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View Poll Results: Did you/would you name your child after your parents?
My child is (I would) named after one of our parents. 7 38.89%
Their names aren't my personal favorites. 9 50.00%
Are you kidding? Their names are uuuuggggly! 1 5.56%
I am planning on naming my child after my favorite flavor of ice cream. 1 5.56%
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#1 of 22 Old 11-29-2005, 11:57 AM - Thead Starter
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Name your child after your parents?

 
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My dad is Vernon Alfred. My mom is Suzanne Gail. Nope.

We did name my son after his dad and grandpa being Randall Joseph III
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My dd is named after my MIL. My parents' names are

 
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My in-laws have okay names but nothing I wanted to use. We used our names and our grandfathers names though.
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We named them after family but not our parents..well Zachary could qualify since Johnny is a Jr. We gave Zachary DH's middle name. Bailey has no family name. Emily has my name as her middle, Payton has two middle names after great grandmothers: Olivia for Olive and Rose after my great grandmother her great-great grandmother
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All my kids' middle names come from someone in my family. My daughter's middle name is my husband and grandma's middle name, but it's spelled differently. Theirs is Lee, hers is Leigh.

William's middle name is my maiden name, so I guess I could say he's named after my family. Henry's middle name is the same as my dad's middle name, which the name he goes by because his real name is Carl
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We are considering using family names for middle names but not our parents. We like Mike's grandmother's name, Beatrice, for a middle name. We will use Mike's name for a boy's middle name.
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No - I want my children to be unique and not linked to a current or deceesed family member.
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Darien has my FIL's name (Brian) as his middle name and Jonas has my fathers name (Vernon) as his middle name. Leah has Richard's sisters name (Sheri) as her middle name. Leah was born three days shy of one year after my SIL died.
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Angela is after my half sister.

Brandon James ... James is my dad's middle name. Plus it turns out that I have a cousin named Brandon.

Caitlyn has my middle name of Nicole.

Kieran is his own person.
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Nope - blacklisted the male names IMMEDIATELY! My Dad was Novie and FIL was Irving
I already have a 1/2 bro named Novie, anyway.

My SIL used her mom's name for her daughter. ( Brigitte )

The closest we came was planning to vary my Mom's middle name - Jeanette - if Jared had been a girl, the name was to be Victoria Janette.
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I would've liked to name Isaiah after DH's grandpa(they were real close) but come on...his name was Fred...I couldn't do that to my own child!!!

My mothers name is Tammy and father's name is Leonard...eeww...what were people thinking back then???
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Samntha is Samntha "Johnna" My dad's name was John
Logan is Logan "Paul" after Ed's dad Paul

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I woudn't name my kids after MY parents coz I don't really like the names, Sandra and Neale, but maybe after Grandparents or Great-Grandparents (but only as middle names)
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Nope and Nope.

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I used family names as middle names, Greg after my Grandfather (James), Rick after Des' dad (George - sorry son) and TK after my father (Kenneth - but it could have been worse, I could have used my Dad's real name instead of the middle name he has always been known by )
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Nope and nope!
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we have named all the kids after someone who passed away

michael christopher.... brother and daddy(brother has passed)
alexis anne.... grandma who has passed
justin william .... brother who has passed
kayla jolee... me( well i guess not all
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My mom's name is Louise and my dad's name was Harry, so no, I don't think I would use their names.
My MIL's middle name is Ann, I would use that. FIL's name is Gene, so no!
I would use other family names, though, if I had the opportunity.
My grandmother's name was Laura, and I would use that.
Great-grandmother's maiden name is Trentham and I would use it--Trent for short.
Kyle's grandmother's middle name was Lee, and that's okay.

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My mothers name is Tammy and father's name is Leonard...eeww...what were people thinking back then???
Hey, Brittany! What's wrong with Tammy?????

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My dad is Loren Ira .... and my mom is Beverly Johanna. ... So no ...

but we did take my parents last name and used it for Aidan's middle name!
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Nope!
Not from either side. My MIL wanted us to name Anthony after Jay's deceased stepdad-Avin. But Jay said no way to her. Thank God. Kaitlyn has the same middle name as me, my Mom, my Grandma, and my Great-Grandma (tradition). And Anthony is DH's name switched Anthony Jason.
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