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Thread: When is a name taken?
July 8th, 2013 05:19 PM #1
When is a name taken?
When, in your opinion, is a name taken and off-limits?
I'm asking because my boyfriend and I both come from very large families, and when we have kids it's going to be hard to find a name that isn't already in use. And, lately we have both really started to like Robin and Olivia.
The problem is, I have a younger brother who's middle name is Robin, and my boyfriend has a sister who's middle name is Olivia. Would that be off limits for you? Or would it be okay to use a siblings middle name for your own children?~ Ashley ~
Getting married in June, 2015
Girls: Phoebe Elizabeth, Ivy Teresa, Josephine Grace
Boys: Michael Ryan, Jethro Nicholas, Felix Everett, Noah Robert
July 8th, 2013 05:23 PM #3Senior Member
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I expect your siblings would be honored.
July 8th, 2013 05:28 PM #5
When it's the name of one of your older children or a particularly unpleasant relative.Emily • Nineteen • United States
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July 8th, 2013 05:43 PM #7Senior Member
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I would ask the bearer if it was OK before using it (in case they planned to use it themselves), but I think it's a nice way to honor siblings. My niece and I have the same middle name, but my sister asked if she could use it.Mom to Sylvia Caron and Linus Roman
July 8th, 2013 05:47 PM #9
I think using a sibling's name could be really cool. Just maybe check first to see if they might be planning to use it for one of their own future children.human children:
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