how many of you named a kid after your mom?

Sharon - posted on 11/14/2008 ( 84 moms have responded )

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I'm just curious how many of you all named one of your kids after your mom somehow. I named my first daughter Luanne after my mom. She goes by Annie, and doesn't really like her name Luanne. It makes me sorta mad. My second asks about my mom all the time, and I think would have been honored by the name (and had more of my mom's personality, as does the third daughter, even more actually). But there is no way to undo such things. At the time it seemed like a perfect fit because in my husbands' family there is a tradition that the first born is named an L name, she is the fourth generation of that. Maybe she'll grow into it. She is 13 and all.... : )

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Cherish - posted on 03/05/2011

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My mothers name is charmaine and my daughters name is mystique charmaine. Her middle name is after my mom

Linda - posted on 09/16/2010

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yup named my daughter after my mum....her name was shirley kathleen and my daughters is shelby kathleen.

Tina - posted on 09/08/2010

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Both of my daughters have my mom's middle name. They are just spelled differently.

Destiny - posted on 09/02/2010

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I sure did! I named my daughter after my mother! her name was Debora she died of a brain hemorrhage she fell and hit her head and passed away 2 1/2 years ago. I always told my mom when i was little i would. so i named her Elizabeth Debora.. shes the spitting image of her to.. so proud!

Jennifer - posted on 08/26/2010

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my daughter is Keilee Robin, Robin was my moms middle name and mine also. she was around for the first year and thats all she called her was Keilee Robin, not just Keilee. my mom died on my daughters first birthday, a year and half ago. when i look at my daughter i see all the things i did to my mom, and thank her every day for all the funny momments

Desirae - posted on 08/15/2010

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I did... My mother searched for her first born daughter Rena Ann that was taken from her at age 15. My mother's name was Ella Mae. She passed away in my 5th month of pregnancy with my only child. I named her Rena Mae.

Nikky - posted on 08/11/2010

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my mum died sudenly when i was 16 and i got pregnant with my first daughter when i was 18. We called her Shannon Vivienne Rose, Vivienne was my mums middle name and Rose is her grannys middle name, My second daughter was born 11 months later and her name is Keira-Leigh Olivia because Olive was my nannys name and they both just seemed right as i think they sound nice. My daughters will always know about their Nanny and their great Nanny and their great Granny as i feel it is importnant to know where u came from and the past generations that made you who you are. For instance my daughter often walks with her hands behind her back which my Granda(her great granda) does constantly.

Arla - posted on 08/08/2010

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My Daughter has ny Mother's First naem as here middle name Kathleen. My Mother died when I was 13 and it has been 34 years now I still miss her very much!

Claire - posted on 08/04/2010

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Hi I lost my mum 4yrs ago this september I gave birth to my 4 th child 18 mths later and because my daughter will never know her nanny and because of the love etc i have for my mum i chose to call my daughter Kendra Gia Pam Rogers. I chose Kendra as I liked it,Gia was my original name before my mum adopted me changed it but she chose to use it as my middle name,Pam as my mum was called Pamela and as it happens I changed my surname yrs ago by deedpole and changed it to Rogers which was my mums maiden name.So when my daughter is older I will be able to tell her how she got all her names and why she got them and how special she is and how special her nanny was xoxo

Emily - posted on 07/18/2010

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We gave our daughter the middle name "Crystal" after my mother. One day I will tell her how she got that name. She died when i was 12 wks along, and i knew then i wanted her to have mom's name somehow.

Marie - posted on 05/31/2010

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I didn't use the name Mary, my mom's name, but I did use her maiden name for my last child. My mother passed when I was a teenager from cervical cancer, I am now 42, I know she's been my guardian angel all these years and using her maiden name was my way of letting her know I still miss her.

Gina - posted on 05/28/2010

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my mom died 3 yrs ago, suddenly, of medication overdose due to Addison's Disease. I got pregnant with my first child 4 months after her death. My original due date for him was 4/5. My mom died 4/4. But being that I had irregular periods, my due date ended up being a different date. I am now pregnant with my second child and we decided that if it is a girl to name her Evangeline Helena. My mom's name is Helen, we want to do a lil different, because saying her name out loud still brings tears to my eyes. but at the same time i want to honor her because i miss her so much.

