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Thread started 09/25/16 9:51am

AnnaStesia91

Is it weird to name your kids after Prince?

So...im pregnant again! I shared with you guys already that I lost a pregnancy literally 3 weeks before Prince passed and so losing him really compounded my grief.

Im hoping and praying this pregnancy goes well and I was thinking if its a boy, ill either give him Prince as a middle name or Ahmir as a first name (female variant if it's a girl) is this weird to you guys? Just another antidote my partner's name means King so...yea.
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Reply #1 posted 09/25/16 9:55am

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AnnaStesia91 said:

So...im pregnant again! I shared with you guys already that I lost a pregnancy literally 3 weeks before Prince passed and so losing him really compounded my grief.

Im hoping and praying this pregnancy goes well and I was thinking if its a boy, ill either give him Prince as a middle name or Ahmir as a first name (female variant if it's a girl) is this weird to you guys? Just another antidote my partner's name means King so...yea.
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No it's not weird at all! I named 3 newborn puppies Prince, Nelson and Camille
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Reply #2 posted 09/25/16 9:57am

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I have a four year old son named Prince, named after the artist. My wife and I fought hard over the name....She did not like it, I knew his name would be Prince once he entered our life even after our two daughters born before him.....

Name your son Prince, Go For It. I did, although it was while he was alive.

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Reply #3 posted 09/25/16 10:05am

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Congratulations! biggrin I don't find that weird in any sense of the word. If I were expecting I would totally do the same wink

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Reply #4 posted 09/25/16 10:09am

AnnaStesia91

Im planning on a natural water birth and I plan on playing Prince the entire time lol im sure my family will think I'm nuts
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Reply #5 posted 09/25/16 10:30am

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No, MJ did. wink I doubt I'll have kids of my own but don't have a problem if I did.
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Reply #6 posted 09/25/16 10:32am

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Very weird.

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Reply #7 posted 09/25/16 10:39am

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Yes, especially if he is not the Daddy falloff

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Reply #8 posted 09/25/16 10:41am

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By the way congratulations! I hope everything goes well.

Come now, isn't life a little better with a pair of good shoes? - Prince 1985
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Reply #9 posted 09/25/16 10:51am

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I mean, name your kid whatever you wish, but remember despite your love of Prince, they have to endure that name in school & otherwise for a lifetime. My cousin went this route, but played it low key. Her first born, a boy, was named Jordan Christopher, after Michael Jordan (she's a bulls fan), and Prince's character in UTCM.

There is a thread about Prince baby names still active. You might get some ideas from there, too: http://prince.org/msg/7/432370

I do think you're wise to keep Prince or Ahmir (which seems more obscure actually) to a middle name. But there were names you could go with for a first name. Christopher. Joey. Gregory (not the baby, but the character in Lovesexy). Alexander. Jamie (male or female). I do think Camille is a pretty girl's name.

Best of luck on your new carrying efforts. I know mom's grieve greatly over miscarriages. But I remember a line in Private Parts, the Howard Stern movie. It seems silly to think of this, but he made a good point when his wife miscarried their child. It was noted that it was a healthy thing, that the body rejected the pregnancy. It wasn't ready to carry it because of whatever reason or variable. It's time to recoup, re-evaluate, and move forward. And we're anxious to hear what you're going to name the new baby!

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Reply #10 posted 09/25/16 11:01am

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Congrats! I agree that making it a middle name is a good idea. Remember that Prince was teased about his name among other things. How about Paisley if it's a girl? Or Nate if it's a boy? lol
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Reply #11 posted 09/25/16 11:03am

AnnaStesia91

Thank you for your congrats and suggestions

Dad would NEVER outright let me name him Prince which is why if I did it, it would be a middle name.

