Using a name twice...

Discussion in 'Baby Names' started by Birdie, May 6, 2016.

  1. Birdie

    Birdie Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious about your opinion.... but in theory, how unacceptable/unimaginative would it be to use #1 son's middle name as a first name for a subsequent child? :)
     
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  2. Sprout

    Sprout Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I just pick middle names after family names anyway, so I think it's lovely that your first son will have his little brother's name as a middle name.
     
  3. Selina13

    Selina13 Well-Known Member

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    If you love it then do it! Xx
     
  4. Maaaaaac

    Maaaaaac Well-Known Member

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    I think its sweet also, my mum, me and one of my sisters all have Anna at end of our first names i think its cool lol.
     
  5. scn

    scn Well-Known Member

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    Don't see a problem x
     
  6. Emily0505

    Emily0505 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't myself, but they're your kiddies hun so if you want to then go for it!

    :)

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  7. fairyprincess

    fairyprincess Well-Known Member

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    I think if you love the name go for it x
     
  8. mummywanabe

    mummywanabe Well-Known Member

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    I think it's fine and were considering using our sons middle name for the next one should it be a boy. How often is a middle name real used anyway
     
  9. walkergirl

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    I was wondering same thing, my little boy is 17 months and called Thomas William, baby boy number 2is due in 6weeks and we have no name at all picked and I keep saying if I hadn't used William as a middle name for Thomas that's what I would be calling him. Instead we are going to have a nameless baby �� x
     
  10. Birdie

    Birdie Well-Known Member

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    We are in the same position walkergirl! I'm not sure DH would agree to us doing it but I keep saying that I wish we hadn't used Alexander as our son's middle name, it sounds so great with our surname I feel like it's a bit wasted! My middle name is Alexandra & my nephew has it as a middle name too - so I do think I could justify it being a 'family' name... but I can imagine people thinking it's pretty unimaginative! I'm really torn!
     
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  11. Mar_15

    Mar_15 Well-Known Member

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    Personally I think reusing a sibling name is not acceptable. There are thousands of names to choose from and your second child deserves his own name. I was the younger sibling and I was never really a jealous kid, but I remember sometimes feeling like nothing was truly mine - clothes were always hand-me-downs and even experiences were things my older sister had done first. At least I had my own name though.

    From my older sisters side, I know she sometimes felt I'd come along and taken everything that was hers - her mum's attention, her favourite toys, that pretty jacket that didn't fit her anymore - but at least I hadn't taken part of her identity - her name.

    Hopefully your kids will be lovely together but sibling relationships can also be really fraught, and I can imagine this being used as ammunition in a sibling fight from both sides.

    If you really love the name you could maybe use it for your younger sons middle name and that would be a nice connection, but I think its a really bad idea to use it as a first name.
     
  12. princessp

    princessp Well-Known Member

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    I really like it when people use the same middle name for their children.
     
  13. YorksLass

    YorksLass Well-Known Member

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    I have the same middle name as my brother lol
     
  14. Blueclass

    Blueclass Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't use it personally but it's your baby so it's really up to you. I do like the sound as the same middle name for all children though.
     
  15. Ella1979

    Ella1979 Well-Known Member

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    I don't see the problem with using it. My sister's daughter's first name is the same as my daughter's middle name (my daughter is older by 2 years). Middle names are rarely used except on official forms.
     

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