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My daughter's middle name is Cristina, which was my mom's middle name, as well as my middle name. Trying to keep the tradition in the family.

Jackie - posted on 04/09/2010

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Hi Sharon, hi everyone.
I was planning on naming my first child after my mum (as her second name, not her first), however I am expecting a boy first in May 2010...can hardly name him Dante Brenda Fazal lol

Martha - posted on 04/07/2010

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Too funny! I named my daughter after her paternal grandmother and maternal grandmother, both long deceased before her birth. Joanie Isabel. I think it's pretty, she HATES it. We call her Joanie - Joanie loves Chachi! Another classic, LOL! One day, they will at least like their names. Although, I've never liked my name, but that is a whole different story.

Emma - posted on 04/03/2010

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I only have a son so far, I am hoping for a girl the next time around, I always said that I was going to have my mum's middle name (Elizabeth) as my daughters middle name but my sister had a daughter 7 years ago and named her Madison Elizabeth, so I would feel a bit strange making Elizabeth my daughters middle name now. My mothers first name was Gwenyth maybe I'll use that... I don't like it as much as Elizabeth though.

Laura - posted on 04/01/2010

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I gave my daughter my mother's middle name Kathleen. My mother has been gone 28 years now, I was 16 when she passed away. I am named after my mother and my grandmother I have mom's first name Laura and grandma's middle name Lorraine. My daughter looked exactly like my mother when she was born and she was almost named Laura Kathleen, but her dad already picked out Alexia so she was named Alexia Kathleen instead...I really wish she could have met my children and grandchildren...she is looking down on us from Heaven though.

Kelly - posted on 02/03/2010

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I think it's a great way to honor someone who has passed. My son was born only a few days before my moms actual birthday and sometimes I secretly wish he was a girl so that I could have named him after her. She has been gone now for 7 years. My mom's name was Kathleen and my girls name would have been Ava Kathleen. My son is still carrying on a family name. William is his middle name and that middle name has been carried on thru several generations.

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I named my first daughter after my mom who died when I was 26. Her name was Vivian and she went by Viv. I used the same exact spelling for my daughter but she goes by Vivi. I never liked my moms name as a child but after losing her I wanted to carry on her name somehow. I never regreted my decision and I'm happier with it each day. Especially since it's not a very common name. I know she will be the only Vivian in her class. She is only 2 1/2 but so far it fits her perfect. I think any child will make the name their own with their unique personalities.

Teresa - posted on 01/23/2010

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I named my oldest daughter after my mom. They both have the same middle name. I think she likes that she is named after my mom.

Renee - posted on 01/23/2010

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I think it's lovely that you named your oldest after your mom. It's natural, though, that in a world of Britny's and Mileys, your teen might not appreciate the specialness of her name, but give her time -- she will! Just keep sharing stories about your mom with her and your other kids.

My mom Irene (born Irena) died in 1990 and would have been 73 on January 2nd. I was blessed to give birth to my 2nd child (first was a son, born Sept. 08) on January 8th and named her Maia Irena after her grandmother.

Heidi - posted on 01/21/2010

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I named my first daughter after my mom and my mother-in-law. Her name is Mary Eleanora and we call her Nora. She loves it and is not upset about the confusion that it causes at school. (All legal paperwork is listed as Mary) I think as your daughter gets older she will feel honored. I didn't like my name when I was a kid, but don't mind it so much now. :)

Tina - posted on 01/21/2010

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Some folks I think have a problem with our name choices...My Mom passed 10 yrs ago, and my father in law when I was 2 months pregnant...so needless to say I named her first name after my Mom Suzanne, he 2nd name is after MY father & myself Livia and her 3rd name is after my father in law Marie (Jean-Marie) we are Italian and French decent on my side and French on my husbands...I see so much of everyone in my daughter and it just felt natural to me to name her after my Mom as we tried for over 11 yrs to have a child to no avail then one day after my 40th Bday, BOOM SURPRISE! And Mom always told me, "Never say never" and once again she was right...And now I know both her deceased Grandparents are watching over her.

