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Old 05-31-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
 
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Default Did you name your kids after someone?

Or something? Was there a specific thing, or reason you chose their name?

My first, Bailey, is from Bailey Quarters, female Journalist on the show WKRP in Cincinnati. I know, but really. Her middle name is my first name.

My second, her first name, Bella, I just liked, but her middle name was passed down on my mothers side.

My middle name is my fathers name, which is fairly common.

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We weren't creative, my daughter is a junior. She has my name but she goes by our middle name

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Old 05-31-2012, 07:03 PM   #3
 
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My oldest is named after his two grandfathers.

My daughter is named after a cousin and an aunt.

My youngest is named after two of his uncles.

I was definitely in a family name rut. Now I hear of friends with cool names and say "Oh, I wish..." but the names my kids have suit them, very traditional.
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It's funny I just had a discussion today about my oldest daughter's name while at work today. I was asked if I named my daughter after Trinity from The Matrix movie, but I actually borrowed it from a woman I knew who was also pregnant at the time. She told me she was naming her daughter Trinity if it was a girl. DH and I couldn't decide on a girls name and really like Trinity, so I asked if she would be okay with me using it. After that we ended up being closer friends My daughter's middle name is a combination of both her grandmothers names which oddly enough my sister did too with her daughter!

I picked Gabrielle for my second daughter because I just liked the name, and again was the only name we really could agree on. It sounds a bit strange with our last name because its Spanish and sounds similar to the masculine Gabriel when pronounced in Spanish. Her middle name is actually my sister's name but I chose it because it sounded nice with her first name.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:40 PM   #5
 
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If my husband and I had been able to have kids, we would've gone with family names: Grace Isabel for a girl and Kenneth Felix for a boy.

My mom and dad are Grace and Kenneth (Kenny) and my husband's folks are Felix and Isabel. My middle name is Grace and my husband's name is Felix.

Additional girls' names are easy - combos of my sister's name, our grandmas' names, cousins' names, etc. Extra boys' names are harder...


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Old 05-31-2012, 09:17 PM   #6
 
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The first letter of his first name & middle name are in honor of deceased family members whose names started with those letters.

His actual name was picked based on (in no particular order)
1. Its meaning
2. We agreed on them
3. They start with the letters
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The tradition in my family (as is in a lot of Jewish families) is to name kids after deceased relatives. My sister's name is Danna, pronounced Donna, after a great-uncle, David. I'm Fanya, which is a very old-fashioned Yiddish name. It was my great-grandmother's. I usually go by my first name, which is Jane.
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Baby names? Are you having another baby, iroc?!?!?!?!?


My kids aren't named after anyone. I think kids should have their own unique names. Too many people are lost to history when their names are confused with other relatives.
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Ivy Lynne. Ivy is my great-grandparents' last name and Lynne is my MIL's middle name and my middle name. She happens to love her name and how uncommon it is.

Lucas Christopher. No origin on his first name but Christopher was his father's first name.

If we have more kids they will have a family name as a middle. Anythe if a girl and David if a boy. I like keeping family names.


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Our oldest is named after both of us. We combined our names to create his name.
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My daughter is Mellie-- after my first cat when I was a child.

(actually, her name is Melody, but she's Mellie to everyone... As was my intention)


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My daughters' first names are their own, classic, traditional names that DH and I could agree on. Their middle names were for family. #1's middle is Marie, for my mom, Marcia and my grandmother Mary. #2's is Anne, for DH's grandmother Anna and my aunt's middle name Ann. I know, they have common middle names, but the were chosen to honor special people

eta: my middle name is Patrice. Mom's due date for me was St. Patrick's day.
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I had to pull my daughters name out of my a** as I was positive I was having a boy! She was unnamed for 4 days. Her first name is my middle spelled different. Her middle name is just a name I liked.

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Baby names? Are you having another baby, iroc?!?!?!?!?


My kids aren't named after anyone. I think kids should have their own unique names. Too many people are lost to history when their names are confused with other relatives.
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No. Was just thinking about my girls names.




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My oldest in named in part after Nanepashemet - both the leader of the Pawtucket Confederation of Indian tribes and the activist who was my godfather.

My youngest was named after Jazz musician Thelonious Monk.

Baby #3 will be named after my husband's sister if it's a girl. We still don't have a boy's name.
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My daughter's middle name is Anne, after my sister and my husband's grandmother.

Davin isn't named for anyone.

My middle name is Christine, and it's based on my dad's name, Christopher.
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I have the Jewish tradition like hropkey, but my parents wanted to call me something else, so they arranged my initials to spell the name they preferred. That's my family nickname.

I find it slightly strange; why not just name me what they wanted? I prefer the nickname anyway.
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I have the Jewish tradition like hropkey, but my parents wanted to call me something else, so they arranged my initials to spell the name they preferred. That's my family nickname.

I find it slightly strange; why not just name me what they wanted? I prefer the nickname anyway.

So an example would be the deceased relative was Judy. So they named you Judy but really wanted to name you Jes. So they made your middle name Esther and your last name is Schwartz. And everyone calls you Jes? Like that?
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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.
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I have the Jewish tradition like hropkey, but my parents wanted to call me something else, so they arranged my initials to spell the name they preferred. That's my family nickname.

I find it slightly strange; why not just name me what they wanted? I prefer the nickname anyway.

So an example would be the deceased relative was Judy. So they named you Judy but really wanted to named you Jes. So they made your middle name Esther and your last name is Schwartz. And everyone cals you Jes? Like that?
I can't answer for her but the tradition is not to use the name but the first initial of the name.

For example if my great grandmothers were both deceased and named Judy and Esther and my parents wanted to honor them they would choose a first and middle that they liked that started with those letters. So I could be Jillian Emily or Emily Jillian depending on the order they chose.
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