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August 27th, 2013 04:37 PM #1
So boys' names are pretty hard for me... I have a top three. Not five or ten, just three. August, Barnaby, and Luther.
Here's my dilemma. I have an SO whose last name throws me a curveball with two of the three names (we're not expecting or ttc, I'm just pondering). His ln sounds exactly like the word "belts", although it's spelled differently.
So my question(s) are:
1. Is Barnaby "Belts" too much alliteration? (I love alliteration and actually think this sort of sounds like a superhero name, but wdyt?)
and 2. Is August "Belts" too wordy? Is it too lispy? (I don't like any August variants like Augustus, Augustin, Augustine. Just August.)
All comments and suggestions are welcome. TIA!k♥m
mid-20s. grad student at AU.
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August 27th, 2013 05:05 PM #3
August 27th, 2013 05:09 PM #5Senior Member
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Actually the one I think presents the biggest problem is Luther. Luther Belts sounds like someone rushing/lisping t saying "looser belts". Not too terrible unless your kid ends up struggling with a weight issue.
Barnaby Belts is a lot of B's, probably too many for my personal taste because B is such an overpowering letter in my mind. However, I don't think this is something most people would even notice.
Likewise, I agree August Belts is a little wordy, but since I don't really see August as a possible adjective for the word belts it's not a huge problem to me. However, the "st" and "ts" endings are a little lispy.
August 27th, 2013 05:15 PM #7
I actually like Barnaby "Belts" the best of the three. It has issues for sure (it breaks the Nameberry rules), but not in ways that bother me.Mommy to...Maura Lucille
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August 27th, 2013 09:07 PM #9