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pixiestixie84 Fri 05-Jun-15 19:25:38

So here's the problem-
Ds is due in September and I have a name that I am keen on but it is the male version of my name. It isn't too similar and I have asked friends about this and they have all said they hadn't noticed it but I think they are being nice...
I know I should probably say the names but don't want to out myself grin
So is it odd using a male or female version of one of the parents?

NomiMalone Fri 05-Jun-15 19:27:54

There was a thread about this very thing just yesterday!

In my opinion, it's a bit weird. My sister did it with her DD's name.

It just seems at best a bit unimaginative and at worst egomaniacal.

MamaLazarou Fri 05-Jun-15 20:59:32

If they are as similar as Jackie and Jack, then, yes, it would be a bit weird.

Stephen and Stephanie, less so.

DampAndRotten Fri 05-Jun-15 21:41:54

It really depends on the name..

Joanna /john - fine
Phillipa /phillip - weird

nilbyname Fri 05-Jun-15 21:43:11

Yes, may come across as ego ego ego!

reuset Fri 05-Jun-15 21:48:50

What nilby said. Though I'd like to know the names and just how similar they were.

DingleberryFinn Fri 05-Jun-15 21:59:05

It could be a bit matchy-matchy... depends if it's an obvious Nigel-Nigella. If they don't contain the same sound, e.g. like John and Joanna, probably fine.

SilentBob Fri 05-Jun-15 22:02:01

I know a couple who did this with their son and their daughter. So ds was dh's name lengthened and dd was dw's name with a different ending. each to their own but it's not for me.

CaptainHolt Fri 05-Jun-15 22:02:16

Do you get called by a unisex, shortened version e.g. Chris, Jo, Jacks, Nat ?

DextersMistress Fri 05-Jun-15 22:04:37

Is it cringy like will smith and his kids?

AtWorkNotW0rking Fri 05-Jun-15 22:51:33

Doh! I never noticed that about Will smith's kids!

DextersMistress Fri 05-Jun-15 23:08:25

Took me a while AtWork grin

Lucked Fri 05-Jun-15 23:16:31

I know someone with a young dd with the same name as herself and it is a very unusual name. I know it is really uncommon but I think it is quite nice.

honeysucklejasmine Fri 05-Jun-15 23:18:48

Is it cringy like will smith and his kids?

shock I never noticed that before!

pixiestixie84 Sat 06-Jun-15 06:26:48

I knew I'd seen a thread about this before, didn't realise there had been one so recently! It's not like Daniel- Danielle, more john- Joanna. The more I think about it, the more I go off the idea as dad's name is a similar length and starts with the same letter as Dh's name...

MaudeTheMopLady Sat 06-Jun-15 07:14:37

I have this dilemma too. I am Lucy and I want Lucian! I hadn't even noticed it was from the same stem as my name until DH pointed it out.

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Sat 06-Jun-15 07:17:51

If it's too similar don't do it. I knew a family mum Christine, dad Christopher and son Christian. Why would you?

LynetteScavo Sat 06-Jun-15 07:26:15

I know a Christine with a Christian and a Jackie with a Jack.

Also a Maria with a Mariah.

I've always thought it odd.

longlistofexlovers Sun 07-Jun-15 08:49:37

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith had:

Jaden and Willow.

SO cringe!

IsadoraQuagmire Sun 07-Jun-15 12:34:44

I don't think it's at all odd, I like the idea.

Excitingtimesahead Sun 07-Jun-15 15:07:18

Just to point out in some countries it is tradition, so don't be too judgmental of others culture or heritage.

Marisola Sun 07-Jun-15 23:42:21

I don't think it odd at all.

What I do find odd is people saying it's about ego. It's not. It's about liking your own name (or its variant) enough to give it to someone else, and there's nothing wrong with that. I wish I liked my own name that much.

It used to be very common in the UK, even the norm, for children to be given the same names as their parents. It's just not fashionable now, plus there are many more forenames in common use than there used to be.

LynetteScavo Mon 08-Jun-15 18:42:41

I agree it's always been popular/normal on some families. I have the same name as my mother.

It's odd.

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