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Giving DD my name?

(25 Posts)
FairyFantastic Mon 12-Feb-18 13:12:11

Name change so as not to be busted. Would it be too pretentious to give DD my middle name? Or at least put it on the shortlist of names?

Knittedfairies Mon 12-Feb-18 13:13:56

Of course it wouldn’t!

Snowydaysarehere Mon 12-Feb-18 13:17:23

Mn nice touch.
My friend's ex +new gf called their twins after themselves - was awful, felt myself cringe!!

onalongsabbatical Mon 12-Feb-18 13:25:49

Used to be quite commonly done to call a child after a parent. I have three sisters, the third has my mum's name.
As a middle name, I think it's nice, especially as it must mean you like the actual name.

JessyJames Mon 12-Feb-18 13:29:19

My friend has given her three daughters one of her names as middle names.
Works well.

FairyFantastic Mon 12-Feb-18 13:51:55

A lot of people know my middle name, so I just worry if they would think it too much if I gave my daughter it as her first name. I do like it though. And I guess to those who have just met us obviously they wouldn't make the immediate connection but hmmm.

FizzyGreenWater Mon 12-Feb-18 13:56:17

Oh no not sure as a first name. Probably wouldn't.

DiegoMadonna Mon 12-Feb-18 14:01:55

Why not? It's pretty common and traditional to pass down names through families. I know multiple friends and family members who have shared first name/middle name combinations with their parents and children.

onalongsabbatical Mon 12-Feb-18 14:07:57

It's fine. And, once you've done it, you'll stop thinking about it, and it'll be her name, who she is.

GreenTulips Mon 12-Feb-18 14:11:55

My sons first name his fathers middle name - not had any comments and nobody bats an eyelid

My sister and one of mine plus my sisters DDs share a middle name

Niece insisted! It goes and works well

Don't see an issue

educatingarti Mon 12-Feb-18 14:13:56

I think Fantastic is a great middle name, Fairy. You should go for it! grin

bassackwards Mon 12-Feb-18 14:22:11

I gave my DD my middle name! I was a bit unsure at first - I thought it might seem vain or that it would deprive her from having her own identity in some way - but now that she's here I love that we share a name and anyway the name has an entirely different personality with her 🙂

floriad Mon 12-Feb-18 14:50:54

Oh, I'm curious about this.

DH wants to give the LO (if female) my first name (and I don't).

But giving her your middle name is imo rather normal / not conceited at all.

Bojangles33 Mon 12-Feb-18 15:32:09

My friend gave her name as DDs middle name. I think it's lovely. I think men do this all the time so why not?! Family names are nice.

SadieHufflepuff Mon 12-Feb-18 19:27:23

Not pretentious at all! It would be lovely. From your thread title, I thought you meant for the first name which I also think is lovely. A lot of parents use their name as their child's middle name, it's not uncommon at all.

kimlo Mon 12-Feb-18 19:31:06

I think its the op's middle name as a first name, not her first name for a middle name.

If you like the name go for it, if someone knows your middle name they might think about it when they first hear but it wont be for long. It will just be her name.

MrsFionaCharming Mon 12-Feb-18 19:31:20

I have my mum’s middle name as my first name. I really like it, and love the connection to my mum and my Granny (who chose it originally).

Knittingteapot Mon 12-Feb-18 20:55:32

We're considering giving our baby my surname if it's a boy. We're not married though so I'm a bit worried that 'hi, I'm Xxx knittingteapot and this is my baby, knittingteapot' might be a bit odd. But my OH pointed out that babies are named after fathers all the time and nobody thinks it's strange. I say go for it if you like your own middle name enough.

NotAnotherEmma Mon 12-Feb-18 20:58:33

I think kids should have their own identity and part of that is their own name.

Songofthesouth Mon 12-Feb-18 21:13:00

I never understand the identity argument. We aren’t defined by our names and unless your parents make up a name for you then chances are you share your name with somebody anyway. The child will become her own person and have her own identity regardless of her name.

I say go for it. I think it’s a nice family link.

Lackingimagination6 Mon 12-Feb-18 21:15:49

Almost every man in my family has the same name. It's fine.

GreenTulips Mon 12-Feb-18 21:17:38

My son has his own name - he likes it and yes shares it with others in his year at school - good solid name and considering the lists we went through it was a perfect answer that it a divorce

BrutusMcDogface Mon 12-Feb-18 21:17:41

My brother has his dad's middle name as a first name. My dp has his dad's first name as his middle name.

In answer to your question, sure! Why not? smile

BrutusMcDogface Mon 12-Feb-18 21:18:26

Whoops! Haven't really answered your question! No, it wouldn't be pretentious! Do it! grin

EasterRobin Mon 12-Feb-18 21:23:58

Nothing wrong with that. Rather a nice idea in fact. Go for it.

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