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MonkeyMadnessssssssssss Wed 17-Jun-09 23:09:14

My dd is named after my mothers middle name (Eva).

The only boys name I like is Albert, which was my dads name.

Do you think people will think its odd if we name our children the same name as my parents? I think people will think that we cannot think of our names

MonkeyMadnessssssssssss Wed 17-Jun-09 23:09:38

*cannot think of our own names

MintChocAddict Wed 17-Jun-09 23:10:40

I think it's nice. Go with the names you like. No-one else's business.

MakemineaGandT Wed 17-Jun-09 23:10:54

I don't see that as being all that odd. Nice names btw.

MonkeyMadnessssssssssss Wed 17-Jun-09 23:24:07


hester Wed 17-Jun-09 23:28:49

I don't think it's at all odd, and they're lovely names.

MamaG Wed 17-Jun-09 23:45:33

not odd at all

Pingpong Wed 17-Jun-09 23:54:13

Most people won't know your mother's middle name though will they?
What I do think is slightly strange is that you say 'the only boy's name you like is Albert' now there are thousands of names out there. Is it really the only one you like?
Most people have a short list or at least a couple of names they really like unless of course they have used them all up with previous DC

LynetteScavo Thu 18-Jun-09 00:02:39

Not odd at all, especially if your dad as passed away.... it's a lovely idea.

MonkeyMadnessssssssssss Thu 18-Jun-09 00:31:12

Well its not the only one but it is the only one we could use.

I like Marcus but its my nephews name

I like Seth, Arthur and Theodore but DH says 'F' instead of 'TH' so he would say Sef etc

I like Noah and Elijah dh doesn't
he likes Jacob and Liam, I don't

We like Ned but not Edmund or Edward

Albert is the only one we can agree on, but it does bring the problem I described in the OP

Pingpong Thu 18-Jun-09 00:38:49

Yes if it's the only one you can agree on then definitely use it. I just thought it was odd you only liked one. Thanks for clarifying!

Clary Thu 18-Jun-09 01:02:59

My DS1 has my dad's name as a middle name; DD has my mum's as a middle name.

It's not a problem. And yes, if your dad's not here any more, I think it's really nice.

MaggieBee Thu 18-Jun-09 09:48:50

My children's middle names are my parents names. I like that. I think people would think, it was a good idea... ? not sure though!

MaggieBee Thu 18-Jun-09 09:50:22

ps, I've never regretted it. My children have their father's sur name, so it seems kind of fitting that their middle names are my mum and dad. Do it!! It feels right somehow.

5inthebed Thu 18-Jun-09 09:55:00

I don't think it's odd. Me and my brother are both called after our nanna an grandad. We both have our nanna's name in our first names, and we both have our grandad's name as middle anmes, although I have the feminine version rather than the masculine (because that would be silly).

Issy123 Thu 18-Jun-09 11:42:03

My brother has the same name as my dad, nobody has ever thought it odd at all.

Tortington Thu 18-Jun-09 11:45:00

ds1 is names after grandfather. family tradition -i love the name - it just so happened it was a perfect fit

missmem Thu 18-Jun-09 13:07:30

Just make sure you call the lad Bertie! ;)

notaman Thu 18-Jun-09 13:08:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 18-Jun-09 13:10:59

Naming kids after grandparents used to be the norm - nothing odd about it at all.

BlackEyedDogstar Thu 18-Jun-09 13:11:58

I would nn him Albie.

I'm using parent/gparent names.

they've come back in fashion so why not

MonkeyMadnessssssssssss Thu 18-Jun-09 14:25:23

I would

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