Stacking Favorites & Honoring Family - Your thoughts?

So I know I probly sound repetitive by now but Im curious about your personal opinions on both.

If you have [name_m]Favorite[/name_m] names would you Stack them all to one child to use if your not sure youll have another or Save for future possible siblings?

What about honoring family, would you give the whole first & middle or how do you prefer to honor? [name_f]Do[/name_f] you feel like your taking a unique identify away from the child by using only honor names & not giving one of their own?

I think if I had two favorite names, I would probably give them to my one child just in case in a few years I wouldn’t like that name anymore.
I’ve been wanting to actually honor my sister in my first daughter’s name somehow, I don’t think it takes a uniqueness from a child away. My mother gave me her friend’s first name as my middle, and I felt honored to be named after someone my Mum loved.
[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helped :slight_smile:

Hmmm, I think it would depend on the circumstances. I’m 33 and TTC#1, so I would be tempted to “stack” favourites since I may not have time to have more than 2 kids. If I were 25, I’d probably be more inclined to save a favourite rather than sticking it in the middle.

I would only use two family names if I truly loved the first name on its own merits. I love my family, but not all of their names, and I want to love saying my children’s names. I don’t think it’s too much to use two family names, as long as you remember that the child is his/her own person. My brother has both our grandfathers’ names as his first and middle, and it’s never made him feel like he doesn’t have his own identity.

I would save the other names for possible future sibs.
I would use a variation of the person I’m honoring’s name… Such as, if I was trying to honor a [name_u]Kyle[/name_u], I’d use [name_u]Kai[/name_u] (pronounced [name_u]Kye[/name_u]) or [name_m]Malachi[/name_m].

I like to use family names as middle names and have different favorite first names than favorite middle names so this really isn’t a problem for me.

Its crazy how traditions change over time I have so many family members with both names passed down for generations… In today’s time though I feel like you can blend in easily with s name that is to familar… anyone else have opinions?

I am expecting my fifth child and we hope to have more so I definitely do not stack my favorites because I might need them in the future.