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December 21st, 2010, 04:21 AM
CountryGirl1982's Avatar Loving my son!
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I'm due w/ my 1st lil boy in February and picking a name has to be the hardest part of pregnancy LOL

Anyway, my fathers side of the family was split up and some put into foster care back when they were all little, and recently a few of his siblings have connected w/ me on facebook. (My aunts and uncles)

A couple of the names SO and I really liked are names of 'my uncles' sons.

Corbin and Clark.

They say "Oh that's fine, go ahead and name your son that, it's fine"

But.. to me, that's just strange. They even have my family's last name and everything. I just dont think I could do it. WDYT?

Thats one of the huge problems w/ naming my LO Its either a family has used it, its a friends childs name or someone from the past just kinda ruins that name, know what I mean?

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December 21st, 2010, 05:10 AM
Happy Song's Avatar Nicole
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Yes I know what you mean the older you get the more good names are taken.

They are so close that unless you are naming them in their honor you don't want the same name.
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December 21st, 2010, 08:48 AM
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Its really just personal preference, if it bothers you I would keep looking.
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Alaina Rhoslyn {2.15.07}, Natalia Lorraine and Georgia Carol {7.31.08}, Penelope Julia {8.25.10} and
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December 21st, 2010, 10:08 AM
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I was adopted when I was 8, but I have some of my birth mom's family on facebook. one of my "aunts" has a son named Nathan, but I didn't care. I have never met the kid, we have different last names, and I don't even remember meeting my "aunt" IRL.

when we found out we were having a boy, my birth mom asked what we were naming him and I said "Nathan" and she said, "oh cool, two Nathans in the family" and it ticked me off because I don't really feel like they are my "family", you know?

so to sum up, I guess it's whatever you are comfortable with. are they ever going to meet? are you close with them? etc
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December 21st, 2010, 10:11 AM
Purple654's Avatar Rhett's Mommy
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Its your own preference and how much contact you have with them. If the kids will be together everyday thats one thing but if you only talk on FB I say go for it!

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December 21st, 2010, 10:49 AM
3TeamH's Avatar Hayley
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Originally Posted by carlyheartsphil View Post
Its really just personal preference, if it bothers you I would keep looking.
ditto. it sounds like you're clearly wierded out by it but remember you don't have to make a final decision before he's born. you can go to the hospital with a list of names and go with what you think best suits him.

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December 21st, 2010, 04:59 PM
lexicon's Avatar formerly SarahRenee
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After we had Alexandra we found out DH had a distant cousin named Alexandra. He's never even met her and had no idea about her name until other family members started remarkng "oh another Alexandra in the family!"

There are 2 Nicholas' in the family too. BIL and another cousin.

So yeah it happens.

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December 21st, 2010, 05:31 PM
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Not really. DH, his nephew, and his cousin share Matthew though. It's DH's first name, DH's nephew's middle name (named after him- which I hate because now I feel like I can't use it for my own child), and DH's cousin's middle name (my FIL's sister "stole" the name from my MIL and used it on her son that was born a couple months before my DH was born. MIL was, and still is, livid about it LOL).
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December 22nd, 2010, 08:10 AM
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Not on the same side, no. At least not that I know of... so, if so, it's pretty distant, or I just don't know em.
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December 22nd, 2010, 06:09 PM
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Yes. I have a cousin named Tristan and my other cousin named his son Tristan. They aren't really close, though.

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December 23rd, 2010, 12:32 AM
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We don't have two of the same names (for first names) in our families that I know of. It depends on how close the family members are and how often they see each other as to how much it would bother me. If I had a 3rd cousin with a certain name that I see once in a blue moon, I'd go ahead and use the name.

Will you ever see these uncles or cousins? If not, use the name as long as it doesn't bother you too much!

Or, you could also "tweek it" - like Caden instead of Corbin.
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