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Thread: Gaven and Linden?
July 1st, 2013 08:30 PM #1
Gaven and Linden?
So I am totally in love with the names Gaven Andrew and Linden Aoife. I know that some people don't like to have matchy ("-en") endings for siblings, but that wasn't my intention, I just fell in love with the names separately and I'm not willing to give either of them up!
To make matters worse, I've also been liking the names Elowen Naimh (matches) and Malcolm David (doesn't match at all!) for additional siblings.
Would people really notice the matchy/lack of matchy names, and if so does anyone have suggestions for similar names that wouldn't be as matchy??
July 2nd, 2013 02:14 PM #3Senior Member
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To be honest, I don't think it's too big of a deal. A few people might comment on it, but in the end, it really won't matter. What matters more is that you genuinely like the names. Btw, I LOVE your two girl names, especially with the Irish middles. If you're really worried, you could use the "en" names as middles, but I wouldn't do that if you really love them. I think Gaven, Linden, Malcolm, and Elowen make a good sibset.
Other suggestions to break up the "en"s:
more ideas if you wanted to keep "en" or en sound (which I think actually could be good!)
Catherine Lark ~ Elizabeth Agnes ~ Rosemary Elanor
Lucy Magdalene ~ Sylvia Therese ~ Margaret Jane
Thomas Archer ~ William Augustine ~ Owen Benedict
Harrison Peter ~ Calvin Anthony ~ Timothy Lewis
Mary Mildred ~ Felix Augustine ~ Edith Primrose ~ Atticus Peter ~ Elanor Valentine ~ John Thomas
July 2nd, 2013 02:24 PM #5** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
Henry Nathaniel (3) and Julia Paige (1)
Bennett - Emmett - Felix - Oliver - Owen - Preston - Samuel
Abigail - Claire - Clara - Hope - Lydia - Maude - Molly
July 2nd, 2013 02:51 PM #7
sarahdoodle: Thank you, I love the Irish middles too! I like Conor a lot, but I have a cousin Connor. Also Blake, Garrett, Maeve, Rowan, Arden, and Marin! My husband actually has an ancestor Rowena, so Rowan might be nice. I also like the Roan spelling of Rowan, but I feel like people would pronounce it "rone" instead of "row-in." Thanks for the suggestions!
scarletrune: I know Gavin is the more traditional spelling, but for some reason it looks more feminine to me than Gaven does. Although I've never thought about people pronouncing it that way, so something to consider I guess. Thanks!