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I’m pregnant with a baby boy and my fiancé wants to name the baby after him. I’m not so sure it would be a good idea though. I would rather have his name as the baby’s middle name, but he’s a Jr. so he wants the baby to be a Third and we could call him Trey or Tripp. I need some outside opinions on this from someone who doesn’t know our situation! What do you think?

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If the dad is a Jr then give the baby a hold different name. I don’t like the idea of giving everybody in the family the same name.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-25 09:59:07 | report
I honestly just really dislike the idea of naming a child after yourself - I find it really tacky but maybe that’s just me. I would stay away from it. Especially if the dad is already a jr. You don’t need everyone with the same name. The middle name is a good idea or maybe use the same initials?
posted by guest :: 2014-04-25 10:00:53 | report
I totally agree. I don’t like it at all. Tell him you want to use his first or middle name as your sons middle name instead.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-25 10:02:35 | report
I don’t like the whole Jr., Third, Fourth,...thing. I think a baby should have it’s own name. And you shouldn’t feel pressured into giving your baby a name that you don’t even like nor want to use. And you know what, practically all of those jr., third, fourth and so on names eventually end or stop. It’s not like you hear any "John William the 20th". So I just think it’s a waste. Give your baby a name you love and if he wants, make the baby’s middle name after the dad. Also, I think it’s a bad idea because you never know where your relationship will go. And if it goes south, you don’t want to say your child’s name every time and hate it if he has the same name as the father if things don’t work out between you two.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-25 10:04:04 | report
Thanks everyone, this helped a lot. The baby isn’t biologically his, so I think it’s better if he has his own name too. His name is Matthew, so I was thinking of using either Matteo or Mathias for the baby’s middle name.
posted by guest: Tiffany :: 2014-04-25 10:08:46 | report
It’s not something I like nor would suggest to anyone. It’s tacky and really superficial in my opinion.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-25 10:09:53 | report
If the kid’s not even his, why on earth would you even consider making him a Junior? There’s no guarantee he’s gonna stay in this child’s life in the future because he’s not the father. That’s just very selfish and stupid of you- think of the child first. The baby should come before anyone- you or Matthew.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-25 10:13:35 | report
He has committed himself to the baby and to me. Even if we break up he will still be in the baby’s life. But that was also why I am hesitant to naming the baby after him.
posted by guest: Tiffany :: 2014-04-25 10:18:28 | report
I personally hate this tradition and find it obnoxiously narcissistic and weird. If you have to do it then give dad’s name as the middle name.
posted by guest: guest :: 2014-04-25 10:26:15 | report
Is he going to legally adopt the baby after it’s born? That’s a big commitment and it’s very good of him- it shows that he thinks of the baby as his own. But since the baby’s name biologically his, he would probably like the middle name so there’s some connection. I think it would be very sweet. But as for the first name, choose a name you love. I like Matteo as the middle name.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-25 10:27:04 | report
Yes, after we get married (December 12) Matt is going to adopt him. I have a long list of names that I love, but it’s going to be hard to narrow them down!
posted by guest: Tiffany :: 2014-04-25 10:30:24 | report
Not sure what your naming style is, so I’m just going to suggest some names. Hopefully you’ll like one or two.
Arthur Matteo
Beckham Matteo
Conrad Matteo
Damian Matteo
Flynn Matteo
Henry Matteo
Huxley Matteo
Kellen Matteo
Luka Matteo
Noah Matteo
Roman Matteo
Toby Matteo
Westley Matteo
posted by guest :: 2014-04-25 10:31:51 | report
Beckham and Roman are both on my list (:
Thank you though!

Maybe I’ll come back and back a poll once I have my list narrowed down to three choices.
posted by guest: Tiffany :: 2014-04-25 10:36:48 | report
Don’t do it my husbands a fourth and after that you just run out of nick names.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-25 10:37:38 | report
I personally hate this tradition and find it obnoxiously narcissistic and weird. If you have to do it then give dad’s name as the middle name.

I totally agree with this statement from someone above. I have two boys, and neither of them are named in anyway after their father, who is also my husband! I have a daughter, and am pregnant with a second girl, and the first girl is not named after me, and the second girl won’t be named after me either. I find it weird. ESPECIALLY since the child isn’t biologically his, then there is NO WAY that he is even a third anyway!! Use a similar version of his first or middle name as the babys middle name since he will be adopting him, but that is as far as it should go with naming the child after him. Matthias is the best of the two middle names you’ve thought of, and is a great option. GL.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-25 11:32:19 | report
I would never name my kid the exact same name as his dad, regardless of tradition. I find it so egotistical, and it just ends up being confusing with nicknames. I agree with you, if his name has to have his dad’s, use it as a middle name and give the kid his own first name.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-25 12:17:46 | report

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