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December 29th, 2007, 08:48 PM
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Give two of your children the same middle name? What if the name was a family name or had special meaning to you?
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December 29th, 2007, 08:51 PM
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I wouldn't. If I really wanted to use a middle name that had meaning, I would just find another one instead of using the same one, ywim?
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December 29th, 2007, 08:54 PM
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No I would not. I think that it is very special to do family names that mean a lot to you but would never give my children the same middle name.
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December 29th, 2007, 09:14 PM
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i wouldnt either. that makes it look like the parents couldnt think of another name(or didnt care to)
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December 29th, 2007, 10:03 PM
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Nope. My sister and I share part of our name and I'm not happy about it at all. Maybe it would be better if it was a middle name (instead of middle name/first name), but as things are, it's annoying. Plus I have no other options for names to go by ... her first name is my middle name, so it's already in use if I wanted to go by my middle name.

I'd worry about one child choosing to go by the middle name and then another, maybe younger sibling, being upset because they didn't get the same choice. Once a name is taken in that way, it's taken. I'd rather all my kids have distinct names for that reason.

The only way I would is if I wanted to use my maiden name for that purpose, but even then I'd think about giving two middle names just so they had another option to fall back on. That's something to consider for another family name, etc, too ... using Firstname Middlename Specialname Lastname. It's just that in my experience, I wish I had a second option to use. Some people consider sharing a name special but in case my kids don't, I wouldn't risk it.
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December 30th, 2007, 12:38 PM
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I have a friend named Nicole Marie and her sister is Brooke Nicole and then I have a friend name Matthew Joseph and his bro is Michael Joseph.


I wouldn't personally do it unless it was a really meaningful family name and then I would probably use it as a 2nd middle name for both.
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December 30th, 2007, 12:43 PM
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I wouldn't. I grew up with three friends (who were sisters) and they all had the same middle name (Ann), which was also their mother's middle name... and that always bothered me.

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The only way I would is if I wanted to use my maiden name for that purpose, but even then I'd think about giving two middle names just so they had another option to fall back on. That's something to consider for another family name, etc, too ... using Firstname Middlename Specialname Lastname.[/b]
This is what we did with Seamus' name. His second middle name is my maiden name. Originally we planned for only him and not any of our future children to have two middle names... but we liked the two-middle-names-thing so much that we decided to do that with all our future kids. Of course though, they'll all have DIFFERENT middle names.
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December 30th, 2007, 02:01 PM
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Nope, I wouldn't. My Dad and his younger brother share names and I always thought that was odd and a little unfair that they didn't have their "own" names. My Dad is John Michael and my Uncle is Michael John.
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December 30th, 2007, 02:30 PM
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I wouldn't just because there are lots of names i love and want to use. But i don't see anything wrong with it. My husband is Joshua michael and is brother has the same middle name.
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December 30th, 2007, 05:46 PM
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I personally wouldn't.
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December 30th, 2007, 07:45 PM
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I never would.
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