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Is it ok to use ds2's middle name for ds3?

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Melonmoonmum Sun 07-Oct-12 21:21:42

we are stuck! We love the name Louie but it is ds2's middle name - is this really bad? Will they hate us when they're old enough to realise. We need a French theme name and it's down to Pascal or Louie... Having the baby on tues (c-section)... Already got a Luc and jacques ... Help

PropositionJoe Tue 09-Oct-12 07:57:36

Basking - the little boy might not be so pleased as an adult though.

Op - all the very best for today!!

My brother in laws, ironically called marc louis and louis pierre clearly went through this, and the elder basically now has no middle name, it is as if when the youngest one was named louis marc lost his middle name.

zxcv123 Mon 08-Oct-12 18:47:57

Don't do it. This happened to my brothers - the elder one decided that he didn't like his first name, would have liked to have swapped to his middle name instead, but couldn't because it is my younger brothers' name. He is still really annoyed with our parents for "giving his name away".

I also think Luc and Louie /Louis are too similar and run the risk of both being shortened to Lu/Lou at some point. There are loads of great French names you could choose instead.

shoppingtrolley Mon 08-Oct-12 14:26:20

I love it too. Super cool!

Lovescourgettes Mon 08-Oct-12 14:26:15

I love Marcel and Etienne is beautiful .

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 08-Oct-12 14:26:09

I think ds2 might think you couldn't be bothered to give him his own name and what OneHandFlapping said.

OneHandFlapping Mon 08-Oct-12 14:23:28

It'll be hard enough for DS1 when DS2 arrives. Don't majke him give away his name as well!

squoosh Mon 08-Oct-12 14:22:18

Oh Serge is really cool!

shoppingtrolley Mon 08-Oct-12 14:21:43

Or Thibaut.
Great name.

shoppingtrolley Mon 08-Oct-12 14:20:14

What about Serge?

Ham69 Mon 08-Oct-12 08:59:46

Shouldn't think it would cause a problem and it is a nice name.
I absolutely love the suggestions Xavier, Etienne and also like Pascal.
Good luck tomorrow.

baskingseals Mon 08-Oct-12 08:49:06

it really doesn't matter one bit.

my sister has done this out of sheer desperation, and her older son is chuffed that the baby has got his middle name. if Louie is the name that just feels right for your family then use it.

wishing you luck on Tuesday grin

Kelerina Mon 08-Oct-12 07:13:38

In all honesty I think it would be really bizarre for them to share names. My cousins who are siblings share a name, the girls middle name (which is unisex) is the boys first name. I have never understood it and just think it comes across as really lazy although I know you aren't being lazy!! Pick something else

MrBloomsGirl Mon 08-Oct-12 06:45:20

I agree that Louie and Luc are too similar. In your shoes I'd go for Pascal or Etienne (which I LOVE, by the way)

MrsJohnDeere Mon 08-Oct-12 06:42:38

Change ds2's middle name? Give ds2 another middle name, so that Louie is his 3rd name?

Is he old enough to know or care?

squoosh Sun 07-Oct-12 22:32:07

Don't do it. The little fella deserves his own special name not a hand me down one.

olliesmum234 Sun 07-Oct-12 21:55:10

Pascal is a gorgeous name that goes really well with Jacques and Luc!

Louie is lovely too but already belongs to DS2.

YouMayLogOut Sun 07-Oct-12 21:52:23

Go for Pascal!

Louie is too similar to Luc.

I did this. We then gave them both an extra middle name when they were 2 and 5 to make it less a possible future issue. So now my youngest has his big brothers second middle name.

wigglesrock Sun 07-Oct-12 21:41:34

Also happened to my husbands two brothers - my mil used her ds1 middle name as ds3 first name, hope that makes sense. If I had another girl I would consider using dd2 middle name as a first name.

HSMM Sun 07-Oct-12 21:38:10

This happened to DH and his brother ... same 2 names, swapped round. No problem for them.

Melonmoonmum Sun 07-Oct-12 21:32:08

Believe me we are not lazy,lol, we just really love the name, but the hours & hours, days, I've spent trawling through the alternatives! I am now going completely kooky wierd - so fair point!

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 07-Oct-12 21:30:57

Is ds2 young enough to change his middle name?

PropositionJoe Sun 07-Oct-12 21:29:04

No. Think of something else.

SirBoobAlot Sun 07-Oct-12 21:28:36

I wouldn't, personally. Pascal is quite nice. French boys names:

Etienne (which I love, and is my friends little boys name, its beautiful)

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