Post # 1
Hello ladies, about two weeks ago, we found out we are going to have a litte J.A.O Jr. (A BOY!) well hes going to be a jr because he will my J.A.O’s son BUT hes not going to be a Jr. hes going to be a third (did I just confuse y’all?)…..anyway. My loves is a Jr….okay I’ll just go ahead and say his name, Jeffrey. There I did it, I put my hubbys name on social media!!! Back to my main point….since my husband DEMANDS that we name our son the 3rd, I am trying to decide what to call him. It would make it so much easier if everyone didnt call Jeffrey Jr’s dad Jeff because then I could call my Jeffrey, Jeff but when I think of Jeff, I think of his dad and thats just weird. My hubby wants me to call him Jeff but I just cant do it…
Well lets just cut to the chase because I’m already tired of typing. Whats a name that we can call our son besides Jeffrey? I thought about calling him Allen since that will be his middle name and then my husband thought about calling him Trip which is short for triple.
I love that we have decided to name our son the third but its going to be really hard calling both him and my son Jeffrey.
Post # 2
I like “Tripp” 🙂 one of our good friends is a third and goes by Tripp.
Post # 3
I knew someone in highschool who when by Trip. I never thought anything of it (and he wasn’t teased), so I would go with that!
Post # 4
So the granddad is “Jeff”, your husband is “Jeffrey”, and you’re trying to figure out a nickname for your son?
I think calling him J or Allen would be good. I also don’t see a problem with calling him “Jeff” even if granddad goes by Jeff.
I had a classmate who was “a third” and he went by “K. Sean” (with the K representing the shared name and Sean being his middle name).
Trip is a cute nickname, but it might be better suited for an intimate family-only nickname rather than one his teachers would call him, for example.
Post # 6
What about just “Jay.” My younger brother is the Thomas IV, he and my grandfather are both called Tommy. My dad always went by his initials, but I’m not sure J.A. sounds good – so maybe Jay instead? 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
If we have a son, he will be the third & we plan to call him Trey. Another option I originally wanted [but my husband was having none of it haha] was Trace. I had never thought of Tripp before the PP & that’s a cute one too!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
I’ve know a couple of guys who go by Trey because they are a 3rd.
Post # 9
My FI is a “III” and they’ve called him Trey since he was a baby. EVERYBODY calls him Trey, the only time he or anybody uses his legal name is on legal paperwork.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn
I have a friend who is a 3rd and everyone calls him Trey.
Post # 11
My DH is also a Jr. and he once brought up naming our future son a third. DH goes by DJ (for David Jr.) and his dad goes by a totally different nickname unrelated to his name, so I thought we could call our son David. Then DH says “We can call him D3, like Mighty Ducks!”…aaaanddd that just squashed the whole naming our future son after him. lol
Anyway, I know popular nicknames for a III are Trey, Tre, Trace, Tres, Tripp/Trip, Skip. I actually like Trace, but in your case I would go with “J” or Allen.
Post # 12
ChristineMarie5711: I am in the EXACT same situation, but mine only share first names. His father is III, they changed my FI’s middle name, but my FI wants our son to be a JR. so our son would be the 5th with that first name, but technically only a jr with that middle name, if that makes sense.
I want too change his middle name- but my FI is throwing a fit. I don’t see the issue, his middle name isn’t a family name and it’s obviously not a running name. He finally agreed to change it, and now he insisting on calling him by his first name. I love my FI but I would never choose his name for our child, it’s very “generic”. So there will be 3 Williams (that’s not his name just an example) all in the same room at once. I told him I was going to call him by his middle name, and he said that was fine, but i’d be the only one. He and “everyone else” would call him by his first name (according to my FI). Talk about confusing for the kid!
If I were in your shoes, I would either call him by his middle name or take the Trip idea and run with it. It’s an adorable name and if my kid was the 3rd and my FI liked the idea, I would do it in a heartbeat!
Post # 13
ChristineMarie5711: So your husband is okay with calling him a different name that isn’t Jeffery? Can you give him a different middle name? I know plenty of guys who go by their middle names. Other than that, what about Al if you are set on Allen as the middle name. I personally find it odd when parents name their child one thing, in this case Jeffery Allen, but then call him Trip. I understand why you are doing so. I am honoring my Nana, mother, and grandmother with my first daughter…but only through the middle name.
Post # 14
I know of a third boy as well and everyone calls him Trey.
Post # 15
For now I’ve been calling our son Jeffrey 3.
The grandfather does go by Jeff and everyone calls my husband Jeffrey. My husband has begged me to start calling him jeff but I just can’t bring myself to do it because that’s what everyone calls his dad. Ever since ive known my husband, I’ve ALWAYS called him Jeffrey. I think it would be different if I had started calling my husband jeff from the very beginning and then we could call our son Jeffrey without any confusion.
I think I’m just going to call him Allen.