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If your child is a jr or the 3rd can ...

he still have a middle name some people that ive asked said no and some say that they can so im confused im having a little boy and i wanna name him after his daddy but his dad is already jr so he's gonna be the 3rd .im so confused help me out here lol .

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alexia_09

Asked by alexia_09 at 6:17 PM on May. 9, 2011 in Baby Names

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  • My brother is a 2nd (not Jr) and he has a middle name (same as my dad). My DH is a Jr and he has a middle name (same one as his dad).
    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 6:19 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • Its sweet, if you and hub agree then go for it
    ochsamom

    Answer by ochsamom at 6:21 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • He'll only be a 3rd if his first and middle names are the exact same as his father and his grandfather. If he has a different middle name, he'll just share the same first name.
    GoodyBrook

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 6:36 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • Ok, so here's the thing. It's not a legal thing. If daddy is John Joe Smith, and you name your son John Joe Smith...the you CAN add a JR if you want (and most people do). If Grandfather is John Joe Smith, and Father is John Wayne Smith, and your son is John Joe Smith...then it's NORMAL to add a 2nd to the name.

    It's NORMAL that to be a JR, 2nd, 3rd, what ever, the name will be the SAME, first, middle, last.

    That being said, if daddy is John Joe Smith and you name your son John Wayne Smith, you can stick a JR on it if you want too. It will be totally odd, but they can't stop you in the US.
    SouthernMama08

    Answer by SouthernMama08 at 9:13 PM on May. 9, 2011

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