Dating guys with the same name - could you? HAVE you?

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    Jan 31, 2011 12:54 PM GMT
    A friend of mine is dating a guy with the same name as him. This has always been a gay nightmare of mine as I would feel really weird about it for some reason! Fortunately I've never even met a gay guy with the same name as me so it's not come up, but I wondered what others thought of this - do you not see an issue with it, have you done it and did you find it awkward?

    I just think of Christmas cards sent from 'The Steves' or 'The Davids' and shudder! Am I weird? icon_razz.gif

    Also, what about sex/dating with guys who have the same name as your dad? Anyone else weirded out by that? I've slept with 2 guys who had the same name as my dad...hope that doesn't mean anything Freudian!
  • Nayro

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    Jan 31, 2011 12:58 PM GMT
    I think it would be stranger if a strange couple would have the same names. Jamie and Jamie or Sam and Sam... but ye, I wouldnt like dating a guy with the same name.
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    Jan 31, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    Meh. I know a hetero couple, Steve & Stevie.
    He is Steve(n) and She is Stevie. Her Dad really wanted a boy, I suppose.icon_wink.gif

    I, on the other hand, have been in a LTR with someone who has the same name as my Dad. Try yelling THAT out in a moment of passion! icon_confused.gif

    He has a nickname, though. I use that all the time. :-)
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    Jan 31, 2011 2:38 PM GMT
    ^Same. I know a Dennis and Denise.

    Personally, I think it would be funny but I wouldn't mind dating someone with the same name as me.
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    Jan 31, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    I can and do. One of my FWB's name is also Paul.
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    Jan 31, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    If Taylor Lautner ever married Taylor Swift, they would (quite literally) be Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Lautner. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 31, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    that wouldnt be an issue...now if they were the same last name O.O
  • JJ_Atoli

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    Jan 31, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    I've done it before. It wasn't really all that weird - I think it didn't bother me since I don't have much attachment to my own name.
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    Feb 01, 2011 10:41 AM GMT
    I havent done it before...I don't think I'd mind.
    What I don't like is when they have the same name as one of my brothers. Currently the hottest dude I know shares the same name as my brother and it's such a turn off.
  • bad_wolf

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    Feb 01, 2011 10:47 AM GMT
    How weird would it be when you're calling your own name out during sex.
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    Feb 01, 2011 11:28 AM GMT
    The chances of that happening to me would almost have to be nil.
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Feb 01, 2011 12:28 PM GMT
    I am Michael and my b/f is Mikail?

    Sometimes it happen's?
  • spades

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    Feb 01, 2011 12:42 PM GMT
    My LTR bf has the same name as my brother, And also had a couple of others with the same name, but they have the Afrikaans version of John, so it's a pretty common name here.

    The weirdest was when I dated a guy with my brother's name and surname icon_confused.gif it was kinda freaky, so needles to say, it ended quickly!
  • jessetriguy

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    Feb 01, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
    I have. Both Jesse's. He'd call me J and I would call him Jess. Sometimes we'd forget. It didn't matter. The weirder thing was that we looked alike. Like having sex with myself (hot) ....LOL icon_confused.gif
  • jc_online

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    Feb 01, 2011 1:41 PM GMT
    I wouldn't mind, but it is very unlikely - not many guys named Jan. I dated a guy named Dean for a while in college. That sucked - Jan & Dean! (was a singing group in the 1960s - look it up youngins!) We both hated it so much that we introduced ourselves to new people as Dean and Jan. It took a couple of minutes, but eventually you could see them react to figuring out "Jan & Dean." Ugh!icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 01, 2011 1:52 PM GMT
    We know a gay couple named Mark & Marc, only the last letter different, same pronunciation. Nice couple, BTW, and they seem to handle being known as "Mark 'n Marc" pretty well. I've never faced the situation myself, but I don't think it would be a deciding factor in who I dated.

    The majority of my BFs and my late partner went by Tom, just by coincidence. And all my life, when people remember my name incorrectly, they'll call me Tom, like 95% of the time. It's spooky, so I guess I must look like what a Tom is supposed to be.

    My current partner's own late partner's name was Bill, while I'm Bob, a 1-syllable "B" similarity that continues to confuse him, always mixing our names. He'll address or refer to me as Bill, and he's forever saying to someone in a conversation: "Well, when Bob died some years ago..." icon_eek.gif

    So I find myself blurting out a line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "I'm not dead yet!"
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    Feb 01, 2011 1:52 PM GMT
    That would be for the uber narcisistic. Screaming your own name during sex when you are meaning it for the other guy.. But... Does he know this?
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    Feb 01, 2011 1:52 PM GMT
    On a different note: I have met guys who their name begins with the letter 'J' to be the best compatible match. Weird.
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    Feb 01, 2011 8:04 PM GMT
    I have a common name and wouldn't find it odd to date someone with the same name.

    I know a couple that shares the same birthday. I find that a bit odd.
  • masculumpedes

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    Feb 01, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    I've dated a guy with the same last name before....He was from Norman, Oklahoma ( wherever the hell that is)...everyone kept asking if we were cousins icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 01, 2011 8:12 PM GMT
    I highly doubt I'd meet a guy with my last name. First name wouldn't bother me and my dad's name wouldn't really be an issue since I call him "dad" and not his first name.
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    Feb 01, 2011 8:14 PM GMT
    It's really hard finding another guy named Rene. Any other Renes here on RJ?

    Also, being a junior, dating a guy named Rene would be like a ménage a trois -- him, my dad, and myself. LOL

    My brother and his lover are both RJs. One just goes by his name, the other by RJ.
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    Feb 01, 2011 8:21 PM GMT
    I've dated 3! First went by Jimmy, 2nd went by Jim and last one went by James.

    I go by all 3. Just depends on when you met or how well you know me.
  • MisterT

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    Feb 01, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
    I haven't yet, not that i wouldn't though. It could get interesting.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Feb 01, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    That would ROCK to call out my own name in bed!! icon_twisted.gif