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How concerned would you be with a name that could accidentally rhyme with your last name, where it mispronounced?<br><br>
I haven't asked any questions about names, because I'd really hate for a favorite to be ruined for me (as DH did to my first choice girls name) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> but, I can't decide if this is a problem.<br><br>
I'm considering Molly as a first name. Without revealing my last name, you could say " Molly Blank-y" to get the phonetic pattern, but due to a letter combination, people often (always) mispronounce it the firs time they read it, so it would end up similar to "Molly -olly" .. or really more like "Molly -ah-ly" which sounds terrible!!!!<br><br>
Do you think that would be really annoying to go through your whole life with people accidentally rhyming your name? I married into this name, and the mispronunciation bugs me to death (had a good old irish/italian name before that no one ever got wrong!) but it doesn't bother DH at all.<br><br>
I do have other thoughts on girls names.. but they're all an alliteration's with my last name, and I'm not sure I like that any better...
 

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I see nothing wrong with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> As long as you like the name and it feels right to you then just go with it!
 

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this is the same issue i was having! one of our favorite names was Miley, but with our last name ending in an elley sound, we didn't want an iley eley.
 

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I was Monica Mason for 12 years. I hyphenated my mom's last name onto the beginning of my surname to get out of the alliteration thing. I imagine I would have felt the same about rhyming, especially since kids will probably *intentionally* say her last name wrong for the rhyme ;-).<br><br>
Actually, what bugged me most about my name as it started out was that it could be sung to the Mickey Mouse club theme song. My *parents* figured that out and used to do it, until I got articulate enough to tell them to stop. Fortunately other kids never caught onto that.<br><br>
Now, the super-long hyphenated name sucked too ;-) but eh. I married out of it all anyway.
 

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my dad's secretary is named judith , she married a mr. Dudy, and was from then on......judy dudy. she could not get back judith. even my dad, who continued to call her judith, couldnt help but smile at it. yeah, if people can make a ryhme, they will.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I see nothing wrong with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> As long as you like the name and it feels right to you then just go with it!</div>
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But <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> at Judy Duty!
 

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Two of my kids have names that alliterate with our last name. I do also <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">. With Rena I honestly didn't even think of the two names together, it was just the right name for her (we are R last name). With Rivka I realized it, but she was named after my grandmother who died when I was pregnant so we were going to use the name regardless. I wouldn't give up on an R named I love because of it, but I am not specificlly looking for another R with this one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Veering OT now, but this made me think of a friend's friend who is named Harry Anus. Now, that last name is Hungarian or something and pronounced "Ah-NOOSH," but he grew up in the US and I don't think anyone ever pronounced it anything but "anus." His parents get some slack for being foreigners and not realizing what they were doing to the poor kid, but you just have to wish for his sake that they'd named him Ferenc or Sandor or . . . well, anything, really, other than Harold.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Two of my kids have names that alliterate with our last name. I do also <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">. With Rena I honestly didn't even think of the two names together, it was just the right name for her (we are R last name). With Rivka I realized it, but she was named after my grandmother who died when I was pregnant so we were going to use the name regardless.</div>
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It was really important to me to honor my father in naming a boy, but we were absolutely dead set against alliteration, so we made it a middle name. Then we did a second middle name, just to put some space in there. ;-) Our son's initials ended up as DWDW, which is kinda cool.<br><br>
The formula we ended up using for him has worked out well, so we're going with it again: first name that is just a name we like; middle name that honors a dead family member; middle name that honors a dead famous person/historical figure/author (our son has Douglas after Douglas Adams).
 
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