Too close for comfort?
I just realized this morning, that a few of my favorite names have very similar sounds.
and Evander Alcott
Lachlan and Lavender have the same beginning letter, would that mean a third baby needs an L name?
And Alexander, Lavender, and Evander all have the ---ander ending. Alexander will be in the middle, so it's not a huge concern, (All A starting middles is purely coincidence!) but would have Lavender and Evander as siblings be way too close? Both would have A nicknames too, (Avee (Ah-vee) and Anders respectively!)
These are my three favorite names, if I were to have two boys and a girl, these would be them, do I need to rethink upon this new revelation?!
Lavender and Evander are much too close. As well as Evander and Alexander.
Why not Lachlan Evander and Lavender Alina?
Bah.... I was hoping I was just reading too much into it.... Oh that's so frustrating!
It needs to stay Lachlan Alexander I think, Lachlan is my favorite name, pretty much unheard of where I live! Whereas Alexander is my Fiances absolute favorite boys name, he would use it as a first if I would allow it. To him it's the epitome of a masculine, strong boys name and he loves it, so I made the concession to use it in the middle of our first sons name. I get the ultimate final say/name veto when it comes to our future children, because, in his words "I have researched and I know" (In the same way I would defer to him in subject where he knows more!) But in an effort to make us both as happy as possible with the names of our future offspring I decided our first son if we have one should be a combination of both our favorite names, luckily they happen to flow nicely together and with his last name.
I can't believe I didn't realize how close Lavender and Evander are! I was just thinking in my head his morning that if we have four kids, they would be Lachlan, Lavender, Evander and *yet to be determined*, but now, I definitely see it, and I do agree.... Boys names are so difficult for me though, Lachlan and Evander have been my two favorites for the longest, (Lachlan for 8 years, Evander for maybe 2?) and I think I'm more willing to give up Evander than Lavender, but I love the nn Anders for Evander! Fiance is Andrew and I think it would be a great way to honour him without having an Andrew jr!
I almost even think that two of the Alexander, Lavender and Evander trio are too much. Except maybe if you have twins and they are all middle names.
But, I'd still keep them on your list. Until, you are actually naming your kiddo I wouldn't worry about it too much.
I just tried saying all 3 names out loud, such a tongue twister, try saying it 3 times fast! Alexander Lavender Evander, way too much imo. I would maybe move a couple to the middle like have:
I think having a Lachlan and Lavender means if you want another, you should stick with the L theme, unless you plan on having 2+ more, otherwise the third one might feel left out. And personally, it just bugs me because it looks kind of sloppy, not sure how to explain it, but I think once you start a theme, even if you didn't mean to, you should stick with it, BUT that's just MY opinion.
It makes sense. Those are the sounds & letters that you're drawn too. Maybe switch out Lavender for Lavinia or Evander for Everett if you end up with 2 boys and a girl? Similar sounds & letters. Hopefully you like one of those replacements. You could always post asking for "names like ____"
Taz I never even made the connection that I was ever drawn to any specific sounds or letters!!! It was just a stray thought while brushing my teeth this morning! I'm so picky over names I can't believe I didn't notice it. It took me forever to find and love those names, I'm not sure how easily I could just switch them out!
Catloverd, the plan is to hopefully, if all goes according to plan, have four children, like I said in my second post, the idea was to have Lachlan, Lavender, Evander and *fourth baby*, who wouldn't have an L name, purely because I do agree that if two have an L name, the 3rd should also to avoid hard feelings. My fourth love if it were a girl would be Corisande, I think, but that's a pipe dream right now. A 3rd boy would hopefully be Dresden, or Thatcher.