Post # 1
My married last name (2 syllables) rhymes with the last two syllables of the word umbrella. Ella- ella!
Sorry if i got that song stuck in your head.
Anyway, I’m thinking of names and getting frustrated because EVERY single name I can think of sounds awkward next to our last name. In fact, every girl name I’ve loved would rhyme – Julia, Anabella, Gabriella… and I think rhyming names would be torture.
For some reason, the fact that the name ends in an “a” also makes it hard for me to pick boy names, because in my opinion, our last name itself sounds very feminine.
Any suggestions for something that might mesh well with what I’ve got to work with? 🙂
Post # 3
julie, anabelle, gabrielle?
Post # 4
Could you just change the last syllable of some of the names you already love? So Julia would be Julie, Anabella would be Anabelle, etc…
Also, I love traditional, English boys’ names like Charles and Henry, but I know that’s not everyone’s style. 😉
Post # 6
I feel like having both vowels together is what ruins it for me. If it’s just Anabelle, belle still rhymes with the first part.
It’s like Peter Jeter. Pete Jeter isn’t much better, I think.
I guess what was most funny was that I didn’t realize that my husband’s last name was prone to rhyming until after we got married. I mean, Smith doesn’t rhyme with anything. I don’t know how common it is for names to be able to rhyme.
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Post # 8
@Ms Mini: “Ulysses Ella”
Why, that sounds marvelous. LOL
Post # 9
Well, Julia doesn’t really rhyme with -ella. Or, how about Juliet?
Post # 10
Maybe try out this website? You type in a name you like, and it gives you names of the same genre. So, I typed in Julia and got back: