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Can I have a Daniel Stephen and Stephanie Danielle?

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AliceBrown17 Wed 09-Nov-16 01:12:57

Do you think this would be okay?

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Wed 09-Nov-16 01:15:56


Very weird.

BubbleGumBubble Wed 09-Nov-16 01:18:27

If you like but why would you want to?

Lots of names to choose from why pick such similar ones?

PurpleDaisies Wed 09-Nov-16 01:19:10

It's your choice but it's very odd.

n0nethe0riginal Wed 09-Nov-16 01:22:02

I really wouldn't

Joinourclub Wed 09-Nov-16 01:24:26

Yup. Middle names are very rarely used so few people woul realise how similar the names are. Are they names significant for you

iminshock Wed 09-Nov-16 01:29:20

Why would you do that ?
It would seem like a daft gimmick

I'm afraid I agree - it would look as if you had given no thought whatsoever to the second child's name. Or as if you were trying to be 'clever' or 'wacky'.

And I suspect that the children would grow up hating it - they could feel as if you think they are just reflections of each other, rather than being individuals in their own right.

Please don't do this.

WouldBeBad Wed 09-Nov-16 01:34:18


AmeliaJack Wed 09-Nov-16 01:35:15

Well you could and most people wouldn't even be aware of it but it is a little... lacking in imagination.

They are nice names. I've seen considerably worse suggestions on MN! smile

AppleMagic Wed 09-Nov-16 01:59:26

Yes. It looks a bit ridiculous when they are both written down in full but 1. that is hardly ever going to happen and 2. does it really matter? Both names are very normal and for most of their lives they will be adults and lead reasonably separate lives. If you really like those names I'd go for it.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 09-Nov-16 05:20:59


Really sickly twee.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 09-Nov-16 08:20:26


VixenLupin Wed 09-Nov-16 08:22:13

Unless you're going to use their middle names all the time it'll be fine. Most people won't know what Daniel and Stephanie's middle names are so won't make the connection.

Only1scoop Wed 09-Nov-16 08:23:20


Thewolfsjustapuppy Wed 09-Nov-16 09:56:11

My first thought is odd.

Then I remembered that my brother an I have male and female versions of the same name grin it's not that our parents lacked imagination I think they genuinely didn't realise until it was too late. Almost no one has ever commented on it.

To be fair our names are not very similar but are listed in baby name books as versions of the same name.

Gruffalosfriend Wed 09-Nov-16 11:00:35

No, I wouldn't!

Overrunwithlego Wed 09-Nov-16 11:03:47

No. but it won't be the worst decision taken today.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Wed 09-Nov-16 11:09:12

Why would you want to?

Are you naming the DCs after loved ones? Or do you just really like these specific names?

It reminds me of a family I went to school with where the three siblings were called Hayley, Leah and Lee. Also Jane and her sister Jean. Unless there is a very good reason for reusing the same name(s), it does appear to show a lack of imagination.

tictactoad Wed 09-Nov-16 11:09:50

Yes if you want to. Why not? Unless they're going to be hyphenated and used in full Walton's stylee which might be a bit of a giveaway no-one else is even going to know.

princesshaley Wed 09-Nov-16 11:55:27

I would say either Daniel Stephen and Stephanie _ or Daniel Stephen and ___ Danielle. I wouldn't use both Stephanie and Danielle (though I love both names, and Daniel) as then you've basically used the same name for both children.

Daniel and Stephanie make for a lovely sibset though !!

fleurdelacourt Wed 09-Nov-16 12:00:07

of course you can! They'd be Daniel and Stephanie - where's the issue?

JosephineMaynard Wed 09-Nov-16 12:09:12

It's a bit weird.

And Daniel and Stephanie will know about the similarity in their names, even if no one outside the family knows both siblings middle names.

HardcoreLadyType Wed 09-Nov-16 12:12:09

What if you have an unexpected third child?

Onenerfwarfrombreakdown Wed 09-Nov-16 12:37:56

No I wouldn't. I think it's a bad idea. Not for what other people might think, but for the kids themselves, especially the second one. Who wants to feel they are just a copy of their sibling? As if you couldn't be bothered coming up with something individual to them?

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