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post #41 of 96
Not at all: Phoenix, Jeanita, Christopher, and Terran-Sage.
post #42 of 96
Not really. They both have the same number of syllables for first and middle. And they're both kind of unusual, but that's about as close as they get.
post #43 of 96
Dylan (girl) and Ava (girl). I've been told that they 'fit' together. Ava is super popular as is Dylan but mainly so for boys.

My husband is very concerned about making the new baby's name match. He says my name choice of Georgia doesn't fit and his (Zoe) does. Boy will be Daniel. Either way they'll all have 2 syllable first names.
post #44 of 96
Yep, they all start with the same letter. It was really not intentional. And I often feel silly telling people their names. But the only names my husband and I agree on are "M" names. Whe I was pregnant with my oldest we had a relatively lengthy list of girl names and about 80% of them just happened to start with an M. So, my daughter became Molly.

Then when I was pregnant with my son, the only boy name we could agree on was Maximilian. Then when the third came along we really struggled. We never did come up with a boy name we liked, M name or otherwise, but we did come up with a list of girls' names, which all just happened to start with an M. So, we have a Magdalena, which was a name we had discussed long before having babies (not sure how that didn't end up on our listmthe first time around).

If we were to have am fourth, which we won't, but if we did, I can't think of any names I like that don't start with an M. Weird, I know.
post #45 of 96
Not really, although they do fit together. They are both "traditional" names.
post #46 of 96
nope no matchy names here... unless you count basic heritage... but even then DD#3 throws that one out.... I suppose they are all european names, but thats as far as it goes.
post #47 of 96
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Our neighbors each got to pick a name for their girls. One likes very traditional names and she picked Nancy. Her wife picked Ryder for the other daughter. I had a stupid look on my face when they told me the second girl was named Ryder...
If there were a LIKE button on here, I would LIKE this comment! I love that they are SOOO very MISmatched that they come full circle and end up being a great pairing of names.

Our boys are Max and John-Siegfried, so they are matched in the sense that they both have Germanic origins and are mined from the classic/old-fashioned naming vein, but other than that...
post #48 of 96
I hated that my sister and I had matching names growing up. Rachel and Rebecca. I was named literally because it went with my sisters name.

I want/ wanted my children to have names with real and strong meanings.

We have 1 son H our two girl names go together sortof both have the "ah" sound in them so they flow and one is an H.

Our current boy names...they don't match outside of being traditional name with strong meanings

I like names that flow well but not necessarily match. like..um Julia and Sarah both have the vowel sounds on the end but don't match...I guess its a slant rhyme?
post #49 of 96
I didn't think about the other children's names when I named each of my kids, but they do all kind of match in some ways. DD1 and ds2 both have short names, starting with "E", and ds1 and dd2 both have five letter names, with a double consonant in the middle, vowel sound on the end, and a soft "E" as the first vowel. All four have the soft "E" sound, so sometimes I stumble over their names, and end up going "E...e...I mean Je...Ke....e..." and it sounds just ridiculous.
post #50 of 96
All my kids have 2 syllables, except the last one which has 3. The boys' names all end with "n", and the girls end with "a", except the last.
post #51 of 96
You mean like "Ima Hog" and "Youra Hog"? No. I've got a DS with a long traditional name, and a DD with a short name.

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I hated that my sister and I had matching names growing up. Rachel and Rebecca. I was named literally because it went with my sisters name.
Aww, so sorry.
post #52 of 96
My names that I have picked for the boys have been more of Old English where as my only daughter has a very contemporary name. I did pick an older Scandinavian name for her originally, but then altered it thinking I could call her that by nickname but it never happened. So I wanted to name her Britta but then she ended up Brittany.

My dh picks very common plain names.
post #53 of 96
Yup, mine match Zander and Zavier, but i call them both by nicknames
post #54 of 96
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But the only names my husband and I agree on are "M" names.
It's funny - most of the boy names I really like for this pregnancy are L names. Liam, Lachlan, Linden. Won't be noticeable unless I have three boys though, I guess. I think it's common to like names that start with the same letter. I like L because it sounds gentle and soft, and I don't want a "tough" boy's name. Conversely, I think B names for girls sound strong - Brittany, Brigitta, Brenda and so on. (I don't particularly want a B name if the baby's a girl, but I do make that "B = strong" association, you know?) And I'd never choose an N-name because to me it looks unpleasantly spiky. And I like hard-C names but not soft-C names. Little things like that... they don't make that much sense, but if I had sixty children you'd probably be able to spot some pretty definite patterns, you know?
post #55 of 96
I wouldn't say match but they definitely flow and I considered how they all sounded together and how they all fit together. Even how everyones name would look on a Christmas card

Their names are Madeline Ophelia, Lilyka Mae, and Ava Alexandria. (Lilyka is all short vowels, the y sounds like short i..it is similar to Erica,Danica or Angelyka..the last is Lilykas baptismal name. Which also flow together but don't match. Magdalini, Angelyka and Ketavan)
post #56 of 96
Our kids have A names, and so do I. I like it that way.

Amethyst
Asheby
Abbott
post #57 of 96
The was a family in my son's school who has four kids: three with unique names, and one very traditional. I can't remember the actual names, but something along the lines of Swingset, Fruit, Jacob, and Truck. Okay, they weren't that odd, but three definitely weren't in the top 100 name list, while one was in the top ten. I always wondered what they were thinking when choosing their kids' names.
post #58 of 96
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TOur neighbors each got to pick a name for their girls. One likes very traditional names and she picked Nancy. Her wife picked Ryder for the other daughter. I had a stupid look on my face when they told me the second girl was named Ryder... (I LOVE that name) But, it just didn't match with Nancy. So.. out of pity for me, they explained that they couldn't agree on name types, so they each got one child to name.
OMGosh! That is terrible.

I knew a mismatched name set of little girls, too. The first Miller, the second, Emma. Little cuties, but every time I saw them at the park.. my mind was like "what the heck?"
post #59 of 96
Sorta.

Both girls have 'flower' middle names - Rose & Lily. For DD1 DH got to pick the first name and I got to pick the middle. I chose Rose because I thought it went nicely with the traditional Eleanor, and was different enough that she could use it as an alternative name if she wanted. (Which she's already done - as soon as she was old enough to talk she told us her name was Rosie!! )

For DD2 I got to pick first name and DH middle. I chose Saoirse, which is an Irish name (and not even terribly common there). But DH really wanted both girls to have 'flowery' middle names, hence the 'matchiness'.

So, their first names couldn't be more different. One, a very traditional English name, which is also terribly popular right now, and one an unusual Irish name. They don't even have similar sounds or anything. But if Saoirse decides to go by her middle name too then they'll be totally 'matchy-matchy', and I'll be rather annoyed!!
post #60 of 96
Well the boy hasn't been born yet, but if we name him what we think we might, their names will be 1 syllable first name 3 syllable middle name, Quinn Madeleine and Jack Everett, so they match that way. I didn't think I was into the single syllable names, but DH's is as well and he seems ok .
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