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Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4380 posts
status 30th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Where the ♥ is,:</b>" It can't be the middle name, my SO picked it out already and we're happy with it. And his mom and cousin ... [snip!] ... the same name, but not the same name as the little sister.... I liked the name before so I don't see it as childish at all :?"</blockquote>



Well if you're happy with it then do it. It seems pretty 50/50 with people liking and disliking it.

Wanted: #2 Due August 26 (boy); 33 kids; Illinois 4726 posts
30th Nov '12

I would feel honored if my brother named his daughter after me. I think it might be a little confusing, but I am sure the family find a way distinguish the two. Whats the name???

Mama MacGyver* Peds RN TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12366 posts
30th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Where the ♥ is,:</b>" It can't be the middle name, my SO picked it out already and we're happy with it. And his mom and cousin ... [snip!] ... the same name, but not the same name as the little sister.... I liked the name before so I don't see it as childish at all :?"</blockquote>




To me that's exactly why it seems childish... It comes off as, "well I liked the ne first so I have dibbs"



I would find it weird if my brother named his daughter the same name as me, but it wasn't BECAUSE of me it was DESPITE me. It just seems weird to me that's all. I'm not trying to offend you, I don't know you at all so I have no idea how you think about it but I'm just giving my first impression of the situation.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20924 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Wanted: #2:" I would feel honored if my brother named his daughter after me. I think it might be a little confusing, but I am sure the family find a way distinguish the two. Whats the name???"



:!:

Mama MacGyver* Peds RN TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12366 posts
30th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Wanted: #2:</b>" I would feel honored if my brother named his daughter after me. I think it might be a little confusing, but I am sure the family find a way distinguish the two. Whats the name???"</blockquote>




I completely agree, IF they were naming the baby after her, but they aren't they are just using the same name lol... At least that's how I understood it.

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
30th Nov '12

I don't know if I would do it considering how close of a relation she is, but I don't see a problem with it, especially if others aren't upset by it. DS is named after DH and my FIL and this baby will be named after my grandfather and both names are quite common in our families.

Where the ♥ is, 1 child; Nevada 73 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Wanted: #2:" I would feel honored if my brother named his daughter after me. I think it might be a little confusing, but I am sure the family find a way distinguish the two. Whats the name???"

Amanda but she'll probably go by a nickname, the middle name, or we would call her "little" Amanda. That's how they distinguish my SO's mom and cousin :)

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4380 posts
status 30th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Where the ♥ is,:</b>" Amanda but she'll probably go by a nickname, the middle name, or we would call her "little" Amanda. That's how they distinguish my SO's mom and cousin :)"</blockquote>



Oh well I'm obviously biased. In that case go ahead and name her Amanda! Lol



But really, if you like it that much do it. She's your kid.

Mama MacGyver* Peds RN TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12366 posts
30th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Where the ♥ is,:</b>" Amanda but she'll probably go by a nickname, the middle name, or we would call her "little" Amanda. That's how they distinguish my SO's mom and cousin :)"</blockquote>




My friend has a daughter named Amanda who they call Mandie

Wanted: #2 Due August 26 (boy); 33 kids; Illinois 4726 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Where the ♥ is,:" Amanda but she'll probably go by a nickname, the middle name, or we would call her "little" Amanda. That's how they distinguish my SO's mom and cousin :)"


Exactly! I wouldn't worry about it if your heart is set on it....unless you think she will be upset about it. Maybe ask her straight up if it was ok with her?!? I personally don't know why she would have a problem with it, but than again...some people are like that.

Where the ♥ is, 1 child; Nevada 73 posts
30th Nov '12

Lol yeah, we'll see how the family feels about it. Thanks for the replies everyone :)

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
30th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama MacGyver*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Where the ♥ is,:</b>" It can't be the middle name, my ... [snip!] ... you, I don't know you at all so I have no idea how you think about it but I'm just giving my first impression of the situation."</blockquote>




I didn't take it that she was doing it just because she had dibs. SO and I have 2 first and middle girl name pairs that we are dead set on and if any of my family members used them first I woulldnt want to have to change the nmes we want bcause of that.
Sounds to me like she's using it because it's a name she loves.

Damon's Mama 1 child; Kingman, Arizona 1403 posts
30th Nov '12

I personally wouldn't. I just don't like Jrs or naming a child after someone. I think every child deserves their own name/identity. Really tho your child your choice do what you want.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
30th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Damon's Mama:</b>" I personally wouldn't. I just don't like Jrs or naming a child after someone. I think every child deserves their own name/identity. Really tho your child your choice do what you want."</blockquote>



Do you think nobody else has your name?
She's not naming her after her. She liked the name already.
I don't understand how the girl won't have her own identity...

Where the ♥ is, 1 child; Nevada 73 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama MacGyver*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Where ... [snip!] ... want to have to change the nmes we want bcause of that. Sounds to me like she's using it because it's a name she loves."


I agree, I chose it because I always loved the name and wanted to use it someday. :) I don't see it as her not having an identity, there's plenty of people in the world with the same name. Especially one that's fairly common like amanda.