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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
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    490
    I tend to like long i sounds. I think it would be okay to have a a Simon and a Lila, for example, but I think it would be a bit overboard to have Lila and Isla or Levi and Eli.

    I also like variants of the same/similar names--Eleanor and Lena and Leonie and Nora, or, Margaret and Margot and Margery.


    Laura & Derek
    05.25.13


    Adele/a - Camille/a - Eleanor - Evangeline - Margaret - Selene
    Arthur - Clark - Gabriel - Graham - Locke/Lachlan - Shepherd

    Guilty Pleasures:
    Andromeda - Lúthien - Vesper - Zephyr


  2. #8
    I get frustrated because we tend to orbit around specific letters, yet we want the children to have their own initials.

    We like N names: Nora, Nell, Nina, Nico, Nemo (mostly as a guilty pleasure), Niels. They all sound and look more or less the same.

    E names: Edmond, Ellen, Eliza, Edward, Emilia.

    T names: Theo (our son's name), Tessa, Thomas, Althea.

    And of course our problematic "ra" ending - two syllable names for girls: Nora, Cora, Flora, Vera, Ciara, Clara, Lara.

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
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    Yes... I just made a thread on it, asking for help, because, honestly, I cannot decide.
    eg: Arthur, Artemis, Athena, Amadeus, Abner
    Ferelith, Fenella, Frederica, Francesca, Forest, Frost, Franklin
    Hestia, Helena, Harriet, Henriette, Hale, Henry
    Roland, Rosemary, Rowenna, Remus
    Maxine, Marine, Minerva
    Elke, Elva, Esmeralda, Emerald
    Wolfgang, Winnie, Walter

    I don't have a problem with children sharing initials (I wouldn't have a problem with, say, Theodora and Tatiana), but a lot of my choices are quite similar, and often share the same nn (eg Arthur and Artemis: Artie / Art).

    etc... Sigh.
    Last edited by nooshi; June 27th, 2014 at 08:22 PM.
    Vesper Opal, Dossie Gardener, Shalom Galilee, Easter Paloma, Mary Valentine, Agnes Gardenia, Aphra Bram, Constance Camellia, Noonan Minnie, Gardener Franny, Tabitha Painter, Paloma Opal, Betty Calloway, Yuki Magnolia, Frances Opal, Gardenia Philou, Malou Anouk.

    Dossie Gardener, Bertram Beloved, Roland Basil, Gerald Dove, Obadiah Dove, Amadeus Andrew, Abraham Lou, Thaddeus Noble, Enzo Raphael, Shalom Gentle, Zebedee Shalom, Shepherd Andrew, Morris Noble, Beacon Cassiel.

  4. #12
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    781
    Yes, yes and yes.

    Rufus, Rupert, Remy, Rory, Rosalie.....
    Cecily, Cecilia, Celia, Sylvie, Cecile....
    Isobel and Iris
    Oliver and Jasper
    Lilla, Lyra, Lydia
    Vivi and Sylvie
    Lilla and Cora and Vera

    It goes on and on. I have tried seperating the sounds to help with this. Sigh
    Sara Beth Cook wife to Ross Allen Cook 03.11.06
    Mama to Lilla Clare 12.05.09 and Vivienne Grace 03.16.12
    Baby No. 3 Coming Nov 4th 2015
    Tess Magnolia/Tess Marigold/Tess Emmeline or Everett James/Everett Reid/Everett Thomas

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    114
    I love "Mon" names: Monroe (boy), Monday (girl), and Monica.

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