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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    Yeah it's vain if the name is exactly after yourself but since it's just the same initials it's fine

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.

    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    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

  3. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    New York
    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.
    I like simple yet versatile names that work well for the athlete, the comic, the genius, and the judge.

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    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.

  5. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Well, using the same initials as your name isn't the same as calling a child Junior, is it? The names are completely different so if you like Story Mae, then go for it!
    All the best,

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