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fozio asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 1 decade ago

Why is everyone looking for double baby names?

I just don't get why everyone nowadays wants to give their baby 2 names instead of 1, I mean just look at the baby names section on yahoo answers and everyone is looking for 2 names! what happened to the good old single name! why complicate life, isn't 1 name enough?

17 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    It is a fad and so many people are sheep. I don't think that they realize that the baby will be a person someday and have to live with that name. Names can make a difference. After all how many corporate giants are named Xerxes Phondodon. Or Billy Ray, or Bobbie Joe?

    I still have to stop for a minute when I meet a 60 year old named Scotty.

  • Mel
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    It's not fashion. I know a lot of people over 50, and all of them have 2 names!

    One name would be enough if specific names where not so common

    The thing is, people usually name their babies with what is on fashion at the time (60 years ago was Frank, 40 years ago lots of Kevins, then the Michael's era, now it seems to be the Taylors and Jonahs and Hunters....). Plus many people have same lastnames... Having a middle name gives a little of 'uniqueness' in the whole thing.

    And if you are talking about lastnames, that comes up because mothers want to give their lastname some continuity, as well as the fathers.

  • Beth
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    1 decade ago

    Are you referring to having two first names or to having middle names? Middle names have been around forever and - at least here in America - it is very common to have a first name and a middle name.

    Now if you are referring to people who give their children two first names AND a middle name, then yeah, that's a little crazy.

    Case in point - Sarah Jessica Michelle Williams.

    That's just too many names!

  • 1 decade ago

    I dont like two names most of the time but the name i fell in love with was marie claire and that started long before the two name fad

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not everybody wants their kid to have "just" two names.

    For example:

    In my case i'm dedicating my daughter's second name to my grandma who died when i was really young. I hardly remember her because she was very sick. But from what i can remember, i know she loved me and we always had a great time.

    I don't have a middle name.

    I was born and grew up in Germany and here it is considered "weird" and "different" to have a second or middle name.

    Let's say you'd want you son's name to be Michael William (just an example). NOBODY will ever call him Michael William, right?! Everybody will consider him as Michael or even Mike.

    So why get a second/middle name?

    I really have no idea!!!

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    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't get it either.I like single names,no matter my own name is double (Mary-Kate).People are just complicating their children's lives with these double names

  • 1 decade ago

    If you mean middle names - they have alwayd been around... depends where you come from

    anyway, check out this great baby names site:

  • 1 decade ago

    For some its a fad for others they can't decied on one so they choose both

  • 1 decade ago

    Because of baptism.

    If you don't have a name of a saint, then your parents have to choose one more name for you to the ceremony of baptism in Hungary...

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