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Would you think it was strange if someone used their dcs middle name on their next dc?

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Lollyheart Fri 22-Jul-11 17:43:42

Dc4 due in 8 weeks

We didn't think we would be having anymore children so used our fav boys name on ds2.

Would it be strange to name this baby if a boy ds2 middle name ?

EverythingsNotRosie Fri 22-Jul-11 17:46:15

I wouldn't do it myself. But I do know a pair of brothers who have both names the same- one is Gareth Thomas and the other is Thomas Gareth!

Quodlibet Fri 22-Jul-11 17:46:21

My DP and his brother have exactly this.

I do find it deeply odd though. Seems like older brother is prototype and younger one is improved version, somehow...

Happymum22 Fri 22-Jul-11 17:49:43

Just use another name you like.....

MirandaGoshawk Fri 22-Jul-11 17:51:29

Yes odd. As if there aren't enough names out there or you have no imagination. Or both.

headzookeeper Fri 22-Jul-11 17:53:11

Ds1 Jack Joseph and Ds2 is Joseph Sean.

Joseph was my late fathers name but my idiotic ex wouldn't let me use it as a first name for Ds1. So when Ds2 came along the day after my dads birthday, DH agreed that Joseph was a good choice.

Incidentally it wasnt till Ds3 was on the way and we were looking in a baby name book that we realised that Jack and Sean are both alternate names for John. So I have a John Joseph and a Joseph John really.

PipFEH Fri 22-Jul-11 19:41:52

I have asked myself this as I was daft enough to give my son an awesome middle name that I am loathed to discount this time. I have told myself that I can't do it though, and I'm right.

FingandJeffing Fri 22-Jul-11 19:45:19

I think it's fine. I know someone lovely with 2 lovely boys who has done just that.

wigglesrock Fri 22-Jul-11 20:28:48

In my husbands family - ds1 middle name is the same as ds3 first name.

jellybeans Fri 22-Jul-11 20:32:14

I wouldn't do it as would prefer their own new name but it's no big deal really.

BestNameEver Fri 22-Jul-11 20:42:16

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Amapoleon Fri 22-Jul-11 20:50:20

I would, outside of the immediate family who would know.

sparkle12mar08 Fri 22-Jul-11 20:52:29

I wouldn't do this in a million years. Why give your child a second hand name, it smacks of laziness and couldn't-be-bothered-to-think-of-a-new-one-ness. That's how it will come across anyway, regardless of your own reasons for doing so.

HattiFattner Fri 22-Jul-11 20:53:16

my cousins...

Names changed but....

Matthew Mark
Mark Luke
Luke Matthew

They had no imagination at all...two forgivable, 3 is just too many.

Mutt Fri 22-Jul-11 20:55:22

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Ephiny Fri 22-Jul-11 20:58:25

I don't think it's especially strange either - if someone did this I'd probably assume it was a family name that they wanted to pass on to both children or something, but wouldn't think it odd or really give it much thought.

lazylula Fri 22-Jul-11 21:33:34

My friends have done this, I do not think it strange but it isn't something I would do. Dh suggested ds1's middle name as a name for dc3 if it were a boy but I said no as for me there names are especially chosen for them.

SE13Mummy Fri 22-Jul-11 21:39:21

We contemplated doing this for DD2 but didn't. DD1's middle name is Mary but we ended up naming DD2 Miriam (another version of Mary).

I have a friend whose middle name was given to her much younger sister as a first name - neither of them have ever minded.

echidnakid Sun 24-Jul-11 05:48:09

Not strange at all. I would assume that you adored the name and kind of wished you had saved it for DC2 but didn't want to NOT use it in case DC2 was a different sex. Seems perfectly reasonable to me!

PaperBank Sun 24-Jul-11 07:47:12

What if the first one decides they'd like to be known by their middle name?

PorkChopSter Sun 24-Jul-11 08:01:51

I couldn't/wouldn't.

catsareevil Sun 24-Jul-11 08:02:35

I wouldnt do this. There are so many names out there you must be able to think of a new one for the new DC?

harecare Sun 24-Jul-11 08:05:40

My sister did this. My Mum finds it very odd, I'm not bothered either way.

MrsOzz Sun 24-Jul-11 08:24:18

I know a set of 4 (lovely) sisters who all have the middle name Louise!

Martha85 Sun 24-Jul-11 10:02:29

Not strange at all. If it means a lot to you then go for it. Don't worry what anyone else says. DS1 and DS2 both have middle names we are considering for DC3.

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