(Closed) Spinoff: Naming traditions!

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Everyone in my family (on both sides) is named after someone else in the family… except me. Most of the time middle names are family names. My brother’s middle name is my dad’s name. My cousin’s middle name is the same as my grandma’s. Another cousin has the middle name Donovan because my grandpa’s name was Don. You get the point.

And all of the granddaughters and great granddaughters on my maternal side have seven letter first names. We have no idea how that happened for the first six girls, but now there’s a lot of pressure to carry the tradition on. So much so that my cousin named his daughter Kinzser instead of Kinzer because she needed a 7 letter name. What will they do if I name use a name like Leah???

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

In my family the first born males middle names are their father’s names and the second born’s middle names are the grandfathers names and the daughters are named for the grandmothers   ie, Matthew Timmothy (Fathers name is Tim) and Jonnathan Thomas Lawarance (Grandfathers namers are Thomas and Lawrance) My name Mary Kathleen (Grandmothers names are Mary Bernice and Joan Kathleen) 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My fiance and his father have the same first 2 initials and he wants our son to have the same

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

One of middle names is Grace, I’m named after my grandmother. Grace has been in the family for generations, and I cant wait to use it 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We don’t have one yet but I was named after both my grandmothers (they were both Anastasia’s). I think it’s a great way to honour your parents. I’m still trying to sell Mr Rugbee on naming our first son after his father but he says it would make Future Father-In-Law uncomfortable…

Post # 8
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Helper bee

On my mom’s side of the family, pretty much everybody has a grandparent’s name as a middle name.  My paternal grandmother and all the other female first borns in her family get their grandmother’s maiden name and mother’s maiden names as their two middle names (ex. Grandma was a Smith, Mom was a Jones, the kid would be Sally Smith Jones Williams).

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dad and I are the first to start this, but he gave me his middle name as my middle name too. I’m going to give my second child the same middle name as well. We got lucky that it can be switched from male to females!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@AnastasiaM: Oooo!!  Hi Anastasia!! So rare to find someone with the same name! Just thought I’d point it out!!!! 😀

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@jo.lee: Now I really wanna’ know your middle name!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m named after my grandmother (first name) and great-grandmother (middle). Fiance is named after his uncle, then grandfather. Each of us has one name from mother’s side, one from father’s side. Not an awesomely unique tradition, but we’ll probably name a kid or two after our grandparents.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Oh, I did think of one thing! FI’s name and mine have the same meaning. My name is actually the female diminutive form of his name. So I was thinking about naming our kids all in the same theme. Namely our names in different forms or languages. (It’s an old, common name, so there are lots of forms of it)

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Well I named both of my daughters E names Didnt mean to but now Fi says if we have any more they will have to E Names too. My oldest has the “Family” middle name Lynn and the youngest has My middle name Fi wants it to become a family middle name too because of the funny story behind it…

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

There aren’t any naming traditions in my family.  We just choose names we like.

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