With his name meaning King i think it gives the Prince or name meaning Prince a double meaning, making it less weird (i think) lol
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Reply #12 posted 09/25/16 11:03am

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Morningstarlet said:

Congrats! I agree that making it a middle name is a good idea. Remember that Prince was teased about his name among other things. How about Paisley if it's a girl? Or Nate if it's a boy? lol


Yes i love those ideas! !!
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Reply #13 posted 09/25/16 11:23am

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Sorry, but Paisley sounds like a dog's name. And Nate is short for Nathan. That's a beautiful name! Just like Christopher or Cynthia. So if you want to remember Prince, choose something where the Prince connection isn't too obvious. And forget about Ahmir. Sorry if I'm being a bit harsh, but who wants to be named after the deceased son of a deceased superstar?
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Reply #14 posted 09/25/16 12:28pm

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AnnaStesia91 said:

So...im pregnant again! I shared with you guys already that I lost a pregnancy literally 3 weeks before Prince passed and so losing him really compounded my grief.

Im hoping and praying this pregnancy goes well and I was thinking if its a boy, ill either give him Prince as a middle name or Ahmir as a first name (female variant if it's a girl) is this weird to you guys? Just another antidote my partner's name means King so...yea.
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--/ Name your child whatever you like. Remember Prince Fielder the baseball player was named after Prince.
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Reply #15 posted 09/25/16 12:52pm

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rainbowchild said:

No, MJ did. wink I doubt I'll have kids of my own but don't have a problem if I did.

MJ didn't name his kid after Prince. The name "Prince" was a family name passed down on his mother's side from her great grandfather and grandfather.

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Reply #16 posted 09/25/16 12:58pm

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First or middle....whichever you and your spouse decide upon. I don't think it's weird at all. Prince MEANS something to you, what better way to honor that if that's what you'd like to do?

As an aside, I will not be having any more children lol However, we absolutely adore our Morkies and at some point, there will be another that we'll want. It's already planned to name him Prince lol

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Reply #17 posted 09/25/16 1:03pm

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AnnaStesia91 said:

With his name meaning King i think it gives the Prince or name meaning Prince a double meaning, making it less weird (i think) lol

definitely. It just depends on the person what they think of their name. My grandma's first name was Queen and she was really embarrassed about it. But theres lots of names that have royal meanings, just less obvious if in other languages. smile I like the idea that God or the incoming child tells the parents what name they should have.
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Reply #18 posted 09/25/16 1:05pm

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Mumio said:

First or middle....whichever you and your spouse decide upon. I don't think it's weird at all. Prince MEANS something to you, what better way to honor that if that's what you'd like to do?


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Also, if you don't mind sharing your "setlist", I'd be interested to know lol

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Reply #19 posted 09/25/16 1:11pm

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I found these interesting language alternatives for "Prince" or "Princess":

Baby names meaning prince

Here are examples of baby girl and baby boy names that mean prince in different languages.

Name Origin Sex Meaning
Achisar Hebrew Male The prince is my brother
Adar Syrian Male Ruler, prince
Amir Arabic Male Prince
Aricia Greek Female Princess of Athens
Chashmona Hebrew Female Princess
Damita Spanish Female Little noble lady, princess
Garibaldo Italian Male Prince of war
Hari Hindu Male Tawny, Princely
Khan Turkish Male Prince, noble
Khanh Arabic Male Prince
Kumar Hindu Male Son; prince
Mehtar East-Indian Male Prince
Nkosazana African Female Princess, royalty
Panchali Sanskrit Female Princess
Prince Latin Male Prince
Princess English Female Princess, royalty
Rajnandini Hindu Female Princess
Royce Old-English Male Possibly Prince
Sarah Hebrew Female Princess
Sargon Persian Male Prince of the sun
Sayed Arabic Male Prince
Shahzad Hindu Male Prince, royalty
Shapoor Russian Male Prince, nobel
Soraya Persian Female Princess
Torna Irish-Gaelic Male Prince, noble
Urbi African---Nigerian Female Princess, royalty
Vladimir Slavic Male Renowned prince
Zaira Italian Female Princess

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Reply #20 posted 09/25/16 1:24pm

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How 'bout that, Mr. Putin is also named Prince! eek
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Reply #21 posted 09/25/16 1:30pm

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NorthC said:



"...How 'bout that, Mr. Putin is also named Prince! eek..."





Hari Krishna too!



