Sibling names: random question?

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jeepbaby's picture
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Sibling names: random question?

Why do people wnat thier children's names to "go" together? What does that even mean? Just wondering...I am obviously missing something here......

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Well, my kids are Caleb, Elijah and Bella.....there are a lot of names we have discussed that sound off with their names....like Gunnar or Declan. To me that is what it means to "go" with the others.

But I have friends who have kids that all start with the same letter. Or have the same # of letters in the name. Dunno, maybe it is just something to think about while hurting like hell, I mean while pregnant.

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I'm thinking you mean the sound of the names, so I don't know! I lot of people use a common theme like a name from one culture for the first name, a family name for the middle name, that sort of thing. We'll be doing something like that just so there's some commonality. We're definitely not going cutesy matching twin names to ruin them for life! Wink

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I know a ton of people who make all their kids names start with the same letter- maybe that's it? I don't know. We thought about Allison for this LO because it kind of sounds cute with Austin (our DS) but it's def. not a requirement for us that they start w/the same letter.

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I didn't worry about that too much although I do feel a little weird this time because our names are

EddIE, AngIE, JamIE, AllIE and Luke.

It is a little off lol lol.

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"joyjim" wrote:

Dunno, maybe it is just something to think about while hurting like hell, I mean while pregnant.

ROFL I needed a good laugh!

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Everybody assumed that because my step-son is Billy and my daughter is Brynna we were going with a B name for this baby. When picking Brynna's name I didn't even consider the fact that my husband and step-son both started with a B. We just fell in love with the name. This time around I decided I wasn't going to be the only person in the house whose name didn't start with a B so we began searching for non-B names. For my two I think that Brynna and Ryan flow together. I mean they do have basically the same letters. I guess I just like the names to flow off the tongue because you know you're going to be yelling at them alot when they get older...lol

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My cousin and her husband both have K names. They named their 3 daughters K names. They name their pets K names. When i get a Christmas card its usually signed K to the 5th power lol and then a smaller K for the pets LOL

Our boy and girl names are so different... My sister ended up having names that had a theme to them sorta. I think its probably based on taste and or being cute LOL

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Well people ask me if our LO will be Deaconess Blum 3 Our names sound fine together but they don't go together in any way.

My BFFs kids are:

Tyler
Daylen
Brylen
Sayler

She did that because when she was pg with #3 I said "you gotta use yle in the middle so he isn't left out" - I was totally kidding but she ran with it.

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I agree with the others, that it can mean a variety of different things. Some people use the same first letter for their kids, some people rhyme them (DH's step-sister's kids are Rory, Cory, Story, Lory... no joke, and she has like, 8 kids!), and sometimes things just happen by accident, like 4 out of our 5 boys' names ending in "an"... Reagan, Logan, Ian, Trystan... poor Max lol! IDK, some people are just so random with things. The only "commonality" I wanted with my kids is for them to all have unique names, so that they wouldn't be graduating with 20 other kids who had the same name as they do! I do remember thinking that if I ever had twins, I would name them two totally different names (like Bob and Pete... but not that common lol) just to throw everyone off!

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I guess it depends on the person. For some people it's giving their kids names that all start with the same letter. I went to high school with 3 girls who all had boys' names (Ricki, Ronni, Robbi) *gagging*.

For us, it's more about just sounding good together. We chose Robert for a boy because it's a family name, and if we have a boy the next time around, we think that Robert and Evelyn will go very nicely together. They are both classic, kind of old-fashioned names.

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*lurk*

Naming our kids all starting with "E" was not the plan - we just happen to really like "E" names! Even our second and third choices with DS started with E too. I thought I was done with E's this time, but now the top 2 names in the running both start with E! Can't seem to help it.

I just think it would be weird if your kids had totally different styles of names. Like if they were all classic names except one that was really weird! Ex. Matthew, Jennifer, Peter, Michelle and.......Apple. That would be strange. And I'd feel bad for Apple.

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

I just think it would be weird if your kids had totally different styles of names. Like if they were all classic names except one that was really weird! Ex. Matthew, Jennifer, Peter, Michelle and.......Apple. That would be strange. And I'd feel bad for Apple.

*lurker*
This! You can't have a Lafawnda and a Joe...lol Smile We actually actively made sure our kids names did NOT start with the same letter (even our twins). We just like them to have a similar style (whatever that really means) and I feel like they do Smile Not a fan at all of kids starting with the same letter, but again, just a personal preference!