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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
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    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


    Beatrix - Camille/a - Eleanor (Lena) - Isla - Lila - Leonie - Margot
    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.
    Girls:Vesper Novella Pearl-Elke Esmeralda Snow-Nanetta Yuki Florence-Rowena Fern-Artemis Opal Owl-Cappi Theodora Sun-Dagny Petra-Oona Owl-Mary Max-Frances Henriette-Edwige Garnet-Alberta Benilde, Lolly Agnes-Bunny Maude-Lumi Faye-Dossie Moe-Capella Happy- Agnessa?-Birdie?-Zelda?-Flora?-Ginger?-Prudence?-Thalassa?.

    Boys:Roland Basil-Magnus Owl-Linus Robert-Frodi Lou-Obi Prosper-Enzo Noble-Cello Floyd-Dougal Morris-Horatio Albert-Grover ?-Hubert Walter-Rufus Rex-John ?-Joe Lazarus-Ernest Bede.

  4. #12
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    525
    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
    DH Currently Deployed will be TTC #3 Winter 2014
    Rosalie | Cecily | Eleanor | Isobel | Rufus | Jasper | Graham | Rupert

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    110
    I love "Mon" names: Monroe (boy), Monday (girl), and Monica.

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