am glad i gave 3 or 4 names to my kids =>basically 2 from each culture, from each parent
then we only had to agree on whose name would be first on the list
(DD1' has only 3 because we liked the same name)
we don't do middle names where i live
we cannot change the names later on (except via lenghty costly legal process, with a good reason)
& naming HAS TO happen within 3 days of birth
but we don't have to necessarily use the first one on the list, so there's a little leeway for later on in life ...
what i don't understand is that i spent 8 months researching names for my first kid
and yet the 3 we came up with ...
- were ALL in the top 10 of names choosen by parents that year
... i thought i was being original, they were "my" names .... why did i choose the same as everybody else ?????