Usually it's the males that give their children their first name or a variation of it. I don't know about vanity, but I think it can be confusing when two people in the same house have similar sounding names. I think Alice would be a really cute middle name for someone whose mother's name is Allison. Perhaps it would be a little strange if the daughter were "named after" the mom, but if the mom just really loves Alice, I think it works!
I plan on using a variation on my name in the middle name spot for a future daughter. My name is a variation of Mary so I want to use Malia as a middle. That name has other importance as well though. I know of a lot of mothers that use their name in the middle spot, but I've never seen it IRL as a fn.
Never. And not because I do not like my name. Because of the emotional baggage involved. I have never known a girl named after her mom who was happy with it.
Yes, b/c my name is Kathryn and there are so many variations of it. I don't think it is vain naming your daughter a form of your name or exactly your name for that matter. I think she would be honored to share your name, and it is just another something for you to share in your mother-daughter connection. Don't forget that it is a tradition for men to often have forst born son named after them. If its not vain for them then why should it be vain for you. Own it! Do it! Is cute.
I don't see why not. Men have been passing on their names to their sons for years. If it's a variation of your name then I think it's different enough. You can always give her a nickname as well. The most important thing to remember: always choose a name you love.
Sure, why not? If the name was dissimilar enough so that we could avoid confusion, it's fine. I have part of my mother's name, and despite our ups and downs, I like the connection. I don't feel as though my identity has been compromised because I have part of Mom's name, and I certainly don't see her as vain. Alison and Alice are probably a bit too close, though. Maybe Alice could be a middle.