Post # 1
I’m not sure why, but since my DH has been home sick with mono the last week, we have been talking a lot about baby names! (even though we’re not going to TTC until at least the summer).
I’m a teacher, so unfortunately I associate a lot of names with former students, good and bad.
I am really picky and right now totally in love with the name “Lauren” for a girl. The problem is our last name also begins with an L.
DH thinks when both the first and last name begin with the same letter it’s too sing-songy. I think it’s nice and never really gave it much thought.
What do you think?
Post # 3
i dont think it matters if its done right.
like i think Josh Jackson sounds nice. but Andrew Anderson sounds a bit weird.
theres a rugby player here whose name is Beauden Barrett and i think it sounds awesome!
but our last name is Timpson and i love the name Taylor, but i wouldnt use it cos its too many Ts.
if its done right it can be cool.
esp if you have a girl – she will (most probably) get married one day and change her last name anyway 😉
Post # 4
I think it could work. It depends on what the last name is. You always want your names to roll of the tongue, so if it does then go for it!
Post # 5
@SnowInApril: I dont think it’s a problem at all, unless they also END with the same letter (or same sound). THAT to me is too sing-songy, especially if they have the same number if syllables. Of course it always depends on the names, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it as a general rule.
Post # 6
My first and last names start with the same letter and I personally find it irritating. There’s a girl’s name we really like, but it starts with the same letter as my names and both my husband’s last names, so we’d never use it. Too much alliteration.
Post # 7
@SnowInApril: When I change my last name I will have a last name and first name that begin with L (and actually they are pretty much different versions of the exact same name.
Post # 8
Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford, Courtney Cox, Janis Joplin… I think all of those work.
Post # 9
Without saying my last name here, it does not end with an “n” like Lauren does – it is a Polish -ski ending name.
I read somewhere that the number of syllables should be different. Our last name is 3 syllables and Lauren is 2 so in that case I think it would work.
Post # 10
My first name starts with an M and my maiden name started with an H. Perhaps my parents shied away from using the same beginning letter because my moms first name and married name start with the same first letter, same middle consonant and same last vowel sound! However, it didn’t do much good because now my married name starts with an M (and my husband’s name does too!). However since we are already M&MM we definitely won’t be choosing any M namea…don’t need to be THAT family!
Post # 11
@eeniebeans: OOOO! You’re right! Gotta tell DH about those people!
Post # 12
I love it. I think it makes monograms look nice too, haha. I’m going to be a J M J. My FI is Jason Jackson.
Post # 13
i think of William Wallace. So it means nothing.
I only have issues with names with the same syllables. Steve Jobs would be one of them. Those names sound choppy to me.
Post # 14
Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Clark Kent (same sound), Peter Parker… works for them! 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I’m a newly alliterative-named person and it feels kind of silly now but I’m sure I’ll get over it in a year or two. 🙂 (Mine is less common than L L, I’m a K K)
Post # 16
I think it’s fine! If you had 6 kids and they all started with L – that might be weird. But I think you’re fine!