Dating someone with kids with the same name as your kids

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22 Jan 2024, 9:47 pm

Do you think it's wrong if two people who have kids with the same name date each other?

Let's say a man and a woman start dating. They're both divorced. The man has a son named Michael and the woman also has a son named Michael. If this couple ends up marrying, the two Michaels will be stepbrothers. It's possible that they might even live in the same house together after their parents marry. Do you think this is a bad idea?



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22 Jan 2024, 9:49 pm

I wouldn't worry about it.
Nicknames can always be used to avoid confusion.



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22 Jan 2024, 9:54 pm

Not an issue.
I seldom refer to my kids by name anyway.
They also have short-form names or nicknames.

If they didn't, and their names were exactly the same, so what?

Some couples have the same names whether M-F or any other orientation.


Sidenote:
I knew a man who was married to three consecutive Helens.
Total coincidence.


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22 Jan 2024, 10:01 pm

One of my parents is dating someone with the same name as their sister

It's not an issue. Something to kind of poke fun at. It is an extremely common name.


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22 Jan 2024, 10:29 pm

BTDT wrote:
I wouldn't worry about it.
Nicknames can always be used to avoid confusion.

I tend to use "Blank" and "Other Blank." Although, that works far better if they're just coworkers or friends rather than potential family members.



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22 Jan 2024, 11:02 pm

It's amazing how many couples share the same name. Now that's even more confusing.


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22 Jan 2024, 11:20 pm

alex wrote:
It's amazing how many couples share the same name. Now that's even more confusing.




Like the Dylans.


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23 Jan 2024, 8:30 am

In college I had a roommate named Eric. He had a brother named Eric. His dad had remarried.


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23 Jan 2024, 4:28 pm

Nickelodeon had a show in the 90s called The Adventures Of Pete & Pete about two brothers both named Pete & they had the same two parents. The older brother was nicknamed Big Pete & the younger brother went by Little Pete. I don't get why nicknames like that wouldn't work for the scenario in question :?


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27 Jan 2024, 12:14 pm

NibiruMul wrote:
Do you think it's wrong if two people who have kids with the same name date each other?

Let's say a man and a woman start dating. They're both divorced. The man has a son named Michael and the woman also has a son named Michael. If this couple ends up marrying, the two Michaels will be stepbrothers. It's possible that they might even live in the same house together after their parents marry. Do you think this is a bad idea?


How did you even come up with this question? :D



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27 Jan 2024, 1:12 pm

I don't think it matters if you've got two kids who end up with the same name. George Foreman named all 5 of his sons George Edward Foreman.


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28 May 2024, 10:27 am

That is why many people give their children a middle name. All you have to do to distinguish the two is to use their middle names.


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28 May 2024, 12:24 pm

In greek families it is tradition to name the firstborn son after his dad’s grandfather. In “my big fat greek wedding” there is a humorous scene where all the cousins are named “Nick”.

I have a friend who’s first name is Mary. All of her sisters have the first name Mary. There are 9 siblings. The girls all have the different middle names and mostly go by the middle name (except for Mary Ann). They all have the same mother and the same father.

“Hi, I’m Larry, this is m’ brother Darryl this is m’ other brother Darryl”. - Larry on Newhart


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