Post # 32
My husband is a Jr and I think he’s open to the idea of a future son of ours being a III. However, I do not want a III. I feel sort of proprietary over his name! I want him to be the only one I call by that name in my family. Plus he agreed that growing up there was major confusion about who was who from the powers that be. His dad lives hundreds of miles away and has for several years and he still gets some of my husband’s mail.
Post # 33
My husband, dad and Father-In-Law all have the same name, which is also my brother’s middle name… I think that’s enough
Post # 34
I have majorly mixed feelings about this. I am a second, same first, middle and last … I always hated it growing up. I wanted my "own name" … lol. I was like, why’d you have to name me your name … why couldn’t you think of a new name for me? Haha. Ok. Well now that I’m more mature and grown up, I actually understand how it is such a loving thing to do and that they weren’t actually trying to drive me crazy.
Now, my fiance always calls our future-unborn kid Junior. Which I hate. I will not have a Junior … ever. At first I was like, ok, you want him to have your same first, middle and last, ok … WHY. That was your mothers choice in names … what if I don’t love the choice? What if I want my own freaking name for my son … why do I have to use your mothers name … lol. I guess I kind of have given up and am like ok – it’ll be a whatever, I’m naming the girl. LOL.
Post # 35
I wouldn’t mind having a Jr. but FH doesn’t want to.
My brother and my Dad have the same first name but my brother goes by a shortened version of the name with a y at the end (think Bill, Billy). He went by "Bill" for a while when he was in High School and that was a bit confusing when people called the house but he went back to Billy when he was in his 20s. Their actual name is one that doesn’t sound so childish when shortened with a y so it’s not weird for a grown man to use it.
Post # 36
Definitely not into the idea of a Jr. Nobody in our family has ever done anything like that. But my Fiance has always wanted to name a son (if we have one) after his late father. That’s been really important to him ever since we started having the "what if" conversations about children. Totally fine with me, the name is great anyway and I think it’s sweet!
Post # 37
Kind of. My Fiance is named after his uncle, so he kind of wants to name our kid after his brother. I kind of dismissed because his brother is a total screw-up and I can’t imagine honoring a family member that has ‘done him wrong’ so many times.
Aside from that, his other brother has a ‘junior’. We call him Deuce