Should I double barrel this name or just have it as a middle name?

Hello everyone, so I had two names in mind I like which are [name_u]Charles[/name_u] and [name_u]Jasper[/name_u]. Originally [name_u]Charles[/name_u] was going to be the first name and jasper as the middle.

Then I got thinking about double barrelling it. I prefer JC to CJ but when they’re actually written out I’m not sure.

Charles-Jasper or Jasper-Charles?

[name_u]Or[/name_u] should jasper just be a middle name? (Bearing in mind there’s already a middle picked out as well)

Thank you everyone

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Both names are gorgeous!

However I’m not overly keen on hyphenated first names and I feel that Jasper-Charles or Charles-Jasper is slightly overwhelming as a hyphenated first name does feel long-winded. Personally I would just have the names as first and middle. I strongly believe you can still use JC or CJ as a nickname with this being a first and middle name combination. As you prefer JC I would go [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] [name_u]Charles[/name_u] which is a gorgeous combination.


[name_u]Jasper[/name_u] [name_u]Charles[/name_u] [second middle] would be my personal choice

I think [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] [name_u]Charles[/name_u] flows better of the two but the issue I see is that JC might get “Jesus Christ” comments (friending on where you are). That and I think JC “Jasey” is almost a nickname for [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] alone - and I also think it takes away from [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] as a name. If my kid were Jasper-Charles, I would call him the full name or else just [name_u]Jasper[/name_u]. CJ has fewer risks in using it, but again, I prefer hearing Charles-Jasper or [name_u]Charles[/name_u] (nn Charlie?).

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you have m nicknames you like for either name? That might help you decide which should be in that front spot.

Overall, I have to say I agree with the above, and I probably wouldn’t give my kid such a large hyphenated name including and probably mostly (for me) because you then kinda just lose both via an initials nickname.

[name_f]My[/name_f] first name is hyphenated. I have gone by just the first part of it since I was 12 because it’s just so much easier. I still have hassles with bureaucracy because a lot of systems don’t like hyphens. It’s just easier all around to avoid them.

I can imagine with a name like Jasper-Charles, or especially Charles-Jasper (as the flow is not as good), your son might do the same as me and drop the second part.

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I like those names
You could if you wanted make [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] first and [name_u]Charles[/name_u] middle and just call him [name_u]Jay[/name_u] that might be cool

[name_u]Or[/name_u] honestly [name_u]Charles[/name_u] is very nice-you could do [name_u]Charles[/name_u] as first and then do a double middle name with [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] and the other one :woman_shrugging:

Thank you! Sorry for the late reply. What about it makes it long winded to you?

Is it because it’s an uncommon combination? [name_u]Or[/name_u] something else? I’ve had a theme of it being called long winded but to me it doesn’t sound it.

Not sure where you’re from but here in [name_u]England[/name_u] [name_u]Charles[/name_u] is one syllable so to me it’s no different to Alfie-james or Tyler-James etc. Americans say it with two syllables so I could see that being a mouthful.

I’d love to know what your thoughts are, and thank you again :slight_smile:

Thank you

Thank you, I know a few people who have hyphenated names and all either go by their initials or one name. But I’ve noticed family will use the whole thing generally. I guess it’s just personal preference.

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So I’m [name_f]English[/name_f] (I’m just outside south London) so I say [name_u]Charles[/name_u] with just one syllable like yourself. So it’s not the syllable count I think it’s just the two names together aren’t your usual hyphenated combination of Teddy-James or Frankie-John that it throws me off. I think in all honesty my dislike off (majority) hyphenated first names plays a massive factor into why this name isn’t sitting with me as well as first and middle option

I honestly think the hyphen is a bit much here - & i LOVE hyphenated names. I think CJ could still totally work for [name_u]Charles[/name_u] [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] tho!

I love a double barreled first name. Honestly I really like the flow of Charles-Jasper

I like [name_u]Charles[/name_u] [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] as a non hyphenated double first name. It is a bit s heavy. [name_m]Just[/name_m] a lot of repeating sounds. Maybe thats why people are saying it feels long? CJ appeals to me more than JC but both are ok. Are you keeping the chosen middle name? Id prefer [name_u]Charles[/name_u] [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] surname regardless of what he goes by as a first.

I would do two middle names. [name_f]My[/name_f] preference is [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] over [name_u]Charles[/name_u]. So I would do [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] [name_u]Charles[/name_u] ____(other middle name) and have [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] be the only first name!

I like the flow of [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] [name_u]Charles[/name_u] better, BUT I think you should do [name_u]Charles[/name_u] [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] to avoid the JC initials and use the CJ initials, which I like better for using as a potential nickname. And, [name_u]Charles[/name_u] [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] is very distinguished sounding. You can use [name_u]Charlie[/name_u], CJ or [name_u]Jasper[/name_u]. One last question…… How does it all flow with your surname?