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NerdyKeith's avatar

LGBT, would you consider dating someone who has same name as you?

Asked by NerdyKeith (5441points) February 18th, 2016

I guess this question could also relevant to straight people too, as there are plenty of unisex names.

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stanleybmanly's avatar

To cancel a date on the basis of someone’s name seems to me (putting it kindly) obtuse.

ibstubro's avatar

First name or surname?


Here2_4's avatar

I have one of those names, and, I have.

NerdyKeith's avatar

I was mostly referring to “first names”. But I can understand why an identical surname might be a worry haha!

ibstubro's avatar

Until very recently having an identical surname could have been considered an advantage to LBGT couples before gay marriage was legalized, @NerdyKeith.

That was what I first thought you were referring to.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I’m gay. It wouldn’t bother me a bit.

dxs's avatar

One of my nicknames is unisex, and I actually like meeting people with the that name.

rojo's avatar

Can’t see how it would make much difference ‘ceptin’ maybe if someone hollered at the two of you across the room.

chyna's avatar

I lived across the street from a heterosexual couple named Terry and Teri. It didn’t seem to bother them.
My name is unusual so I doubt I would meet many with my name.

ibstubro's avatar

Hey, I know Terri and Terry!
Small world!

Coloma's avatar

Well, I’ve never met a man named ‘Laurie”, but it could happen. I have dated a “Lawrence.”
“Laurie” played by Christian Bale was a leading male character in the “Little Women” movie, I’d date him in a heartbeat. haha

Misspegasister28's avatar

It doesn’t matter to me! Might make things a little confusing to others though, haha.

MollyMcGuire's avatar

Hi. I’m Molly and I’m straight, I said never.

Coloma's avatar

I still think that Caitlin Jenner should have named herself ” Brucelyn.” No, I’m not making fun of any LGBT peeps, but I do have a perverse sense of humor.

Here ya all go, some of the youngsters here may never have heard this oldie.

NerdyKeith's avatar

@Coloma Lol nah I don’t think thats offensive, it was funny in all fairness.

ucme's avatar

Okay, so i’m a straight male named Alan in a long term committed relationship, guess that rules me out on all counts.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

Same name? I wouldn’t consider that an issue.

However, few things are more tragic than a same sex couple that strives to look like twins.

ibstubro's avatar

Unisex is an odd nickname, @dxs!
Probably better than Unibrow.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

I’ve encountered so many people who’s last name was By The Way.

My last name is not that.

Stinley's avatar

I know a Steve and Steph which amuses me slightly
My last name is Smith so meeting someone with the same last name is most likely for us Smiths. It wouldn’t bother me

OpryLeigh's avatar

One of my mum’s friends married someone with the same surname as her.

I also knew a lesbian couple with the same first name. One shortened their name and the other didn’t.

I also know a straight couple called Gail and Dale!

Coloma's avatar

@NerdyKeith Glad you agree, I am mostly PC but sometimes it just goes too far.
I have a pet goose that morphed from male to female years ago, I call him a trans-gander. lol
I’m the resident older hippie chick, known for my offbeat humor at times.

Welcome to the pod, we’re a pretty nice group and hope you enjoy your stay here.:-)

NerdyKeith's avatar

@Coloma Trans-gander? haha thats awesome. Thank you, I’m enjoying it so far. Its a pretty cool Q&A site.

dxs's avatar

@ibstubro And the only thing with them is that usually I can’t quite tell what’s “down there.”

PuffUvSmoke's avatar

Yes! Oh my goodness that would be fun…. and adorable.

augustlan's avatar

I have a friend John, whose fiance’s name is also John. One mostly goes by a nickname, though.

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