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Tea Bag McGee Due November 21 (girl); 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6892 posts
27th Apr '13

Then tell him No..

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16085 posts
27th Apr '13

Jr's to me is like... Redneck. And end up calling your son junior or Jay-R




Yep. I've seen it.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
27th Apr '13

While I really hate the whole JR thing, it's the best option out of all you've posted.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
27th Apr '13

Just tell him no. I told my husband when we were dating that there would be absolutely no Jr's in his future.



His family is trying to pressure me into naming this baby after my husband's dad. Not a chance in hell!

KayraBayra Due November 11 (girl); 49 kids; Puyallup, Washington 1181 posts
27th Apr '13

My fiance wants a Jr. too, but I hate that. I've since convinced him otherwise, but for a while we were talking about making a baby boy a jr but giving him a middle name that I liked and just calling him by that. That way he's got his dad's first and last name but nobody calls him jr. or J.R.
You could use that as a compromise if necessary, and just make him agree not to ever call him junior.

Redneck Mamma North Carolina 8746 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Mama♥Sweetpea:" I hate jr's too. The only decent name on your list is Tatum. What about Tatum Michael? Elias (Uh-lie-us) Luca Rhys (Reese) Nico Axel Zane Judah Emerson Julian Orion"


If its pronounce Reese why can't it just be spelled Reese? Rhys to me looks like Rice..



Why does everyone want to spell names so damn weird... I feel for the kids.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting KayraBayra:" My fiance wants a Jr. too, but I hate that. I've since convinced him otherwise, but for a while we were ... [snip!] ... calls him jr. or J.R. You could use that as a compromise if necessary, and just make him agree not to ever call him junior."


If you give him a different middle name, he's not a jr.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting redneck mamma:" If its pronounce Reese why can't it just be spelled Reese? Rhys to me looks like Rice.. Why does everyone want to spell names so damn weird... I feel for the kids."


Rhys is the welsh spelling. it isn't made up. However Reece is. At least in my research i Haven't found an origin for it.




I'm due in 3 weeks and we might end up going with Kieran Rhys. Or Rhys Oliver. I refuse to spell it the bumpkin way.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Mandi Bass:" As in Eunuch? Or am I pronouncing it wrong? OP just tell him no. There's not a damned thing he can ... [snip!] ... out there. On a side note, if you like those names then use them. It's your kid and what other people think shouldn't matter."


Ryker isn't a name. It's a character off star trek. Pathetic.

Mandi Bass 1 child; Minnesota 1061 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Devil Duckie:" Ryker isn't a name. It's a character off star trek. Pathetic. "

I have never watched Star Trek.... and I know two little boys named Ryker.

KayraBayra Due November 11 (girl); 49 kids; Puyallup, Washington 1181 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Devil Duckie:" If you give him a different middle name, he's not a jr. "


hmm, that's news to me. My dad and brother have the same first and last names but different middle names and they're senior and junior. I guess traditionally it would make sense that a junior would have to have the exact same name to be a junior since junior is only tacked on to differentiate between two people with the exact same name. But it wouldn't be the first time I've seen it done with a different middle name, there is no law against it and at least you'd be satisfying your husband while also getting good name for your baby. meh.

KayraBayra Due November 11 (girl); 49 kids; Puyallup, Washington 1181 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Devil Duckie:" Rhys is the welsh spelling. it isn't made up. However Reece is. At least in my research i Haven't found ... [snip!] ... it. I'm due in 3 weeks and we might end up going with Kieran Rhys. Or Rhys Oliver. I refuse to spell it the bumpkin way. "

:!::!::!::!::!:
Rhys is one of my favorite names of all times, it was my first choice for a boy name, but my cousin had a boy first and took it but spelled it all trashy. Ryeese.
RYEESE! UGH. P.S.Oliver was my #2 choice for a boy so I adore Rhys Oliver! Amazing name!

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting KayraBayra:" :!::!::!::!::!: Rhys is one of my favorite names of all times, it was my first choice for a boy name, ... [snip!] ... it but spelled it all trashy. Ryeese. RYEESE! UGH. P.S.Oliver was my #2 choice for a boy so I adore Rhys Oliver! Amazing name!"


We'll see if I can convince Dad. So far our only compromise is Theodore Oliver or Theodore Rhys, Which I don't hate...... I just don't love. Oliver Rhys would be my top choice, but Oliver sounds horrible w/our last name.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting KayraBayra:" hmm, that's news to me. My dad and brother have the same first and last names but different middle names ... [snip!] ... name, there is no law against it and at least you'd be satisfying your husband while also getting good name for your baby. meh."


if its a JR then they have the exact same name. There is no Law, but if you're not going to do it right, you shouldn't do it.

KayraBayra Due November 11 (girl); 49 kids; Puyallup, Washington 1181 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Devil Duckie:" if its a JR then they have the exact same name. There is no Law, but if you're not going to do it right, you shouldn't do it. "

Agreed. I never did any research because a junior was never really an option in my mind. Judging from her name list it doesn't seem to me like OP really gives any poops about following traditional name rules.