Post # 16
carolinabelle: we didn’t intentionally pick out sets, per se. We were chatting through names on the long car ride and happened to come across these two “pairs” for lack of a better term at roughly the same time. Which is when Darling Husband noticed the loose connections.
We obviously understand that we’re not choosing children’s names in sets. It’s just a hypothetical that we batted around… Are those types of loose connections enough to toss the name(s)? Does anyone else even notice? Etc.
More for entertainment/diversion than real life application.
Post # 17
BeachBee1988: I don’t eat Colby cheese, so I wouldn’t have gotten the first reference. And I didn’t watch Private Practice (I did watch about 4 seasons of Grey’s though), so I didn’t get that reference either. Now that y’all have spelled them out, I see what you mean…but it definitely wouldn’t be nearly enough to deter me from using these sibling sets if I loved them.
I definitely don’t think that many people are going to remember Private Practice, especially if we’re talking 5+ years from now–my impression was that that show didn’t have that big a following anyway. And if someone notices, I really don’t think it’d be a big deal. You could just say that, no that wasn’t the inspiration for naming your children if you were asked. If that connection bothers you, though, I have a suggestion–how about Asher? It sounds similar to Archer, though it would lack the Archibald connection.
Post # 18
I thought Colby is cheese and Capbell is soup but I still dont get the connection? No issue there.
I watch Greys and saw the first season of PP and thought of Addison but I dont know Archer. Either way it is not a popular enough show(s) for this to be an issue at all. Also Addison is a badass doctor on the show so it’s a positive association, if anything lol
I’m not in love with the alliteration and I’d prefer you mixed and matched but I digress from the question you asked 🙂
Post # 19
Colby is one of my favorite cheeses, so I immediately thought of grilled cheese and tomato soup. I don’t watch much tv so don’t know the Archer and Addison shows or characters.
Post # 20
BeachBee1988: I didn’t catch the connections other than that they start with the same letters, which doesn’t bother me.
We’re having a girl in December, and her name will probably end up being Colby.
Post # 21
I got the first one immediately, but I didn’t get the second since I don’t watch those shows.
I absolutely love surnames as first names too, but not a fan of Campbell (especially for a girl) — I feel like she’d get teased about being a soup all the time. I know kids can find something to tease anyone about, but I’d rather not give them any low-hanging fruit.
Post # 22
I got the first one pretty fast and thought of the food connection. I too am not a huge fan of Campbell because it immediately makes me think of the soup brand. I usually don’t advocate in choosing for or against a name because of the horrible nicknames their schoolmates could come up with, but do you want them to constantly say “Look at Campbell! She’s mmm mmm good!” or some other asinine remark?
Post # 23
BeachBee1988: Pleasssee don’t choose the first combo. I got the combination straight away and all I could think was that if I met your children, I would think they were named after pregnancy cravings or something ridiculous! I also think Campbell for a girl is on the verge of cruel. It’s not even something you can shorten to have it sound sweeter (if she wished)
Your second combination is not to my preference of names, but I have nothing negative to say about it. I would go the second by a mile.
Post # 24
No idea- but they sound like they are from TV programmes.
I know surname names are huge in the US but they’re not to my taste. The worst ones are where a little girl is given the name of a tradesman- basically a job title for manual labourers (Mason, Tyler etc). Or where it’s impossible to tell which name is the surname and which is the given name. But many will disagree! 😉
Post # 25
BeachBee1988: my Fiancé’s friend has a daughter named Campbell. She is maybe 4 years old- so adorable! I love that name!
Post # 26
nessdawwg: Campbell could very easily be shortened to cuter options, such as Cam/Cami or Bell/Belle.