My boys all have Irish-y names: Seamus, Keegan, Devin. D came with his name so i'm glad it kinda fit. I sort of wanted to change it to Declan (a name i love) but decided not to. My daughter's name (which she also came with
) doesnt fit the pattern, and doesnt lend itself to shortening or nicknaming and is also my sister's name (which was super popular in 1950, not so much now!) but she doesnt want to change it. I might just change it to Maeve behind her back.
(kidding!) The first two boys have family names as middles, not sure what im giving D (but probably an irish name and not a family one, not sure) and i wanted to give L my middle name but she doesnt really want to, so she'll probably keep hers (which is a sort of "made up" name), which is fine.