Double names

What do you all think of double names as first name (not middle)? [name_f]Do[/name_f] you like it spelled separate it together? [name_f]Sarah[/name_f] [name_f]Ruth[/name_f], [name_f]Emmylou[/name_f] for example.

I prefer it seperate. I’ve never really been into smushy names. I also don’t like hyphernated names as well. If you want to give your child two names for general use (2 names, but no middles), just do a [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] [name_u]Lee[/name_u] [name_u]Curtis[/name_u], and style it like that.

eg. [name_f]Anna[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f] [name_m]Johnson[/name_m] = Thumbs up
[name_f]Anna[/name_f]-[name_f]Jade[/name_f] [name_m]Johnson[/name_m] = Thumbs down
Annajade/AnnaJade [name_m]Johnson[/name_m] = Thumbs down

[name_f]Remember[/name_f] this is all imo, and don’t let it influence your baby names choices. If you want to call your child Laceygrace, go for it :).

I like double names occasionally and I put a hyphen between the two names so that people know that it is a double first. Ex. [name_f]Sadie[/name_f]-[name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]-[name_f]Grace[/name_f]…

I think some hyphenated names are okay but Smushy names are usually a no no ([name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] and [name_f]Anna[/name_f] [name_f]Beth[/name_f] are ok but [name_f]AnnaBeth[/name_f] and [name_f]Anna[/name_f]-[name_f]Beth[/name_f] are not)

It depends on the name.

Personally, I like the idea of double names, but I find it extremely confusing even with the hyphen. I’m just not sure if you should be calling them by the first name before the hyphen or both names? Especially when you just hear the name without seeing it on paper. For example, [name_f]Sarah[/name_f] [name_f]Ruth[/name_f] just sounds like a first and middle, but [name_f]Emmylou[/name_f] actually sounds like one name.

I don’t have a real rule for this, but basically, all of the names in my signature are still sorta meant to be read as one first and one middle. So deciding on how the name will be written is a combination of how it looks and how to best express that it’s meant to be a singular name.

“[name_f]Anna[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]” will (almost) always be called [name_f]Anna[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]. On documents, her legal first name can be written “[name_f]Anna[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]” so it doesn’t need to be hyphenated or smushed together.

With [name_f]Odilia[/name_f]-[name_f]Lark[/name_f] it’s more about how it flows to me. Separating the names feels like [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Odilia[/name_f]. [name_f]Lark[/name_f], when I want [name_f]Mary[/name_f] Odilialark.