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April 22nd, 2014 04:42 PM #1Senior Member
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What do you think of this sibset idea?
I was going through my list of names trying to come up with some sibsets, and realized that a lot of my names contained the letter O. I don't like giving all of your children names that start with the same letter, but what if they all had separate initials, but had O somewhere in their names? Do you think it's a big enough pattern that people would notice? I would want it to be noticeable, since I am doing it on purpose. Do you think it would be weird? Here's the names I have on my list. I would love to hear your thoughts or any names suggestions you would add.
OwenElla ~ Elena ~ Emma ~ Isabel ~ Molly ~ Nora ~ Sophie
Elliot ~ Emmett ~ Oliver ~ Owen ~ Roman ~ Ronan ~ Rowan
April 22nd, 2014 04:54 PM #3
Well, hello there! As I noticed the pattern with your name style in your last thread, I think, if you do it right, it can be subtle enough to be quite lovelymichael william & gabriel patrick | adelaide susanne & nadia eloise
Before I was born the LORD called me;
from my mother's womb He has spoken my NAME
~ Isaiah 49:1
April 22nd, 2014 05:14 PM #5Junior Member
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April 22nd, 2014 05:46 PM #7Senior Member
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I think it depends on the birth order, because some names contain other similarities that can also look like intentional patterns. For example, if you have two boys and name them Oliver and Owen, then have another boy named Elliot, most people will probably not recognize a pattern, but will assume that you broke one (names starting with Os). Having a Molly and then an Elliot could look like the beginning of a double-l trend. Norah and Jonah could be "ah" ending names, while Sophie and Rosalie could be "ie" ending names.
April 22nd, 2014 05:52 PM #9
O is such a beautiful sound. So many of the names I love have an O in them somewhere!
I really like the idea of such a subtle theme, it's sweet, sleek and charming and there without being overwhelming. I also like that O is a relatively common letter, it wouldn't have worked with X.....
That said, having one theme means shying away from all others, or people won't necessarily notice the one you want them to! Sophie, Molly and Rosalie all end in the same sound, and Jonah, Noah and Nora are very similar when spoken (Noah and Nora are too similar in any case).
For some more suggestions (possibly a little adventurous for you?)
Joss/Joseph (Joss as a nickname for Joseph?)
Last edited by dearest; April 23rd, 2014 at 04:01 AM.Åshild / Norwegian / 24 / Name Collector / Work: Daycare and the Library / Love to bake, read and listen to music
Emerence + Eulalie + Everild + Flora + Helena + Leonor + Louisa + Nimue + Ophelia + Rosalind
Balthasar + Edmund + Emmanuel + Emrys + Ignatius + Isidor + Leonidas + Oberon + Valentine
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Bloom + Blythe + Evening + Mercy + Vesper + Briar + Boone + Forest + Hawthorn + Prosper