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Naming your ds after your Husband

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iMum Mon 08-Sep-08 18:02:38

The problem is that ive used all my boys names up-now the only one left that I like is Mark and that happens to be dhs name. He is unhappy about calling ds3 this but cannot come up with any alternatives at all.
I was thinking of calling ds3 Mark Jason as it flows nicely with our surname, has the only name that dh has toyed with (jason) in it and can be shortened to MJ as a nickname.

Now I am worried about the MJ thing, too like mary jane?
Oh the problem that dh wont really go for it but cant offer anything else.
I would b happy with Jason as a first name but everyone wev'e told it too hates it, dh likes it tho and is the name of a hero of his ( Quealy )

Is it naff to name your child after your dh? does it cause problems?

thesockmonsterofdoom Mon 08-Sep-08 18:04:13

really naff, sorry.
Jason is nice though, whats wrong with that, up to you and dh at the end of the day.

pointydog Mon 08-Sep-08 18:07:54

I don't think it's naff. I do like the name Mark.

unknownrebelbang Mon 08-Sep-08 18:08:23

DS2 is named after his dad, although we use a different short-form.

unknownrebelbang Mon 08-Sep-08 18:09:27

I like Mark, not fussed on Jason.

Don't like initials generally, but hey, if you like it, that's what counts.

Blandmum Mon 08-Sep-08 18:19:38

My son is called after his late father. they were both known by different abbreviated versions of it, and it never caused problems when dh was alive.

I'm exceptionally glad we gave him that name and I don't consider it naff at all, as the name goes back many generations to dh's Polish ancestors

strawberrycornetto Mon 08-Sep-08 18:36:52

I wanted to give DS DH's name as a middle name and he refused even that!
I don't see the problem, except I guess it could be confusing practically? hmm

I have a friend whose DH and DS have the same name and the son does get known as Little .... which will probably annoy him when he's older.

WelliesAndPyjamas Mon 08-Sep-08 18:39:10


Bringbackmybonnietome Mon 08-Sep-08 18:41:55

Mark is nice, Marcus is gorgeous!

Not naff, but potentially confusing.

WE gave DS dh's name as a middle name.

LittleMissBliss Mon 08-Sep-08 18:46:43

Marcus is a great way arround the name confussion! I like Marcus, it reminds me of Luca which was on my boys list.

chandellina Mon 08-Sep-08 19:04:47

it's not naff if it makes you both happy. but i think Jason is very nice too. (what's not to like about it??)

pointydog Mon 08-Sep-08 19:18:25

No not Marcus. Just plain strong Mark

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3andnomore Mon 08-Sep-08 20:57:57

how about Marco/Marcus or Marcel ( really like Marcell but realise that for most people the image of that little monkey in Friends will come to mind, sigh)....

I do like Mark...but if your dh isn't keen...
Jason is an o.k. name I think...

notnowbernard Mon 08-Sep-08 21:00:18

I love dp's name, and wanted to use it if we had a ds. He was adamant that we wouldn't. We have 2 dds anyway, so problem solved smile

I like Mark

lizandlulu Mon 08-Sep-08 21:06:12

if i have a boy it will be named after dh. it is tradition imo.

Stars22 Mon 08-Sep-08 22:03:28

I know someone with husband and grown up son called Graham and its quite annoying sometimes when she talks about 'Graham' you dont no which she is talking about. Then sometimes she refers to them as little graham and big graham.

empressorchid Mon 08-Sep-08 22:07:23

Like Mark, Marcus is a great name. Not fussed on Jason, but as other posters have said it's your decision. As to naming DS after DH, no reason not to.

LittlePushka Mon 08-Sep-08 22:16:55

Both my sons cary their fathers name in their names, though not as their first name. IMO it is traditional and I was very suprised at how proud I felt that they do,...he is a fine man.

hannahsaunt Mon 08-Sep-08 22:19:07

Speaking from experience (db(rother) is named after df(ather)). It causes no end of confusion as they get older with phone calls, mail etc. And it's a bit weird when your parents say they couldn't think of a nicer name! Same name with different diminuitives is fine but quite hard to achieve with Mark.

ravenAK Mon 08-Sep-08 22:23:00

I'd go with Marcus.

Dh has my first choice of boy's name, so ds has a similar name & different shortened form. It is very occasionally confusing when people get the short forms muddled.

Ds (4) loves having a similar name to Daddy smile

lastboxoftampons Tue 09-Sep-08 11:28:03

I don't think it's naff at all. The sons I know that are named after their dads are proud of it.

jellybeans Tue 09-Sep-08 11:33:35

MIL did this and regretted it as they divorced bitterly! I also have friends who did it and their DH/DS are known as 'big' and 'little' Steve which is funny sometimes.

cheesesarnie Tue 09-Sep-08 11:35:24

ds1 has dh name as middle name.i really dont like the name muchblush but first son and all that.

phdlife Tue 09-Sep-08 11:36:19

ds's name is his father's name, but in a different language.

so there's a link, but it's also entirely his own name.

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