If I've got a Thaddeus...

(30 Posts)
WordGetsAround Mon 11-Apr-16 21:25:44

...can I also have an Atticus?

Is it too similar? I don't mind them being a bit similar sounding but some days I think it's absolutely fine and others I think it would be too much.

DC2 due soon!

BendydickCuminsnatch Mon 11-Apr-16 21:27:20

I love the name Thaddeus! I don't think they're too similar.

WordGetsAround Mon 11-Apr-16 21:34:19

Great! I'll not check the thread again as the first poster has the right answer (well, the one I wanted, anyway!).

Thank you Bendy!

Sophronia Tue 12-Apr-16 08:52:16

I think it's fine.

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 12-Apr-16 10:40:38

My Dad is a Thaddeus and he has a brother called Cornelius. So yes, I think they sound fine together.

WordGetsAround Tue 12-Apr-16 10:43:02

Thank you both.

Cornelius is a great name! Might add that to the list!

This is very helpful as I had begun to think maybe they are too samey (DH thinks they are), but this is giving me hope!

Wafflenose Tue 12-Apr-16 10:51:06

They are perfect together.

WordGetsAround Tue 12-Apr-16 13:12:51

Thank you - this is looking good!

MamaLazarou Tue 12-Apr-16 13:16:13

They sound OK together but Atticus is very faddy.

I love Cornelius.

Teacaddy Tue 12-Apr-16 16:45:58

Both lovely names, but they do sound too samey to me, sorry. I'm with your DH. The similarity of the endings sort of detracts from the individual niceness and strength of each name, and makes them sound a bit matchy-matchy and three-piece-suite-y. Sorry - I know that's not what you wanted to hear!

Cornelius is cool. Though all the ones I know under the age of 80 are known as Con.

averythinline Tue 12-Apr-16 19:26:23

Love corneilus but do think too much of an us at the end for both, sort of takes away from both...how about Montgomery or Finch or Hudson or

WordGetsAround Tue 12-Apr-16 20:13:57

Oh no! Tide is turning! Thanks for your comments - will just have to live with them for a while.

I love Cornelius but think DH might draw the line at that!

I also love Solomon but think it is s little like 'solomn'.

Teacaddy Tue 12-Apr-16 20:21:57

Solomon is lovely, and not often used. And a cool Biblical forebear!

I doubt many people would make the link with 'solemn'. It has an aura of slightly cool wisdom for me...

MamaLazarou Tue 12-Apr-16 20:24:19

How about Mortimer?

Itinerary Tue 12-Apr-16 21:13:38

Sorry but they sound too similar to me.

Benedict
Augustus
Eli
Elias
Lawrence
Julian
Peter
Alexander
Gregory
Zachary
Rufus
Leonard
Nathan
Nicholas

Pipilangstrumpf Tue 12-Apr-16 22:06:50

Thaddeus and Atticus are both brilliant, classic names that work really well together imo. Theu're not at all similar sounding imo. I like them both very much.

Somerville Tue 12-Apr-16 23:30:58

Ooh I clicked because I have a Thaddeus-middle-named child and then I saw it's you, Word.

Thaddeus and Atticus do kind of rhyme but that's cute. Do it, do it, do it!

And I'm howling at * I'll not check the thread again as the first poster has the right answer* - if only the whole of MN could be like that grin

WordGetsAround Wed 13-Apr-16 16:49:56

Somer - it's you! I am your number one fan! Even more so now that you are a fellow Thaddeus lover! (I have literally just posted on your Jane Austin-type thread - highly recommended by me to everyone reading this!) - and am beyond excited by your happy ending!)

I think I might just go for it - thanks for the encouragement!

I think

WordGetsAround Wed 13-Apr-16 16:51:50

Ooooo - I don't know what I think - not sure where that came from!!

Somerville Wed 13-Apr-16 16:57:24

Yeah last night I saw your comment on my thread, then clicked on this, then laughed. We have the same taste in baby names, clearly. When's DC2 due and do you know it's a boy or do you need a girl's name too?

Dunno yet if it's a happy ending but it's at least a slice of happiness to enjoy right now. smile

WordGetsAround Wed 13-Apr-16 16:59:50

Happy ending might not have been correct phrase anyway as its a beginning not an ending!

Not had 20 week scan yet but will find out when we do - can't wait! Thinking Esther for a girl! Know it's not everyone's taste but think it's so strong and feisty - I love it!

WordGetsAround Wed 13-Apr-16 17:00:19

Sorry - way too many exclamation marks

Hiddlesnake Wed 13-Apr-16 17:04:10

Thaddeus and Esther are an amazi g combination!
What about Thaddeus and Ezra as a set of brothers?

Somerville Wed 13-Apr-16 17:07:01

If you can't exclaim about pregnancy and baby names then what can you exclaim about?!

Esther is really nice, and does have strong and feisty connotations, I agree.

Pleeeease update us after scan?!!

Shemozzle Fri 15-Apr-16 00:20:35

Atticus is my top boys name closet followed by Thaddeus. Does Thaddeus get his full name or is it often shortened? As that will make a difference to the fact they rhyme. But I don't think they are too samey, I say go for it.

Since you have two of my top favourites I'll assume we have the same taste and share some of my others for you to consider. Rafferty, Rufus, Rupert, Magnus, Ignatius (Iggy for nn) Icarus.

Cassiopeia (Cassie), Persephone (Percy), Antigone (Tiggy), Harriet (Hattie), and Ramona.

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