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    I think that since Bernice is the GG you were closer to, that you should go ahead with it. Middle names really aren't used that much anyway. I do think that using her maiden name might be an option (depending on what it is).

    If this baby had been a girl, we were going to name her after my grandmother (June), but since it's a boy, we're using my grandmother's maiden name (Thomas) as a middle name for our son. My name is a family name and I always loved that.
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    I really like Stella, not a huge fan of Bernice, but because you know the person, it can work. Or you could use Rachel.

    All four of our children have family names as middle names. Sometimes it was hard to find the right one. Our dd's middle name is Arlene after her paternal gg, and though I was not a huge fan at first, it fits her, and she thinks her middle name is beautiful, because we always tell her what a special person her gg was, and the wonderful things she did. Our ds' middle name is my grandfather's middle name, because Donald just didn't do it for me, so we chose Reed. Our 3rd son's middle name is his grandfather's middle name as well, since Ronald didn't work for us either. And our last son's middle name is after my great grandfather, John, who was also a twin, so I wanted one of them to have his name. I love using family names, and we try to frequently tell them why we chose those names, the characteristics of those we honored. I think giving them pride in the name helps them to appreciate the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rachelrazzle View Post
    I really like Stella, not a huge fan of Bernice, but because you know the person, it can work. Or you could use Rachel.

    All four of our children have family names as middle names. Sometimes it was hard to find the right one. Our dd's middle name is Arlene after her paternal gg, and though I was not a huge fan at first, it fits her, and she thinks her middle name is beautiful, because we always tell her what a special person her gg was, and the wonderful things she did. Our ds' middle name is my grandfather's middle name, because Donald just didn't do it for me, so we chose Reed. Our 3rd son's middle name is his grandfather's middle name as well, since Ronald didn't work for us either. And our last son's middle name is after my great grandfather, John, who was also a twin, so I wanted one of them to have his name. I love using family names, and we try to frequently tell them why we chose those names, the characteristics of those we honored. I think giving them pride in the name helps them to appreciate the name.
    You could have named the twins Ronald and Donald! I am sure they would have loved that!

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    I kept my childrens middle name 'family' names. My son got my maiden name and my daughter got my DH's grandmother maiden name. For this baby I'm out of ideas so I'm going with a name that 'goes' with the first name I've picked out.

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    not a huge fan of the name, but LOVE the idea behind it. Both my girls have middle names after my mom and my grandmom.

    However, my middle name is Louise and I got made fun of all the time in school. they used every nickname for it. I used to give my parents such a hard time for giving me such an "old lady name" However, as a grown adult I have learned to love my name and appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lil96 View Post
    You could have named the twins Ronald and Donald! I am sure they would have loved that!

    Sadly my aunt suggested it. lol. She really wanted them to have twin names (she was pregnant with twins, but lost them early on some years before). The other one she pushed for, Mark and Mac, because my dad's middle name is Mark, and my maternal grandpa went by Mac. Vetoed those too. lol
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    What about combining the two into one unique name... Bernella? Just a thought??
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    My son is Peter (my mothers madien name) Davis (son of David, and he is)
    My DD is Tessa (the short form of my GG's Teressa) Karmella (all the girls on DH's family had K middle names)
    2nd son Heath (Heath ledger died when I was prego) Gregory (gregorie was my GG's madien name)

    I love for the baby in my belly but we are still talking about it , Loren (after my mom Lorraine) Drew (short for Andrew my SO's middle name) Still a fear that Loren is to close to Lauren but then hope that even if he has an issue with it someday he will understand why we did it.

    As you can see I am a huge fan of family names and I think I am that way because I am Julianna Elizabeth because my mom's two gg's Anna and Elizabeth and I was due in July so she stuck my due date month on before them.

    For you list I love Stella.

    What about a combo of Bella?

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