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October 7th, 2013 10:22 PM #1
Opinions on repeating long 'o' sound in first & surname?
I'm a lifelong name fanatic and I've always been picky about first and last name pairings. Now I need some name nerd backup.
I've been fixated on the name Josephine ever since discovering that my baby (due February) is a girl. A Nameberry favorite, and I've decided to overlook the fact it's rising in the charts. My question deals with the last name: Olson. (Common enough that I feel fine about sharing it.) Josephine Olson. Josephine Olson.
I can't decide if the repeating long 'o' ties the names together, or if it makes it difficult to say.
I have a speech therapist friend who informed me that technically the two 'o' sounds are slightly different--since the long 'o' in 'Olson' ends up quickly clipped by the 'l' sound. But I want opinions. Do you like how it sounds? Do the repeating vowel sounds bug you, or do you like the repetition? Do they make it harder for you to say--or easier?
We'd most likely use the nickname Josie, but I'm looking for opinions on the full name (which I plan on using, too). Other name contenders are Margaret, Therese, Susannah.
October 7th, 2013 10:28 PM #3
I think it sounds ok. Its easy for me to pronounce. Its also my favorite from the names you listed.Boys
October 7th, 2013 10:30 PM #5Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
October 7th, 2013 10:39 PM #7
It is a little difficult to say, but not unbearably so.Family is Forever <3
October 8th, 2013 12:22 AM #9Senior Member
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