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Thread: Are 3 Gr- names too much?
May 1st, 2013 03:29 PM #21Member
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I am actually the mom to a Griffin and a Landon (along with a Jason, a Jackson and a Carolina). I'd say go for Grant (even though I obviously LOVE the name Landon) because it's what you love that matters. Grant is a great name and if it's tops on your list...USE IT! Who cares about 'themes'! If you end up having another child later on, you can chose what to do then. I think it's silly to think you are 'locked in' to a theme if you don't feel that way yourself. All of my boys do happen to have names that end in an 'n'. However, in searching for our final son's name (I'm pregnant with #6 right now), we didn't restrict ourselves to only looking for names that end in an 'n'. Funnily, I guess our taste in names brought us right back to that ending as the top name on our list does happen to also end in an 'n'.
All of that said, it will sound 'off' to some people to have Griffin, Grace, Grant and then a non 'Gr' named child. It may even really bug them...but why would you really care? Close relatives named their children Elena Grace, James Karl and Betsy Kate. That bugs the heck out of me because why on earth didn't the last child get even one 'real' full name while her siblings got two each? Actually, it's more an issue of not using a nickname as a name for me than one matching your siblings names in this case...but you know what, I've never shared that opinion with them and I don't love my nieces or nephew any less because their names don't flow nicely together in my opinion or I don't like the use of nicknames as legal names. I realize names are a personal preference and they gave their daughter the name they loved most when they had her. I'd hate to think that she ended up with their 'second best' name just to please people who may not like the flow of their choices together (even though I'm one of them).
Phew, sorry for so many words, I really just meant to say, use Grant if you love it. Unless the 'Gr' flow thing bugs YOU (or your dh). The rest of the world will get used to it and nobody will EVER think any less of your son because he has siblings with names that have the same first two letters.
May 1st, 2013 04:15 PM #23** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
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May 5th, 2013 10:42 AM #25Senior Member
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Personally I'm not a fan of themed names for siblings.... so I'd have to say Landon over Grant. But... I mean, I don't want to put down your name choices because obviously naming a baby is a highly personal thing, but I just think that Griffin and Grace are fantastic and you could go so much bolder than Grant or Landon! At the end of the day, though, you've got to name your child what feels right to you. Good luck!