Hey - I’m trying to get opinions and thoughts on naming identical twin boys. My husband is a ‘V’ or fifth generation name. I know - lots riding on this name. While I don’t mind his name, pretty classic - John. I had conceded to naming our first born son the ‘VI’ even though I’m not a huge fan of the family name thing. But now we are excepting our first sons - Identical twin boys! Sooo my husband thinks it really shouldn’t be an issue still naming the first 1 after him and his father etc. I just think they are twins and already going to have competing issues that naming one of them a family name will create another issue. Any thoughts out there on this?
Re: Identical twins - naming
I like Meggyme's middle name idea since they will then both get the name. Another thought I have is to use a second family name for the other child. My dad's side of the family alternated between naming the first born son James or Thomas. My dad's oldest brother was named James, but he sadly passed away in infancy, so when my grandparents had my other uncle, they named him Thomas. My Uncle Tom then named his son James
And hey, you could always pull a George Foreman and name both your son's John and just call them by their middle names