Post # 1
So, I love my FI with all my heart but sometimes his name gets very annoying, especialy now that my older brother moved home. You see, my FI’s name is Steve. My brother’s name is Steve. As if that weren’t enough for you, my FI’s grandpa’s name is Steve, and his uncle’s name is Steve….. I mean… SERIOUSLY? It really get’s confusing when I’m just trying to talk to my family about Steve (the FI). My FI’s mom admitted she wanted to name him Arnold originally and have Steven as his middle name, but then his initials would have been A.S.S. So she switched it around… Gah, it just gets a little annoying and awkward sometimes, especially at family events. I end up just calling my FI “baby face” most of the time… Anyone else have an issue similar to this?
I think I will be avoiding naming any future child of mine Steve…
Post # 3
@crisy003: Ha! Yes. There are a billion Scotts in my ring of family, extended family, co-workers and friends. It’s confusing as hell. Also a name crossed off the list of future children. (And I died laughing at the A.S.S thing!)
Post # 4
@MrsYokiman: Haha, now his mom gets overly worried about every single name a child has and if they will get bullied for initials after almost making that mistake! I think I’m going to cross Steve off the list of possible names for when we have children down the line for sure. Someone needs to put an end to the madness!
Post # 5
FI’s brother and dad have the exact same name (it’s a family name) and it always throws me off at family events. FI’s family seems to have some innate way of knowing whose name is being called just by how the name is being said. I’m always fascinated by that.
No way in hell are we continuing that family tradition, though.
Post # 6
@crisy003: my mom and my brother have the same first name (short version of the male and female versions of the name) My cousin and my grandfather have the same name (and so does my ex).
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
We have lots of Edwards, Richards, Williams/Bills.
Post # 8
Yep, We have a name like that.
Thank God that my FI’s mom decided to break tradition and not name him that. Then my FI, his father, his grandfather, my grandfather, brother, cousin, 2 friends (one who did a “jr” thing, too) and 3 co-workers would all have the same name.
Post # 9
Yup! My DH, my FIL, my DH’s paternal grandfather, his maternal uncle, and some family friends!
Post # 10
That’s so weird. I thought it was the first born son would then pass the name onto his first born son….. not every male in the family having the same name? I have never heard of that.
Post # 11
I understand completely. Try to follow along:
Dad’s side of family; My dad is named John. He was named after his dad, also named John.
Mom’s side of family; I have an Uncle named John, who was named after his dad, also John.
So yeah, both of my grandpa’s were both named John and my mom married my dad who had the same name as one of her brothers. So that’s four John’s really close in my family. I have one brother and I’ve heard stories about how everyone kept asking my parents if they were going to name their son John. They didn’t, thankfully because that would just be too ridiculous.
Post # 12
We’ve got a name like that!!
Post # 13
Yup! It’s James. My FI, Dad, Grandfather, Uncle, Cousin, Second Cousin and Nephew are ALL James. I’ve taken to referring to my FI as MJ, short for “My James.” lol
To add to the confusion, my brother’s name is Alistair and FI best friend is Alastair. Really? I didn’t think it was a common name, so what are the chances? haha
Post # 14
I’m named after my grandma. That got super confusing (and anoying!) at family gatherings.
We have a lot of Roberts and Richards in our family. Like, way too many.
Post # 15
FI’s mother and aunt (sisters) have the same name. I still haven’t been able to get the full story out of FI – his family is Vietnamese, so there is most likely a difference in the accent for the “u” that makes both names different, or one or both might have a hyphenated first name but only go by one part (FSIL’s name is hyphenated and may or may not be the same as FMIL’s full name, but it’s OK because she goes only by the unique part of it!). BUT COME ON. It got really confusing when FMIL went back to her maiden name after having been divorced for ~20 years, since the aunt is unmarried. I have to put “MIL” and “aunt” in parentheses after their names in my contacts.
Post # 16
haha! same issue here. I gave him a nick name within weeks… when i call him mike, it sounds super strange!