Сhild name

posted 2 years ago in Names
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

For many families it is a part of tradition. My husband was named after his grandfather as were many of his cousins. They all share some variation of his first name. Most of them go by their middle names or nick names. I don’t really find it selfish.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I don’t think it’s any of my business what anyone names their kid.  And if someone goes to the trouble of gestating a human for nine months and then squeezing it out her vag, she gets to call it whatever she likes.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

I’d say egotistical before I called it selfish but it’s also a pretty traditional thing to do. I wouldn’t because it’s confusing. You want selfish? Give your kid a yoonique snowflake name no one can spell or pronounce just to be special and get attention. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

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skunktastic :  I have one of those “unique snowflake names no one can spell or pronounce just to be special and get attention”. And you know what? It makes me feel special and I like the attention  🙂 it’s not always a bad thing.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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skunktastic :  I also have a unique name (I’m literally the only one in the world) and I love it. Now I get your point that it is insane when people take a name like Emily and spell it Immellie just for the sake of being different, but I was given a unique name well before it became a trend, and like 
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juicyjfan89 : I love my snowflake name. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m against naming a child after yourself solely because I think the child should be their own person, not just a junior.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - France

No, my family is of French heritage and it’s quite the norm. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My biological dad died when my mom was pregnant with me and they told her I was a boy so they were going to name me after him. Surprise surprise I’m a girl and they still chose to name me after him. My name is unisex but people always find it odd when I say I was named after my dad since I’m  a girl. I actually like it because it’s the only part of him I’ll ever have besides his genetic contribution. My husband and I aren’t into the junior thing but will be giving our child if it’s a girl  my grandma’s middle name as a middle name. Likewise we will give a boy my dad’s middle name who raised me because it flows well with almost any name and he’s a god send. Neither of them have asked for their names to be passed on. Since it’s our choice, no I don’t think it’s selfish. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t think it’s selfish. There are lots of reasons to pass on a name. Tradition, meaning, connection, even just really liking the name… Naming a child is a very personal choice and should be respected as such. 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

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lovelyruby :  I also have one though it’s a ‘real’ name and not horribly challenging. My point was that if anything serves to flatter the parent it’s something like that where they may not consider the consequences. Really I couldn’t give a damn except for my own amusement. I’m not trying to knock everyone down in dainty safe-space land 🙄

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our son is named after my late grandfather and he has my husband’s name as a middle name. Both hubby and I have one of our parent’s names as our middle names.

I am pregnant with my second now. If it is a girl she will have my name as a middle name. If a boy likely my middle name (which is unisex and was also my other late grandfather’s name as well as my mum’s) or my dad’s name.

I like naming children after people. I think it is a nice way to honour someone.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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burrita :  I’m not personally a fan of naming kids Junior/I/II etc. mostly because I find it confusing, but I don’t find it selfish if a couple chooses to do so.  I do really like using family names for middle names though, and think D.H. and I will continue that tradition.  

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I like my “yoonique snowflake name no one can spell” lol

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2018 - City, State

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DoubleD :  omg I freaking love that. The sentiment and I’m sorry hes passed… but naming daughter after father is awesome. I could do that I have a unisex name and it’s more boy popular actually. 

 

OP- both my fiance and my families have these traditions and when you family history/trees its so very endearing to see names crop up repeatedly! 

Definitely not selfish. 

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