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5 Reasons You Should Give Your Child A Middle Name

Posted on May 27, 2016   |   Comments 

Do you think middle names are important?
While there are no laws against not giving your child a middle name, you might want to think long and hard before you decide against it. Here is a list of 5 things to think about when deciding whether or not to give your child a middle name.

1. Middle names are very common.
In the 1700's middle names were only given to the wealthy to show their higher place in society. Now things are very different. You will have a very hard time trying to find a person with out a middle name. You don't have to follow the crowd, but in this case, you might want to.

2. It keeps your child from having to use default initials.
If a person does not have a middle name, it is sometimes required to use N.M.I or N.M.N. on legal forms. N.M.I means no middle initial and N.M.N means no middle name. It might not be a big deal, but it just looks weird!

3. It gives your child options.
What do you do if your child doesn't like the first name you gave them? They can use their middle name... if they have one. Otherwise, they will have to use nicknames or their surname.

4. It is a nice way to honor a family member.
A lot of people are choosing to give their children middle names in honor of other members of the family. It is a great way to show some one you care, but just make sure you choose wisely or your child may end up with a middle name like "Agnus."

5. It gives you a better chance to make cool initials.
With only 2 initials, your choices for cool initials are limited. Now if you give 3, or even 4 initials then you open up a whole new set of choices. Words like Car, Cool and Mack are all possible (depending on your surname of course). We have a great tool for picking out the perfect name by initials and also a tool for picking out middle names

What ever choice you make, just be sure to consider all your options. The names you give your child will be with them for life.

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