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Is it too weird to have a James and a...

Jacob? Part of me says "hell yes" and the other part of me wonders how many people are really aware that James is a derivative of Jacob. I have a DS Jacob and am due with a Team Green baby in January. Honesty appreciated, of course.
Me: 35 I DH: 38
*TW loss and children mentioned*
DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

TFAS since 2012

Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

Re: Is it too weird to have a James and a...

  • I wouldn’t have known that, but they do sound similar. Maybe Joseph?
    ME: 32  DH: 32 DD1: June '16 DD2: March ‘19 :::: Married since 2011 :::: USN Wife ::::
    tosh24
  • Doesn’t bother me at all. I do prefer to have different initials for siblings though.

    Suggesting:
    Thomas
    Luke or Lucas
    William
    Daniel
    Andrew
    Noah
    Robert
    Samuel
    Me (31) & DH (32)
    Married 9/27/2014
    DD Born 6/23/16
    Baby #2 Due 3/7/20
    tosh24
  • If it was Jack and Jacob I'd say probably too close. But I think James and Jacob sound nice together. 
    tosh24
  • I had no idea James was a derivative of Jacob and I imagine most people wouldn't have a clue either.

    My kids are going to have the same initials too so that doesn't bother me either.
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    MMC 8/5/15 at 8 weeks
    DS born 9/13/16
    BFP 1/13/18 - EDD 9/20/18 - It's a boy!
    tosh24
  • I had no idea. I think it works,

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    Married July 2010
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    tosh24
  • I just prefer less matchy names in general. Both being 5 letters and starting with J is more than I care for. 


    tosh24FakeFinn
  • Thanks, ladies! The idea wasn't to purposely have matching "J" names, James is just a name on our list that I wasn't sure if we should keep. I have another child with an "A" name, so not all siblings would be matching. I honestly didn't know that James came from Jacob either until I was researching the name, but wondered how many other people might be aware. DH is super picky and has vetoed all the other names on my list (Charles, Maxwell, Sebastian, Henry) and the only one on his list that I will remotely consider is Michael, although I'm an 80's child and may still be a little tired of hearing that name...I haven't decided yet. Also, I am not at all religious and worry about having two biblical names. Choosing boy names is so hard. DS was unnamed for the first day because we couldn't agree.
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

  • FWIW it didn't occur to me they were both biblical names either. Jacob yea, but that's not what I think of when I hear James.

    We're about to have our 2nd boy and he's ending up with a 4-letter R name like his big brother. It was not done on purpose, it just happens that we ended up loving a second name that happens to be the same letter and same number of letters as DS1. So I totally get stumbling into a "matchy" name that you didn't plan for but end up loving.
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    MMC 8/5/15 at 8 weeks
    DS born 9/13/16
    BFP 1/13/18 - EDD 9/20/18 - It's a boy!
  • Bump stalking you, friend... :) I had no idea the names James and Jacob were related, and I don't think most people probably do or would think anything of it. I also really like the name Jacob.
    *TW*
    Me:32 DH:32
    Dx: PCOS - on metformin
    DS born 11/2014
    TTC #2
    5 failed IUIs
    1 IUI ending in mc & d&c at 9.5w - girl with trisomy 16
    Pursuing IVF with CCRM - ODWU done - IVF set for May-June
    Surprise BFP 3/5 - Rainbow baby due 11/9/18 - Team Green


    tosh24
  • I think it works! 
    tosh24
  • I'm going to be completely honest and say the first thing that came to my mind was that song "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" (I've never actually heard it sang John, only James..) I think the names sounds nice together, just sing songey to me personally 
    tosh24
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