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It’s time to begin the clues and the first one should come to you with very little, well, surprise:
- This baby will have three given names, followed by our last name.
As I said previously, we have a little baby name box that we neatly try to fit all of our girls’ names into (and would-have-been-boys as well). We didn’t start out thinking we would create our own baby naming guidebook (for ourselves), but after the first two were set just so, we wanted the third and fourth to feel a part of the group too. Having three names to pick for EACH girl has been a little trying at times (especially towards the end), but also fun as it gives us a little bit more of a creative stretch.
In truth, almost no legal forms have ever asked for our girls’ second middle name; so in the eyes of the law, these names are nearly non-existent. BUT, we enjoy that each of our girls have the same formula to their names, a bond they can share over the years.
When they get married, they will almost certainly drop one, if not both, of their middle names. But we like that they have the choice in that and which one they will keep going forward. A theme you will see woven throughout is that we like to give our girls options. Both N and I ALSO have two middle names as he was given two in the hospital (his parents couldn’t agree in the moment which one to use and therefore decided to go with both). And I added my maiden name onto my legal name when I got married, in order to match, so technically I have two as well.
We are a family of four-namers, and we like it that way,