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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Xi'An, China
    I'm not really a fan. Benjamin Brock is borderline for me (a bit too much like Benjamin Button), but Ben Brock is not so nice, imho...
    INTP Anthropologist Living in the centre of China, married to a Persian, and just enjoying a completely unpredictable life

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  2. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Makes me think of Benjamin Bratt (so gorgeous!) so I like it and I generally love alliteration. With a 1 syllable surname there isn't much you can do since many nicknames are 1 syllable also. Ben Brock sounds fine to me but who knows, he may prefer being called Benny, Benji, or just Benjiman

    Fox * Rohan * Jade * Shea * Eden * Blaise * Greer
    Lotus * Noor * Tallulah * Jasper * Linden * Arden

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    My thoughts on alliteration are that so long as the starting vowels/sounds aren't the same (so for you, a 'bro'/'brah' sound) then it works. (second 'rule' for me is to avoid alliteration if the last name is a word/occupation name).
    I think Benjamin is great with it, and agree that I'd like Bennett too.

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    I'm not a fan of alliteration but the full name Benjamin is ok with Br.ock. However, the nn Ben is too abrupt with your surname. It's the same situation for Daniel - the fuller name works much better with your ln than the nickname.
    All the best,

  5. #14
    Thanks everyone!

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