March 10th is Middle Name Pride Day
My middle name is Jean. I really don't like that name but that is hard for me to tell my mother since it IS HER NAME. It was also my Grandmother's middle name. The middle names of my siblings are all family names. My oldest brother after my paternal Grandfather James. My next brother named after my Father ~ he is a junior. My sister after my maternal Grandfather Joe. Then mine after my Mom.
I've always thought middle names should be meaningful and family names but that's just me. Elijah's middle name is James after my paternal Grandfather. We miss you and love you Grandpa! I am so glad Elijah knew him before he passed away and he is very proud of his name even telling people why he was given the name. We had Elijah's name decided early on in the pregnancy. Isaiah's middle name is Ray or "Way" to hear him say it. This is after Martez's Grandfather well actually he is not his biological Grandfather but the only man that acted like a Grandfather and still does to this day. He treats our boys better than their biological paternal Grandparents so we love and appreciate him for that and wanted to make that fact known by giving Isaiah his name. Isaiah's name was a fiasco. He was not named until they came in on the day we were to leave saying, "You have to name him today!!" It isn't that we couldn't agree on a name but we just couldn't decide and everyone had their little opinions. Dad really wanted a Grandchild named after him and I just couldn't see naming a baby Gary. I don't know if I have ever known a little boy named Gary so it just seemed so weird. I offered the name Garrett and he said now that isn't Gary and I said well sorry! I thought about using my maiden name which is a boy name but it sounded weird with our last name. I liked Roman but everyone else hated it and I didn't know if I wanted to hear their crap for the rest of my life. I also liked Jaxon (Jackson) but it is so popular and I like for my names to be somewhat unique or at least not have ten of them in their classes. We finally went with Isaiah but couldn't decide about a middle name when low and behold Grandpa Ray called and there it was on the phone "Ray"!
Is your middle name a family name?
How did you pick your child's middle name?
What does it mean and why did you choose it?