Do you believe in having your name in as your kids middle name?

Canada
April 30, 2007 11:07am CST
When i had my son i decided i wanted my first name as his middle name. Does anyone else like to do that? it was the same for me with my fathers name and i decided i wanted to keep it going. What is everyone's thoughts on this?Good idea or not?
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• United States
30 Apr 07
I think it a great tradition that a lot of people have. My daughter doesn't have my middle name cause it just wouldn't flow but my brother in laws name is his sons middle name.
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@amydawn11 (906)
• Canada
30 Apr 07
Sure it's a good idea if you want to keep the name going. I didn't do that with my daughter, well i used my mom's middle name. I think that you should be considerate when choosing your childerns names so that they sound good together and so that your child is not at more risk of getting made fun of. Most people don't know there friends middle names anyways so I guess it's not to big of a deal, if they don't want anyone to know then they don't have to tell them, right.
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I gave my daughter my middle name for her middle name. I just wanted her to be able to say, "Me and my mom have the same middle name"...she is only 6 now and thinks it is cute. I don't think it is necessary, I just liked the idea with her.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I think that when choosing a childs name you want to make it special. Using your name as the middle name is definitely a great way to do this. I have 4 children. My first son is Andrew Carl~ Carl is my fathers name (my father was killed in a plane crash when I was 14). My second son is Nicholas Craig~ Craig is the name of my husbands best friend who was killed in a car crash when I was pregnant for Nicholas My third son is Taylor Parker~ Taylor is my moms maiden name and Parker is my mother in laws maiden name My daughter is Katelyn Jean~ I am Carolyn so we used the 'lyn' from my name and put it on Kate. Jean is my mothers middle name.
@rodeotexas (1154)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I think it's a good idea. My hubby wants his middle name to be our future sons middle name. My middle name is my moms first name and my cousins is her moms middle name. I think it's a neat/good idea.
@creematee (2810)
• United States
30 Apr 07
Our son's middle name is also my hubby's middle name, which was also his grandfather's middle name. My daughters' both share my middle name. My Middle name came from my grandmother. Some people think we're strange because the girls both have the same name. I don't think so. It's just a neat way to pass on a tradition. :)
• Canada
30 Apr 07
I think it's a good idea. My sons first name is just one that we picked but his first middle name is my husbands, and his second middle name is my Uncles.
• United States
30 Apr 07
I have not done this but I have knowen a few people who have.
@angelface23 (2498)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I gave my daughter my middle name as her middle name.
• United States
30 Apr 07
Okay, here goes. My sons first name is my dads middle name, and my boys middle name is after one of his great uncles. My first daughter was named after her godfather and her middle name is my sisters first name. My other daughter was given a 'C' name because of my favorite uncle and her middle name is the same as mine, which, in turn, is the same as my moms. All their names are for a reason, not just because I like them. I think it's a huge statement to the one they are named for. I think giving your kids names that are impossible to spell let alone pronounce, is ridiculous. If you like those outrageous names, get a dog and give it to him, or her. Don't brand your child with some aweful name that you will regret later. Not that I'm saying you did, but I have heard some seriously horrible names for children. Sometimes they sound pretty, but then when you think about it, that child will have to live with it forever. Also, good luck finding anything with their name on it. I named my first daughter 'Andreanna' and I have to get things specially made for her. Not very many people pronounce it correctly right away, and even less spell it right. I didn't realize that it was going to be that difficult. Now she is just 'Andie'.
@Blazing15 (333)
• United States
30 Apr 07
My daughter has my middle name. It is also my mom's ,grandmas, and great grandmas. I felt that I wanted the middle name to go on. My son has my husbands father's name. We were going to give him the middle name of my husband but we decided on the other name.
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
30 Apr 07
If you like it and it works with his first name, I think it's a great idea. My eldest is named after his father with his grandfather's first name as his middle name. My daughter carries my grandmother's middle name as her middle name. And my littlest one has a family name as his middle name. I think it's an honor to have someone named after you, and I wanted to give those people in my family that honor.