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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What's in a Name?

I don't know if you recall, but The Targo and I were super-secretive about our baby names. Our biggest reason was that people always have some opinion of what you want to name your kids.

Apparently, I have turned into one of those people. A birth announcement just circulated around work, and seriously, this child had five middle names. Now, seriously, I've seen two, even three, middle names. But, five? Think how difficult it's going to be to fill out a scantron!


Anonymous said...

Yeah, we didn't want to invite any name suggestions, so we didn't tell ANYONE with Moriah, and only two people (after whom we want to name our son) with this one. I've heard too many "Oh, you can't do that to the poor child" comments to count!

I've always believed in an economy of names, but my sister was all about eleventy seven middle names. She would have these long names that sounded more like dog pedigrees than human monikers. She married a man who didn't understand the point in a middle name. You can imagine their discussions before their first son came along. :-)

They compromised on two names per child, and four children, so they ended up with eight names. :-)

Ree said...

Oh yea. My short names are just fine. ;-)

AJU5's Mom said...

I am all for first, middle, last - three "normal" names. I would hate to have a legal name so long that it took forever to write!

There were twins I grew up with that had long first names - two words put together. The names had 13, 11, and 12 letters in them (their younger sister also had the combo thing going on...).