(Closed) Would this bother you?

posted 5 years ago in Names
  • poll: If your new last name rhymed with your first...
    ...it'd bother me, but I'd get used to it. : (84 votes)
    38 %
    ...I'd be a little embarrassed about it. : (46 votes)
    21 %
    ...are you kidding? Rhyming names are so fun! : (73 votes)
    33 %
    ...it'd bother me so badly that I'd find some other name option. : (21 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it would bug me, but if I were inclined to take his name, then I still would. You can always go by Ms. Bell/Mrs. Bell or use your middle name for formal introductions. Michelle Marie Bell wouldn’t sound as “rhyme-y”.

    Post # 4
    Member
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    It’s strange but wouldn’t bother me that much.

    Post # 6
    Member
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I wouldn’t be crazy about it, but it wouldn’t really bother me either – I’m marrying my FI, not his last name.

    And my FI happens to have a last name that was on my mental list of last names I never wanted to have. But once I met him, I went “oh, actually, that’s just fine! It’s his last name so that makes me love it!”

    Post # 7
    Member
    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would keep my last name if his last name rhymed with my first name.

    Post # 8
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    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I’d be ok with it, but wouldn’t love it. I’d still take his name and just deal with it.

    But we would not be giving rhyming names to our kids. I’ve already taken off all the names that start with M, since his last name starts with an M and I’ve never liked names like that. Like Michelle McDonald (I’m just pulling that name from the top of my head, and if it’s anyone’s name I mean no disrespect!) or whatever. No purposly rhyming or sounding the same names!

    Post # 9
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    402 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    After reading this post I realized that my name already rhymes, and I havent thought about or had it mentioned to me in 24 years!

    Post # 10
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    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think it would bother me at first, but it’s definitely something you would get used to. I’m having trouble accepting the fact that I’m taking my FI’s last name soon, only because his is so much longer than mine!

    Post # 11
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    4715 posts
    Honey bee

    I agree, it’d bother me at first, but I’d get used to it. You probably won’t have to say them both together very often. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would use my middle name to dull the rhyme a bit, but I have friends with rhyming names and they don’t seem to mind 🙂

    Post # 13
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It is hard to say because it seems you are already decided that you want to take his name.  So… if we were already decided… would the rhyme be enough to change our minds?  It is kind of impossible to say.  I think it depends on HOW much it rhymed- but no, I do not think I would base my decision on whether it rhymed/ the fact that it rhymed.

    Post # 14
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    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It would probably bug me a bit at first but I’m sure I’d get used to it.  I would still take DH’s name.

    Post # 15
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    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think that since they have different amounts of syllables, it won’t be as noticable. I think Julia Gulia (The Wedding Singer) would be aweful, but your examples aren’t immediately noticable and actually sound nice together since they have similar sounds.

    Post # 16
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    196 posts
    Blushing bee

    My first name and his last name not only ryhme but have the same amount of syllables (I.e. @MeganRae1230‘s Julia Gulia example). I am not sure what I’m going to do. Hyphenating seems like a pain from what I’ve heard, and I told him if I’m going to hyphenate, he has to as well. We both think it’s not a good idea. He turned down taking mine. I might just keep mine. Maybe I’ll start using my middle name like suggested above…

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