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  1. #1

    River, love. River Rat, don't love.

    I am pretty picky when it comes to how first and surnames come together. I have been crushing on River for a boy but pared with our last name that begins with an AT sound I'm concerned that when both his names are said together there will be distinct "river rat" sound. Not quiet what I was going for. Thoughts?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    As long as your last name doesn't start w/Rat- , I doubt you have anything to worry about. It would never occur to me to pull 'River Rat' from River Atkins or Atwood or any similar surname.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    PA, USA
    I agree with rkrd!

    Mama to Quentin Charles, born July 4!

    Russell Theodore || ??
    Catherine Violet || Ava Kathleen

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Boston, MA
    I dunno, kids are clever. Do you like Rivers?
    Esme Cordelia | Fiona Elspeth | Gwyneth Rosalie | Madeleine Vesper | Phoebe Matilda | Sylvie Marigold
    Arlo Vincent | Cato Benjamin | Griffin Elias | Lucian Mateo | Milo Sebastian | Rhys Donovan

  5. #9
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Giving your child a great name isn't bully-proof.
    Kids are clever, which means that they're going to find a way to tease your child no matter which name you choose.
    River Atkins sounds fine.
    Italian teenberry with synesthesia. Environmentally obsessed.
    I have a habit of disappearing for sometime and then reappearing.

    Clara - Hilary - Leah - Margot - Nina
    Archer - Calvin - Gordon - Leander - Oscar

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