The Middle Name GameLauren Hartmann
Choosing a baby name can be a tricky business. It’s a decision that lasts a lifetime: literally (unless of course your offspring decides to legally change their name to something ridiculous and/or regrettable later in life). It’s the name you’ll be using hundreds of thousands of times over the years to come, so it’s probably best to come up with one that both you and your partner like and that in an of itself is a feat of epic proportions. You may love the name Noah, but it just so happens to be the name of a kid who was the bully in his 2nd grade class.
With all of that said, my husband and I came up with the name of our little girl fairly easily. It was one of the only name on our list that we both instantly agreed on. Problem solved. But, now we have another problem: the problem of choosing a middle name. Who knew a seemingly insignificant middle name could cause so much indecision?
Read more about our middle name dilemma after the jump!
My husband is the king of vetoing. When we first started talking baby names, he told me I could choose the names, but he wanted veto power. Done and done. I thought it couldn’t be more perfect, but that was before I’d come up with a list of 50 or so baby names, only to have him veto them all. Not cool.
Finding a name that has the perfect amount of syllables to give it flow between first and last name, something that might sound nice when paired together, something she won’t be embarrassed to own up to in front of friends – the criteria are seemingly endless. We actually thought about just giving her a middle initial, but no actual name, but since her name is only one syllable it sounded too short and it was hard to find a letter that sounded good with her first name.
Hopefully we’ll come up with something by the time she gets here. Although, I suppose she could end up being a boy and it would be a moot point and actually easier since we already have a full name picked out for a boy. But, I’m looking forward to the challenge of choosing a middle name.
How did you choose your baby’s name?
Did you have more trouble choosing a first or a middle name?
What’s your opinion on middle names?