In about 2 months and 3 weeks we are having our first baby. Of course we are talking about names. We are agreed on what to name it if it is a girl, but if it is a boy, we have narrowed it down to Ethan and Keaton. I personally think we should have the middle name be "Bean."
Can you think of a better nick name? I thank Orson Scott Card for popularizing such a catchy name, but everyone around me thinks it is a joke. grrr
Middle names are designed to be the sorts of names that are significant to the family or the parents or something without being what the child is actually called. That way, you can give your child the middle name of "Lesterson" and hope she won't be made fun of every day of her life, so long as her first name is something normal like Ashley.
I think Bean would make a fine middle name, and I think the kid might actually like it as he gets older and reads Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow and realizes he's named after a genius.
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I would strongly advise against making his middle name Bean. It's fine for a crib name, but that's it. It will come out and other kids will make fun of him. Even when he grows up, it will haunt him - I make fun of my husband's middle name (Lawrence) all the time.
What about your maiden name for a middle name? That's probably what I'm going to do when Andrew and I have kids.
And as long as I'm offering opinions, I vastly prefer Ethan to Keaton.
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