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by Abigail Van Buren

Being Named After Grandpa Would Be No Honor

DEAR ABBY: My husband demands we give our first child the name "Junior" as his legal first name, supposedly to honor the baby's paternal grandpa, who is also called Junior.

I am vehemently opposed to it because Junior is a title, not a name, and also because Grandpa is a notorious drunk, criminal and adulterer. I am open to any other name my husband may want, but he won't budge. Who should win out? -- DUE SOON IN SYRACUSE

DEAR DUE SOON: You should! Naming a child after someone is, indeed, supposed to be an honor, and from your description, your father-in-law isn't someone who deserves one.

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