(Closed) Name dilemma! Opinions welcome!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think it’s perfectly fine to name your future son the same name despite it being the same name as his cousin. My second cousin (we’re a tight family but they live kind of far) named her baby my name and I see them maybe once a year and I love that she has my name!! It’s actually spelled a little differently because she’s the second Tatiana, her name is spelled Tatianna.

Post # 4
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would suggest waiting on making name decisons until you are pregnant. Lots of times your opinions on names will change once you are pregnant, and even again once you meet your baby, so why stress about something that is potentially so far in the future? You might have no boys, and then it is a moot point altogether.

Post # 5
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Sometimes the name you love just won’t suit the baby either. My younger brother was unnamed for days because their boy-name didn’t end up suiting him once they’d met him. 

Also – having duplicate names in a family is not that big a deal, especially if it’s a popular or traditional name (If you both decided you loved something obscure, that might be weird). 

Post # 6
3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think it’s a problem at all to give him the same name, especially since you rarely speak or see each other. This really isn’t worth getting upset over.

Post # 7
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

If you’re not that close and won’t see each other much, go for it! I totally understand you though – Darling Husband and I are weird too, and have had our first son’s name picked out for…..5 years now? He told me the morning after we went to prom and had only been dating for 2 months, that he had always wanted to name his first son x.

Now his brother and SIL are due in about a month, and I actually worry what happens if they pick the same name. It seems like a silly thing, but it would be hard to find something else that we like as much – since that name just automatically makes us think of our own baby someday.


But I also agree with PP’s – your mind might change when you are pregnant or actually holding the baby. I know my mom said they went through several names during each pregnancy.

Post # 8
5883 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have an Uncle named Patrick and a cousin name Patrick (called Pat), but they aren’t father and son. My Uncle Patrick’s sister (my Aunt) named her kid Patrick. Not confusing, don’t worry about it.

EDIT- Do you watch House (the TV Show)? There is a character that was getting a divorce but slept with his soon ex while he had a girlfirend. They both ended up pregnant at the same time and named the kids Sophia and Shophie.

Post # 9
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My friend was dead set on using the name Michael. Her sister got pregnant and named her son Michael. During the pregnancy, my friend said, “well, guess there will be two Michaels in the family!” It’s not a huge problem.

But I do agree about not getting dead set on a name…your opinions could change greatly by the time you have a baby!

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