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Posted: 1/27/2013 12:54:54 AM
I have personally known people named Carl Carlson and Robert Roberts, and now there's Phillip Phillips.

Why do people name their children this way?

Have you known anyone with similar naming?


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Posted: 1/27/2013 1:05:44 AM
I knew a John Johnson in high school. Evidently the parents lack imagination?


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Posted: 1/27/2013 1:55:58 AM
I went to grade school with a kid named Donald McDonald...yep, his father was named Ronald!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:16:13 AM
My new married name goes something like that. So much so that DH said that he wouldn't be hurt if I didn't want to take his name. But my options were to keep my ex-husbands name or go back to my maiden name which is a ten-letter-long very ethnic name that most people have trouble pronouncing.

So I went with the cutesy rhyming surname that is almost the same as my first name. (Only 2 letters off).

I wouldn't name my kid that though.




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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:20:51 AM
this is a welsh naming pattern..I have many relatives/ancestors with double names...Griffith Griffith Thomas..his brother was Thomas Griffith Thomas and so on.

there are few last names...and names are repeated over and over in different generations.

Evan Evans, Robert Roberts, William Williams, and so on.

there are other welsh naming patterns too.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:24:49 AM
I went to college with a jon johnson, and jorge jorgeson.

my husband know a martin martin and his brother dean.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:24:49 AM
I went to college with a jon johnson, and jorge jorgeson.

my husband know a martin martin and his brother dean.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:24:50 AM
I went to college with a jon johnson, and jorge jorgeson.

my husband know a martin martin and his brother dean.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:19:06 AM
I'd guess they fall into 2 categories - too lazy or unimaginative to come up with anything else or are carrying on a family name for sentimental/historical reasons.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:36:09 AM
I always try really hard not to be offended by this question and its inevitable responses, because my DH's name falls into this category. I have to say, though, that it always bugs me a little when someone hears his name, smirks a bit, and says, well, that's creative isn't it? It's his name, and he is dear to me, and I think it's honestly kind of crappy when someone decides to poke fun. He feels like he's often apologizing for his parents' choice of name.

It's one reason I rarely contribute to the what do you think of this name threads - even if I don't like it, it is somebody's name, and I don't reckon there is any great need for me to say I don't like it.

I mean, call me pearl clutcher or holier than thou or handslappish or whatever the insult of the day is now, but I guess I just don't love it when people poke fun.

And yes, I know I am an old stick in the mud. I actually do have a sense of humor, just not so much on this one.

PS - its a family name in his family, goes back five generations now.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:25:31 AM
I loved coming up with names for my kids. I never understood that same first and last name.

It's different when someone gets married and take the spouses last name and they are similar. But I never understood naming the child same first and last name. I guess it's because I love names so much! My husband let me pick our kids names since we all use his last name. If he didn't like it, we wouldn't use it. But he is pretty easy going about my first names. For our kids middle names, we used what most people use as first names, not as middle names. When I grew up almost every girls middle name was Lynn, Ann or Marie in my school.

Our last name is a popular first name, so people tease my kids that they have three first names. They love it!




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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:26:22 AM
I had a friend who loved the name Owen, for a boy. HOwever, her husband grew up with someone named Owen Owens, and he just couldn't do it!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:58:03 AM
One of the boys in my neighborhood was Billy Williams and I was in high school before I even connected that his full name was William Williams. I wonder if that is why Billy Dee Williams throws in his middle name as well. It breaks it up more.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:08:13 AM
I see your point moveablefeast. I think names are neat and most of these naming threads I don't poke fun of but like to look at the different names. Well, except for La-A.....

However, I did go to school with a Patrick Fitzpatrick and a Harley Davidson. It was a really small school (there were 50 in my graduating class) so no one made fun of them. Really, most people (myself included) thought it was cool. Patrick Fitzpatrick just rolls off the tongue.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:16:08 AM
My DH's grandfather was Michael Michaels and my dentist growing up was Donald McDonald.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:59:44 AM
I don't think it has anything to do with lack of imagination.
I think that probably when you have a last name that sounds like a first name, it is an obvious and often likeable choice to go with the similar sounding first name.

