Another baby name etiquette question...

(13 Posts)
Jojo13 Wed 26-Oct-16 14:50:58

My partners friend from school, used to see loads and be in a band together etc... now we hardly ever see them, (I've only met the kids twice) although they speak a fair bit and love in the same town with mutual friends etc. Can I name our second child the same name as his 3 yr old child..? It's a classic but not common name.

Jojo13 Wed 26-Oct-16 14:51:32

Live in the same town! Not love... smile

SpecialStains Wed 26-Oct-16 14:55:26

Yes.

HappyCamel Wed 26-Oct-16 14:56:32

Yes absolutely. Kids are unlike to know each other beyond early childhood anyway.

fitzbilly Wed 26-Oct-16 14:59:14

Yes you can

Tarttlet Wed 26-Oct-16 15:01:01

I don't see any reason why you can't.

Joinourclub Wed 26-Oct-16 15:03:25

I've known best friends to use the same name for their kids. Really not a problem.

Floggingmolly Wed 26-Oct-16 15:03:41

Of course you can.

Foxtato Wed 26-Oct-16 15:04:03

Of course you can.

Foxtato Wed 26-Oct-16 15:05:11

Floggingmolly

Jinx shock

user1472334322 Wed 26-Oct-16 15:36:24

I don't see why not. I have two friends from my sons' preschool. One has an almost 5 year old Alexander (alex) and the other is pregnant with a boy. She is planning on calling him Alexander as well. My friend with the older Alex thought it was great!
My second son Sam shares his name with a couple of other friend's son's (they are much older and my Sam is only 2). I wouldn't be worried by that at all, especially if they are a number of years apart age wise. I think the only time it might bother me is if I'd come up with a unique name for my child and someone else used it!

Jojo13 Wed 26-Oct-16 15:37:44

Good, thanks!
I figured it would be ok, I mean they are old and good friends but it's not like we see them all the time, and it's not a unique name. Just checking for a second opinion. Thanks

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 26-Oct-16 19:55:04

Of course you can Jojo, not a problem. 😀

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