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  1. #1
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    Cousins sharing a middle name

    Do you think it would be odd for cousins to share a middle name? My niece’s middle name is Ch@rlotte after her great-great grandmother and it’s a middle name we’re considering as a variation on my middle name. We see them somewhat frequently, maybe once or twice a month, but their middle names aren’t ever really used. Did you or your siblings share a middle name or anyone you know? Was it a sore point?
    Violet Paulina 04.03.2018
    Margot is due 04.14.2020


    Gemma Annalise • Tessa Caroline
    Clara • Nora • Stella • Celeste • Annabel
    Tess • Amabel • Esme • Grace • Eva • Della

    Ezra Bennett • Callum Benjamin
    Henry Bennett • Wesley Bennett
    Hugo • Holden • Arlo • Jasper • Harvey
    Emmett • Theo • Abel • Huxley • Charlie


    (sadly) now vetoed - all nature and word names:
    India • Iris • Poppy • Skye • Rose • June • Brooks • Shepard

  2. #2
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    Nope, not at all. Especially such a common name like Charlotte.
    22. Another name nerd not having kids any time soon.

    Rosemary Astoria | Eleanor Lavender | Sylvia Arabella | Thea Winifred | Florence Cecilia | Ophelia Clementine | Beatrice Lucille | Rowena Frances | Hester Juniper | Agatha Primrose | Ginevra Magdalen | Matilda Romilly

    Benjamin Atlas | Theodore Flynn | Jasper Penrose | Elio Rafael | Percival Colin | Gus Leander | Basil Alejandro | Felix Peregrine | Philip Salinger | Emmanuel Birch | Remy Ignatius | Edmund Bastien

  3. #3
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    I think it's fine. It's an honour/family name for both of you, it's fairly popular and it's a middle name so you won't be using it frequently when they're together.
    Grace
    Sarai Matilda|Cherith Eliza|Sholto Felix|Tristan Rafferty
    Una Adele|Mabli Charlotte|Percy Evander|Otto Elias
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  4. #4
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    Hi there.

    I think it's just fine. I have two nephews (cousins) who share the same mn. It's a family name, & it's no big deal. They're close in age & hang out all of the time, but nobody is sore about it.

    Hope this helps.
    Fur mommy to Amelia Skye, Artemis Sebastian & Fiona Beatrix

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  5. #5
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    Oh, it definitely is fine! Out of the "cousin generation" of my family, there are only I think 3 of us who do not share a middle name. Most of the middle names in common are family names but not all of them. None of us ever got sore about it. In fact, we used to have a lot of fun matching up who had the same middle name also, I saw my cousins every other weekend, so the situation had lots of exposure. Not a big deal.
    Alyssa

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  6. #6
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    I don't think it's an issue. Two of my nieces share a middle name and tbh, I don't think anyone other than their parents (and me, being a name nerd of course) knows their middle names!
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  7. #7
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    I think it's totally fine, especially since it's the middle name so it won't really be used and the name was an honor name for both.

    I know sisters with the same middle name, just because the parents couldn't find another name they liked.
    ava madrigal | elysia mirren | florence mairéad
    marvel louisa | odessa gray | penelope wildrose
    sorcha tempest | tess meridian | violet saskia

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    ansel gray | auburn matteo | colm tobias
    evening hugh | gatlin foster | kit olivier
    rhys william | river samuel | soren vale

  8. #8
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    Thank you everyone! I’m so happy to hear that this is a non-issue.
    Violet Paulina 04.03.2018
    Margot is due 04.14.2020


    Gemma Annalise • Tessa Caroline
    Clara • Nora • Stella • Celeste • Annabel
    Tess • Amabel • Esme • Grace • Eva • Della

    Ezra Bennett • Callum Benjamin
    Henry Bennett • Wesley Bennett
    Hugo • Holden • Arlo • Jasper • Harvey
    Emmett • Theo • Abel • Huxley • Charlie


    (sadly) now vetoed - all nature and word names:
    India • Iris • Poppy • Skye • Rose • June • Brooks • Shepard

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