My partner and I are considering adding a second middle name to our 14-month-old's name. We might do this, we might not. Her name is very plain and simple to the point of being not very unique (although very nice and suitable anyway). I don't think a second middle name will upset her sense of identity, since she only knows her first name at this point anyhow.
Since she was born, she has been revealing more of her (very dramatic) personality, and the second middle name I want to use has real personal meaning for me as well as reflecting a part of her ethnic background that her other names don't. I think she will appreciate the "secret" name when she is older. I'm more into the idea than my partner is; he doesn't want to mess up something that is basically good and simple. But I think he also regrets the non-uniqueness of the name (that is to say, the original middle name, which you could probably guess just by thinking "now, what's the most common middle name on earth?") a bit.
Has anybody ever done this? Is it a weird move? I want it to be her Christmas present, since it costs $100 to change a name legally!
Any and all thoughts and advice will be very welcome...as long as you don't hurt my feelings :)