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Wait, what? Snow Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
Dec 12th '12

Okay so my brother and his wife just found out they're having a boy today. I'm super excited. They are naming him entirely after our grandfather, so he's going to be a II. I thought the father was the I, then his son was a II and so on? I'm so confused. It skipped two generations. :lol: My dad and brother are a I and a II. BAH! I don't know.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
Dec 12th '12

If there isn't a II, the new baby would be a II. It's like in the British royal family. There can be a Richard I, then a Henry the I, then a Richard the II, and so on.

Snow Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
Dec 12th '12
Quoting khigh:" If there isn't a II, the new baby would be a II. It's like in the British royal family. There can be a Richard I, then a Henry the I, then a Richard the II, and so on."


Gotcha! Yeah, this baby would be the second one with that full name.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 4 kids; Bonnyville, AB, Canada 15354 posts
Dec 12th '12

If there is already a II then he would be a III would he not??



Your grandfather was the first with the name I
You dad (his son?) would be II
Your brother would be the III would he not?
This baby would be the fourth with the name?



lol, Im not sure how it works so I don't know.

Chellie 3 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4824 posts
Dec 12th '12

Grandfather I
Father II
Son III



Grandfather I
Father X
Son I



The son has to be named after the father for it to be II or Jr in other words.

Snow Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
Dec 12th '12
Quoting My boys = My life:" If there is already a II then he would be a III would he not?? Your grandfather was the first with the ... [snip!] ... would be the III would he not? This baby would be the fourth with the name? lol, Im not sure how it works so I don't know."



No, my dad and brother are a I and II for a whole other name. My grandfather was the only one with his name and now this baby will have his exact name.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 4 kids; Bonnyville, AB, Canada 15354 posts
Dec 12th '12
Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:" No, my dad and brother are a I and II for a whole other name. My grandfather was the only one with his name and now this baby will have his exact name. "

ohh. gotcha.. Then yes I would consider him a II since he is the second with that name.

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 26525 posts
Dec 12th '12

Generally if there isn't a generation gap, as in son named after father, then it would Jr. If there is a generation gap, it just follows numerical order. So he would be the II, and if say his grandson were to name his kid the same thing but no one else had that name, then that would be the III.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Dec 12th '12

Just goes in order no matter the generation. Like My dad is I, brother is II, nephew is III and if I were somehow stupid enough to do the same name mine would be IV

Snow Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
Dec 12th '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Just goes in order no matter the generation. Like My dad is I, brother is II, nephew is III and if I were somehow stupid enough to do the same name mine would be IV"


:lol: