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Follwing on from the Eve/ Eva thread...

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birdofthenorth Tue 04-Oct-11 15:36:27

Is Caleb too similar if SIL has a Callum?

To me they sound different & have different origins... but would not want to offend SIL & GP! DB wouldn't give two hoots, I suspect

ConstanceNoring Tue 04-Oct-11 15:44:37

I don't think SIL would have the right to be miffed about this one, however as I said on the other thread I steered away from Lucas because of Lewis - so in your position I would probably avoid it.

For me it was just as much that I wouldn't want to be 'stuck' with a similar name as not wanting to offending anyone else.

minipie Tue 04-Oct-11 15:46:44

This is getting ridiculous! At this rate loads of names will be off the agenda due to some slight similarity with a relative's name.

I don't think they are similar at all.

Meteorite Tue 04-Oct-11 16:06:55

I don't think they are particularly similar.

themightyskim Tue 04-Oct-11 16:09:30

why not ask her? probably easier than worrying about it, I dont think they are too similar, not in the Eve/Eva way anyway smile

TryLikingClarity Tue 04-Oct-11 18:41:59

I know a family with cousins called Stacey and Tracey.

And another family with cousins called Olivia and Oliver.

Neither seemed to have any issues with it.

OP, I think Caleb and Callum are different enough for it to not get misheard.

LynetteScavo Tue 04-Oct-11 18:43:13

Caleb and Callum sound like brothers. Go well together, but not too similar.

Magnumwhite Tue 04-Oct-11 18:43:21

very different names. one has Celtic origins and the other Hebrew origins. Both totally lovely names!

SlinkingOutsideInSocks Tue 04-Oct-11 18:52:17

I don't think they're that similar, but would probably mention it to SIL.

HengshanRoad Tue 04-Oct-11 19:27:34

They're as bad as each other!

BedHog Tue 04-Oct-11 20:28:43

The 'Cal' part has different pronounciation anyway, so they don't sound similar.

QueenVictoria42 Tue 04-Oct-11 20:43:45

They are different names, and as Bedhog says, the Cal part is pronounced differently for a start. I wouldn't be asking permission on this one.

poppydaisy Tue 04-Oct-11 22:01:39

Why not ask your SIL directly?

tryingtoleave Wed 05-Oct-11 04:55:08

Seems fine - all the really share is the initial.

iskra Wed 05-Oct-11 08:20:53

Look more similar on paper I think - I wouldn't be concerned.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 05-Oct-11 10:23:13

I wouldn't be asking either, like others have said, all they are really sharing is the initial.

Trills Wed 05-Oct-11 10:35:16

Only if you are both planning to shorten to Cal.

Even then, do you lot all see your siblings and in-laws a lot?

rachel234 Wed 05-Oct-11 11:46:13

I think that rather than asking us lot, why don't you talk to your brother and SIL directly? You can have an honest, open talk with them and will then know how they'd feel about it.

birdofthenorth Wed 05-Oct-11 11:51:24

Good point all, if we do decide on Caleb & will ask SIL how she feels... athough that does breach my rule about NEVER discussing names in RL til the birth!

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