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Has anyone named their baby after themselves?

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Pyrocanthus Sat 11-Jul-09 22:29:27

Other than the surname, obviously.

Just an idle thought, but I think it was once common for first-born sons to be named after their father, and so on. And American sons might be Dadsname Junior, II, III, IV.

Anyone done it/come across it?

thumbwitch Sat 11-Jul-09 22:30:32

Like George Foreman you mean? All his sons are called George.

itchyandscratchy Sat 11-Jul-09 22:30:43

er... michael jackson?

Pyrocanthus Sat 11-Jul-09 22:33:00

Good points (didn't know about George Foreman), but I really meant ordinary mortals.

How many Georges has he got?

ElfOnTheTopShelf Sat 11-Jul-09 22:33:10

DH said if we had a son, he'd like to name "His Name" Junior and the child to be known as AJ. But this was 10 years ago when he told me, and when I was pg with DD, that idea never came up again when we were discussing names, thank God grin. We now have a few alternative son names lined up for the future, to avoid having "AJ"

onepieceofcremeegg Sat 11-Jul-09 22:34:49

Not first names, but my dd1 has my first name as her middle name. (this is a tradition in dh's family. The pfb child is given either mother or father's first name as a middle name. We cheated slightly, she has the shortened form of my first name, but I am always known by the shortened form)

thumbwitch Sat 11-Jul-09 22:36:44

From Wikipedia:

Foreman family
Spouses, partners, and ten children:

Mary Joan Martelly (27 March 1985 – present): 5 children ( George VI (Joe), George V (Red), George IV (Big Wheel), Natalie, Leola)
Andrea Skeete (28 April 1982 – 4 February 1985; divorced): 2 children (Freeda George (born 16 October 1976) and George III (Monk; born January 1983))
Sharon Goodson (15 September 1981 – 23 April 1982) (divorced)
Cynthia Lewis (6 October 1977 – 3 August 1979) (divorced)
Charlotte Gross (no marriage): 1 child (Georgetta (born 26 August 1977))
Pamela Clay (no marriage): 1 child (George Jr. (born 1974))
Adrienne Calhoun (24 December 1971 – 13 February 1974; divorced): 1 child (Michi)
He has joked that naming all five of his sons George was because: "In this career, you have to prepare for long term brain damage." His son George III (Monk) is his business manager.

Busy, wasn't he!!grin

ilikeyoursleeves Sat 11-Jul-09 22:42:08

My DS is Jamie, my DH is James and DH's dad is Jim! Having another DS is about a weeks time (hopefully anyway!) and still no idea what to call him, won't be James the second though LOL

NoFurtherQuestions Sat 11-Jul-09 22:42:47

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Pyrocanthus Sat 11-Jul-09 22:44:43

I can see how that might work, Thumbwitch. My mother used always to have the name of the latest addition to the family lodged in her head, so I was for years called by the dog's name, then eventually by my SIL's name (huh).

Now she has 5 grandchildren she doesn't know what to call anyone.

bronze Sat 11-Jul-09 22:47:19

CLosest we have is Ds2s name is dhs middle name

thumbwitch Sat 11-Jul-09 22:48:22

not sure whether that is a lol or a commiserations, Pyro!

My grandad just used to run through the list of female relatives names until he got to the right one; I didn't mind that, I did mind if he used the male rellies as well!

mrswoolf Sat 11-Jul-09 23:24:17

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AppleandMosesMummy Sat 11-Jul-09 23:32:42

It's a very popular concept on Merseyside, I know a lot of sons named after their fathers.

Wanderingsheep Sat 11-Jul-09 23:33:00

My nephew has his dad's name as his middle name and DP has his dad's name as his middle name.

A while ago we were discussing what we would call our hypothetical baby boy and DP said that he would be named after him. I told him that I didn't see why we should name a boy after him when I didn't insist on dd being named after me!

Would never name a child after myself. My name is crap!

tracedw Sat 11-Jul-09 23:41:13

One year on hol, met a guy called Torquil who said he was named after father, grandfather and the rest of his family. By all means have a first born son family name, but choose carefully. Think he was relieved to only have girlsgrin

screamingabdab Sat 11-Jul-09 23:55:30

Pyrocanthus I am named after my mum, grandmother, great-grandmother.

It is very unusual in women, and I am sort of proud of it for that reason. However, I must admit I would struggle to use it if I had a daughter, so for that reason, am quite relieved to have had sons

Pyrocanthus Sun 12-Jul-09 00:05:09

Generations of little abdabs...

It is good to hear that names sometimes run down the female side too.

bronze Sun 12-Jul-09 12:48:22

oh yes forgot
dds middle names is my grandmothers and her mothers.

ninedragons Sun 12-Jul-09 12:52:35

DD's middle name is also my middle name, my aunt's first name and an elderly relation's first name. I like that it's on its fourth generation, and I would love it if it carried on.

hazeyjane Sun 12-Jul-09 12:55:08

We gave dd2 my middle name, and thought it would be nice to start a tradition of that name passing down.

bellissima Sun 12-Jul-09 18:28:00

My great-grandmother had seven daughters and obviously ran out of names because she named the youngest (my grandmother) after herself. And it's my DD1's name.

RorysRacingMa Sun 12-Jul-09 19:35:52

i know a Paul with a Paulie and a Ros with a Rosie

MamaLazarou Mon 13-Jul-09 08:27:17

I know a Jackie with a son named Jack. Never understood it.

I am considering using my maiden name as a forename if I have a son. It is one of those names that can be both.

Astrophe Tue 14-Jul-09 06:32:16

My DS has my DH's middle name as a middle name (which also happens to be my grandfather's middle name, my brother's middle name, and DS's Godfather's first you can guess it!)

DD has my maternal Grandmother's middle name as her middle name.

Never considered using DH and my first names as names - too confusing for one thing, but also I don't like my own name that much, and TBH I think it would just feel a bit weird sharingf my name with my DC.

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