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  1. #1
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    Harper and Jasper, too similar?

    I simply adore both Harper and Jasper for boys (and I live in the UK, where Harper isn't feminine in the slightest), and I'd love to use them both if I were to have two sons, but are they just too similar? They're both 6 letters, 2 syllables, second letter 'a', end with 'per' ... am I right in thinking I'm going to have to somehow choose between them?
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  2. #3
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    Re: Harper and Jasper, too similar?

    I think they do sound a little too close. It's not too bad but it may get you stuck in an ____er pattern for any other kids.

    You could always use one of them in the middle spot so that you don't have to let go of it completely.
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  3. #5
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    Re: Harper and Jasper, too similar?

    I Agree. Love both names, but they are a little too close.

  4. #7
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    Re: Harper and Jasper, too similar?

    Yeah, they are too close. I would choose one for your first son then if a second son comes along and you still love the one you didn't choose you might be able to use it for the second son's mn. Or use Jasper for a son and if you have a daughter someday her mn could be Harper. I like the name Jasper a lot!

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    Re: Harper and Jasper, too similar?

    I'm not really keen on Harper as a girls name ...
    Since my plan is to adopt a boy and a girl, rather than having my own children, I don't think I'll ever get to use the other name anyway, I'm just thinking in case I change my mind.

    I do have another question though, do you think Harbor and Jasper would be too similar? I'm not entirely sure if I'd ever be brave enough to use Harbor as a name (boy btw), just wondering.
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    Maben Isaac Poe ♂ Emrys Casper Gabriel ♂ Kit Auberon Xavier

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