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14/05/2013 at 19:39
I'm only 10 weeks so far, but have been chatting about names. Our LO's middle name is George. Now, if this one is a boy, we still love the name George. We have a couple of other contenders, but kind of wish we hadn't chosen it already.
Would you think it was weird if a sibling had it's brother's middle name? (Incidentally, my youngest brother is called James and my oldest brother's middle name is James!)
14/05/2013 at 19:42
Sorry but for me that is a definite no.
I'm the same my los middle name is Jonah and I love the maje and wish I hadn't used it as a middle name. But I'd never use it, I wouldn't want a future boy to think we couldn't be bothered to choose a nane for him so took one of his brothers. So blooming annoying though because I LOVE Jonah and so wish I'd either called Isaac Jonah or just not used it so I could use it again
14/05/2013 at 19:47
It's a definite no from me sorry.
14/05/2013 at 19:49
I wanted my boys to have their own names, not "share" with a sibling.
14/05/2013 at 19:50
A no here too.
I thought as much! I said no originally, but we coming back to the "but I love the name George!" conversation. Maybe we won't have a boy anyway!
14/05/2013 at 20:06
I don't think it's that bad, not sure I'd do it myself but then I have different ideas about middle names to first names anyway so would never have a middle name I'd want to use as a first name if that makes sense?
My uncle has my dad's middle name so maybe that's why I think nothing of it...how often do middle names ever get used/mentioned anyway??
15/05/2013 at 08:46
I had the same dilemma when pregnant the second time. A's middle name is Sarah and I wish I kept it for a future girl. L turned out to be a boy so problem solved really.
My BIL's middle name is my H's name, but H goes by his middle name - just to confuse things!
15/05/2013 at 09:45
Sorry, another no here.
15/05/2013 at 10:48
We have a friend whose middle name has also been used as the middle name for both of his sons. Not for me sorry.
15/05/2013 at 10:59
I don't see the issue. I've never once thought about my name so to say they could think you weren't bothered about naming them is silly.
My nieces share a middle name as do my step daughters.
15/05/2013 at 11:04
Tough one. I LOVE R's middle name. So much so that at 4 weeks old I wanted to reverse her names. I think it is wasted as her middle name and I wish I'd stuck to my guns and changed it. I could be tempted to use it this time. And in the grand scheme of things, who would even know? It's not like children go around using their middle names. I doubt many people other than close family/friends can even remember my kids' middle names.
I have a friend called Caroline and her younger sister is called Carol. Not the same I know but still.
15/05/2013 at 11:20
No different to the dad and son or mother and daughter sharing the same first name in my book.
15/05/2013 at 12:33
If I loved the name, i would just do it. What does it matter what anyone else thinks? There are some bizarre names out there and their mums never worried what anyone else thought.
15/05/2013 at 12:34
What I mean is, it's not something so wierd everyone wil think "Huh?" - most people won't even know your other son's middle name
15/05/2013 at 12:43
I don't have issue with family middle names, my daughter (if i have one) will have my middle name, as did my nan and as will my neice apparently (if the next one is a girl). but if i had two daughters, they wouldn't both have it.
15/05/2013 at 12:50
I had this discussion with OH as I love the name James but it is B's middle name. I loved it when he was born but couldn't have it as a first name for one reason or another. I wouldn't do it , no. Mainly as I would worry what others thought which is really sad but that's how I feel.
15/05/2013 at 13:09
I would use it!
15/05/2013 at 14:35
I wouldn't, but he'll be your baby, not mine!
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