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Quasilulu Tue 03-May-16 00:37:47

My friend is expecting her first baby, a girl. Her OH has 2 previous children. He eants to call them a combination of their names eg Michael and Kayla Michaela. Not that but hope you get my drift. My friend is wondering if this is weird or not. I personally think it is a bit. Your views?

MattDillonsPants Tue 03-May-16 01:40:54

Very, very silly.

Like those houses you see called things like "Joantom" and "Salsteven"

Naff, naff, naffity naff.

manicinsomniac Tue 03-May-16 10:08:16

I think it would depend on the what the 'mixture name' is. Michaela is a perfectly normal kind of name so I think it's fine. If it ended up being something more like Renesmee then no!

honeysucklejasmine Tue 03-May-16 10:09:59

Michaela is a perfectly normal name. Is that what it would be?

FellOutOfBedTwice Tue 03-May-16 10:10:24

You actually could legitimately put mine and my husbands names together and make Flora. I wouldn't name a child that but it's a legitimate name at least. However if my name was Stacey and his name was Ronald and our potential child's name was Roncey or Stanald... Well that's a different kettle of fish and shit!

mouldycheesefan Tue 03-May-16 10:14:29

Michaela is a fine name by itself but sure Michael, kayla and Michaela sounds naff

IWILLgiveupsugar Tue 03-May-16 10:15:29

It's not just his baby though - does he not think his partner might like a say in the name of her own baby,rather than having some possibly weird combination?

He needs to get a grip, although I do see that he is possibly trying to include his kids in the arrival of a new half sibling. If I was the exw I wouldn't like this much either.

AHintOfStyle Tue 03-May-16 10:18:38

I think OP means he would then have 3 children called:

Which is a bit weird no?

Veterinari Tue 03-May-16 10:20:24

Bayreuth the new baby deserves a name of her own

mouldycheesefan Tue 03-May-16 11:42:24

Even worse if name is spelled Mike-kayla

Surely his new partner doesn't want her child called a combination of thr names of his children with his ex partner?

HighDataUsage Tue 03-May-16 11:55:01

Bit Jeremy Kyle style....

OnceMoreIntoTheBleach Tue 03-May-16 12:07:02

Horrible idea IMO on many levels as already stated by PP, but apart from all that, I personally think babies deserve their OWN name and identity.

We lost a significant family member when I was heavily pregnant with DS and lots of people asked if we would name him after that person. It was a resounding 'no'. I vetoed the idea of family names with both my DCs from the outset.

They are new people who deserve a name that is all theirs, IMO.

Each to their own though, of course.

Quasilulu Tue 03-May-16 13:33:51

Thank you! I've shown her this and she's going to show her OH. She's also said I can share the names so Stephen Melanie and Stephanie...which she dislikes anyway. Sorry chap...You're outnumbered 😂

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 03-May-16 13:38:23

Stephenie in its own is quite sweet.

No way with Stephen though!

Arfarfanarf Tue 03-May-16 13:41:44

Regardless whether the name itself is nice, I think it's an odd thing to do. The baby shouldn't be seen as a combination of his existing children.

Is he thinking that his other kids will like it? Because depending on their ages, they might be quite against it. Feel like the baby is replacing them (kids are weird grin )

Better for him and your friend to involve the children in naming by perhaps showing a short list or letting them pick a middle name or something.

SerenityReynolds Tue 03-May-16 13:45:08

Agreed it's a weird thing to do. The new baby is an individual in her own right. Not an amalgam of her half-siblings!

GunShotResidue Tue 03-May-16 13:49:05

I think it would be quite sweet as a middle name. DD has similar, a mix of her Grandmothers names (which is also a real name).

I love family names but would only use them as middle names. As a pp said, babies should have their own first name.

LadyAntonella Tue 03-May-16 14:05:16

I guess maybe he's trying to make his existing DCs feel included(?) which is understandable, but I don't think it's a great idea myself. I agree with pps re babies having their own identity. I know someone who was going to name their DS after their DD's favourite toy. Thankfully her favourite toy is a teddy bear so the DS would have been Teddy which is a nice name anyway. Could just have easily been My Little Pony grin. They went with something else completely in the end.

1horatio Tue 03-May-16 14:38:07

I think that's a bit odd... But we are going to use my mum's initial for the 2 middle names (the middle names will start with the same letter), so I'm probably not the one that should say this is riduculous smile
As long as it's a real name it's ok imo.

diddl Tue 03-May-16 14:51:04

Maybe the siblings could choose a middle name to feel included?

elor11 Tue 03-May-16 20:08:39

Very silly. Maybe would be nice as a middle. But come up with something yourself. Not a combination of his ex's fav names.

AwfulBeryl Tue 03-May-16 20:12:39

I love the name Stephanie, although that's completely irrelevant. I don't really like the idea of having children with similar sounding names and Stephanie is way too similar to Stephen.

Stripedduvet Tue 03-May-16 22:56:44

Stephanie is one of my top girls names.
But if I had a son called Stephen already I wouldn't call my daughter Stephanie. That's weird. Though I know a family with kids called Jack and Jackie!! Lot of people do these things!

julfin Tue 03-May-16 23:34:04

I agree it's weird.

Now that we've all agreed on that, please can we turn the conversation to what our children would be called if we combined our own names with our partners'? Mine would be Jett - which has a certain ring to it.

Quasilulu Wed 04-May-16 00:36:56

Ha ha Julfin! Mine would be Embert! Awful!

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