Yes or no? And especially yes or no when the first name is only one syllable? Hubby and I really like Hugh, but our surname begins with an H and I am worried it sounds a bit much. I feel a bit like it's a name that can be be 'pulled off' but obviously we have no idea at this stage whether our baby will be able to pull it off or not!
Hi I think some alliterative names sound great, others not so good. If your surname is long then it will probably sound better than if it is one syllable. For example hugh Howden sounds better than Hugh Howe.
Surname is 2 syllables and has different vowels. I do find you have to consciously breathe between saying the two names though, otherwise it all runs as one iyswim. Quick fb search has revealed that other people have inflicted this name on their children, so it can't be that bad surely?
I LOVE alliterative names (and have a bit of a personal theory that a lot of successful people have - or choose to have - alliterative names). I don't see why you would have to 'pull it off'. Naming someone something like Orlando Bloom is something you have to 'pull off'. Not Gareth Gates, Sharon Stone, Courteney Cox etc etc.
I wish I could have an alliterative name for my DD but our surname makes it rather difficult (currently campaigning for alliterative first and middle names!!)