Christine - posted on 01/18/2010

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hi i am Christine i lost my mother 5yrs ago she was 61 way to young to go, I am now 47 and still need her very much, My daughter had a baby girl and she named her after my mother... god bless my daughter for doing that, i think it is a loving jester so in many ways my mother is with us everyday. And my grandaughters smile reminds me of mum...

Merry - posted on 01/16/2010

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my mom Sara Joan Berg died when i was 15 and i said even before she was diagnosed with cance 3 years earlier that i would name one of my daughters Sara after her. I have a son but Sara is still the name if we have a girl. We arent sure if we will do
Sara Joan Hoffmann
or Sara Berg Hoffmann
or maybe Sara Joan Berg Hoffmann
or Sara J Berg Hoffmann
or maybe Sara-Joan Berg Hoffmann
any input as to which sounds best?

Liz - posted on 12/04/2009

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My mom passed away almost 10 years ago, once I found out that my second child was to be a girl (first time around was a boy!) we agreed that Maureen (my moms name) would be used as the middle name.. Emma Maureen it is! This time around (due in May) we've agreed that if its a girl we'll use Kate (after his mom, who passed away 2 years ago) as the middle name.. still working on the first name though!

Yorelle - posted on 12/02/2009

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My son is named after my mom. She dies December 26, 2003. My son is 3 months old. Her name was Falyssa Benay, but went by Lyssa. I named my son Liam Bryce, and if he was a girl would've been Lexie Blair. I'm Jewish, and we strongly believe in naming after dead relatives, because it continues their spirits. I miss her dearly, but her spirit lives on in my son every day. He is a great inspiration to my family.

Stacey - posted on 11/22/2009

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My daughter is named after my mom and her dad's mom and me! Juleanna is named after my mom Judy, me Stacey Lea, and Juleanna's other grandmother Ann. Her daddy came up with her name, spelling and everything!

Liza - posted on 11/05/2009

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My husband and I named our daughter Liza after my mom, which happens to be my name as well, even though she didn't survive more then 2 weeks..We don't plan on reusing the name even for a middle name.

Jennifer - posted on 11/04/2009

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I was only 10 weeks pregnant with my son when my mom passed away. So we didn't know whether we were having a boy or a girl. When we found out it was to be a boy my in-laws thought for sure that we would name him Robert after my mother, whose name was Roberta Mae. But my brother's name is Robert and I couldn't use it again. Plus it is a fairly common name. With my name being Jennifer I was one of many growing up and I didn't want my son to have to suffer that same "fate". We are currently expecting our second child and hoping for a girl. I would like to name her Lacey Mae so she could have my mother's middle name. I am also due 3 days before my birthday which I share with my father... secretly hoping for 3 generations to share it. : )

Sarah - posted on 10/13/2009

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My mother was an opera singer and I sing so we named our daughter, Aria. I didn't want to name her the "same" name, but liked the symbolism.

Kristi - posted on 10/09/2009

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I have only one, a son, and he was born before my mom passed. But I have in mind that the next now matter boy or girl will have her name. Her name was Connie Lynn, I want to go with Conner Lee, if i have a boy, and either Connie Lynn, Connie Lushay, or Amber Lynn, if it's a girl.Don't know how long it will take me to argue my husband into that one, but I can be like a layer in a court room when it comes to making my case, and getting what I want. LOL!

Heather - posted on 10/08/2009

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My daughter's middle name is Michelle after my mom - even though I have a lot of anger toward my mom. She left me at my Grandparents when I was 8 years old and died that night from a heroin OD. Bad situation that has made me a better mom to my own daughter.

Laura - posted on 10/06/2009

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I lost my mom a year ago on Sept 29, we had just found out I was pregnant on Sept 9th, and had her birthday party on the 11 of september she had just turned 49, she died from breast cancer. My first born was names after my best friend he died in a car accident, the year before he was born Kevin, Richard is after my dad, and Wilfrid is after my grandfather, my moms dad. He is very honored to have that name and it was so sweet when I first said his name my dad was standing over me and I was on the phone with my grandfather. They both cried. Then when I went in to have my second child my Dad was with me. I was all alone. except for my Dad through out my pregnancy, my mom died, my husband left me, and my family hated me for what my ex husband had said about me. We ere gonna call her Bailee-Jean Vivian Juliette. But my ex had picked the name out and I didn't really like it. So I changed it to Faith for giving me the faith that life would get better after everything I had encountered the last year. Vivian after my mom and Juliette afyer my grandma mu moms mom.

