OK, so my DH who I love dearly wants the baby named after him if it's a boy. Our first son is named Blake Thomas (so his middle name is my DH's name) but he wants this one if it's a boy to be named Tom too.
1. This post means no disrespect to people who like to carry on a namesake. I just prefer not to. We have used middle names to recognize people in our family but I think personally the first name should be unique to the individual.
2. I think it's crazy to name one child Blake Thomas and then have the second child named Thomas. Can you say overkill?
3. My DH is Tom. His dad is Tom. And there are 3 (three!!!) other Tom's on his side of the family. Our son would have an identity crisis before the age of 5. It's almost a joke if you call the name "Tom" out at any family function b/c five people respond. For the record, Victor is also popular on their side...for women it's Theresa or Valerie on his mom's side and on his dad's side all female cousins are named with the first letter of J. (It was like they conspired together all the aunts and uncles to create this naming thing....) We truly bucked the trend.
But he's already gunning for this name and refuses to even think of any others. Now, this is how he approached our second baby before he was born (we didn't find out until the birth if it was boy or girl) and I managed to make it the middle name. But I just get so frustrated that he refuses to even consider other names.
Just had to vent. I mean, I realize that there is a 50% chance of it being a girl. So that would eliminate the entire problem to begin with. And if it is a boy, then we just have to move forward and decide on a name. But seriously, what is with the insistence on naming a child after one's self. I get that it would be considered tradition but he already has our one son named after him and I don't see why it's necessary to have both of them named after him.
(I'm done now) :)