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Old 08-27-2010, 12:39 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have two daughters, and both of their names start with the same letter.

Should baby name three have the same first letter or should I pick any name?
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:55 AM
 
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It's just up to what you like. I am one of 4 children that have names starting with "S". It was a little annoying when I was younger but nothing major. We chose not to do that with our kids but have two that start with one letter and one that starts with another. We're thinking about naming the fourth with the same letter as the one kiddo in our clan to even things out but we're not sure yet!

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Out of the 4 oldest kids in my fam, 3 of us have the same initials! Well, mine are different now that I'm married, but really it wasn't a big deal.

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Pick any name. I have a few friends that have done naming trends, and it always seems by baby three they're less enthused about the name and/or the trend...no fun to pick a name you don't truly love just because of a sibling "trend," yk? How much would it suck to GET that name, too? "Well, honey, we weren't really crazy about your name, but it started with an M and it's the best we could think of...." Nah.

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Well, that's how the Duggar family and their 19 kids started out... First two had the same letter (J) and they thought the 3rd would feel left out so they named the 3rd, 4th, 5th and then they were stuck with names they probably didn't love,,,,


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I immediately thought of the Duggars when I read the OP.

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Yes. I dd that with my first two and will follow the pattern with further kids.

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do what your heart tells you it's cool if you have 3 with the same letter.. but it starts getting less cool when there's more than a dozen a la dugger family

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assuming this one is a girl... the girls will both have K names and Eli will have an E name

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I have three M names once little Mae is born...

However, it was not on purpose. Each child had an M name and a non-M name but ended up the gender off the M name. (If Mae were a boy she would have been Alexander!)

So I have no problem with, if/when we have a fourth, the possibility of that child not having an M name.

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I agree with the other posters saying to go with a name you love, regardless of letter.

I think the more children you have with the same letter, the more obligated you'll feel to have future children share that letter as well. (does that make sense?) In my opinion, having 2 children that start with "M" (for example) and a third that starts with a different letter, is not odd at all. However, having 5 children that all start with "M", and a 6th that is different seems a little more singled out, to me.

I think it really depends on the shared letter too. Whereas having a "Quinn, Quentin, Quincy, and Ava" might be a little obvious that the 4th is different...I dont think having a "Sophie, Scott, Spencer, and Lucy" is quite as much of a blaring difference since "S" is such a popular name letter.

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I'd go with a name you like regardless of letter. My sister and I have names that start with the same letter and my brother has a different letter and he could care less. He never felt left out. It definately not an issue where you need to have all your kids with the same letter because two kids do.

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My first two start with the same letter, and my third is different. It wasn't intentional...those were just the names we liked. This baby will have a different letter from all of them.

No big deal.

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I think that naming the same letters is fine, as long as it is a name you love. Don't do it unless you LOVE the name as much as you love the first 2.. if not, there is no rule that says if you start with the first 2, that you have to continue with the others.

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I honestly know a kid that was upset that he didn't get the "family letter" name like his sibs. He went around telling everyone that his parents got lazy naming him and here's what his name should have been.
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If you are only going to have 3, then I would use the same initial. If you think you might have more, then you wouldn't have to.

I just think it will make the 3rd wonder why they were different.

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We kind of did something similar on accident, dd1 we named Bailey and dd2 we named Riley. We didn't really think about the names ending with the same sound until we had dd3. Then it seemed like we should keep the same "them" so we named her Rory. We're having a boy this time and naming him Finnegan, so I guess if we have more we'll keep with the "ee" ending for girls and "n" for boys. But I don't think you *have* to, and I would go with a name I loved over one that followed the "theme."
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I'm not fond of themes for names. And maybe I'm completely wrong about this, but I tend to imagine most people feel the same way and would look down on me a bit for being silly enough to name my kids based on a theme. So I would make sure to choose a different letter for the third.
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I'm not fond of themes for names. And maybe I'm completely wrong about this, but I tend to imagine most people feel the same way and would look down on me a bit for being silly enough to name my kids based on a theme. So I would make sure to choose a different letter for the third.
Ive never seen anyone look down on ANYONE for that reason and would make the person doing such judging look pretty silly in my eyes. (This comes from being raised as the M in a family of Ks... and now having accidentally started my own family of Ms)

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