Three middle names / Long names

What is your opinion on long names? Either names with three middle names or names that are just very long with two? I’ve been thinking, I’m not sure how realistic it is for me to support four kids by myself, but I would love to use as many of my favorite names as possible!

I think its a bit silly & too many names comes off as pretentious, if I’m being totally honest. I prefer only one middle name - two if it is honoring someone or if it really helps with the flow.

Uniquenamelover, I also want to add as many names as desired. I’m also a history buff so I like archaic names. But my partner is more like katieydenberg. He wants to keep it modern & relatively ‘sedate’. But I don’t think I’ll be able to restrain myself…besides, it’s your baby…why appease other people’s taste or expectations? As I see it, as long as the names you choose won’t be a magnet for bullying, I say ‘go for gold’!

[name_m]Don[/name_m]'t see any problem as long as the child could shorten it on legal documents.

I totally agree with this. We all love names, but there has to be a limit. Two middle names already seem like too much, let alone 3 or more. We’re not royals…no need for so many middles.

One of my daughters has three middle names and one has two, and we love their names the way they are. A few people have been surprised but we haven’t had any problems with it. I don’t see how it’s pretentious; it’s not like they’re going to go around telling everyone their full names. My first’s whole middle and part of my second’s are honoring family (my grandma and my best friend) but most of our kids’ names won’t be honoring anyone. We still plan on at least two middles for each. Use the names you love, it’s worth it!

I like the ideal of 2 middles. For some reason more for girls than boys.
I say, go with what you want.

I think two MNs are okay as long as they don’t make the name too long. I think about 25-30 letters is enough for a name, including LN.

And I think I would be quicker to use 2 MNs on a girl rather than boy…

Two middles are not too much! Especially when using family names. Three becomes a mouthful but is still ok. Far better your child has a few names than one yoonique one…

This. Honestly I don’t care how many middle names someone has, (more than one) it might be impractical but its not pretentious. Use the names you love, that is all that matters really.

Its only pretentious when you claim that having that many makes you more important than someone else.

Why care about pretentiousness, perceived or otherwise, when you can have such fun with all the fabulous names out there! You only live once! Names do not a pretentious person make :slight_smile:

I feel like saying someone’s naming choices are pretentious just show insecurity. It is absolutely not pretentious unless you think it somehow makes you superior to other people. It’s classic and it is beautiful. Give as many names as you want to!

I would love my children to have 2 middles, but right now it’s hard enough to find one name I like!

Hey, feel free to disagree with me, but if you ask for my opinion you’re gonna get it.

I certainly don’t feel insecure about having one middle name or about giving my daughter one middle name.

Whatever you want to call your children is fine, if you want to pull a Zappa and go with [name_f]Moon[/name_f] Unit, go ahead. If you want to name your kid [name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m] [name_m]Harrington[/name_m] [name_m]William[/name_m] [name_m]Huxley[/name_m] So-and-so, you have my blessing. Personally I don’t see the appeal of more than one (maaaybe two) middle name/s.