for both the first and middle names of our first child/son to be the same as family members from my side of the family. I am the mother.
first name = [name]JAMES[/name] = my father
middle name = my grandfather
last name = husband’s surname
Ironically, I prefer giving an original name our child and not honoring family members, but my favorite boys names happen to be my father and grandfather’s names. I’ve considered other names, including my husband’s late father, [name]Francis[/name]. But that name is too close to the female version. We’ve considered [name]Frank[/name] too, but it’s too strong in combination with the strong middle and last names.
I want to be fair and wouldn’t want any inequity reflected in my child’s name. My husband is fine with our middle name selection, but has been thinking about [name]JAMES[/name] and looks like he will soon be giving me the ok. Yet, now I feel some guilt that 2 out of the 3 would be from my family. But please note that my husband’ father’s brother’s name was also [name]James[/name]. So [name]James[/name] is shared on both sides of the family, except that my husband’s uncle is not as close a relationship as my father.
This also poses another problem that our child would have the same first and last name as my husband’s late uncle - why didn’t we honor my husband’ father instead? Because I like the name [name]James[/name] better than [name]Francis[/name]…
Also, we most likely will not be having any more children. So I couldn’t name our next child after members of my husband’s family.
We’ve considered other names that are not in our family tree and the one name we may consider is [name]Evan[/name]. [name]Do[/name] you like this
name? I personally like classic, timeless names like [name]James[/name], [name]Henry[/name] and [name]William[/name] (the latter two of which I can’t use for various reasons), and [name]Evan[/name] doesn’t exactly fit that category. [name]Will[/name] [name]Evan[/name] age well? [name]Do[/name] you wonder if this could be a girl when you see/hear [name]Evan[/name]?
Thank you so much.