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Cast Your Vote:

    • Ainsley Renee -- Votes: 65
    • Ainsley Jennifer -- Votes: 17
P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
22nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mαkαnαni:</b>" What about a second middle name or a variant of one of the names?"</blockquote>



A second middle name would not solve either problem ---the sister OR the initial issue Still remains if we use either name. And if we don't use either name, then we don't need a second middle name.



And if I vary it, it's not really naming her after anyone. Jenny's name is Renee. Changing it to Renae or changing Jennifer to Gennifer just doesn't work.

αuτumnαl ~, FL, United States 67871 posts
status 22nd Mar '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mαkαnαni:</b>" What about a second middle name ... [snip!] ... really naming her after anyone. Jenny's name is Renee. Changing it to Renae or changing Jennifer to Gennifer just doesn't work."


It still counts, but okay. Name her Renee and deal with those who think you named her after your sister. You, your husband, and your friend would know the difference.

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6268 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting Juggernog-aholic:" I think Renee sounds better. And if your sister tries to say you named her after her, just correct her and make it known who you did name her after."


:!:

RosieRose Due August 30; 1 child; Michigan 1381 posts
22nd Mar '13

I actually prefer Jennifer as the middle name, but with your story I think you should use Renee. Just make it known who she is named for. You could always tell your sister "I thought that there should be a girl with the middle name Renee in this family who ISN'T a screw up" ;)

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mαkαnαni:</b>" What about a second middle name ... [snip!] ... really naming her after anyone. Jenny's name is Renee. Changing it to Renae or changing Jennifer to Gennifer just doesn't work."


How about Ainsley Guinevere? Guinevere is the Welsh form of Jennifer.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" How about Ainsley Guinevere? Guinevere is the Welsh form of Jennifer."



if Jenny's name were Guinevere, I'd do that. Its not. We want to use Jenny's exact name. Period.



Thats why the poll doesn't have an "other" option.

Jae- DJ Jordyn & Cams Mom 3 kids; San Diego, California 5928 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" if Jenny's name were Guinevere, I'd do that. Its not. We want to use Jenny's exact name. Period. Thats why the poll doesn't have an "other" option."</blockquote>




I love when you get annoyed :D

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" if Jenny's name were Guinevere, I'd do that. Its not. We want to use Jenny's exact name. Period. Thats why the poll doesn't have an "other" option."


Okay then. :?

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting mαkαnαni:" It still counts, but okay. Name her Renee and deal with those who think you named her after your sister. You, your husband, and your friend would know the difference."


:!:



I don't understand why some people think that in order to honor someone that they have to be giving that exact same name as the person being honored.

αuτumnαl ~, FL, United States 67871 posts
status 23rd Mar '13
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" :!: I don't understand why some people think that in order to honor someone that they have to be giving that exact same name as the person being honored."


Yep. She wants to use Renee but can't due to her sister, but she can't use Jennifer because of the letter. Not sure what this thread was for then, you know?

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
24th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mαkαnαni:</b>" Yep. She wants to use Renee but can't due to her sister, but she can't use Jennifer because of the letter. Not sure what this thread was for then, you know?"</blockquote>



It doesn't say that I "can't" use it. It asks which, given my situation, would be preferable to most people.



If it were you in MY situation, which OF THOSE TWO CHOICES would you do, basically?

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
24th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Back to Noob Status:</b>" :!: I don't understand why some people think that in order to honor someone that they have to be giving that exact same name as the person being honored."</blockquote>




The name is Jennifer Renee not anything else. I don't get how it IS naming her after someone if I completely change the darn name? I want a namesake, not something inspired by her name. Not something in another language or the same but spelled different. HER NAME. Guinevere is not her name. Not something she identifies with or relates to at all.

αuτumnαl ~, FL, United States 67871 posts
status 24th Mar '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mαkαnαni:</b>" Yep. She wants to use Renee but ... [snip!] ... would be preferable to most people. If it were you in MY situation, which OF THOSE TWO CHOICES would you do, basically?"


Jennifer.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
24th Mar '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Back to Noob Status:</b>" :!: I don't understand why some ... [snip!] ... the same but spelled different. HER NAME. Guinevere is not her name. Not something she identifies with or relates to at all."



:roll:



Jennifer's origins come from the Welsh name Guinevere. If you can't see how using Guinevere can honor a person named Jennifer, then that is on you.

But whatever. It's your baby; name it what you want.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
24th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Back to Noob Status:</b>" :roll: Jennifer's origins come from the Welsh name Guinevere. If you can't see how using Guinevere ... [snip!] ... using Guinevere can honor a person named Jennifer, then that is on you. But whatever. It's your baby; name it what you want."</blockquote>




Yes, I see that those names are related. I get that.



But Guinevere is in NO way related to MY FRIEND JENNY!



The whole POINT of naming my child after someone is to give them the SAME name. Period. Not change nationality, or spelling, or whatever. If someone else does that, then that's up to them. I know that I personally would feel like it wasn't naming the baby after her at all and since she has no attachment to those names, I'm sure SHE would agree. Hell, my husband would look at me like "wtf" if I suggested Guinevere as a replacement for Jennifer. Her name is Jennifer. Has been for 29 years.