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filler names THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
16th Feb '13

i keep seeing this term on here. what makes a name a filler? where are you all getting the names on your filler list? what names do you consider fillers?

Loretta West TTC#2 TTC since May 2013; 1 child; Auckland, New Zealand 4630 posts
16th Feb '13

Lee or Leigh is definitely a filler. I think extremely common middle names like Marie, Elizabeth, Lee/Leigh etc are all considered fillers. I'm Jessica-Lee so techniaclly it's not a middle name, and if I have a daughter her middle name will be Elizabeth after my grandmother. Fillers aren't always bad lol

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
16th Feb '13
Quoting CottonCandyKiller:" i keep seeing this term on here. what makes a name a filler? where are you all getting the names on your filler list? what names do you consider fillers?"


Filler names are middle names that are used SO often that they have lost their flair. They are usually used because they are one syllable (not all) and because they "go with" the first name (i.e. they sound nice).



Examples of filler middle names:
Grace
Rose
Marie
Elizabeth
Lynn
Michelle
Claire
Jane



James
Michael
Alexander

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45005 posts
16th Feb '13

Names that are so commonly and overly used that many people feel there's nothing special about them anymore. I think it is because people feel their child HAS to have a middle name, so go for those no brainer names.



FOR GIRLS:
May/Mae
Leigh
Lynn
Marie
Faith
Grace
Hope
Joy
Ray/Rae
Claire
Rose
Ann(e)
Dawn



FOR BOYS:
James
Robert
Michael
Paul
Lee
John

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
16th Feb '13

mine and one of DD's middle names is on all those lists. Marie. but it's special to me because it goes back 5 generations counting DD (but not counting my mom). My mom's is Ann.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
16th Feb '13
Quoting CottonCandyKiller:" mine and one of DD's middle names is on all those lists. Marie. but it's special to me because it goes back 5 generations counting DD (but not counting my mom). My mom's is Ann."


Well if it is special to you, then who cares? Marie is just such a common middle name. Almost half of my graduating class had the middle name Marie (or Elizabeth).

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 45005 posts
16th Feb '13
Quoting CottonCandyKiller:" mine and one of DD's middle names is on all those lists. Marie. but it's special to me because it goes back 5 generations counting DD (but not counting my mom). My mom's is Ann."


That is entirely different than sticking a name in to "fill" a space.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
16th Feb '13
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" Well if it is special to you, then who cares? Marie is just such a common middle name. Almost half of my graduating class had the middle name Marie (or Elizabeth). "

i do hate that it's SO popular. sometimes i worry that DD will not realize how special it really is...

HotMom21ERF Due December 17; 1 child; Kentucky 19589 posts
16th Feb '13

oh poo. if i have a girl her name will be olivia grace. oh well.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
16th Feb '13
Quoting CottonCandyKiller:" i do hate that it's SO popular. sometimes i worry that DD will not realize how special it really is..."


I understand.



I personally would like to see Rose and Marie in the front spot. Meeting a little girl name Rose or Marie would be darling! I find that as first names, most of these "fillers" are unappreciated and are always shoved in the middle.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
16th Feb '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" That is entirely different than sticking a name in to "fill" a space."

i know, but ppl will probably think that's what i did. though DD has 2 middle names i'm not sure how they'd think that. :D

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
16th Feb '13
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" I understand. I personally would like to see Rose and Marie in the front spot. Meeting a little girl ... [snip!] ... would be darling! I find that as first names, most of these "fillers" are unappreciated and are always shoved in the middle."

growing up, i hated my 1st name and would beg ppl to call me Marie! everyone said i don't look like a Marie so they never would... DH wanted Rose for DD and i said no because it's popular (not necessarily as a 1st name) and ppl would think i got it from Titanic. don't get me wrong, it's a good movie but not on my fave list. lol.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
16th Feb '13

When I think of filler names I think I really common one syllable middle names like Jane, rose, lee, Lynn, Ann, rae, etc. Or for boys lee, James, John, ray, jay, etc



My daughter's middle name is Claire. I hadn't actually heard it used as a middle name on any child until I name her and found out people consider is to be a "filler" name. I don't really care though, it's always been one of my favorite names and it's my husband's grandmother's name, so other people's feelings about it really don't matter.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
16th Feb '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Names that are so commonly and overly used that many people feel there's nothing special about them anymore. ... [snip!] ... May/Mae Leigh Lynn Marie Faith Grace Hope Joy Ray/Rae Claire Rose Ann(e) Dawn FOR BOYS: James Robert Michael Paul Lee John"


LOL This kills me. Because my top choices for a middle name for a girl are Claire, Grace, and Rose. I love love love Claire.

Ashley R [[x3]] 3 kids; Greenville, South Carolina 1531 posts
16th Feb '13

2 out of my 3 kids have what's considered "filler" names. But mainly because I'm just simple minded. Haha. My oldests middle name is Lee. And my youngests middle name is Jane.



Oldest is named after a movie star. (Thank you BD)



But my youngest is after my SIL who passed when she was 15 months. So it's special to DH.