View Poll Results: Should we shy away from using Kevin?
Yes, it's too similar. 8 6.40%
No, it's a different name, use it. 114 91.20%
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:14 AM   #51
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Ok, here is the thing. I have this child that is going to be born in 12 days or less. DH and I have been going round and round with names... there are very few we like or can even live with. We've pretty much come down to 2 names. Eric and Kevin. We have not even THOUGHT of a middle name, yet. He likes both names. I much prefer Kevin over Eric, but that presents a special situation. Our nephew is named Evan. Kevin and Evan rhyme. We talked to DH's sister the other day to get her thoughts on it because Evan is her child. She has ZERO problems with us using Kevin. She was like, "You can even name him Evan and it won't bother me!" I just keep thinking about someone calling out for one of the boys and there will be that whole confusion of "did you say Evan or Kevin?" So, anyway... is it strange to name the child Kevin when his cousin is Evan? too close? not a big deal? what?
I would definately use Kevin...you mention talking to DH's sister, which also would mean the babies have different last names too, I have 2 cousins with the same name, it just happened to be a popular name at the time and the relatives only got together at Christmas so didn't think it was a big deal...

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Old 03-15-2011, 08:17 AM   #52
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Go with it! Kevin Michael is my brothers name! On the names topic, We named our dd Madison and dh has a 12 yo cousin with the same name. We are not that close with them and they live in a different state so we dont care. Of course MIL and SIL hate it though. But it is MILs Side of the family. They call dd by nickname and we can't stand it but how to handle that I don't know.
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yeah, the last names are completely different.
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Congrats Welcome to the world Kevin
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Can I just how awesome your SIL is? So many people get so uppity over a name! She rocks
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