(Closed) could you name your children the same thing as someone you use to know?

posted 5 years ago in Names
Post # 2
2087 posts
Buzzing bee

I could understand if it was a name that had major significance with a person. But someone you dated for a couple weeks in high school? Who cares

Post # 4
1850 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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Whitetoes:  I think that’s fine…had it been a significant ex I wouldn’t, but this is just some guy you dated for a second back in the day. 

#1 name I can’t use for personal reasons: Tiffany (Worst person ever…worked with her for a year and she terrorized me in a way no one ever has. Cried everyday because I’d have to see her.)

For us significant ex’s names are off the table. 

Certain students I’ve had have ruined some names for me. 

Post # 5
6890 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Meh I think nothing of it honestly.  There is a man in my past who I still am close friends with, we had a thing at one time.  I like his name it has nothing to do with him. I just like his name.  Considering I dated another guy with the same name was ended up being an jerk to put it mildly I still like the name.  When we were thinking of names, we ran accross that name.  That name goes well with the middle name we wanted to use and our last name. We both like the name, just didn’t end up using it.  

So if you like a name go for it

Post # 6
2530 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wouldn’t use the name of an ex-boyfriend but when we have a boy his name will be the name of several people I know including my sister’s husband! 

Post # 7
6524 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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Whitetoes:  no, and its funny bc my SIL named her 3rd child after an ex-best friend. It was just a big coincidence. My nieces name is Lauren Elizabeth, and my ex friend is also Lauren Elizabeth. 

I could never use a name that reminded me of someone who really hurt me in the past. Keith, Daniel are some boy names I could never use. 

Post # 9
1169 posts
Bumble bee

Darling Husband and I had an agreement that we weren’t naming kids after exes…first or middle. My middle name (Laurie) is the same as his ex wife’s (Lorie). Darling Husband says that mine is spelled and prounced differently so that is ok.

Son#1 – named after my brother (died in 2000). My brother was named after my 2 grandfathers.

Son#2 – middle name is DH’s best friend. His friend was ok with this as long as it wasn’t being used as a first name.

Post # 10
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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mg1363:  I’m in the same boat with student names- I’m nowhere near having kids, but I had two of my favorite boy’s names ruined this year.

There is a girl’s name I have always loved, same name as one of my oldest friends. However, it is also the same name as my FI’s ex who cheated on him and they had a pretty bitter breakup, so I think that’s definitely off the table, unfortuantely. 

Post # 12
1953 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My husband is strange in that he likes only 9 or 10 girls’ names, and maybe a million boys’ names. I’ve ruled out one of his favourite girls’ names because it’s an ex of his. I trust him when he says it has nothing to do with her, I just really don’t like that name. Too many bratty little girls I’ve come across, and his ex didn’t help the situation 😛 As for me, well he rules out a lot of my favourite names (girl or boy) because they’re a little different. He likes older fashioned names like John, Paul, James, etc., where I like (for lack of a better word) newer fashioned names. We have definitely agreed on our son’s name when the time comes, but we’re still arguing over our daughter’s name. 😛

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