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August 29th, 2013 09:50 PM #11
Depends on your relationship and how often you see them. Personally, I've ruled out any names of immediate extended family members (siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins or cousins' children) from my lists. This list includes several names I love (Emma, June, Benjamin, James, Thomas, Angus, Elsa, Anna, Joseph, Louisa and Beatrice). However, I'd consider any of these names as a middle. For example, my husband's uncle is named Joseph. We both love this name, but won't choose it because it would be like naming our child after him and we certainly don't want to do that!TTC #1
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August 30th, 2013 01:55 AM #13
Idk... as a middle I would definately use it.
However I would also make the association that it was in honor of the relative as it is usally the reason people in a family repeat names.
Maybe go for a back up name.I like distinct, memorable, exotic and preferably non-popular names. The kids with unique names wore them so well when I was younger and never got lost in the crowd.
August 30th, 2013 11:03 AM #15Senior Member
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Thanks ladies (and gents?)
I'm leaning towards using them as middle names anyway, and if anyone asks if they're honouring said relative, I'll just say no, we just liked the name. Like a PP said, middles aren't even used by family most of the time - the only non-immediate relatives I know the middles of are those that are young and I remember from the birth announcement, and even then it's probably my own name-nerdiness that makes me remember the middles.
Anna Katherine * Lydia Ellen * Zoe Madeleine * Phoebe ___ * Imogen ___ * Emilia ___Samuel * Thomas * Charlie * Reuben * Oliver * George
August 30th, 2013 11:09 AM #17Senior Member
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August 30th, 2013 11:21 AM #19
I'm torn on the subject, as well. I don't think I'd use a name up front. For example, my cousin's name is Joshua. I ADORE the name, but he's only my cousin, so he's not really someone I want to honor. We've never been exceptionally close or anything. On top of that, he treated me in a way that... let's just say, if I used Joshua, it definitely wouldn't be in honor of him. I don't hate him; I don't even hold it against him. I just know that other people know what he did, and I don't want them thinking I was honoring his behavior. Then again, I am a Christian, and I LOVE the story of Joshua in the Bible, and I love that the Greek name that we translate as Jesus eventually came about from the Hebrew name we call Joshua. I like that it is a roundabout way to honor my faith, and my God. So if ever do get to use my beloved Everett Joshua Charles... I probably would have to explain. My mom probably wouldn't think anything of it. She's under the impression that my sister and I could both have Olivias and it wouldn't matter (I think that's pushing it, haha!). But those outside of my family probably wouldn't know any different. Although, I'm not sure I could convince an SO to go for it, if he knew what my cousin did, haha. But still, I'd love to use Joshua one day.Lise
twenty-something name lover dreaming of adoption.
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