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August 12th, 2013 07:03 AM #11
Yeah it's vain if the name is exactly after yourself but since it's just the same initials it's fine~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
August 12th, 2013 07:17 AM #13Senior Member
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Personally I don't like naming children after the parents for either gender, but I know I'm probably in the minority. I couldn't stand 'Novaberry Junior', or 'Novaberry II'. Children should be allowed their own identities, and there are so many great names out there.
I'm a bit more understanding of name variants or middle names to honour grandparents, great grandparents, or dearly departed friends/relatives (my grandmother is called Margaret, and I would seriously consider using the name Megan for example). But I think honouring yourself in such a way is, at best, lazy. At worst, egotistical. The only exception to this is possibly if a parent has died prior to the child being named.
All just personal opinion though!Girls: Alice, Anna, Astrid, Beatrice, Clara, Elodie, Emily, Evelyn, Hannah, Hermione, Lorna, Phoebe, Sophie, Sylvia
Boys: Andrew, Arthur, Elliot, Griffin, Hamish, Henry, Leopold, Martin, Peter, Robin, Rupert, Thomas, Tobias, William
Guilty Pleasures: Athena, Damaris, Digory, Emrys, Ganymede, Hester, Jessamine, Phineas, Myrtle, Nymeria, Nyx
August 12th, 2013 07:33 AM #15
First and foremost, I find Story Mae beautiful and sweet. Now to answer your question..
The only problem I see with people naming children after themselves is the confusion it causes when two people of the same name live in the same house. My father refused to name a son after himself because he didn't want people having to ask for Big Dan or Little Dan. My ex-husband had all sorts of trouble with credit issues because he had the exact same name as his Dad and they shared and address for a while when my ex was in his 20s.
Obviously, using a name that has ties to yours but is not identical will cause none of those problems. The only challenge that I would see you having is making sure that a second and subsequent daughters names equally special.Gwendolyn Mae... Meredith Jane. ... Josephine Claire...Catherine Esme... Evelyn Grace ** Arlo Grant ... Drew Thomas ... Eli James ... Owen Vincent... Jay Theodore
August 12th, 2013 12:39 PM #17
I hold the sentiment of naming a child in honor or in memory of a loved one in high regard. But naming after ones' self?... eh.
I guess it's the intention behind it:
If it's because you want to say "she's MY daughter" or "she's a little version of ME," then I think it's tacky.
If it's because you want to share a bond with her, "we have a DEEP MOTHER DAUGHTER CONNECTION" then it's a little better.
That being said, your name and your proposed daughter's name are different enough that I don't think anyone would ever harp on it.
August 12th, 2013 01:04 PM #19