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May 23rd, 2014 03:51 PM #1Member
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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 04:05 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 04:21 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.Emmett - Cathal - Eoghan - Baez - Wilfred - Rufus - Hugh - Virgil
Rosemary - Lettice - Maude - Cordelia - Billie - Fenella - Eilidh
Names for dreamy, sublime little darlings. The smell of springtime air, freckled knees, damp hair. Soft evening light and fiery hearts.
olivia, seventeen, film student. owner of fluffy black cat Shura!
May 23rd, 2014 04:24 PM #7
May 23rd, 2014 06:27 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.