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Hi. My girlfriend and I are expecting a baby girl. This is our first child together. I have a daughter named Yvette Marie from a previous relationship. However she passed away a year ago at the age of 10 months. I would like to honor her somehow but my girlfriend doesnt really want us to. Can you please help us out? What can I do to convince her to honor my daughter? Thank you! -Erik

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Poll created: May 27, 2012
Total Votes: 0


I think using Yvette as the middle name would be sweet.
posted by guest :: 5 years ago | report
Not to sound callous, and by no means do I intend to hurt your feelings, but I think she might have a valid point here. You want to honour your daughter from a previous relationship; it may just be too painful for your girlfriend to name her daughter after a little girl that you and your ex created together. I think your new little girl deserves her own name and identity. Hope I helped; I don’t intend to step on any toes at all! :)
posted by guest :: 5 years ago | report
If you use Mary as a middle name it won’t bother your daughter.
Anyways you could probably use Yvaine or Yvonne for your daughter.
I would try and play with the name of your daughter so that you can maybe find something that reminds you and is OK with your girlfriend. probably you should take a name that has the same meaning.
Miriam has the same meaning as Marie.
posted by guest :: 5 years ago | report
I can see both your points as my son died almost 8 months ago and I am expecting again. Firstly having Marie as a middle name might work since it is a common middle and it would honour your daughter. I don’t think the first name should be the same. However I can see your gf’s point as will this child one day wonder if having the same name means they were thought of as a replacement? I’m not saying this kid is as no child can be replaced, but I can see why she would worry about this. Lastly, I will leave you with my perspective. I will not use any part of my son’s name for this next child. I think their life will honour his. They will be taught about their big brother and in no way will he ever be forgotten. I don’t think using his name in their name is needed for that. To each their own, but I think we all deserve our own name. So worry about finding a name you love. You will always honour your daughter’s life and I have faith that you will do this regardless of what your next daughter’s name is. Good luck to you.
posted by guest :: 5 years ago | report
I agree with the 2nd and 3rd posters. Give her two dofferent names. Using either Yvette or Marie will ALWAYS conjure bad memories.
posted by guest :: 5 years ago | report
Use Yvette as a middle name!!

Phoebe Yvette
Laura Yvette
Susanna Yvette
Rosalie Yvette
Greer Yvette
Blythe Yvette
Brynn Yvette
posted by guest :: 5 years ago | report
No, Yvette as a middle name would be somewhat too much!!
posted by guest :: 5 years ago | report
Marie as a middle name would be a good agreement. Because Yvette was not her child I could see where it might be weird for her to call her child with you something, you called your child with another woman.
posted by guest :: 5 years ago | report

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