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  1. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by uselesskitty View Post
    I personally wouldn't do it unless I was intentionally honoring that person. If you just love the name but aren't trying to honor him, then I would find another name.
    I agree.

    I would suggest looking for other names, but if you really can't find something you like then consider it again.
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  2. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by alyssa897 View Post
    I agree.

    I would suggest looking for other names, but if you really can't find something you like then consider it again.
    We do have a fairly set front runner (Andrew) for the next boy and dh is pretty set on it anyways. But being a name nerd I can't help but wonder what a 5th boy would be named and Luke seems so perfect.
    Josephine Maria, Grace Elizabeth, and Lucy Caroline; Peter Gregory, Gabriel Thomas, and John Benedict

  3. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by lo View Post
    I would love to use the name Luke but it's my dh's younger brother's name.
    My cousin is called Richard and he was named after my dad. We are a very close family and see each other all the time. Neither my cousin or my dad have nicknames*, they're just Richard and Richard. It seemed to work out ok for us


    *at home anyway, to his friends my cousin is Rick.
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    ★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


    ~Girls~

    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
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  4. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    My cousin is called Richard and he was named after my dad. We are a very close family and see each other all the time. Neither my cousin or my dad have nicknames*, they're just Richard and Richard. It seemed to work out ok for us


    *at home anyway, to his friends my cousin is Rick.
    Since we don't see them much and they are in different generations, I'm not worried about confusion at all. And if dh wanted to honor his younger brother it would be awesome. This is more of a case of wanting to use a name that happens to be the same name as a family member.
    Josephine Maria, Grace Elizabeth, and Lucy Caroline; Peter Gregory, Gabriel Thomas, and John Benedict

  5. #14
    Maybe ask his brother if he would mind if the baby has the same name? If the brother's cool with it, I'd think you'd be good to use it.

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