||I don't really believe in that kind of "honoring"
||RoxStar (Authenticated as RoxStar)
||May 19, 2012 at 7:31:24 PM
||Honouring names by Vek
I think once you get to doing that, you make things a whole lot more complicated than they need to be. I see it just about every day on this very board. People get worried because they're honoring this relative but not that one, they don't like a name but they feel like they have to use it, they try to justify using a "trendy" name by finding some tenuous conection to some family member or acquaintance they really aren't close to or know anything about.
I just think that there are much easier and much more meaningful ways to honor somebody than slapping their name or a version of their name on your offspring.
And I definitely don't see a point in "honoring" somebody way back in your ancestry that you know very little if anything about. That isn't honoring; I don't know exactly what that is, but it isn't honoring.
And there are people who say they're honoring because "Every male in my father's family has some form of John in his name." Well, no, that's not really honoring either; that's just a habit that has gotten started and is being kept up just for the sake of a habit more than for any particular desire to honor any particular John.
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