When I say big family, I have 25 first cousins on my mom's side alone. I am pregnant with my grandparents 18th great grandchild (and only 9 of the grandchildren have children, many of the grandchildren aren't even grown yet and most of those who have children aren't done having children so chances are, there will end up being close to 100 great grandchildren).
I want to name my son Patrick. I LOVE the name, always have. My cousin has a son named Patrick, he is 6. She has no problem with me using the name, his name is Patrick Michael and they usually call him that mine would be just Patrick, he would be Patrick Michael.
However, there are several people in the family, including Patrick's father (my cousin's DH), who think it is wrong to use the same name. Well IMO with suck a big family, names are going to be repeated unless we are planing on making up names.
What do you think?