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soconfusedwithnames Fri 04-Nov-16 22:38:14


My DH is Lucas. We are expecting our son in January. He will be Lucas Junior. How is Junior put into the name. I assume it's a middle name? Or is it part of the 1st name? Thanks.

ittooshallpass Fri 04-Nov-16 22:39:47

Don't do it. Way to American.

Sophronia Fri 04-Nov-16 22:41:06

I don't think it's usually put into the actual name on the birth certificate, you'd just have Lucas as the first name and could then refer to him as Lucas Junior if you wanted to

bluecashmere Fri 04-Nov-16 22:41:19

Erm, surely he's just named Lucas but you call him Lucas Junior?

iisme Fri 04-Nov-16 22:41:29

Definitely v American. But if you do do it, you don't put it into the actual name. It's just a sort of nickname to differentiate the two people of the same name.

StorminaBcup Fri 04-Nov-16 22:42:01

You could have Lucas XXXX II

Kidding. ^^what they said.

ErrolTheDragon Fri 04-Nov-16 22:43:00

Its a suffix, eg Lucas Smith Jr.

PatriciaHolm Fri 04-Nov-16 22:43:11

Americans would put it at the end - Fred Smith Jr.

But why not give him a name of his own?

soconfusedwithnames Fri 04-Nov-16 22:43:13

Oh okay! Well DH would like it and as we hope for more children I don't mind letting him have first pick!!

ErrolTheDragon Fri 04-Nov-16 22:47:45

If you and your DH want to do it, thats your choice. - scroll down to 'generational titles'

And congratulations!

Glitterspy Fri 04-Nov-16 23:02:41

I work with a Swiss guy who's a (HisDad'sName) Junior so it's not just an American thing. I think it's quite sweet actually. We just call him Junior. I don't know if it's just him but it does make him the perennial sort of "little brother" of the team.

pieceofpurplesky Fri 04-Nov-16 23:21:30

I have taught many juniors ... Tony Junior (TJ), John Junior (JJ), an AJ, a CJ and a PJ. All had Junior as a middle name. Have also taught a couple of Juniors.
It could be Lucas Junior

IAmNotACat Fri 04-Nov-16 23:26:38

Lucas Lastname Jr

meditrina Fri 04-Nov-16 23:27:22

Sorry to be a bit morbid, but Junior isn't part of the given name. It's a suffix used only when there are two or more of the same name alive at the same time.

So it's Lucas Smith, Lucas Smith Junior and Lucas Smith 3rd, until the grandfather dies, at which point everyone else budges up one.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Fri 04-Nov-16 23:29:04

Just call him Lucas 2.0

Applesauce29 Fri 04-Nov-16 23:32:04

Too American IMO. Why not Lucas (different middle name), and call him Junior as a nickname if you must.

Pluto30 Fri 04-Nov-16 23:38:24

It's not actually part of the name, just something that gets tacked on later. My dad was a "Junior".

ps. It's tacky

He hated it. His father was an asshole, and he was forced to share a complete name with him. He ended up going by something completely different (think being named Daniel but going by James).

TyrionLannistersShadow Fri 04-Nov-16 23:49:28

In Ireland we tack Óg (owe - hard g) onto the name of a boy named after someone else like that, so he'd be Lucas Óg here ;)

TyrionLannistersShadow Fri 04-Nov-16 23:50:40

Forgot to say Óg means young ! So Lucas Óg would be Young Lucas smile

usual Fri 04-Nov-16 23:58:06

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Chinlo Sat 05-Nov-16 00:29:37

Yeah it's not formally part of the name (doesn't appear on the BC). It's just a nickname.

Thethingswedoforlove Sat 05-Nov-16 00:35:42

Being American isn't a bad thing per se. But it is significantly culturally different from being British that some idiosyncratically American things just don't quite work here in the U.K. That is what I assume people mean when they say far too American....

pieceofpurplesky Sat 05-Nov-16 08:32:58

Junior can be a middle name

PunkAssMoFo Sat 05-Nov-16 10:01:18

If you have Ds2 will he also be Lucas? Or does he get a random name? Would dd be named after you to complete your mini me set?

Give the child his own identity and dh's name as mn if he's so desperate to use it.

RortyCrankle Sat 05-Nov-16 15:08:32

Give the poor child his own name.

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