What do you call a daughter with the same name as her mother? Is there a female equivalent for 'junior' in the english language?
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While you may choose a nickname to differentiate in daily use, for legal or genealogical purposes, she is a "junior." According to Wikipedia:
For fathers and sons who share a name, you sometimes see the French words "père" ("father") and "fils" ("son") used instead of "senior" and "junior". In the same way, one could perhaps use "mère" and "fille" for a mother and daughter.
However, it should be noted that I can find no actual evidence for this usage. And anyway, even "père" and "fils", though well-established, may strike some English-speakers as pretentious.
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