My family is so boring with names. I call it the family naming convention. First son named after maternal grandfather, second son named after paternal grandfather. This leads to ridiculous strings where the same name repeats over and over and over. For example, the name Nathan Dane has repeated so many times that there is an almost unbroken string that has gone for over 200 years. My father is Francis Dane, a name that has its origins in the middle 1600's, and his full name is exactly the same as his father's and his grandfather's. Luckily, they broke the chain with me.... although I might have liked being Leighton Dane.