Post # 1
I’m totally jumping the gun here, as DH and I are only NTNP, but whatever.
We have a 9-year-old DD with a pretty modern name (ends with ‘lynn’–chosen before the big boom of ‘lynn’ names), but I’ve recently fallen in love with an older name for a potential baby girl–Maisie. Hear me out… it’s somewhat of a family name, as my paternal grandmother’s middle name was May and my grandfather always called her Maysie. I grew up around them, and I feel like it would honour both of their memories. DH, however, is opposed to it as he thinks it sounds awkward with DD’s name… does that really matter or am I totally over-thinking things?
With our luck, we’ll have a boy, anyway. HA!
Post # 2
honestly i think it’s more strange that someone would coordinate their kid’s names, especially if they aren’t twins or something. I think it’s more than fine to name them whatever.
Post # 3
emilythehutt: I agree, I don’t like super matchy names. Find a name you both like and go with it. 🙂
Post # 4
Why would it matter? They are siblings who cares if their names are not similar. Personally I find it really unorginial to name all chidren with the same letter or similar sounding
Post # 5
brighteyedgirl: I love that name but I also love the movie “What Maisie knew” 😀
I think it is weird when childrens name match so just pick a name you like!
Post # 6
Also in the camp of people that don’t like matching names, so I would definitely go with an unrelated one. However, I guess our opinion doesn’t really matter – but your husbands do. Any idea what he think would be appropriate? Something that just start with the same letter, or another “lynn” ending?
Post # 6
Thanks for responding, ladies.
DH isn’t keen on matchy names (same initial, etc.) either, so maybe he’s just being a PITA? Lol… we’ll figure it out when the time comes, I guess (but I’ll still pull for Maisie!).
Post # 8
I love Maisie!!! I know a girl who has 2 daughters – Marley and Maisie. I’ve always loved both of those.
Post # 9
Well, I’m a believer of “sib-sets” or whatever they’re called. It’s not necessarily in regards to “matchy-matchy” names, but rather names of a kind or names that have the same “feel.” For example: Alice and Edith as opposed to Alice and Brooklyn. So while I also am against matchy-matchy names or using the same initial nineteen times (ala the Duggars), I subscribe to the idea that names should have the same feel. One of my best friends is named Mackenzie, but her younger siblings are Summer, Willow, and River–and we always jokingly play the game “Who’s from the first marriage?” because her name just doesn’t fit in with her sisters and brother.
As far as Maisie all I can say is it is definitely not a name I would choose for a person, dog, or cat. My FBIL and his wife really wanted to name their daughter Maise (they are big Michigan fans) because they call their sun Blue, so they wanted Maise and Blue for their children’s names. Luckily, everyone shot that name down and they chose a name that meshed better with their son’s name.
If you want to honor someone, maybe use it as a middle name?
Post # 10
I don’t like names that match but I do like names that coordinate.
Maisie and other older names (like Mabel, Edith, etc) are rising in popularity, so it actually probably will coordinate well popularity wise with the older “–lynn.”
Post # 11
I’d much rather see this than Madelyn and Adelyn, siblings I knew. Also Stephan and Stephanie. As long as they don’t clash, you’re fine.
Post # 12
brighteyedgirl: Doesn’t matter at all – a name you love is a name you love. My name matches my sibling’s (same initals) and it doesn’t bother me at all. The only difficult thing is when post arrives and you can’t work out who it’s for!
Post # 13
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brighteyedgirl: No need to pick matching or rhyming names for your kids. It’s a little too cutesy for me anyway. Go with what you like and I doubt that anyone will say anything about the names not matching. The boy and girl names we like don’t match at all.
Post # 14
My siblings and I definitely do not have coordinating names, and honestly I think it is odd when they do. They are different people, give them different names! I know brothers (Christian and Christopher) and people always make rude remarks to their parents when they learn their kids’ names. Be original!
Post # 15
I don’t think names need to be matchy, but I also don’t think they should be really off the wall from each other. I think it would be strange to have an Aiden & George, you know?