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  1. #1
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    Is Corbin too similar to Benton?

    We have one son named Benton and we're expecting babe #2 in March. It's too early to know the gender yet (I'm thinking girl), but just in case it's a boy I'm considering some names. I really like Corbin Wolfe, but I'm worried that the Ben beginning of Benton and the bin ending of Corbin is too much. Some other names I like are....

    Ransom Charles
    Adrian Ward
    Harrison Wolfe
    Willem Charles

    Which one sounds best with Benton Grover? Any other suggestions?
    ~Cathryn Elizabeth~

    Stay at home mommy to Benton Grover and Arwen Elizabeth.

    Baby #3 is due on Turkey Day 2015!

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    Benton and Corbin are a bit similar. I think they could work, but I like the idea of something a bit more distinctive. I think Benton and Willem would be great, style wise and everything. Harrison's my favorite of the bunch, though, and I do think Benton and Harrison would be great for brothers.

    Good luck!
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    I don't think Benton and Corbin are too similar for brothers. True, they are both 2 syllables and end in N, but they're not loaded with similar sounds--that N is really all they have in common. (Edit: Duh, and the B, too--no matter. They're still okay as far as I'm concerned.) I think they would work.

    Harrison is my favorite, though.

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    I don't think they're too similar

    Adrian and Harrison are too common next to Benton. I like Ransom but not with Benton. Willem Charles is nice but Corbin Wolfe is the best

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    The "bin" in Corbin did stand out to me. I don't think that takes Corbin off the table, though.

    Ransom Charles gets my vote.
    Emily / 20 / American

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