Dating a girl with the same name as your sister

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When I think of my married name, it doesn’t even feel like mine…I feel like I’m using her name.

I’m wondering if she will feel the same way, like I’m “stealing” her name.

So the first person I think of when I think of that first name is my ex. Cliffy and I have been dating/married, I've probably called her Kathy less than a hundred times. I never knew my father (mom didn't either, really), but I did know his name.

Now, if another guy came along with that name it might be a Date her? But even so I was with my SO for...months, I don't know how long, before I one day got to talking about my life and suddenly realized...oh, you two have the same first name . Not a problem for me..nearly as much as that I have the same name as his ex-wife.

So, I've recently started seeing this really great guy. It's not a major issue.a minor thing that makes me go 'ick' sometimes, if I think about it. Could you be involved with someone who had the same name as a parent/guardian? In fact, if we slip and do it accidentally, we both get kinda creeped out. My son has been dating a girl with the same first name as my mother for 2 years now. I thought it was a little odd at first, but it's not really a big deal. Every conversation we have she asks "Is he still dating that girl? Athena and I have the exact same names as my parents (I'm named after my mother, Mr. Athena goes by his middle name, and my Dad goes by a name that isn't officially his at all.

Both of them named their first son as Juniors, meaning that one of my brothers and one of my stepbrothers *also* have the same first name.

My father and brother have the same name, which is one of the most common male names in the US (I usually see it on lists as #2).

I dated a guy in college with that name, it didn't seem like a very big deal.

My husband’s only sister has the same first name as I do. I plan on taking my FI”s name, so after our wedding we will have the same name (though with different middle names).

Family gatherings are already a bit odd, as when someone calls “our” name, we both answer (it’s a name that doesn’t lend itself well to nicknames).

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