Look out! :¬O



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Reply #22 posted 09/25/16 1:32pm

CherryMoon57

Congratulations! biggrin

The crazy months prior to the crazier months of early parenthood can lead a few overzealous parents to choose certain names that may not be the best ones for their child. You know you have made the right choice if you can easily visualise yourself(ves) calling out your 3 year old running away in the middle of a busy supermaket, without foreseeing a certain sense of embarrassment. If this test works, go for it!

I did this myself and suddenly started crossing out a few. lol


Wishing you the best for rest of the pregnancy.

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Reply #23 posted 09/25/16 1:40pm

NorthC

Priiiiince!!!!! Dinner's ready!!!!
I'm beginning to understand why his folks called him Skipper. wink
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Reply #24 posted 09/25/16 1:54pm

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CherryMoon57 said:

Congratulations! biggrin

The crazy months prior to the crazier months of early parenthood can lead a few overzealous parents to choose certain names that may not be the best ones for their child. You know you have made the right choice if you can easily visualise yourself(ves) calling out your 3 year old running away in the middle of a busy supermaket, without foreseeing a certain sense of embarrassment. If this test works, go for it!

I did this myself and suddenly started crossing out a few. lol


Wishing you the best for rest of the pregnancy.

Johnny Cash wrote a song about that... lol

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Reply #25 posted 09/25/16 1:56pm

AnnaStesia91

My oldests name was Ahmira literally until 5 mins before i signed the birth certificate but i changed it due to me wanting my daughter to have the same initials as my mom.

Both of my daughter's have unique but sensible names that fit them.

This will likely be my last kid (3 is my limit) and since things are going well I'm comfortable enough to start getting excited.

TMBGITW is the song i used to sing to my oldest when she was a baby so that's definitely on the setlist lol
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Reply #26 posted 09/25/16 2:19pm

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I dont have a problem what others want to do, but I personally would never name a child after a celebrity - and especially one with the name Prince - because they are stuck with this the rest of their lives and what if they dont like the person they are named after? It is different if you name after a family member as there is a blood tie there........but that is just how I feel about it. Naming a baby is such a personal thing and one both parents must love and agree on that name.

I love Prince's name and is sure fit him perfectly, but I would hate to see it become a common name. Imagine some fat red headed freckly horrible kid who liked to rip the wings of flies named Prince !!! (cringe). I guess it is like how many have named their kids Madonna - instantly you think "oh the parents must be Madonna fans" so it is kind of lost there.......

Not really explaining this well, but I hope you get what I mean.

PS and I kind of think the fact you have asked the question to start with you are not really confident in the choice? I do like the list of alternative names for Prince though - they are great.

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Reply #27 posted 09/25/16 2:24pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

CherryMoon57 said:

Congratulations! biggrin

The crazy months prior to the crazier months of early parenthood can lead a few overzealous parents to choose certain names that may not be the best ones for their child. You know you have made the right choice if you can easily visualise yourself(ves) calling out your 3 year old running away in the middle of a busy supermaket, without foreseeing a certain sense of embarrassment. If this test works, go for it!

I did this myself and suddenly started crossing out a few. lol


Wishing you the best for rest of the pregnancy.

Johnny Cash wrote a song about that... lol

Good song with a great message! Which reminds me that John Wayne's real first name was actually Marion. nod

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Reply #28 posted 09/25/16 2:45pm

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CherryMoon57 said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Johnny Cash wrote a song about that... lol

Good song with a great message! Which reminds me that John Wayne's real first name was actually Marion. nod

I totally forgot about that! lol So much for his macho image...

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On a side note, that reminds me that another macho movie star Cary Grant's real name was Archibald Alexander Leach. lol

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Reply #29 posted 09/25/16 3:06pm

CherryMoon57

purplethunder3121 said:

CherryMoon57 said:

Good song with a great message! Which reminds me that John Wayne's real first name was actually Marion. nod

I totally forgot about that! lol So much for his macho image...

.

On a side note, that reminds me that another macho movie star Cary Grant's real name was Archibald Alexander Leach. lol

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lol Not as cool as Cary Grant lol, but a lot better than Joaquin Phoenix's real name!

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