I also know someone who was named this way. It was because of cultural naming traditions -- giving the mother's maiden name as a first name. So her name is Kay Kay.







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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:07:44 AM
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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:41:10 AM
My DH's uncle is John Johnson...I also know a Sawyer Oyer, Jeff Jeffers, and Paige Page!


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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:46:50 AM
Jacob Jacobson, Charles Charleston, Jeff Jefferson, and Morgan Morguson.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:54:36 AM
My best friend's last name is Morgan. Her 14 yr. old daughter jokes that when she has kids, she will name her first child Morgan Morgan. It works for a girl or a boy!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:33:22 AM
Way back when I was a kid, I knew Becky Beck and Bob Roberts. My kids went to school with Harley and his brother Davidson...


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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:36:12 AM
In Samoan culture, the son takes the first name of his father as his last name. So if you're Dad was John Smith, you would be ...... John. I know many Samoans that have the same first and last name (Smith Smith) so that the name continues.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:42:31 AM
My grandfather is named one of the names already mentioned on this thread, but a slightly different spelling. Something that is VERY common in my family, or at least it used to be very common, is middle names were a family ancestor's last name. Mother's maiden name many times is the middle name of the first born, for example. Also, where there are a lot of kids, middle names will be reused. First names are usually family names too.





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Posted: 1/27/2013 12:45:38 PM
I know a father and son both Donald McDonald...the dad goes by Don and the son goes by Donnie (even though he's almost 50, which is an entirely different discussion!).


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We have a local bank manager whose married name is Kelly Kelly.

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We have a local bank manager whose married name is Kelly Kelly.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 1:38:41 PM
I have known several people with these types of names, actually.

And all men. I never met a Donna Donaldson or a Willa Williams.

Many of them were juniors or beyond, so in those cases, passing along the name through another generation was obviously very important.

The other cases I don't know. If they thought it was cute or clever, then I will have to simply disagree.




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Posted: 1/27/2013 1:46:51 PM

We have a local bank manager whose married name is Kelly Kelly.


I went to school with a girl who's name is now Kelly Kelly- her married name. She goes by Kelly (Maiden name) Kelly.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:21:50 PM
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this is a welsh naming pattern..I have many relatives/ancestors with double names...Griffith Griffith Thomas..his brother was Thomas Griffith Thomas and so on.


I live near a community with deep Welsh roots, and that is so true!


I mean, call me pearl clutcher or holier than thou or handslappish or whatever the insult of the day is now, but I guess I just don't love it when people poke fun.


I get what you're saying. Like the recent thread because peas love made up baby names. I wonder if the thread would have been started if the woman with the made up baby name was black or she was Jewish and used a family name that may have some meaning but sounds very old to someone not familiar with the culture.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:48:07 PM
I know a baby boy named Mac McIntosh. Mac was named after am uncle of theirs.



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There is at least one Martin Martinez out there....


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Posted: 1/27/2013 5:21:26 PM
One of my favorite Language Arts teachers in high school was Pete Peterson. While he did/does (not sure if he is still alive) have a catchy name, it was his phenomenal teaching that made him one of the popular teachers in the school district.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 5:21:28 PM
One of my favorite Language Arts teachers in high school was Pete Peterson. While he did/does (not sure if he is still alive) have a catchy name, it was his phenomenal teaching that made him one of the popular teachers in the school district.

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My sister went to school with an Evan Evans.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:48:07 PM
I went to college with a John Johnson. We called him "JJ."



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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:20:17 PM
John Johnson sounds like a popular choice. I went to school with a John Johnson as well.

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My dad's name was William Williams. Everyone called him Bill.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:11:55 PM
Well, for the last 5 years, my name is a little strange. I will NOT drop my last name, it is all I have left of my father and I refuse to drop my middle name so I have 4 names. Wasn't a problem with my late DH, his last name was nothing like mine!

BUT, my current DH, HIS last name IS the same as mine, just one catch, my last name is the English version, his last name is the same but in another language. But, I still sign stuff "first" "middle initial (or full middle name)" "my last" "his last" and it is funny but oh well! My last name is all I've had of my father since he died when I was 8 and I'm STILL going to use my last name.


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