Why do people have so many names e.g.Ada Maud Rice (Willoughby-Wade) Whitehead

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in The Tree House by anonymous G2G Crew (350 points)
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Her parents couldn’t agree on a name?  Her father had the hyphenated name, so perhaps they were honoring both of his  family lines as well as her mother’s.

And for those who are wondering, here’s her id: Willoughby-Wade-1
Both my children have three forenames -- and it wasn't because we couldn't decide.  We wanted a name that was just theirs, then we honoured both sides of the family.  Now, of course, as happens, they are  also know by several nicknames as well.
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After a search today Ada Maud Rice Whitehead was the wife of Alfred North Whitehead who was born in Ramsgate (1861) died (1947, Cambridge, Massachusetts).

Ada Maud Rice née Willoughby-Wade was born in Honfleur, Calvados France.

Thankyou for your work on this subject, yet I would like to know more about the Willoughby-Wades in Ireland, if this is possible.
by anonymous G2G Crew (350 points)
Have you tried a search on FamilySearch?  It is free, and only requires you  to be registered.

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