There are no legal reasons to restrict
the number of middle names given to a baby. In practice this is
usually limited to four. However, advantage has been taken of
the scope that they have to offer. More than one child
has been given middle names which have been taken from a whole
football team! The normal number is in fact
usually limited to just one!
Baby Boy & Baby Girl Middle names - Any
Is there a difference between the
selection criteria used when finding a Baby Boy and
Baby Girl name? Yes, there is a difference. Parents tend
to choose a less flamboyant first name for boys than they do for
girls. The choice of a traditional name are balanced by a more
unusual type of middle name for a boy. Conversely, parents are happier
giving a more unusual, exotic or unique first name to a girl. They
balance this choice by finding a more traditional Girl
Sound reasons for giving a Middle name to a baby
A sensible idea for quite a few
Middle names are viewed as the 'norm'
People without them often feel that they have been
They help to identify family members who often save the
First and Last name
Confusion regarding posted letters to holders of identical
first and last names in the same household are lessened by
For Americans a Middle name is nigh on essential!!
An American must!
Giving a Middle name to an American is
highly recommended. Middle names, or initials are expected. The
absence of such a name can result in the initials NMI being
added. John Smith would therefore be identified as J. Smith NMI.
The NMI stands for No Middle Initial. Adopting an arbitrary initial
to a name, devoid of a Middle name, does not fare much better.
John X Smith is often clarified as John X (only) Smith. Oh Well!
keeps the Bureaucrats happy!
Enjoy the choice!
task and responsibility of choosing a firstname is fraught with
potential disaster! Not so with Middling ones! So enjoy the
wonderful range that you can select for your
baby. We hope that the information and advice offered in www.babynames.org.uk
help you with your selection. Check out a unique baby name for a boy or a girl then
we have a host of unusual and foreign ones to choose
from. Click the link to the Unique Baby Names to
continue your search. The Unique
Baby Name section might also prove to be of additional
help... Have fun and watch out for the pitfalls!