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Thread: Cute or Tacky?

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    Cute or Tacky?

    What's your opinion on picking a theme to go with for girls' names? I like the idea (mostly for girls; it doesn't seem to work as well with boys), but is it a little bit too cutesy?

    Examples: Wren and Raven, Ruby and Esmerelda, Lily and Rose, etc.

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    Personally I think it's kind of tacky unless its super subtle, sorry.

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    I think it's really up to you, I mean it is your children you are naming. I am not a huge fan of being super theme-y for names, but I think if you choose to do it it's your choice. I will say that even though I'm not a huge fan of it, I particularly like Ruby and Esmeralda for sisters.

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    I like the idea of having some sort of connection between siblings, but I don't think I would ever go as theme-y as Wren and Raven. That to me definitely seems too cutesy. The only one that I think is okay is a flower theme, because it's somewhat common and there are tons of flower names to choose from.

    In my opinion (illustrating with a bird theme):
    Gavin and Deryn -- yes, absolutely
    Martin and Robin -- borderline
    Hawk and Sparrow -- definitely not

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    Themes can be fine if they're more subtle and it depends on the names.

    Wren and Raven - tacky
    Ruby and Esmeralda - ok because it's Esmeralda not Emerald.
    Lily and Rose - tacky
    All the best,
    Mischa.

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