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  1. #1
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    Too close?

    Is the name Elowen too close to Rowan? I really love this name, but it does feel very similar to me. Would it be weird to you if you met siblings named Rowan and Elowen?
    My cherished daughter, Rowan Jane. ~b. 10/2011~


    Sawyer ~ Aven ~ Elowen ~ Sage ~ Eilonwy ~ Eleanor
    Morgan ~ Asher ~ ___ ~ ___ ~ Currently trying to fill the blanks...


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    It's too close for comfort for me personally, but I wouldn't mind it on someone else's children. If I met siblings named Elowen and Rowan I would probably raise my eyebrows, but I wouldn't think it was really terrible. I don't think it's close enough that you'd get mixed up- the first sounds are really distinct and the syllable count is different.
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    I think it would be a fine sibset. Where I see trouble is if you ever have a 3rd daughter. If her name was very different, it might be weird to have one that "doesn't go." IDK, that may just be me!
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    I think it's a bit close. Too bad, Elowen is very cute!
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  5. #9
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    I'm still not sure if my sudden love for the name is clouding my judgement or what. It sounds different to me, but I can see how others would think they are way too close. Those damn W's!

    @tintri, we are only having 2 children anyway, so that won't be an issue!
    My cherished daughter, Rowan Jane. ~b. 10/2011~


    Sawyer ~ Aven ~ Elowen ~ Sage ~ Eilonwy ~ Eleanor
    Morgan ~ Asher ~ ___ ~ ___ ~ Currently trying to fill the blanks...


    Trying for #2 in January 2014.

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