A daughter with the same name as her father is referred to as ‘’junior”. Some parents prefer to name their daughters after themselves, it helps to set the stage for confidence for the child.
It also helps the child have a strong sense of self-worth which makes them so confident in themselves.
When next you see a father calling his daughter ‘’junior”, bear it in mind that he named his daughter after him.
It is not a big deal if a father names his daughter after him, he only wants continuity of the name and he also wants his daughter to feel confident by bearing her father’s name.
You must have seen several females bear junior in their names and you wondered why they have that name.
Well, after reading through this article you will have a better understanding of the name you call a daughter who bears the same name as her father.
What Do You Call It When A Father Named His Daughter After Him?
When a daughter is named after her father it is simply known as a patronym. This tradition dates back to several centuries ago when a male child, specifically the first son, was named after his father.
These days, not only male children can be named after their fathers, females are now named after their fathers.
When you see a female named Stacy Maxwell, Jr., have it in mind that she bears her father’s name. When you see a man that named his daughter after him, you can simply say that the name is patronymic.
Back in the day, it used to be a normal thing when a father names his first son after him, to instill confidence in him and also for the continuity of his name.
Fathers who do this tend to value their name a lot and also want the name to be passed on to their children.
What Is The Female Version Of JR?
The female version of Junior is Junior. It is as simple as that. There is no special one for females.
When a father names his male child after him, most times, it is his first son, he is usually known as a junior.
The same thing applies to when a father names his daughter after him, she will also be referred to as ‘’junior’’. This means that there is no female version of junior. You can use ‘’junior’’ for males and females and it will mean the same thing.
When you next come across a situation where a father named his daughter after him, you can also refer to her as ‘’junior’’.
There is no need to look for the female version of JR because there is not any. Some females do bear the name Jessie Andrew Jr. You will know full well that she has her father’s name.
I believe it is clear to you now that there is no female version of Jr. if you are a father and you want your daughter to bear your name, all you need to do is to add Jr. to it so that it becomes obvious that she is bearing your name.
If you have friends and family members asking how to address your daughter who bears your name, you can simply tell them that they can address her the same way they would address a male child that bears his father’s name.
Can A Girl Be Named After Her Father?
The answer to this question is Yes! A girl can be named after her father. When patronym started back in the day, it was a common practice for a male child who is the first son of a man to be named after his father.
As of then, it was more common for a male child to bear his father’s name than for a female child to bear her father’s name.
However, because culture is dynamic and things tend to change over time, fathers started naming their daughters after them.
This means that not only male children can bear their father’s first name. Females can now bear their father’s first name.
An example of a female that was named after her father is Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Jr. who was named after her father Franklin Delano Roosevelt who was once U.S President.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Jr. was the first daughter and the only child of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.
Because she was an only child of her parents, it was wise enough for Franklin Delano Roosevelt to name her after him.
At that time, he was the president of the United States, and it would have made sense for his only child to carry on the name of the royal family. From this explanation, you should have known full well that a girl can be named after her father.
As a father, if you have a daughter that you would love to name after you, go ahead to do it.
It helps to improve her confidence and also helps the girl have a strong sense of self-worth. Any child with a strong sense of self-worth grows up to be a confident child.
What Do You Call A Daughter Named After Her Mother?
That is what you call a daughter named after her mother. When a daughter is named after her mother, she is addressed as Jr. or Jr.
For example, if her mother’s name was Elizabeth Margaret Juliet, her daughter will be named Elizabeth Margaret Juliet Jr.
It specifies that the was named after her mother. It is more common for male children to be named after their fathers than for daughters to be named after their mothers.
However, even though it is not common, mothers still name their daughters after them.
When next you see a daughter named after her mother, you can simply call her Macronymic.
Now that you are aware of this, you would know what exactly to call her. It is also good for you to know the best way to address a daughter named after her mother.
If as a mother you have a daughter that you want to name after you, go ahead and name her after you. It may not be a common thing to do, but people still do it. It can help to instill confidence in her and also help her self-esteem.
What Do You Call A Girl Named After Her Mother If A Boy Is Called Junior If Named After His Father?
For legal purposes, If a girl is named after her mother you can also call her junior. The fact is that ‘’Junior” can be used for both male and female children.
If a male child is named after his father, you can call him junior, the same thing is applicable if a female child is named after her mother, you call her junior as well.
Do not think that because you call a male child named after his father Junior, you can name a female child named after her mother by adding ‘’II” (which means ‘’the second’’) to her name.
You can also use ‘’Junior” just like I have explained in this segment of this article.
Where you can use ‘’II” for a girl is if she was named after her close relatives like her grandmother, grandfather, or her uncle. It is good you know this so that you do not mistake one for the other.
When you want to formally address a female that was named after her mother, you are to address her as ‘’junior’’.
This may sound weird because it is not common, but that is the correct thing to do. With this knowledge, you will not address her the wrong way which could seem disrespectful.
How would you feel when someone wants to address you in a formal setting and the person addresses you the wrong way?
I am sure you will feel disrespected. That is the same way it feels when you address another person wrongly.
When someone is a doctor, you have to address the person as a doctor, the same thing applies to when a daughter is named after her father, you have to address her as ‘’Junior’’. This is a proper and formal way to address her.
I already mentioned it earlier in this article, but do not mistake “the second’’(II) for ‘’Jr.’’ ‘’The second’’ is used if the daughter is named after her grandfather, grandmother, her uncle, or any close relative that is not her father or mother.
Do not think it is taboo or because it is not common for a daughter to be named after her father, that it is a wrong thing to do. It is not. There is no law whatsoever backing that.
Feel free if as a father you prefer to name your daughter after you. It can help her to be a more confident person, bearing in mind that she answers her father’s name.