Amy - posted on 10/03/2009

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My son's middle name is after my mom's maiden name....she died 13 years ago from breast cancer.

Cindy - posted on 07/14/2009

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My youngest son is called Fynn, my mom's name was Josephine but my aunts called her Fin, so ....

Dana - posted on 06/25/2009

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We named my little girl afer my Mom, first and middle name. My Mom passed away in my thirteenth week of pregnancy so it seemed perfect. I am pregnant again and coming to terms with the impending loss of my Father, probably during this pregnancy. We have already picked a boy name and will not be naming him after my Father if it is a boy. It is an honor to be named after someone, especially a parent.

Lori - posted on 06/21/2009

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My mom's name was Geri. So I named my son Jeremy, which kind of sounds like My Geri backwards...Geri is also a derivative of Gerald, which Jeremy is too.

Keisha - posted on 06/18/2009

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my mom and i both have the same initials and i wanted to keep that going since it was important to my mom, her name was karen joy, mine is keisha joy, so my daughter is keiren jade, she has the first three letters of my name and the last three of my mom's and it has always meant alot to me, she never knew my mom, but i hope one day she feels "connected" to her thru her name

Rise - posted on 05/29/2009

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I don't have a daughter. If I did she would be Evangeline after my mother. But my mother idolized her father Erik and hers and my middle names are Kristinne so I named my son Erik Kristopher. She died 5 years before he was born so I figured that was the best way I could honor her.

Kema - posted on 05/12/2009

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My daughter is name Ja'Niya Diane (Diane is my mother name)White she died about 9years ago from lupus.. I miss her so much, my daughter is a reflict of her it broke my heart to think that she would never meet any of her grand-children, so when i got prgnant i agreed that if it was a girl we would name her after my mother.

Gina - posted on 05/03/2009

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My daughters middle name is my mothers first name Emilia...my mom passed March 7,1983 of cancer. I had just turned 15 on March 4th. May she rest in peace.

Monica - posted on 04/25/2009

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My mom hated her first name : Mary so I used her middle name: Amelia. My mom died 4 years before my daughter was born. I hate that she never knew her only granddaughter. She only met one of her 4 grandchildren and knew of one other. Its still hurts 16 years later.

Stasha - posted on 04/24/2009

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I named my daughter after my mother who passed away when I was 11. I don't call her by her first name which is Maleia. We call her Brooke which is her middle name. As she has gotten older, she wants to be called Maleia and not just when she is in trouble.

Sue - posted on 04/24/2009

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Hi Sharon

My mother died in 1997, I had my first child in 2000. We named her Cynthia Judith. Cynthia after my mother, and Judith after my husbands mother who is still living. All 4 of our children have family names. Don't take it to heart that your daughter doesn't like her name right now - she is at that age where they become self conscious about every part of their being. Luanne is a not so common name, and I think she will appreciate that when she gets older. If you haven't already, try to build the connection between Luann and your Mom - teach her who your Mom was, the things she liked, places she went, quirks you loved about your Mom. Point out even the smallest things about Luann that remind you of your Mom to her. My daughter wears her name like a badge - we talk about my Mom all the time, and share with her what an amazing person her grandmother was. Good Luck.

Lori - posted on 04/22/2009

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Not only did we name my daughter after my mom, but also after my husband's mom - they were both named Virginia and both are deceased. She's not too keen on Virginia though, so we call her Ginny.

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My oms death was less than a year and a half before her birth so I thought it might hurt me to much to give her my moms name. Instead they share the same middle name.

Sian - posted on 04/16/2009

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I lost my mum to cancer last year, it made me and my husband realise how much we wanted a second child, to be there for our daughter if she wwas ever in that position. we don't know what we are expecting but if we have a girl she will be given my mums name as her middle name, in memory and in recognition to the special lady she was. i'm noy usually a fasn of naming children after family members but this just feels right

Susan - posted on 04/11/2009

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i named my oldest daughter after her and my brother named his daughter after her as well

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