I have been thinking about this for a while now and still can't figure out an answer. Perhaps you can help.
I understand that when you are expecting you get excited about naming your child. I was the same way. You pour over books and internet sites of names. You write them out, say them, and look at them to see how they sound.
Does it all go together?
Does it sound right?
Does it look right?
Is there a different spelling that may make the name a little unique?
Should you spell it the common way so that you can get cute things with the childs name on it?
Is there a family name that you want to include?
So as I think about all of these things, I think about our experience in naming the boys.
Teen - has his dad's name and goes by initials
Tween - has his own first name, but has two middle names: one for my dad and one for hubbys grandfather
Little S - has all unique names but my same initials SLG
As we were discussing names, we thought about what other names were in the family. What his cousins had named their kids and such.
Hubby liked the name Brianna but one of his cousins named her daughter that.
However, two of hubby's cousins gave their child the same name as his brothers child. So in other words, his grandmother has 3 grandchildren with the same name. Now if it was a family name such as John or Harold or something I would understand a little better, but it isn't. This is a fairly popular boys name these days. There was another cousin who also liked this name, but chose it as a middle name since it was already used.
Now it has happened again. One of the cousins gave his daughter the same name as hubbys brothers daughter. Again not a family name, just a popular girls name.
There are thousands of names out there. Can't you come up with something unique?
Am I wrong in thinking this? Would you name your child the same name as one of your cousins children?