"Matching" family names

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

NOPE I will not and refuse to. My DH has 2 other brothers all their first names start with the same letter.  My MIL goes through their names until she gets the right name.  It is so annoying.  

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@cirk:  I think if we had two kids and it happened on accident – like we just really liked two J names in a row, and then we had a third kid I would probably keep it for the third kid so they wouldnt feel left out. I would not plan it from the first kid though. My FI has two older brothers with the same initials MAF and my FI initials are AAF so clearly his parents didnt think it was a big deal haha 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We will be matching the names in formality and in type… meaning we won’t have a Chloe and a Beauregard or a Cynnidi and a James.  Aka nothing super trendy with something classic and nothing very informal/casual with something very formal.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I personally wouldn’t if I were planning on more than two.  Even then it is iffy.  My grandma, bless her, got my brother (who is adopted from a different ethnicity) and my cousin who looks nothing like him mixed up because their names both ended in “an”. It took nothing more than that to mix her up.

Also a friend of mine growing up had 7 siblings, 4 boys 4 girls and each name started with the same letter per sex.  I still forget some of their names and I babysat the younger ones.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Sassygrn:  at least it’s not like in my mom’s family…she has 7 brothers, and they are all R names! It’s pretty crazy. Their initals are R.A.N. through R.G.N.

No matchy-matchy for us…although FI is a Jr so there is a possibility we’ll have a III one day.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

No, I really hate it. I mean, with just two kids, it’s not bad. But when you have a whole horde then it just seems silly.

I would only purposefully do it if I had twins. I think twins with matchy kind of names can be cute.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

My sister, her husband and their two boys’ names all start with “D”. I’m guessing it wasn’t a coincidence.

My sisters and I all have “Ann” somewhere in our first name. It was not intentional on her part but it is one of the reasons Alexandria is so high on my baby name list 🙂 If our daughter’s name does not, Ann will be with middle name (Ann is also a family name on DH’s side). 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@excitedtobeMRSF:  That’s what happened in my family. My older brother and I got the same initial, so they used it for my younger brother, too. (Back-up names for both my older brother and I did not start with that initial.) I didn’t much care about it, but my older brother HATED it. We won’t do it, but I don’t really care if other people do.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@cirk:  Ha, well I am glad I have your perspective!

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Most of my husband’s family are B names. All his sisters, himself, his boys, and most of his nieces and nephews. If we were to have decided to have kids I would have probably kept with it. Would not have been my first choice but not a hill to die over either. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Nope I won’t be doing that with my future kids. I find the concept a little silly and it reminds me of that Duggar family (20 Kids and Counting or however many they have now). All their names start with J and I think they’ve run out.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I think it’s cute 🙂

My SO has 3 brothers, 4 boys total (his poor mom lol!) and all their names end with -y and I think it’s the cutest thing ever!

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