I adore the name [name_f]Maeve[/name_f], both for the meaning, the origins, and the sound of it, but it works so much better as a middle name!
So either I want to find a gorgeous middle name for [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] or choose a gorgeous first name.
My two questions, therefore, are:
1: What middle names would work with [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]?
Other favorite combos are [name_f]Keira[/name_f] [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u], [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] [name_u]Lyn[/name_u] nn [name_f]Gwen[/name_f], and [name_f]Lilias[/name_f] [name_f]Madeline[/name_f], just to give you a hint of my taste. I sort of like the look of pairing something vaguely Irish/Scottish/Welsh/Gaelic with something traditional. [name_u]Lyn[/name_u] is the traditional middle name in our family, but [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_u]Lyn[/name_u] is very harsh.
2: [name_m]How[/name_m] strange it is to call a child by their middle name?
Obviously you can do whatever you want as the parent (though you shouldn’t always!), and I’ve known several people who did this to get around a namesake requirement or simply for family tradition. Also, it allows for options as the child grows old since the middle name functions more as a nickname in this case.
However, it might make it strange for hospital records, SSC, etc. Has anyone ever dealt with this? I have a couple people off the internet I can ask as well, but I need as many thoughts as possible!