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June 12th, 2012 02:30 PM #6Senior Member
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While I dont agree with naming one twin after his dad I understand why you need to. I have also seen first hand the rivalry between twins and it can be intense. If you dont like James or JR dont use it. If I were you Id find a name you both Really love or the name or initials of someone you both love and respect (not necessarily related) for twin B. Maybe the name could have significance because you and your H love it or because it has the first initial of some one you look up to. Ive met some twin boys where one was named for his dad and the other was not and they both seemed to get along well and neither one acted dominant or superior, at least around me. Just picka name you are both happy with.Violet Gray
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June 12th, 2012 02:37 PM #8Senior Member
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What about James Gerald? What way, both grandfathers are honoured in Baby B's name. I agree, Jim/Jimmie is awful, and I understand why you wouldn't want to go that route for a nn. I love James as-is, but my favourite James nickname is Jem (and Jack, but that might be sort of strange when the other boy is named Jackie, nn Drew!!). Drew and Jem ARE cute together though!
I also agree with a pp that it might cause Baby B's feelings one day to be hurt, to be the twin NOT named after his dad. I know several pairs of twins, all of whom - while very close - have some jealousy/competitiveness issues.
However, I also understand that your husband wants to carry on a family tradition. Perhaps you could compromise with Jackie Robert and James Randall? A mixture of both the names? That way, they are BOTH sort of getting to carry on the tradition, while each getting their own distinct name filled with equal meaning.
One more thing to think about - it seems that you are pleasing everyone except yourself when it comes to naming your boys! Make sure you are happy too - afterall, YOU are the one bringing them into this world.
Congratulations on your twins! What an exciting blessing!
June 12th, 2012 02:41 PM #10Senior Member
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I was a counselor on an inpatient psych unit and am currently working on getting my license in social work
I do also agree with violetgray that you should be happy with both the names. You shouldn't have to remember ex-bf Jimmie every time you think of your son's name!
June 12th, 2012 02:50 PM #12
What about naming the other twin after your father? You could use either his first or middle name up front and your grandfather's name in the middle. That way, both boys have family names. Or what about your maiden name? Would that be usable up front?
June 12th, 2012 02:58 PM #14
My opinion is, if your DH badly wants to use that name, go for it. I really like the idea of using Drew. You get the name without the craziness of everyone being called the same thing.
Since that was completely his pick I think you should choose a name that you absolutely love!
Then when you're talking to your boys later about their names you can say, "Daddy picked your name because it meant so much to him and his family and I picked your name because it meant so much to me!"
Maybe you can even think of a derivation of your name or your mother/father's that you really love.