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May 23rd, 2014 04:51 PM #1Member
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- Portland, OR
Is Naming Daughter After the Mom Weird?
My name is Ayla (pronounced Kayla without the K) & since I have a more unusual name and I've always loved having the name, I've had people tell me I should carry it down to my daughter in one way or another. It got me wondering how acceptable it is for a woman to pass her name down to her daughters, since it's not strange at all to carry a man's name to his sons?
I don't think I could handle having a daughter Ayla because of the confusion (& honestly it does seem kind of strange) but maybe for a middle name? How do you think people would feel about that? Does it seem odd to you? Do you know anyone who has done this?
All thoughts welcome - I'm not even sure how I feel about it. Also, throw in your favorite girl names for (what I'm expecting to be) a little blonde haired, blue/green eyed girl! -Just for fun, I'm still kicking around names with my hubby (who does not seem as interested in names as me, of course).
Here are my favorites:
Thank you in advance!
May 23rd, 2014 05:05 PM #3
I like Thea and Ivy off of your list. I share the same middle name with my mother, so I think it is normal. I do know several moms that named their sons after themselves. Ex. Macon for Macy and Cason for Casey. I personally don't care for the trend, but I have never liked the idea of naming sons after fathers either. I do think that it is just as warranted to name the kids after the mother...maybe even more so? They are usually already using the dad's last name.Beatrix - Fleur - Minnow - Zelda - Fern - Winifred - Poet
Wolfgang - Atlas - Huck - Abraham - Ernest - Ulysses - Fox - Alasdair
May 23rd, 2014 05:21 PM #5
I love Thea. You might like Esme, Willa, Tyra or Phoebe?
For a middle name I guess it's okay, but for the most part I find it incredibly dull and narcissistic when people name their kids after themselves.
That being said I do really love my own name too, and I do like it paired with some of my favourites. I don't think I could bring myself to ever use it as a middle name, unless maybe my child's father really loved it too.★ O L I V I A ★
(seventeen, student/traveller, obsessively maternal - with a darling black cat named Shura)
Emmett - Alec - Rufus - Wilfred - Eoghan
Trudie - Fenella - Aoife - Jemima - Polly
May 23rd, 2014 05:24 PM #7
May 23rd, 2014 07:27 PM #9Member
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Mother's name as daughter's middle is very normal. It's a great tradition. I've seen mom's first and mom's maiden used this way a lot. I think it is fantastic.
However, all your first name choices are vowel-heavy and they don't flow off my tongue very well with Ayla.