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Oliver and Olivia

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oohlaalaa Wed 25-May-11 10:23:27

I have just met a brother and sister, very close in age, called Oliver and Olivia.

Am I alone in thinking they are too similar?

bluebobbin Wed 25-May-11 10:24:22

It's quite sweet grin

Mousesmummy Wed 25-May-11 10:26:36

My dh has a cousin Tommy who married Tammy smile

thaigreencurry Wed 25-May-11 10:28:55

I agree too similar. I once came across siblings called Billie and Billy.

PorkChopSter Wed 25-May-11 10:35:52

It's very on-message grin

PorkChopSter Wed 25-May-11 10:37:07

I should point out that I am forever calling my children by the wrong name and frequently resort to a general "oi YOU" and calling them the same name would have saved me an awful lot of bother.

MrsCarriePooter Wed 25-May-11 11:36:48

No way, and far too confusing.

SloganLogan Wed 25-May-11 11:51:33

Too similar and/or the same name, one being a feminine version of the other.

chinateacup Wed 25-May-11 21:49:48

My brother and his wife are Oliver and Olivia. Ollie & Liv/Livvy so not to bad in reality...

EllenJaneisnotmyname Wed 25-May-11 23:33:29

I know of sisters called Alex and Alice.

Also siblings called Anne, Andrew and Joanne.

A bit silly, I think, to do it intentionally.

lurkerspeaks Thu 26-May-11 00:15:51

I know brothers Nathan & Jonathan.

Way too similar in my book.

tiptoptally Thu 26-May-11 01:27:06

I dated a Tom with a brother called Tim...and know of siblings called Harriet (Hattie) and Harry....

Personally not a fan of this!

madwomanintheattic Thu 26-May-11 01:36:19

i have an oliver whose dotty ancient aunt always calls olivia (and writes olivia in cards) - so when daa is in the picture i refer to my 3 dd's x,y, and olivia. grin

i wouldn't have called either of his sister's olivia with him in the picute. but i might have used olivia and not oliver iyswim.

maybe one was adopted? <hopeful>

that said, one dd does have a second name that is similar to the other one's christian name, so maybe i don't have much of an imagination. <sigh>

oohlaalaa Thu 26-May-11 10:42:43

No, not adopted. The boy is called Olly and girl Livvy. I suppose you can call your children whatever you want, but I think its rather unimaginative.

DriverDan Sat 28-May-11 00:46:00

When I was younger I knew a brother and sister called Michael and Michelle. I also know an Andrea who is marrying an Andrew. They are both known as Andy. The sibling one is worse though grin

TheSecondComing Sat 28-May-11 01:08:01

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