honor sisters or not to honor sisters?

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Registered: 11-04-2011
honor sisters or not to honor sisters?
Thu, 12-22-2011 - 10:30am

Okay this is for a family friend.Let me give you a bit of their story.5yrs ago they lost both of their daughters in a car accident.Well,now they are due in Jan&would like to either give this baby their daughters middle names(that they never went by)OR a variation of their names.Can please give your input?Thanks in advance!

Paige Danielle(actual middle names)


Saige Danielle/Daniella


Avery Bertania(their backup name,just in case they decide not to go with their mn's..first name is mom's maiden name&middle is dad's grandma name)This will be their only child&would like to honor family somehow!

~So what do ya'll think&please please be honest..Thanks a bundle..

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Registered: 01-26-2005
Thu, 12-22-2011 - 11:33am

Hi there.

My idea is that they pick any fn that they love (Avery, although nms, is good since it's a family name), & then give the new little one two mns.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 12-22-2011 - 1:07pm

I have to agree with the PP...I'd probably give the two middle names as middle names and go with a fresh first name.

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Registered: 01-07-2004
Thu, 12-22-2011 - 2:49pm

i agree with the 2 pp-i would give the baby 2 middle names-and a fresh new first name. like my inlaws had a baby in august-and they named her barbara jean after the fathers mother. thats okay, i guess, but i dont really like that. they could have still used the name somewhere in there but i wouldnt use the entire name. like using barbara or jean in the middle spot...i would suggest that to your family friend. then this new baby could be avery daniella paige...or avery danielle saige...good luck!!

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 4:39pm

use both of the middle names as midlle names. the baby deserves its own name. I understand what they want to do, but it can backfire later. I can not really think of name which would go with paige danielle...and do not care for their backup name. maybe beatrice paige danielle? or josephine, Laurie, Linda... I think i like linda the best, but still not perfect to my ears.