(Closed) My cousin and I like the same baby girl name….

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@TwoStatesBride:  please, you are girl-fighting about a fantasy baby and names for it?

Sometimes I shake my head for my gender.

If you must, you both can use the name. Neither of you hold the copyright on it. And is she thought of it independantly from you there’s a good chance it’s one of those trendy names that everyone will have.

Post # 18
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t worry about it until one of you is pregnant with a girl lol. One or both of you might change your mind. Even if you don’t, I don’t think it’s the end of the world if both had the same name if you are both dead set on it.

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@TwoStatesBride:  Great attitude! But any name can be turned into a nick names? Even if it’s just the first letter. Or adding “y” to the end. And some people have nick names that have nothing to do with their actual name. Or their nick name is their last name.

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

@TwoStatesBride:  since it’s a family name I wouldn’t worry about it. we have many same names in our family. My son has the same name as his cousin. There is a few johns. there are two margarets in my family. I don’t think this is a big deal. I would think it would be a bit more strange if you two were sisters. But even then I don’t get what the big deal is. especially since they will have different last names and different middle names.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TwoStatesBride:  I think it’s fine… in fact my uncle and his cousin both have sons with the same name.  The boys are I think 3-5 years apart, and it’s a non-issue.  There are a couple cases in my family of double names between my first cousins and cousin-in-laws, and we always find ways to differentiate between them, even where the name isn’t able to be shortened.  

Post # 24
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6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Eh, you’ll just have to wait and see who has a girl first. If she does, you’ll have to et over it and either name your (possible) daughter the same name or choose another one.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@TwoStatesBride:  if it makes you feel any better, my FI’s younger brother has the same name as their cousin. Both his dad and his aunt liked the same name. His brother was born first, and then their cousin, and his aunt went with the name anyway.

No one seems to have an issue with it!

Cousins having kids with the same name is no big deal 🙂

Post # 26
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My cousin and I have the same first AND middle names! My dad and his sister’s husband both had the same first name so that’s our middle name. We’re four years apart and our parents both liked the same first name. It was fun growing up. We were Little and Big. 

Post # 27
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@TwoStatesBride:  My sister is N


E


, my cousin is H


E


, and another cousin is J


N


. They LOVE that they have names in common! (The E names and the N names are the same!)

Post # 28
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7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I wouldn’t worry about it at all. I have the same name as my aunt (who is much closer to my age than to her sister’s/my mom’s). It’s really not a big deal.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My brother, father, grandfather and uncle all of the same name and they all have some sort of nickname to set them a part from each other.  I would not worry about it. 

Post # 31
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376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have the same name as my cousin and I love it 🙂 I just go by FirstName MiddleName and she goes by FirstName (since she’s older)

 

I wouldn’t stress 🙂

ETA: I only go by FirstName MiddleName when we are at family events. But I always will respond to both and some of my best friends have started calling me that. I love it, I consider it a nickname that only my closest friends and family call me!

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