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Too vs. Religious? vs. Okay?

Hi! We have a 9 yr old daughter name Meredith Elysse, who has always gone by Meri ever since she was a baby. I am now pregnant with a boy and we have always wanted a Jr. The thing is, my husbands name is Joseph Kelly Barnett, and he goes by Joe. That would make our children Meri and Joseph. They will be 10 years apart in age. Do you think that’s okay, considering the Bible characters Mary and Joseph, the earthly parents of Jesus Christ? My husband really wants a Jr and I’d love to give him that wish...

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Poll created: Feb 13, 2014
Total Votes: 3


Well it’s the same as if you we’re naming your children Adam and Eve! They’re a married couple... Not siblings! Kids can be cruel! I don’t think it’s appropriate!
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I think it’s totally fine, especially since "Meri" is just a nickname. Plus, being 10 yrs apart they won’t go to the same school (at the same time) and know the same people. Meredith and Joseph: sounds good to me! :)
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Agree with first person def not appropriate...don’t subject your kids to bullying if u can help it. How about just Joe? Or joshua?
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
If your son went by a nickname as well you could probably get away with it for example when speaking their names together if you said something like "these are my children Meri and Joey" it takes away from that immediate association.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report

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