Same Name Twice
I don't know why, but lately I've been noticing instances of "same name twice" in many different contexts. They fall into one of three categories:
1) Same-named siblings: Jacob and James.
2) First and middle the same: Lisa Beth.
3) First and last the same: Luke Lukacs.
So what repeating names have you encountered? I debated putting this in the Celebrity Names forum instead of Name Games, because I'm looking for actual, real-life examples (although I'll take hypotheticals, too, if they're names that parents actually considered).
I'd also like to know: did the parents bestowing the duplicates know that they were duplicates, or did they just have very consistent taste in names?
For my examples above: Jacob and James are actual brothers, and I don't think their parents are aware that they gave both of their sons the same name. Lisa Beth's parents were not aware that they gave their daughter the same name twice; they wanted a B middle name, and thought Beth sounded good with Lisa (for some reason!). Luke Lukacs was deliberate: his parents were perfectly aware that their surname is the Hungarian form of Luke.
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:30am