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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2013

    "Ian John", repetitive?

    I realized recently I like the name Ian but discovered it is a form of John, which we hope to use as a middle to honor both grandfathers. Would it be strange to put 2 forms of the same name together like that. (Last name: McGuire, big sister Anna)

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Great Lakes
    Yes, it is repetitive.
    ** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **

    Mommy to:
    Henry Nathaniel (3) and Julia Paige (1)

    Current favorites:
    Bennett - Emmett - Felix - Oliver - Owen - Preston - Samuel
    Abigail - Claire - Clara - Hope - Lydia - Maude - Molly

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    A bit, yes. It would bother me a little. I do know brothers named Sean and Ian, which I admit I raised an eyebrow over.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Cair Paravel :)
    Yes. I have Ian on my list to honor the plethora of Johns in my life--why not just use Ian, and pick another MN you just like? I think Anna and Ian are fab for siblings.
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    Elisabeth Clara Plum "Liesey"Judah Théophile GreyPearl Antônia SabineSchuyler Ezra Grey
    Casper Nathaniel EdenEleanor Pasqualina Mary "Lena"Samuel Gaspard JohnPoppy Thea Elisabeth
    Elliot JoshuaVerity OpheliaRory MaximilianAmelia Winter
    Felicity EmmanuelleSeamus OscarLillian PasqualinaAlaric Joel

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  5. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    I love both, but together it's too repetitive for me. It's like Vera Veronica. I mean, you could do it, but I would rather just use one.

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