Another boy name question – are these too similar? Poll!

posted 2 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Yes they are too similar, pick another name
    No they are not too similar, go with Eamon : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Too similar, even more similar than the last option. Plus I would pronounce that name Eee-mon and I think he would go his whole life having his name mispronunced and mispelled while Adam  would have everyone say and spell his correctly. 

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee

    I don’t think the names are too similar but that spelling is weird as heck and would be mispronounced all the time. If it’s pronounced how I think it is, it’s a common Pakistani name and we spell it Aiman. Even Ayman would be better. But Eamon is a no IMO. I’m pronounced it E-mon in my head when I first read it. 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    TobeMrsD :  You might pronounce it Ay-mn but everyone else will pronounce it Eamon. Like semen.

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee

    I too feel like this name is more similar than the last. Have you considered short A names with different sounds, such as:

    Archer

    Austin

    Avery

    Axel

    Or maybe some other two syllable, vowel names?

    Ethan

    Ezra

    Edward

    Issac

    Oscar

    Owen

     

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    Too close IMO. And I think poor Eamon would wonder why he got saddled with a difficult to spell and pronounce name while brother Adam never had issues with spelling/pronunciation. I guess other people might see it the other way around, that Adam would be put off for having a more common and less unique name… But regardless, I think they are too similar sounding yet also too different in terms of style.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee

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    TobeMrsD :  Eamon is apparently a variation of Edmund, and I much prefer Edmund.

    I think Ay-mn is too similar to Adam, and I agree with PP that Eamon could easily be pronounced ee-men.

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee

    Too similar I think.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    It’s an Irish name so I would pronounce it as you say, but non-Irish people will struggle.

    I don’t think it’s too similar, but Adam in my accent sounds different from an American accent so I can see for an americon they could well be too similar.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I donno, I pronounce it like you initially thought, Ay-mn, I actually knew twins in high school named Ian and Eamonn. It was super similar but no one ever said the latter’s name as rhyming with semen. Ever.

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