Why do fathers no longer name one of their sons after themselves?

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and why was there never a similar tradition with mothers with their daughters?
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Because we would have kids with names like Cecil, Horace, Fanny and Gertrude. That's just setting up a child for 18 years of bullying.
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Seems really vain to me. Naming your child after yourself, because you're such a blessing on mankind.
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Because times are changing?! it could be that parents have developed a new trend. I don't know.
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Well instead I have his name as my middle name
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Too much confusion when someone calls your name.
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I have the same name as my father and I'm female.

I wish I was joking.
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(Original post by bassbabe)
Too much confusion when someone calls your name.
How true, how true! :giggle: best argument against this tradition.

(Original post by rayquaza17)
I have the same name as my father and I'm female.

I wish I was joking.
Does your father's name is an one both for male and female at least?...
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Does your father's name is an one both for male and female at least?...
It is unisex, but it's mostly a boys name.

The only good thing is that no one ever forgets my name.
The worst thing was when I got put into the boys PE class at school.

It's very annoying when my mum shouts my name because I never know if she's calling for me or my dad!

Seriously, don't ever give your children unusual names. Please keep it normal!
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I won't be so cruel to my child.
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(Original post by rayquaza17)
It is unisex, but it's mostly a boys name.

The only good thing is that no one ever forgets my name.
The worst thing was when I got put into the boys PE class at school.

It's very annoying when my mum shouts my name because I never know if she's calling for me or my dad!

Seriously, don't ever give your children unusual names. Please keep it normal!
Yeah I guess many parents have many strange ideas, too strange to be normal. Although I was not named after my father, it sounds strange in my eyes.
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Arabs still do it

Abu Mark ibn Mark al-barvey ibn Peter ibn John al-Britainey

( The father of Mark, [who is]the son ofMark the brave, [who is] the son of peter, [who is] the son of John the British. )
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(Original post by rayquaza17)
It is unisex, but it's mostly a boys name.

The only good thing is that no one ever forgets my name.
The worst thing was when I got put into the boys PE class at school.

It's very annoying when my mum shouts my name because I never know if she's calling for me or my dad!

Seriously, don't ever give your children unusual names. Please keep it normal!
what is your name?
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My dad gave us his names as middle names.
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Probably sick of everyone getting called "junior"

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As society became more liberated and less traditional the boundaries came down and people are now far more creative with naming children.
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if I had a son, I'd just call him the name I think sounds the "coolest", but not so cool that his reputation is "that guy with that awesome name", e.g. "kai", "hayden", "skyler", "johnny", "max", etc.
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(Original post by Europhile)
As society became more liberated and less traditional the boundaries came down and people are now far more creative with naming children.
Nothing against creativity, but there are some parents who are exaggerated in giving their children eccentric sounding names.
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(Original post by Kallisto)
Nothing against creativity, but there are some parents who are exaggerated in giving their children eccentric sounding names.
That's what happens when boundaries are removed. Some people go to the extremes.
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Because it was ******ed in the first place? Names are there to be able to differentiate between people, and having several people with the same name in the family just doesn't make sense, and names give a sense of individuality which again is contradicted by just being called after your father.

You already share your father's last name.
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