Maiden name as a middle for all or just one?

Right so I have always wondered this. For anyone that has used or plans on using their maiden name as a middle for their children. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you pass it on to all of them? [name_m]Just[/name_m] the oldest? Or what is the criteria?

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Sorry, I don’t have an answer but I was just thinking about this too! Would love to use some variation of my maiden name if I take my husband’s last name for my son (my last name is very masculine sounding & nms for girls). I think what I would do would be to then either if I straight up give them my maiden name as an mn maybe do it for the rest of the kids or if I give them a variation I then have to give the other kids names that come inspired by family as well. I don’t want one mn to have meaning and the others to not.

I know of one family who did this and they gave the maiden name as a middle name to just the first child. I don’t know if the second child had some other family name as a middle.

[name_f]My[/name_f] cousin used the same middle name for all three sons. Although it is reference to her husband, Ḁndяëw, the name is thought of more as surname than given name in the circles I am apart of. The middle name is Ḁndëяson.

Another cousin gave Ḁndëяson as a first name to their first son as it was his wife’s maiden name and she is one of 2 daughters (no sons) and they wanted to pass the name on.

It’s common in a lot of cultures to always have some variation of the maiden name to be the middle! I never heard about it till recently when a friend of mine said he and their brother had the same middle name (there moms maiden name), I think it depends on custom, but I like it :joy: not sure if I want variation as I do want more than one kid so problems might arise (I think I would give it to my daughter but my middle names masculine so that’s a worry for years into the future me), I say go for it, if you like it and want to continue that tradition

In terms of who gets what I agree with the user above “one having a more meaningful middle name” but I think that depends on perspective and while it’s unlikely that a middle name is often not tied to family or an honor given the first child with a maiden name, it’s not the worse thing to do with a baby name, so to each our own