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SqueakyChicken Wed 24-May-17 08:43:37

Okay, I'm going to change names here but please imagine a very similar situation.

My name is Christina but almost everyone day to day calls me Tina. I absolutely love a baby girl name and nothing else really interests me. The only problem is... it's Nina.

Is this acceptable? I can't decide whether people will people think I'm mad rhyming my name with my daughter's? Or, if no one uses mother and daughter's name together so it doesn't matter? Help!

KindleBueno Wed 24-May-17 08:45:11

If you want it go for it x

Rockaby Wed 24-May-17 08:45:20

Honestly? No, I wouldn't do this. But then I dislike the name Nina, so possibly that is colouring my view a little.

Hamsolo Wed 24-May-17 08:46:59

I wouldn't, personally, because I'd dislike people commenting on it constantly, as I think they would.

BertrandRussell Wed 24-May-17 08:47:46

People will comment and be amused. And they'll forget which of you is which. You are a bit of a unit with your child for the first few years in a "Are Tina and Nina coming?" sort of way, so be prepared.....

Purpledaffodils Wed 24-May-17 09:04:30

It's not something I would do personally but plenty do. If it's definitely the name for you then go for it.

17caterpillars1mouse Wed 24-May-17 10:05:58

People do do it. I know a Kelly who has an Ellie. I do find it a bit weird though and wouldn't do it myself

Heratnumber7 Wed 24-May-17 10:07:51

I know a Gemma who has a daughter Emma. Weird.

PotteringAlong Wed 24-May-17 10:12:51

No. You can't call your daughter Nina if you're Tina. Well, you can but it sounds odd.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 24-May-17 10:14:18

Many people call their children after themselves, so I personally would.
Yes, you'll have similar names, but different initials. If you love the name, use it.

29Palms Wed 24-May-17 10:16:35

I wouldn't worry about it at all.

Your daughter will be an individual. She will have a life of her own. Her name will be hers, and it won't be spoken with yours every time.

FeedTheSharkAndItWillBite Wed 24-May-17 10:19:13

Why not?

Sons are often named after their fathers.

It's fine imo smile

Smudddle Wed 24-May-17 10:21:18

I wouldn't worry about it but fyi I have a longish traditional name, the ending of which is "ina" and my close family and some of my friends have always called me nina as a nickname. Could that be an option? I personally like having multiple names for different parts of my life.

wigglesrock Wed 24-May-17 12:38:44

I wouldn't worry about it at all. Nina is a beautiful name. You're only going to be introducing you both together as in "this is Tina and the baby is Nina" maybe at baby groups, friends and it wouldn't be said together that often after the child is about 4. It might be written down in a card but only when the baby is still at home, you're not going to be sending joint cards with a twenty year old. I have a short (5 letter) name with 3 vowels and my eldest daughter has a different 5 letter name with the same 3 vowels. All my dds names end in vowels - never has one person in actual real life mentioned this (and my mother had plenty to say about names). However on MN grin names seem to take on an extra special significance. Go with what you love.

daisypond Wed 24-May-17 14:06:23

It's fine. Your daughter is a separate person to you. It doesn't matter. Nina is a nice name.

BertrandRussell Wed 24-May-17 14:18:33

But for the first 4 years people will smile and comment. It depends on how irritating you will find this.

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 24-May-17 16:36:55

I know a Bethan and Gethin. I do find it a bit odd to be honest but after early childhood I guess no one would really notice too much.

MikeUniformMike Wed 24-May-17 16:40:58

Bethan and Gethin don't rhyme. Beth and Geth do.

Nina's a beautiful name.

ItsAYesFromMe Wed 24-May-17 16:44:22

I know a Kelly who's daughter is Ellie too. No one ever mentions it.
Doesn't whatsername 'I've got a million kids' Radford have two kids that rhyme?
Millie and Tillie or something similar.

MissCookiee Wed 24-May-17 16:49:35

It's your chosen name for your baby. No one can tell you otherwise. It's a beautiful name and if it feels right for your dd then go for it smile

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 24-May-17 17:33:53

Bethan and Gethin don't rhyme.

Depends on the accent maybe because they are an exact match in mine confused

OlennasWimple Wed 24-May-17 17:36:53

It's still more imaginative than George Foreman... But personally I wouldn't.

temporarilyjerry Wed 24-May-17 17:43:19

I know Tia and her daughter Leah. I think it's odd. hmm

Nina is a great name, though, so don't let it put you off. grin

Beth-an, Geth-in - no, they don't rhyme. wink

MikeUniformMike Wed 24-May-17 17:47:32

Depending on the accent Francois and Lois might rhyme.

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 24-May-17 17:55:50

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