Working in L&D - I always felt like 2 middle names was excessive. Then I found myself in a situation where I really only want one child, so now I feel that 2 middle names are needed for who I want to honor, etc.
I went back and forth about hyphenating the middle name, but I’ve ultimately decided to hyphenate it. I used to believe that every person with 2 last names hyphenated it. I’ve since learned that it is not necessary so many people have a space between their 2 last names… Especially for my boy name, I want the middle name hyphenated so no one mistakes part of the middle name for part of the last name.
However, I think if someone were to give their child 2 last names and 2 middle names on top of it would be excessive. But it’s their kid, so I’m not judging lol