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I PERSONALLY don't like the thought of giving them the same first name, but am all for using a parents name as a middle name.. but that's just *me*. Both of my girls have middle names which are very much family names. Gaby's middle names are Jayda-Leigh - Jayda, after my first angel (Jayden), and Leigh, after my sister (her middle name. Emersyn is Lily-May, Lily is a name Gaby chose & May is my Mum's middle name
I am the same with the first -middle thing. I wanted my kids to have their own first names. But both of my boys (and any future children) have family middle names. Neither are after my husband, since he hates his names and prefers not to have a child named after him. But they are family names on his side and mine.
I do love Patrick and think it makes a great middle name. My younger sons middle name is Patrick, after my grandma.
I PERSONALLY don't like the thought of giving them the same first name, but am all for using a parents name as a middle name..
I agree. I don't like Juniors/same named parent/child names, to me it's an identity thing...I mean, I don't think I'd want to have the same name as my Mom and I definitely wouldn't want to have to be refered to as "little-insert-name-here" such as many other people are when they're named after a parent. I have a cousin who is named after his Dad/my Uncle...and they're still refered to as Big Frank and Little Frank...my cousin is 35 years old...just seems a little silly to me. Good luck!
after working in finance and retail i'm against it. inevitably there will be a mix-up, and more likely, several, throughout your SO's and child's lives. just a scenario for you: Say your SO's name is Patrick James Smith and your son is Patrick Alan Smith. Son drops using his middle initial or doesn't use it for every account he sets up to distinguish from his father. SO and son both have an account at a retailer, company X, both set up under your home address and phone (no SSN or DOB required). Son moves out and calls company X and says "this is Patrick Smith, i moved and need to update my address and phone number." representative finds an account with that matching name and updates info. However son's account is actually set up under "Patrick A Smith" but he failed to mention his middle initial and over the phone a representative in a call center miles away has no indication that they need to ask if a middle initial is used. 3 weeks later Dad calls in to inquire about a previous purchase or missing catalog/coupon/bill, etc. Rep can't find his account because Patrick Smith is no longer under the home address/phone, it's under the son's new address after minutes of searching because one party forgot to mention a middle initial (or failing to add the Sr/Jr if both first and middle names are identical) which makes all the difference. It sounds long and drawn out typing it, trust me it's long and drawn out over the phone and frustrating for both the consumer and the employee when dealing with this situation. I dealt with it on a nearly daily basis.
just my two cents!
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