Today’s Question of the Week concerns family names:
Would you use a name thatâ€™s the same as, or very similar to, one used by another family member?Â
Would it depend on the closeness of your relationshipâ€”is it different for a sisterâ€™s child than it is to a second cousinâ€™s?
Does it depend on geographical distanceâ€”say if your Declan would be growing up in Boston and your cousinâ€™s Declan lives in Denver and they would rarely get together?
How aboutÂ closely-related or variations of the same name, eg Sophie/Sophia or Asher/Ashton orÂ Bella/Isabellaâ€”in other words names similar enough to confuse Great-Grandma?