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post #161 of 542
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that is pretty amazing! i want to honor my ancestors so badly, but i don't like any of their names really, and / or they're unpronouncable in english. i've been giving myself a headache trying to figure out US-suitable alternate spellings! 


Without revealing the name, the way we're capturing three of them is they all went by their middle name. So, we're following that pattern, and we chose the name we really liked to be the middle name that baby will go by (none are the actual grandfathers names). We're using the fourth grandfather's name as the first name which won't be used, and the middle name starts with S which is his middle initial, so the baby would have first name and initial the same as that grandfather.  Having those three all use their middle names in their life really helped!

post #162 of 542
That's so awesome CookAHM. 2 of my nephews go by their middle names, their first names are after male relatives.
post #163 of 542
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Without revealing the name, the way we're capturing three of them is they all went by their middle name. So, we're following that pattern, and we chose the name we really liked to be the middle name that baby will go by (none are the actual grandfathers names). We're using the fourth grandfather's name as the first name which won't be used, and the middle name starts with S which is his middle initial, so the baby would have first name and initial the same as that grandfather.  Having those three all use their middle names in their life really helped!

 

i really like this. it's great when you figure out a pattern like that that runs through your family!

 

i've made some progress in my hunt for any kind of ancestral information last night as i found my maternal family tree on a somewhat obscure website online. it's a big step since i don't know most of my family, which is probably one of the reasons this whole ancestry thing is so important to me. i discovered there was actually a long line of the same male name, which unfortunately broke when my grandfather had my mom.. otherwise i would have the chance to make my baby (if it's a boy) a IV!

post #164 of 542
That's how my son is. Great Grandpa was I, Grandpa was given a random name, Dad is II, and he is III. It worked out especially well because my ex goes by his middle name, and my son the first name, so we didn't have two of the same in the family.
post #165 of 542
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That's how my son is. Great Grandpa was I, Grandpa was given a random name, Dad is II, and he is III. It worked out especially well because my ex goes by his middle name, and my son the first name, so we didn't have two of the same in the family.

 

that's awesome!

i think it sucks a little bit that the names have to be all in one direct line (=passed on from man to man to man). it's a little unfair i think. i've also only ever known one woman who named her daughter after herself, jr. it's so rare that women have that opportunity.. i was thinking about making my daughter the II, but there's always the question about the last name. if i take my fiancé's name when we get married, and make my current last name my middle name, then would the child have to have the same middle name to be considered a II? or is it just about the first name and you can pick a different middle name? 

or maybe there aren't any rules about this and i'm just stressing out about nothing? :P

post #166 of 542
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Inara is on my girl list (though we're still pretty set on Brynn). Maybe if we decide to have a third child and both this one and that one are girls... LOL


I love Brynn, too!

post #167 of 542
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that's awesome!

i think it sucks a little bit that the names have to be all in one direct line (=passed on from man to man to man). it's a little unfair i think. i've also only ever known one woman who named her daughter after herself, jr. it's so rare that women have that opportunity.. i was thinking about making my daughter the II, but there's always the question about the last name. if i take my fiancé's name when we get married, and make my current last name my middle name, then would the child have to have the same middle name to be considered a II? or is it just about the first name and you can pick a different middle name? 

or maybe there aren't any rules about this and i'm just stressing out about nothing? :P

On my mother's side they passed down a name - my mother gave it to me as a middle name (good thing, because it's really ugly [actually, in English it doesn't sound bad at all, just old fashioned, but in Spanish it's pretty ugly]). No chance of me passing it on :-P My little cousin has my grandmother's name, which would have had sentimental meaning for me to use, so that's out.

 

In Spain it's pretty traditional to pass down family names, even though it's becoming less common (and we've already told our parents that we will NOT be doing so). My mother's side is full of Alfonso guys. We're opting for non conventional names, and we do not plan on telling anyone about our choices till it's a done deal, specially after hearing comments about my cousin's plans to name his little girl Ada (which I think is adorable, but definitely uncommon in Spain)!

 

As for last names, in Spain we have two last names - one comes from the dad's side, one from the mothers'. My husband will be choosing whichever one of his last names he likes best (probably the one that comes from his Mom's side since it's more original), and I will be choosing one of mine (probably the common one since I do not use both my last names in everyday life - too long) - we will either flip a coin or go with whatever sounds better as far as the order.

post #168 of 542

Oh, Brynn is very pretty!

 

My husband has a new idea for a name theme. Our baby's middle name will be his or her Chinese name. For a girl, the middle name will mean something like "Little flower". Now my husband is trying to think of first names that are flowers. So far we've thought of Lily, Rose, and Violet. We like Lily, but our last name starts with an L. That might be too many L's.

post #169 of 542

I did a quick google for girl flower names and came up with this:

http://nameberry.com/blog/flower-names

post #170 of 542
I hope you don't mind livingsky, I just added Brynn to our short list of names. It is so pretty and simple. I love it.
post #171 of 542

I'm really loving Quinn for a middle name, either gender.

post #172 of 542
I love Brynn & Quinn, but I have a kid with a similar sounding name, so no go. I am really loving the swistle name blog, thanks for the link! smile.gif
Edited by Jennyanydots - 3/27/13 at 2:57pm
post #173 of 542
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In Spain it's pretty traditional to pass down family names, even though it's becoming less common (and we've already told our parents that we will NOT be doing so). My mother's side is full of Alfonso guys. We're opting for non conventional names, and we do not plan on telling anyone about our choices till it's a done deal, specially after hearing comments about my cousin's plans to name his little girl Ada (which I think is adorable, but definitely uncommon in Spain)!

