Did you name your kids after someone?

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Yes, exactly, sl.

I think in my case, they went with a middle name that would allow me to have the initials they preferred, rather than with a tribute letter.

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I'm planning to give our baby my dad's middle name or use my paternal grandfather's first name as his middle name. First name is still TBD, but will be one that we like and can agree on. There's a short list.

I was named with the Jewish tradition as well. My first name starts with the same letter as my paternal grandfather's first name. I think that was just luck though, because my mom has always said that she always liked my name.
Both my boys have first names that DH and I liked and middle names that were named after someone/something significant.
My boys were just given names we liked, I don't like the idea of naming kids after other people.
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My four boys all have a first name that my husband and I liked, but their middle names are after someone special in our lives.
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I don't know if other AA families do this, but I know in my family there is sort of an unspoken naming nominclature where kids are given names or version of names of grandparents. My grandmother once told me that it started during slavery as a way to find people that were sold off to other plantations. When researching our family tree, the same names (or variations) kept coming up every few generations and it was very interesting. We even found a segment of the family that was "lost" after a great uncle was run out of town for fear of being lynched. Three generations later and the same names showed up several times.

As for me, I was named after my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

My first name is my grandmother's maidan name. My grandmother was the only surving child (she had a brother that died before having children) so I was given her maidan name as a way to carry that name forward. My middle name is a modern version of my mother and great-grandmother's first name ( They both are named Alice).

This is a rather interesting thread hearing folks reasons for naming thier kids after someone (or not).
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i saw this and named my daughter from it:
We decided on family names for our children. It wasn't so much as a tribute to a particular person(s) but rather to family as a whole.
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I just used names I liked, although with my ex wanted Max and Maya to have an Indian name somewhere, so Maxwell's middle name is Krishna (I actually wanted to use that as his first name with my grandfather's name as his middle name) . Maya's first name counts as Indian although it has multiple origins. Her middle name is Sophia.
SO wanted Aidan's middle name to be James but we had a really hard time with his first name. He isn't named after anyone. If he had been a girl, I probably would have used my maternal grandmother's or great grandmother's first name as her middle name.
I really dislike my name so I worked really hard to pick names that I thought were attractive.
Our daughter's first name is just something we came up with. She and I share the same middle name. Our son was named after my hubby's grandfather. His middle name comes from my dad.
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I had never heard of anyone having my daughter's name.

I had heard of a few people having my son's first name but I didn't name him after them...just liked the name.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I've been meaning to bring this up to you for like the past few months, but I keep forgetting. Now I have a reason to!

There is a television show from the 90s that has a male lead character and a female lead character with your kiddos' names. But the male has your daughter's name and the female has your son's name!
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Older son is named after both grandfathers..
Younger son's first name is just a name we decided we liked and his middle name is his dad's first name.
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I like unique first names and special family middle names. DD just happened to get a first that was also family. Her dad loved the name Ivy without me ever bringing it up. It just so happened that it was my great-grandparents' last name but turned out to be very special to me. My great-grandfather lost his left arm in a work accident long before I was born. When I was born missing most of my left arm I held a very special place in his heart.

My great-grandparent's actually weren't even blood related. They were the parents of my Papa's best friend but practically adopted him and later my Grammy as their children. They were very special people and keeping the name in the family has been an honor. Ivy loves where her name came from.


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I had never heard of anyone having my daughter's name.

I had heard of a few people having my son's first name but I didn't name him after them...just liked the name.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I've been meaning to bring this up to you for like the past few months, but I keep forgetting. Now I have a reason to!

There is a television show from the 90s that has a male lead character and a female lead character with your kiddos' names. But the male has your daughter's name and the female has your son's name!
Originally Posted by Po
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My daughter's first name is the Swahili word for faith or belief. She was given that name because I was told I could not have children. Her middle name is a combination of my middle name and my mom's middle name.

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