Post # 1
I’ve posted many things now about boys names (previous post was also a poll like this) and really appreciate the help. Another name hubby and I have come up with that we can both sort of agree on for our 2nd baby boy is Eamon (pronounced Ay-mn). But again our first son’s name is Adam and I think it is too close to his name. We must be drawn to these short A names! Let me know what you think in comments or poll.
Post # 2
Sorry just realised I messed up the poll question – perhaps just leave your comments instead 🙂
Post # 3
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
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
You might pronounce it Ay-mn but everyone else will pronounce it Eamon. Like semen.
Post # 6
I too feel like this name is more similar than the last. Have you considered short A names with different sounds, such as:
Or maybe some other two syllable, vowel names?
Post # 7
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 # 8
Thanks for the feedback! Didn’t even see it as ‘EE – Mon’ in my head but thanks for pointing out out. Definitely dont want it rhyming with semen lol . Perhaps we shall veto this name then!
Post # 9
this. Exactly like semen.
Post # 10
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 # 12
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 # 13
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I think we shall veto this name after all since it is similar AND hard to pronounce.
yes I was thinking of Irish name and pronounciation. Didn’t occur to me it would be easily mispronounced.
Post # 14
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.