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Would it be weird to name your ds a version of your name

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FattyMcChubster Wed 19-Jun-13 22:55:16

That's it basically.
I know a lot of men name their ds after themselves but why if you gave your son the masculine version of your name? Is that odd?

Like, simone-Simon

That might not be my best example but don't want to out myself! blushgrin

dufflefluffle Thu 20-Jun-13 16:32:20


I don't think it's be too weird

WomanvsFood Thu 20-Jun-13 16:57:09

I have done this, though kind of unwittingly. We chose Christopher for our DS, but have shortened to Kit. My name is Kate, and the similarity didn't occur to either of us until after we were dead set on the name and so we went for it anyway.

Some people probably find it a bit odd, but I really like it - feels like DS and I are a proper little team.

Maryz Thu 20-Jun-13 17:11:03

I also find the Will Smith thing a bit odd, because of the pairing of Dad/daughter and Mum/son.

What are they going to do if they have another child? Call it Wida or Jall, or something else entirely?

miffybun73 Thu 20-Jun-13 17:49:39

I think that it's a bit strange, but plenty of people do it.

fanjodisfunction Thu 20-Jun-13 19:18:13

I went to school with a girl named after her she was called Nala, and her Dad was called Alan.

MrsFrederickWentworth Thu 20-Jun-13 22:39:05

If you like it, go ahead. I think it is nice, not narcissistic.

But maybe I would say that because we have family names for boys on both DH's and my side, and I was called after my mother, with the old fashioned variant of her name. I always just thought how much my father loved my mother.

Now guessing frantically which name it is.

To add uselessly to the list
Dorothea , theodora/Theodore, as above

Ooh I am having fun

Alexandra/ Alexander,Alistair.

Bertha,.Roberta/ Robert
Add Seamus and iago and Jago and Jake and Jemima to the James list.

IsThisAGoodIdea Fri 21-Jun-13 01:40:43

Would people find Anna/Annabel weird?

PinkPepper Fri 21-Jun-13 02:01:06

Not for me - but then I have a unisex name. I personally wouldn't though but wouldn't let dp either smile

MooseBeTimeForSpring Fri 21-Jun-13 03:18:25

My mother was Joan Alice. I'm Joanne Allison.

MooseBeTimeForSpring Fri 21-Jun-13 03:19:08

I never asked if it was purposeful or accidental. I was DD2.

TeaCuresEverything Sat 22-Jun-13 11:48:07

ha ha I don't know if my ds would have suited being called Victor.

NigellaEllaElla Sat 22-Jun-13 12:03:57

This would definitely make me a bit hmm

If I knew someone who had done this I would definitely be hoiking up my judgey pants. I know it would be wrong of me to do so. I'm just giving my honest opinion.

NigellaEllaElla Sat 22-Jun-13 12:06:40

I should add that something like Jemima and James I think is fine. The ones I would have a problem with are the obviously samey ones - Christina and Christopher; Henry and Henrietta; Alexander and Alexandra.

diddl Sat 22-Jun-13 12:17:08

Odd to me.

But then we've never named after GPs, parents either.

Although my son has the same middle name as his dad & his dad iyswim.

And my daughter has the same middle name as my maternal GM.

I know a Stephanie who called her son Steven.

Didn't strike me as narcissistic, more-could you really not think of something original?

ShabbyButNotChic Sun 23-Jun-13 20:37:08

My auntie did this accidentally, she is called christine (chrissie for short) and had twins one christmas eve, so they were called (after many mary and joseph jokes) christopher and holly. She didnt make the connection until someone referred to the baby as chris! Blame the baby brain....she made many attempts to start other nicknames kit/topher etc but no, chris stuck. The worst bit, when he got to school alllll his friends called him chrissy....yes, she felt dim.

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