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  #1  
September 18th, 2013, 11:55 PM
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my sisters kid has my middle name.

but my girls aren't name after anyone
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September 19th, 2013, 11:01 AM
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Our plan right now is to hold a family tradition of boys initials from DHs side and use my grandfathers name as the middle name (it fits the plan) and for a girl she would loosely (VERY loosely)be named after my DH.
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September 19th, 2013, 11:16 AM
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My dd is named after my grandmother. Ds has my father's name as his middle name but his 1st name isn't after anyone.
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September 19th, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Yes. I think it's very important to include family or close friends in names. I do believe it develops a sense of interconnection. Although certainly not required. Lol. Plus, I always thought that was why we had middle names

We believe each child should have their own first name. Something we love independent of any family connections. Liam and Kieran were just ones we loved. Josephine is also one we loved. But it also happens to hold the nickname that was also my late grandmothers nickname (she was Jo for Joann). Thus we were pleased with its family connection.

Liam is named after my husbands father (first name), my grandfather (middle name but also chosen name to be called), and my husbands brother (middle name). His middle is Thomas.

Kieran is named after my paternal grandmother, the best person on earth, really. His middle is Patrick.

Josephine is named after lots of people in her middle name, although none directly. It's AnnaLee which encompasses me, my mom, my grandmother on each side, and my two aunts. All have versions of Ann or Lee as first or middle names.
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September 19th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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MN's yes First names, no.
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September 19th, 2013, 01:13 PM
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My little guy's middle name is after DH's grandfather. But if we'd had a girl it was just going to be 2 names we liked. 2/3 of my siblings and I are named after family, 1 is not. In order to be named after someone, I feel like that person has to have been pretty darn amazing! Unfortunately there are limited people in our lives that live up to that standard!
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September 19th, 2013, 05:10 PM
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my daughter's name will be Yvonne Dianne, after her dad's aunt and my nana. both women were like angels just the sweetest people ever, and died the same way: breast cancer which turned to brain cancer within months.
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September 22nd, 2013, 06:54 AM
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No I'm not me and my kids father find it corny to name a child after someone
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September 23rd, 2013, 10:17 AM
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My son has DH's middle name but my daughter's mn is adalyn. Its sorta named after mine but not really.. mine is Lyn but i always felt it was too boring so i gave her one more interesting. I like the idea of naming after a family member (the nm) but will never choose a name unless i like it.
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September 23rd, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Since we are adopting... Yes we may give our baby a middle name after their birth mother or father.

My sister gave her son our little angel's name <3
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October 6th, 2013, 05:49 PM
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No, though if we have a boy, he will carry DH's initials.
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October 6th, 2013, 05:55 PM
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No, I like kids having their own names and forging their own identities.

Plus, had we given the middle name after one person (like a grandfather, or an aunt or something), how do you choose which one? If we gave the middle name after my father, then I'd feel like we were leaving out DH's father. I'm not going to give the kid 5 middle names to please everyone.

Easier to just start from scratch!
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October 7th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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No. I don't have any opinion on other people naming their kids after people, but I personally haven't had any desire to do it. I caught a lot of flack from my MIL about not naming them after anybody because she named all of hers after relatives. "Who are you going to tell them they're named after? fictional characters?" No, they're not named after anybody! They're named their own name.
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October 7th, 2013, 10:17 PM
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middle names, yes. my daughter mn is Ann - my mom was Judy Ann...DS1 mn is samuel, dh is sam(uel)..DS2 mn will be Jude..again after my mom
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October 8th, 2013, 11:20 AM
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we kind of did, but not exactly.

my father's name, paul, is not my style, so i gave my son a name that *reminded* me of my father instead-- clark. all growing up, my mother (and other people i knew!) would refer to my dad as superman, saying that the glasses he wore made him look like clark kent. what's funny is that it seems like it might be a stretch, but my whole extended family knew immediately that clark was in honor of my dad.

similarly, i'm strongly considering the middle name beatrix if dh and i ever have a girl-- the name brings up strong memories of my paternal grandmother, because of her love of beatrix potter's peter rabbit stories.
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October 8th, 2013, 11:31 AM
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My daughter is named after my grandmother but definitely has her own identity. She is 11 now and finds it a great privalege because I loved my grandmother so much. She's not a little anyone since my grandmother died 20 years before she was born.
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October 16th, 2013, 06:01 AM
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We don't have a child. we're TTC. But we have no plans to name our future kiddos after anyone.
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November 18th, 2013, 04:00 AM
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I don't plan to name my child after anyone.. my husband is named after his granddad though
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November 18th, 2013, 08:13 AM
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If i end up having a girl her middle name would be Marie. Generic i know but its both mine and my partner's middle name and my mom's.
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