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Just curious...If a girl is named after her mother, is she considered a Jr.? Or is it only a boy thing? Would/ have any of you named a daughter after yourself?

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RubyBlue82

Asked by RubyBlue82 at 5:22 PM on Apr. 27, 2011 in Baby Names

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  • the Jr. thing is a male thing...I would not give my daughter my own name...just my opinion..but then again, I wouldn't give my son my dh's name either...I don't like the whole jr. thing.
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 5:23 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • I have never heard of a female JR
    momto1girl3boys

    Answer by momto1girl3boys at 5:29 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • My Aunt named her daughter after her exactly. Sandra Marlene. The Aunt goes by Sissy, the cousin goes by Sandy. Hahaha
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:50 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • It typically only applies to males, since they will be keeping the name for life. (It is assumed that girls won't though they certainly can.) I have heard of women naming their daughter's after themselves. Usually, they change it up a little bit, but that isn't even necessary. (Remember on Gilmore Girls, they were both Lorelei Gilmore. Mom went by Lorelei and daughter went by Rory.)
    fancyjane

    Answer by fancyjane at 7:35 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • I have actually heard of a female JR, but it is typically a male thing...however you don't even have to add the JR or II as a male either.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 12:15 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Really just s boy thing. I wouldn't want a jr in my family.
    Kitkat61277

    Answer by Kitkat61277 at 12:24 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I think Jr is just a boy thing, but I don't know for sure. I wouldn't name my daughter after me, unless it was a middle name kind of thing. I have a friend whos mother, older sister and herself are all three named Maria. I don't know why she named 2 kids Maria...
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 2:32 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I assume it's a male thing. I don't know any females that are Jr's. I would never name my daughter after me. I find the whole Jr. idea to be annoying.
    poptart0325

    Answer by poptart0325 at 10:20 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I named my daughter after me. My first and middle name is Crystol Lyn so her name is Crislyn it's different. I know it sound to some like kristin but, you have to say it right.
    crystol1982

    Answer by crystol1982 at 10:50 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Definitely a male thing. I don't recall anything in literature mentioning a suffix for girls.

    As already mentioned, girls are typically expected to change their last name when they've grown, so the suffix would be meaningless.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 10:58 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

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