I’m interested to know what Nameberry in general thinks of this trend.
Personally, I’m not a fan - I can tolerate something like [name]Alice[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Rae[/name], because the individual names are short. The syllable count isn’t staggering. However, some of the overly long combinations that result on Nameberry are just ridiculous to me. When you have eight, nine, or more syllables before even reaching the last name, it seems incredibly affected, pretentious and heavy - particularly in an era when there are so many hyphenated surnames. So whenever I see another thread where someone wants to saddle their poor innocent child with [name]Persephone[/name] [name]Constance[/name] [name]Isabella[/name] [name]Remington[/name]-[name]Williams[/name], I just want to grind my teeth!
My rule of thumb - if it wouldn’t fit on one line on a driver’s license, don’t use it. What are everyone else’s thoughts?