 

As for last names, in Spain we have two last names - one comes from the dad's side, one from the mothers'. My husband will be choosing whichever one of his last names he likes best (probably the one that comes from his Mom's side since it's more original), and I will be choosing one of mine (probably the common one since I do not use both my last names in everyday life - too long) - we will either flip a coin or go with whatever sounds better as far as the order.

 

i LOVE this!! i wish we'd do the same thing in the US. i really dislike how the guy's last name is being favored generally.

 

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I'm really loving Quinn for a middle name, either gender.

 

Quinn is on my list too, but for a girl. <3

post #174 of 542
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Oh, Brynn is very pretty!.

 

 So far we've thought of Lily, Rose, and Violet. 

i love flower names :) violet is my top choice for girl's names.

 

i have a cousin named brynn & totally love the name.

post #175 of 542
Technically and traditionally, the "number" in line was applied in name only, not legally or on birth certificates or anything like that. So the oldest living was the I, next was II, and so on. When the 1st would pass away, II would become I, and so on. Only royalty would maintain their specific order in line indefinitely, regardless of life or death. ( I researched it extensively when I was pregnant with my son because he was intended to be III from before birth).

Nowdays however, people DO generally add the number in line to the actual legal name given on a birth certificate, so really, anything goes.

If one were so inclined, you could name your child Funkybean Fancypants IX, but I wouldn't recommend it. wink1.gif
post #176 of 542
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As for last names, in Spain we have two last names - one comes from the dad's side, one from the mothers'. My husband will be choosing whichever one of his last names he likes best (probably the one that comes from his Mom's side since it's more original), and I will be choosing one of mine (probably the common one since I do not use both my last names in everyday life - too long) - we will either flip a coin or go with whatever sounds better as far as the order.

I LOVE that in Spain (and other Spanish speaking countries) a piece of both parents' family names is passed down.  We haven't discussed first names for the baby, yet, but we did discuss (or more specifically, argue about) last names.  I didn't change my name when we got married (which, um, was less than 6 months ago, so I guess it's not too late). For me, not changing my name was the clear choice, and didn't take too much thought. But, it would be nice to share a name, or at least a portion of a name, with my child.  I suggested it to my husband, and he feels VERY STRONGLY that the kid should have his last name. My last name is a mouthful, and the combination of our names is kind of awful and long, and would be unfair to stick on a small child.  So, we will be traditional, and the baby will have the father's name.  A couple of  friends who've had babies recently have gone with the mother's maiden name as the middle name.  I guess it's still an option, but it's not particularly lovely.  Or I may just informally identify as Mrs. HisName in some situations.  I guess there's still plenty of time to work this out.

post #177 of 542
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I didn't change my name when we got married (which, um, was less than 6 months ago, so I guess it's not too late). For me, not changing my name was the clear choice, and didn't take too much thought.
My last name is a mouthful, and the combination of our names is kind of awful and long, and would be unfair to stick on a small child.  So, we will be traditional, and the baby will have the father's name.

We are in a similar situation. Most Americans cannot say my last name and I have to spell it if I say it so the kid will just take DH's last name. The only time I ever consider changing my name is when I'm in the hospital and they need me to fill out a thousand and one forms and I'm half out of it already...

Regarding flower based names, they always remind me of Keeping Up Appearances!
post #178 of 542
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Regarding flower based names, they always remind me of Keeping Up Appearances!

Me too! I used to watch that show with my parents years ago (they're originally from England), so I totally get it!! Don't you just love Hyacinth?!?

 

We are trying really hard to figure out both boy or girl names that would acknowledge/honor both sides of the family, even if it's just middle names. It's so hard because we don't really like most of the family names we have to choose from, ugh! Or, we like the original name but think of how it would be shortened or how it would a become nickname, etc. and then we don't like them anymore. Like, Daniel has always been my favorite boy name but for some reason I just don't like Danny, so that's out! Ugh!! Who thought naming a child would be sooooo hard!

post #179 of 542
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I hope you don't mind livingsky, I just added Brynn to our short list of names. It is so pretty and simple. I love it.

Not at all! I'm sure I'll have another boy anyways since everyone in my family and extended family seems to be having boys. And because my mom really wants a granddaughter, and I think secretly DH wants a daughter, so it must be a boy! eyesroll.gif

Besides it certainly wouldn't be the end of the world to have two babes in the DDC with the same first name smile.gif
post #180 of 542

Thanks for the link katalopolis!

 

I've never heard of Keeping Up Appearances.

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