Post # 1
My friend is aboard the crazy train when it comes to naming her kids. Not only do each of their names start with the same letter (not too weird, right?) but they also end with the same letter and have the same NUMBER of letters. She’s currently pregnant with her third and is desperately trying to come up with names to fit the bill. She has a girls name in mind (though she’ll have to add unnecessary letters in order for it to work) but she’s still trying to come up with a boys name. I can only imagine the craziness that she’s going to come up with just to have this warped sense of symmetry.
What are your thoughts on this apparent new “trend”? She claims other people are doing it but she’s the first I ever heard of who went to such extremes.
Personally, I hate it. I wouldn’t even a give my kids the same first letter (just not my taste but I don’t really care if other people do it) let alone the last letter and same number of letters. It just seems a bit… cray cray.
Post # 3
I’ve seen people do the first letter if Mom and Dad already have the same first letter. That I can understand. Anything beyond that is a little strange to me. Especially if you end up with a name you don’t really like that much and have to add random letters to it. But hey to each their own.
Post # 4
Hmm. My sister and I have the same first and last letters but I’m pretty sure that was just a coincidence. I’ll probably pick names that sound like they “go” together but that’s about it.
Post # 5
I’ve seen people do the same first letter or the same last letter. Actually my brother and SIL did it with my niece and nephew without even realizing they did it. Someone actually asked if they did it on purpose and that was the first time they realized their kids’ names had the same letter at the end.
I think it’s a bit extreme what your friend is doing. Is symmetry all that important when it comes to naming your kids? I mean, is her next baby going to have some crazy kooky name b/c of her need for symmetry?!?
Post # 6
I know what you mean. My cousin and her husband’s first names start with L. They named their children with the first letter L. Not only did they do that but they combined both of their names to make one name. Like this for example: Jackie+Juan= Jajuan
Maybe it’s me, but I just dont get it.
Post # 7
My favorite is when twins have rhyming names. That just kills me.
I am a teacher, and when parents name their kids with the same first letter, I get so tongue tied if I end up working with both kids. When I was in school, I used to get so annoyed when teachers would kids by their siblings’ names, and now it’s happening to me! It might be cute to the parents, but it can be very confusing to people who don’t know the family super well.
Post # 8
I know someone whose second child has the same name as the first child, but spelled backwards
Post # 9
One of my high school friends was one of 7, and they all started with a K. Cute names, but they didn’t rhyme or have the same number of letters.
Post # 10
all of my siblings and i have an “ee” sound at the end of our name ending in ie, i or just y. there’s 6 of us and when you put them all together, it sounds like a bad sitcom.
Post # 11
All of my dad’s brothers and sisters start with the same letter. All of FMIL’s sisters and brother start with the same letter (not the same letter as my dad though)… it’s kind of interesting, but not something we will plan to do. We do intend to keep family names for middle names, but that’s about it.
Oh yea- my dad is one of eight, and Future Mother-In-Law is one of six. That’s a LOT of the same letter names!
Post # 12
Well my sisters and I all have names that end with “ina” (Delina, Sabrina, Katrina) I was the first and thus the most awesome and my sisters were pretty much just bandwagon jumpers.
Though if you believe what my mom says the first two were purely accidental and so they just decided to go with it on the last girl. It didn’t bother me growing up though it was a tad difficult to tell who was being yelled at sometimes.
As for matching first letters and or length that just seems like unnecessary limitations on naming options. I’m not a huge fan of having a whole family with the exact same initials or things like that. Seems to cutesy.
Post # 13
This is way too Duggar Family for me.
Post # 14
@mrs.folks: Ugh, I hate that! My friend was going to combine hers and her boyfriends name to give to their unborn child but everyone told her not to so she didn’t. Normally I’m not a fan of taking to your FB friends list to ask for opinions on such topics but in this case, their kid was spared a horrible name so I let it slide.
Post # 15
I voted for the last option. =)
Post # 16
I really don’t like it. I think it limits you and I love all sorts of names. Reminds me of the Duggar family and how they only use the letter J. There are only so many decent names that start with a single letter.
I do want to make sure that all the names we choose flow…”Henry and Myles” not “Payton and Jeremiah.”