(Closed) Would you use matchy-matchy names for your children?

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
9114 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wouldn’t. I want my children to grow up as individuals. They need their own name, something that is theirs and theirs alone. It doesn’t need any relation to their sibling(s) name.

Post # 4
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I see paragraphs! It’s some sort of WB glitch. 

I’m not a fan of matching names AT ALL. I feel like children should have their own identity.

I do like it when the names are sort of make sense though, like Matthew and Theodore. They’re both traditional names. Having a Matthew and a Jayden would be weird. 

Post # 5
3053 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

My parents didn’t do matchy matchy but they did do all same first initials…and let me tell you, they regret it now! I can’t ever get called by my name, I always get my sister’s name first. Usually my mom will say her name followed by mine immediately…sometimes my brother’s in there too, that’s what she gets lol

Post # 7
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

No. Never. 

Post # 8
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Mischka:  I dunno, the Duggars did pretty well with their 19 kids… although Jinger does my head in.

Post # 9
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@soontobemrsm11:  My mom does that to me and my sisters all the time and our names are NOTHING alike. Total mom behaviour; She shouldn’t blame herself!

I agree with the PP’s: not a fan of matchy names either. It’s not fair to the kids.

Post # 10
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

Not at all.  Not in any way.  I don’t like even the matching first initial thing, or people who do A, B, C, D with each kid.  I really feel like a person’s name should be chosen specifically for them, not because it’s part of a set, or even strictly because the parents like it.  We waited for our little to be born before choosing a name for him, so that we could decide what would fit.  Good thing we did, because none of our list names seemed right once we met him.  He went almost a week without a name, but I think what we chose is right for him, and it’s a name that’s all his.

Post # 12
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@shadesofviolet:  I know! Jinger really got the short end of the stick there…

Post # 14
1010 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mischka:  Considering my brother and I both had the same initials (as did my father since bro was a ‘junior’), it was definitely a pain in the butt whenever my mom or someone would blurt out my name, and mean my brother, and vice versa.Now my brother sometimes accidentally calls me by his teenage daughter’s name (our names are nothing alike other than the end having an ‘ee’ sound to them).

I don’t think that I would give my kids matching names, I’m already butting heads with my Fiance who is fixated on naming a boy and girl (if we have any) ‘Luke and Leia’ (*sigh* just, no).

Post # 15
4979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

My siblings and I didn’t have matchy names, and my mom still calls out the wrong one constantly. 

I don’t think matching names are great necessarily, but there should be some kind of flow to them. For example, FH and his siblings all have common names…. except his 14-year-old brother, Blaze. 

I kinda like the first letter thing, as long as you don’t have too many kids. If you have two or three, it works. 

Post # 16
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My stepson & our daughter have similiar sounding names. But it wasn’t on purpose. When I told fi the name I loved for our daughter. He said he liked it too & he liked that it was a 2 syllable “S” name just like his son. I really hadn’t thought of it. Only thing is his son has a “unique” name. And dd is a more classic name. No one ever really notices. I had a gf whos dh wanted to give her daughters rhyming names… we talked them out of it. Lol

ETA- fi is now insisting that our next baby have an “s” name too.. ughh lucky for him I have a beautiful “s” name picked out if we have another baby girl & it doesn’t sound like dd’s name  but it flows

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