Thoughts on 3 given names!

Hey there, in my country it is the norm for having 1 or 2 given names. How about for yall? Is 3 names too much? [name_u]Or[/name_u] is it just right?

[name_f]My[/name_f] daughter has three given names she’s [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Ella[/name_f] and I love her name :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Three names might be a bit too much, but ideally it’s not. More than three names are a lot though.

I struggle with one middle itself and plan on using only a first name for my children. There’s little chance that my child will have one middle, and even lesser chance I will have more than one middle. Unless the situation calls for it, say I love more than two names, I won’t go for more than one middle.

I do plan on giving any future children 2 middle names, so 3 names total :smiling_face: That would be the most for me though. I think this is fine, and it’s great if you love it!

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It’s too much for me. I guess I just don’t really see the point of it. An exception would be if you had to honor a lot of people.

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I have three names and it’s never seemed too much. You just get used to it! I think if you want to use three names then go for it, they’ll rarely all be used anyway

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[name_m]Just[/name_m] right!

I feel like 2 is the norm where I am, but 3 isn’t unusual :slight_smile:

I don’t think three is absurd! I mean, [name_f]Felicity[/name_f] [name_f]Annabella[/name_f] [name_f]Alexandria[/name_f] would be a lot to say… but even that still seems all right to me. :relaxed:

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Personally I feel 3 names might be a bit excesaive but I also think it might depend on the names. If 1-2 of them are 1-syllable names then i think it could work.

In work, I’ve had a customer with two daughters that both had 3 given names. The only issue I had was that one of them was too many characters to fit on the form I was completing. So length may also be somehing you’d need to consider if using three given names.

I like 3 names, but it can be a bit “much” depending on the style and length of the names. Personally I think it generally sounds best when at least 2 of the names are 1 or 2 syllables. [name_f]Marina[/name_f] [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] (random names) is perhaps too much, but [name_f]Nina[/name_f] [name_f]Belle[/name_f] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] isn’t.

I am considering 3 names for my future kids - their own first name, then a middle name to honour someone from my side of the family, and one from the father’s side. Not set yet, will probably depend on the chosen first name and whether I find a combo that works.

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i prefer two names (one first, one middle), as i feel like these will be easier for any children i might have, since if i have a partner, we will probably give our children a hyphenated surname.

however, for others, i love double-middle combos! the ones people on here come up with are always gorgeous, and in real life, i don’t think they’d be too much.

Yeah, having 3 given and a hyphenated surname is too much. What are your thoughts on Élodie [name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_f]Colette[/name_f] (girl) and [name_u]Nico[/name_u] [name_u]Jude[/name_u] [name_u]Gabriele[/name_u] (boy) too wordy?

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those are very pretty names! i wouldn’t call them too much or too wordy, as all of the names are somewhat familiar and they balance each other out nicely.

Beautiful, both of them, and not too wordy at all in my opinion.
It’s common where I am to have a hyphenated first and a middle name, or multiple middles. I gave my son two middles, one of which is one syllable like his first name (Beck) so all three don’t seem too much.

Most people just have one first and one middle. But I have 2 middles so 3 names in total, it’s quite long but I like how the names flow and so I 3 think it’s nice with the right names