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  • They should be avoided.

    1 1.85%
  • They're all right.

    53 98.15%
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  1. #1
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    First names with the same initial as the last name?

    Are they do-able? Should they be avoided?

    Feel free to add any comments about your rationale; it's very appreciated.
    moving to new account with username I like more... since we can't just change them

  2. #3
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    I think it can be really striking. In general, I wouldn't, but it depends.
    Names I enjoy:

    Girls: Lucy, Elena, Lake, Sylvie

    Boys: Jack, Eamon, Sylvan, Theo

    Photo by Corey Arnold

  3. #5
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    Nov 2012
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    There's not a problem with it, as long as they're not super matchy, like Danielle Danielson or Forrest Foster.
    I'm a young writer who's obsessed with baby names!!!!!!!!
    Favorite names coming soon...
    Elrock13

  4. #7
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    Yes yes yes!! My son's name has the same first and last initial. I love the way it sounds. I agree with pps, though that if it's too matchy, it's a little weird. Like Phillip Phillips --- eh, no. But if it's done well, it can give a name a very impressive sound. Stephen Sondheim, Greta Garbo, Sam Spade (fictional, obviously), Marilyn Monroe (real person, created name), Ronald Reagan ... I know there are tons more, but those are the only ones that come to mind immediately. I'm a huge fan of alliterative names.

  5. #9
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    I sure hope they're okay! My all-time favorite girls name is Nora, hands-down. But my boyfriend's last name starts with N and is one syllable. I'm hoping that everything will work if we ever use that name!
    ♂ Ellis Christopher / Asher Estlin / Seth Joshua / Gordon Thomas / Russell Joseph ♂
    ♀ Marilyn Kay / Joanna Kathryn / Tessa Diane / Nola Elaine / Christine Ruby ♀

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