyrn. On my collage papers for some reason they kept spelling Elizabeth without the L, most times Elizabeth doesn’t fit and gets cut of as Eliz but it doesn’t bother me too much as my nickname is CJ.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
My name is quite short and even I found that when traveling filling out custom forms it was tedious so can not imagine what it would be like with a double barrelled name. Do what u like its no one elses call
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Honestly, the thing that annoys me the most about creative spellings is that the parents gets angry when people misspell their child’s name. Like somehow others are uneducated or just stupid because they couldn’t guess the correct spelling of the 1200 variations of the name Kaley (or whatever the name is). And anyone with a complicated name can attest to how annoying it is to have to immediately spell your name after saying it, otherwise no one will ever get it right. So yes, I’m all for creative spellings, as long as you’re tolerant enough to handle the constant misspelling of your child’s name and endless corrections you’ll have to make throughout their life.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report

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