(Closed) To Junior or Not to Junior

posted 10 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you name you child Junior?

    Yes, we both want to keep the name in the family.

    Yes, because my SO wants it that way.

    No, we both want to give our kids their own identities.

    No, my SO does not want any kids named after him.

    I have another answer, which I have described below.

    I have never thought about this.

    Neither of us has a preference.

    I have no preference.

    SO has no preference.

  • Post # 31
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My boyfriend is a junior and it’s really confusing!  I also have the same name as his sister…so the family dinners have several multiple names.  Confusing!

    Post # 32
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    7691 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We dont want any juniors. I dated a guy who was a third and his name was William Page III but everyone called him Tripper because apparently Tripper is the nickname for a III

    Post # 33
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I am absolutely opposed to naming our kids any kind of junior, II, III, whatever.  However, I put other – it’s a tradition in FIs family to give the first son the father’s name as a middle name.  His grandpa is Jose Miguel, his dad is Miguel Jose (yeah, I think it’s weird that they just reversed the names), he’s Christian Miguel, and because of this tradition, we do plan on giving a boy Christian as a middle name.  I’m completely against going any further than that, though – I really want our kids to have their OWN names.

    Post # 34
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    13561 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I don’t have strong feelings either way. I’m not against it but I don’t think it’s something we’ll do.

    Post # 35
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Ugh, never. My brother is a junior, and I have seen what he goes through, so I told hubs long ago that I hope he doesn’t want a junior, cuz it ain’t happening! Luckily, he agrees, and we’re not having kids anyway, so its really a moot point.  My brother and dad have to check their credit a lot, since there have been a few instances where they have ahd things show up under the wrong name.  Sucks for my dad especially, cuz my brother has bad credit. 

    Honestly, I could never do that to my child, I think sharing the same last name is enough, sometimes even a middle name, but come on now. Let the kid have his own name!

    Post # 36
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    7429 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

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    @Oribel013690: Totally agree with you on that! I know that apparently in the south its very common to go by your middle name, which I just totally don’t get. What’s the point of having a first name if you go by the middle? My nephew is the third and goes by his middle name.  And my ex was the third, but his grandfather went by William, his dad by Tony (middle name Anthony), and he went by Bill.  Really, no confusion there, but if you called William and they were all there, they would turn around!

    Post # 37
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    6890 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    My Fiance is a Junior and I hate it more than him….because when I say “Hey S, can you go get that?” at his family functions sometimes people think I am talking to his DAD. No! Obviously I meant my FI! Also some of his family members call him “Little S” which to me is strange because he’s 6’4 and taller than his dad….Fiance and I have decided to use their first name as our future son’s middle name if we have a boy one day. Keeps it in the family without being confusing and annoying.

    My brother is a “II.” As in, my mom was cool with him having my dad’s name (dad goes by middle name, brother goes by shortened version of first name) but she didn’t want ANYONE to actually call him “Junior.”

    Post # 38
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    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    No way.  I think they should get their own name and identity.  It also helps cut way down on the confusion!

    Post # 39
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    3636 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Being a fourth would only be cool once the others had died – which is awful!

    I would go with the middle name, though I would feel a bit guilty about ruining the line, especially seeing as it is already 3.

     

    Post # 40
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    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    My husband is a IV, so if we ever have a boy he will be John V.  Good grief.  It was a deal breaker for my husband though- I doubt he would have married me if I had not agreed to it!  I, however, was able to make him agree to call the kid Jack as a nickname.

    Post # 41
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    3636 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

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    @meganmp1: By the time it gets to a sixth it’s almost sad to not do it. And your Fiance is obviously a fan of it. It when it’s the 2nd or 3rd that it’s a bit wishywashy. But you have to have those numbers to get to the sixth I guess.

    Post # 42
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    8028 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My Husband and my Dad both have the same name already- so having a 3rd person with the same name would make things a little too crazy.

    Post # 43
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    Buzzing bee

    Crazily enough, I have an uncle who married a woman from Mexico named Jacqueline. She named her first child Jacqueline. She named her second child Ashley Jacqueline. Named her third child Mia Jacqueline. This wasn’t a family name or anything…she just really liked her own name!

    My FH is a junior, and we won’t be passing the first name down. We will be keeping the middle name the same though.

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