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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:59 AM

This site would be pretty boring if everyone liked the same types of names. I love hearing others' ideas, particularly when a new baby's name is announced in the paper, at church, or in our family! In fact, my list of names has several that I added after hearing someone else had used them. Here are a few that have popped up in my family that I never would have considered! Although I don't think someone "owns" a name once they've bestowed it, I don't feel we could use these because they're so close in the family and too unique to copy. Do your families have already-used names you love?

Here's my list:

Alden (Old English for "old friend")

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 09:13 AM

Do your families have already-used names you love?

Oh, yes we do. But some people in my family don't have a problem with copying.
I have 4 Edwards (granted they're all father/sons, but it's kinda hard to say, "Give this to Ed," when you're not sure which one they mean), 2 Brians, 3 Stevens, and 2 Williams (one goes by Bill, the other Will/Liam).

Other names that I love are

Emily (though I have 2 cousins by this name, one is an in-law and one is my cousin)
Emma (daughter of Emily :unsure: )
Collin (I LOVE this name, but my cousin name her little boy this 2 years ago - and I'm not about to copy)

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 09:49 AM

I feel lucky - in our family nobody's stolen 'our' names, though a cousin on my side named her daughter the same as another cousin's daughter (Jessica) on dh's side - but since they see each other three times a year at best, it's not much of an issue.

Mum of Jessica no. 2 (cousin on my side) did mention a couple of weeks ago how much she liked James (she's not pregnant)... I just said "Well, your daughter's got a cousin with the same name as her, would you like the same to happen to your son, if you have one?" Of course, I made a face to go with that 'innocent' question and she must've noticed I wouldn't be too happy about it :unsure:

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:49 AM

My brother used the name Kenton as a middle name for my nephew. The name is a tribute to my grandfather who passed a few years ago. I also can't use my grandfather's first name, Paul, as it's also my brother's first name! Some other names that've been taken are Isabella and Kate (actually Katelyn, but she goes by Kate).

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:29 PM

Well, my cousin Claire stole Eden from me! lol. It's a beautiful name, but I do like my "odd" name theme going on. I also used to love the name Carina, though my aunt used that name for my newest cousin... :unsure: But that's fine! I got Sailor!

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:56 PM

I don't think anyone in my family has a name that I'd really be fond of using at least as a first name. both my grandma's were Mary's. My grandpa was Ralph. My dad Peter, my uncle Paul, My mom Karen, My aunts Allison and Roxanne....Cousins Kimberly, Ashley, Jason, brian...my brother David...my little sister Taylor.

I might consider some of them for middle names....but I don't know. I don't think they really fit well with the names that I like.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 05:00 PM

I meant to post in this thread days ago but I completely forgot!

There’s a lot of names in my family that I really love. My grandpa and uncle have my two favorite boys’ names -- Jake and Austin -- and I’m determined to use them anyway because I’m just that stubborn ;) My cousins are named Jacoby, Karl, Hayden and Adriana… I love their names, too; probably would never use them though, because I’m insanely close to those four. Helena is another family favorite and is my great-grandmother’s name and my grandma’s middle… I think it’s one I’ll probably use someday :unsure:

One name that I really love is Gavin, but I’m not sure how to ever go about using it because it was supposed to be my brother’s name prior to my dad dying, and mom’s still pretty sensitive about it for obvious reasons. I might bring it up someday, but I just don't know.

Josh had a grandpa named Remy… that’s a name I’m slowly starting to get attached to as well.

Also: my best friend Rachel has two little ones, Vienna Rachelle and Emmett Nicholas. I never planned on using either, but I still love both of their names :D

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:02 PM

Babi (bah bee)

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 02:48 PM

In my family its not a problem reusing names.
The names of my cousins on my mom's side, my sisters and me are as follows...

Jessica Elizabeth
Katherine Ann
Sara Elizabeth
Hannah Katherine
Madeline Claire
Claire Nicole
and Cori Noel

A lot of these names were also passed down from older generations...Katherine, Ann, Claire, & Sara.
I really don't see a problem with it as long as the first names are different and they are called by a different name. I'm sure me and my sisters will carry on a few of the traditional family names. If you hadn't guessed, my family is ALL girls.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 03:22 PM

No one in my family has 'stolen' names but they have taken one's I've liked but they haven't known I've liked them.

Lola (Name of my third older sister)
Luke (Name of my nephew)
Lydia (Name of my new little cousin)
Paige (My youngest goddaughter's middle name. I was going to use Paige for Abigail's first name but my friend's sister had decided it before hand)
Nigel (The name fo my Dad and the iddle name of one of my nephews. Was going to use it if I had a boy)


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Posted 29 September 2008 - 06:26 PM

There are a couple of names my family has used that I love.

Dallas (my brother)

and thats it I guess...

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