Names starting with the same letter

(31 Posts)
rileylaila5 Sat 08-Feb-14 22:43:04

Hi just wondering I already have a son with R initial and hubby has R initial I have T initial and my daughter 2nd child has l initial the name I have chosen for our son due in a few weeks also starts with an R would you do it?

Think Ricky,Ronnie & Riley ( not actual names) when said seperately or in family age order it's fine just when all male names said together as above


TamerB Sat 08-Feb-14 22:47:04

No- horrible for them later on when they can't be sure they are getting the right post.

Froblawd Sat 08-Feb-14 22:52:31

My DH, FIL and MIL all have the same first initial so if a letter arrived with just initial and surname they just had to guess who it was for. He hated it as a teenager. My 2 DB also have the same first initial and they also fight over post.

Iwillorderthefood Sat 08-Feb-14 22:55:19

We have given our children different initials for the same reason.

17leftfeet Sat 08-Feb-14 23:07:10

You have to be careful with using the same initial for your dcs otherwise this could happen

Twighlightsparkle Sat 08-Feb-14 23:10:44

I have a ten year old and an 8 year old with the same initials.

Hasn't caused any issues apart from me getting in a tongue twist sometimes when I'm mentioning their names!

TamerB Sun 09-Feb-14 07:15:22

At 20 and 18 it will cause a problem when they have to guess who the letter is for.

badtime Sun 09-Feb-14 09:14:11

Will people still be getting many letters then? I have my doubts.

I do think it is a bit weird for all the males in your family to have the same initial, though.

TamerB Sun 09-Feb-14 09:19:30

Valentine cards for a start.

Britishseamonkey Sun 09-Feb-14 09:28:05

Who send post using just a first initial on a regular basis?! All they need to do is put their full names on forms....

rileylaila5 Sun 09-Feb-14 14:30:54

there will be 9 years between my boys so not sure if post will be a problem and their middle initials will be different its difficult to know what to do as the only name i really like does start with R. thanks for your opinions though

My dd is M... and if wr had another girl, we like Matilda, and wondered if it would be daft to use two Ms.

The more I say the names together the more twee it soubds.

tumbletumble Sun 09-Feb-14 14:39:23

My DH's family all do this (call their DC names beginning with the same letter). So for example his cousin's children are Christopher, Christina and Chantelle.

I find it a bit weird tbh.

SS3J Sun 09-Feb-14 15:34:20

I am going to do it. Only name we like for our ds has the same initial as dd. Some people might raise eyebrows but I'm pretty convinced it is not a big deal. Just choose the name you love!

TamerB Sun 09-Feb-14 16:25:09

Most of my post comes with one initial- despite having full names on forms- it would be very irritating to have a parent who thinks it doesn't matter.

both mine have the same start initial. Me and dh also have the same start initial as each other (different from the kids though). My 2 older brothers and I had the same start initial too.

MostWicked Sun 09-Feb-14 16:35:39

I think it is hideous. There is a lack of individuality for the children.

I used to know sisters called Julianna and Julietta. They both hated it.

TamerB Sun 09-Feb-14 17:05:31

It is OK for the parents to say that it doesn't matter- it doesn't affect them.

well it never bothered me that 3 of us had the same initials in my family (me and 2 brothers) and it hasnt occurred to my children to find it an issue either.

TamerB Sun 09-Feb-14 19:12:57

My brother found it an issue, you couldn't tell his post from my father.

OpenMindedSceptic Sun 09-Feb-14 21:47:47

Lack of individuality? Seriously? hmm

My two DCs have the same first initial. It was not intentional, we just liked the names. I cannot see how this could affect them in negative way or bother them.

BikeRunSki Sun 09-Feb-14 21:50:52

DH, DD and I have All the same initials. DH and I is obviously a coincidence, but we had completely free rein with DD's name and we gave her the same set of initials
DS is different!

It has never been a problem.

My brother and I also have the same initials (using my maiden name).

DSIS and me do, I think we might have opened each other's bank statements once, but generally it's a total non issue

BikeRunSki Sun 09-Feb-14 21:58:07

^ this ^

LydiaLunches Sun 09-Feb-14 22:03:32

We did this for DD1 and 2, just loved the names, I do get in a tongue twist more often as a result though. I was gutted that we couldn't decide on a further alliterative name for DD3!

marjolaine Sun 09-Feb-14 22:04:08

I've done it, but by accident. It has bothered me at times but overall it hasn't been a problem-- they are still young though! Never thought about post, they do have different middle initials so thinking about it so far letters come to either Firstname Surname or AB / AC Surname.

I do think similar first initials from a pair of names like Charlotte and Catherine is different from Julianna and Julietta though. I wouldn't do rhymey or overly matchy names. I did once know twins named G(ina) and G(enna) who had the same middle name (popular Italian/Spanish form of Jesus's mother), which might be taking it a bit far!

My OH and I have the same initial and my two boys have the same initial as each other. The post thing is a big red herring. we have turned off paper statements so don't get any of those and the boys also have internet banking (age 12 & 13) and don't receive statements either. The only mail we get is birthday and Christmas cards or magazines.

We didn't do it deliberately, we just chose names we liked. The fact is that after 18 years they probably wont be living together in the same house anyway.

My Oh has the same initial as 2 other brothers and his Dad - and that was in the days where we actually did get more mail - they never found it any problem.

rileylaila5 Sun 09-Feb-14 22:47:46

Thank you all for your replies x

MostWicked Sun 09-Feb-14 22:52:09

It's not a red herring. Post has changed. It's not bank statements these days, it's eBay and Amazon parcels.

I am glad that I don't share the same initial as any of my siblings. Some wouldn't care, I would.

FobblyWoof Mon 10-Feb-14 14:23:41

I have the same initial as my DSis. Not deliberate but my parents really liked my name and weren't going to be put off just because my sisters name started with the same letter. It never caused a problem, certainly neither of have ever felt any kind of lack of individuality confused

The only issue we had with post was I once opened a valentine intended for my DSis and tbh I was relieved as I didn't want one in the first place grin

I honestly can't see it being a problem. Not a great deal is sent by post now anyway and when it is it's usually either addressed in full or most companies have some distinguishing on their envelopes anyway.

FobblyWoof Mon 10-Feb-14 14:25:34

Forgot to add that yes we did get called each other's names by our parents but then we'd also get called our brothers name too, and his begins with a different letter grin

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