Naming a baby girl after the mom

Does anyone think it's weird to name your baby girl after the mother? My name is Lora and I was thinking of naming my daughter Loralai. I've asked some people what they think of this and I usually get met with confusion or people thinking it's arrogant. I should note that we would not have the same middle name or last name as I did not take my husbands name. Thoughts? 

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November 12, 2019 6:03 PM

um, not sure how I feel about this one,  I wouldnt hesitate if you were using it as a middle name but Lora and Loralai could get confusing.  But then again lots of people have sons the exact name as the father and grandfather, its such a pretty name

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November 14, 2019 2:48 PM

There is absolutely nothing weird, or even unusual (historically speaking), about naming kids after their parents. I'm curious why you think it would be in any way, shape, or form arrogant. Is a boy named after his dad arrogant? If not, why on God's green Earth would a girl named after her mom be arrogant?

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November 15, 2019 6:17 PM

I never said it was arrogant. I do not think it is.What I said was other people I asked thought it was. Thanks anyways

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November 14, 2019 4:36 PM

Not arrogant at all! I agree with Suzanne that it might get a little confusing, but also that Loralai is a beautiful name. Go for it!

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November 15, 2019 6:19 PM

thank you so much. I think I will

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November 15, 2019 6:37 PM

such a pretty name

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November 18, 2019 5:12 PM

I grew up with exactly the same name as my mother's (first and last, and neither of us had a middle name). There was nothing weird about it: for example, my mother's cousin also named his daughter after his wife.

What is weird is the modern American perception that naming a daughter after oneself is somehow weird -- while a son named after his father is still perfectly normal.

Thank goodness I didn't encounter this perception until years after my daughter was born, because I gave her a longer version of my name, making her the fifth generation and sixth person in my family with a version of our name.