(Closed) Going to extremes when naming your kids…

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What (if any) extremes will you go to when naming your kids?
    Same first letter : (12 votes)
    5 %
    Same first and last letter : (0 votes)
    Same first, last & # of letters : (0 votes)
    Same # of letters : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Names that rhyme : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Same # of syllables : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Some other extreme not listed : (4 votes)
    2 %
    None. I’ll pick names that I like. : (202 votes)
    89 %
  • Post # 3
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
    835 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I know someone whose second child has the same name as the first child, but spelled backwards

    Post # 9
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
    11270 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    366 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    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
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 1993

    This is way too Duggar Family for me. 

    Post # 15
    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted for the last option.  =)

    Post # 16
    2299 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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.”

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