Would you ever name your kid something that rhymes with your name?

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 16
2543 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

calijess :  No only because I think about names in functional ways like yelling to someone in your house – if you have 2 names that sound the same it would be hard to know who you are actually calling.

Post # 17
2345 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

calijess :  I wouldn’t. 

Post # 18
1601 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018


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Post # 19
3905 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

calijess :  I wouldn’t 😕

Post # 20
45 posts
  • Wedding: July 2017

I could never do this! Mostly because it’s far too “ick” but also because I’m partially deaf and I’d be forever mishearing, not very practical!! 

Post # 21
1365 posts
Bumble bee

Personally I would find that odd and confusing. 

Post # 22
1624 posts
Bumble bee

Nope. It just seems unnecessarily confusing. 

Post # 23
2438 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m torn on this but probably err towards not. My son’s name is Theodore. I love the name Eleanor for a possible daughter but think it rhymes too much with Theodore. Although we call him Theo and would call her Nell, so those don’t sound anything similar…

Post # 24
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

calijess :  Some of those I wouldn’t do – like Madison and Addison – but not on the basis that they rhyme, rather that they’re almost the same name. 

There isn’t a name that rhymes with mine, so I’ll never have that problem, but I don’t think I’d actively choose not to if it was a name I really liked.

Post # 25
5131 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

Probably not. But even worse is the first and last name rhyming thing. DH’s friend just had a kid and their name rhymes. It sounds ridiculous, both names end in -gan. So it sounds like someone trying to immitate speaking German by saying something like “Fleegan Flougan”. 

Post # 26
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’d never do it. I once briefly dated a guy whose name rhymed with mine and I could barely stomach the cuteness. (Though we broke things off for other reasons.) And as someone whose name rhymes with lots of common words, I’ve found mishearing words as your name to be a real pain—I wouldn’t want to spend years mishearing my name as my daughter’s and vice versa!

Post # 27
1328 posts
Bumble bee

I always hated my name to begin with so I gave my daughter a name that is completely different than mine, but still classic and beautiful.  I didn’t want her to go through life wishing she didn’t have a name like mine.

Post # 28
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I would. If I really like a name, it would not matter to me. Just like it would not matter if it’s a popular name, or already used by someone else.

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