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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.
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.
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.
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.