My daughter is eight and doesn’t know how to spell her middle name. Is that bad?
It’s not like she has to use it anytime soon. There aren’t college applications to fill out, driver’s licenses to apply for, police encounters, or other legal situations that require knowing her middle name.
She at least knows how to pronounce it. And she knows it starts with a ‘d’.
See, that’s the other thing is that her middle name has a capital letter, just not at the beginning O_O
I just asked her what her middle name is and she said it. Then I asked her to spell it…
D, uh, A… no, I mean E, um… L? O X E?
Sad, isn’t it? Have we failed her as parents because we haven’t taught her yet? Should we sign up to be on Dr. Phil to discuss our dysfunction?
The other trick about her middle name is that it’s French. Poor thing is not bilingual.
Maybe this can be our summer goal… learn how to spell your middle name.
P.S. It’s not a made-up, wacky spelled nayme :p We got it from an artist we know (and have one of her painting’s). The girls in her family all have the same middle name (and it has an official crest as well!) I had told my best friend that if I had a girl, I’d name her middle name after her. Well, her first and middle didn’t work as well for my daughter’s middle name so we went with her last name, Low. It’s spelled differently, but sounds the same.
P.S.S. Because I know you’re curious… her middle name is duLaux (pronounced dew-LOW). Sometimes we pronounce it “deluxe” for fun, but as a nickname and not the proper pronunciation because paired with her first name it kind of sounds like a stripper :p