middle name dilemma

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Brianna Marie (dh's grandmother's name)
Brianna Lynn (my middle name)
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middle name dilemma

Postby pink9 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:29 pm

dh and i agreed on brianna as the first name no problem. however, i gave in for the sake of argument on the middle name marie (after his deceased grandmother) even tho i wanted the middle name to be lynn after me. i totally see where he is coming from, but this is our first child and i really want her named after me.

so, the entire time i've been trying to chip away at him to get him to give in which he finally did, reluctantly of course. now that i have my way tho, i feel bad so i don't know what to do. i'm usually pretty passive and i just cave whenever it's easiest, but it would really mean alot to me for her to have my middle name and i've told him that. he says it would mean alot to him to (to have his grandmother's name). we want another child, but who knows if it will be a girl...so that doesn't help lol.

what do you think? what would you do?

thanks for the help!

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Postby LaurenAshley » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:50 pm

So I voted before I read your post... I think Marie flows better, but I see what your saying now. I am named after my mom, who is NOT my favorite person, so I have this odd thing about naming a baby after yourself, but thats just me and I think its cool if others can do it. I hope you guys pick something that you both love, maybe you can combine the two, or just give her two middle names?

Brianna Lynn Marie? I think that flows well!!
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Postby Mistyeyes » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:14 am

I agree with the pp, you could use both names in either order and it would flow well.
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Postby Lindsey » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:56 am

I like Brianna Marie
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Postby andrysgirl » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:03 am

I agree with both, you can even have it LynnMarie with no space, or Marilynn. The flow really depends on your last name.

The only other suggestion would be to find a third name that you both like and use that instead.
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Postby Toribear5 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:44 am

They are both beautiful names!
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Postby Freckled » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:00 am

I voted Marie since I generally don't like naming children after their parents...I just personally think it's nicer and quite an honor to name them after another relative.

However, I'll add that I LOVE the suggestion of Marilynn.
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Postby PreggoliciousLaura » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:08 pm

I always look for the meaning of the name...

Lynn means:waterfall.

Marie means:Bitter.

I like Lynn.
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