Thoughts on a name

Our current frontrunner seems to be [name]Everett[/name]. The last name is two syllables starting with an M, and I’m wondering what your opinions are on using Dahl (after [name]Roald[/name] Dahl) as the middle name…or if you’ve got any other suggestions for a middle.

[name]Everett[/name] [name]Roald[/name] would be very sharp. I can appreciate Dahl in writing, but pronounced, it is “[name]Doll[/name]”. I wouldn’t do that to a boy OR a girl.

I have to agree with ssskyyy. I like [name]Everett[/name], and I love love love [name]Roald[/name] Dahl!! But [name]Everett[/name] ‘doll’ may not be the best. [name]Matilda[/name] was the first ‘big’ book I read when I was about 8yrs old. I remember the exact moment my mom gave me that book, and I still have it, 22yrs later (along with all of Dahl’s other books). It really solidified my love for reading, and because of it, I love the name [name]Matilda[/name]. Maybe there’s a character name that’s special to you too? There are a lot to choose from.

I think Dahl as a middle name is just fine. Since middles are rarely used anyway I don’t think Dahl’s similarity to “doll” will be an issue. The name obviously has meaning to you and I think that’s what is most important.