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3 children, all with rhyming names. Would you?

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RipThePresentsOpen Mon 12-Nov-12 22:36:19

I've met someone who has 3 children and all their names rhyme and are very, very similar. I'm not going to say what they are but think along the lines of Ayden, Kayden and Jayden.

Would you? I'm on the fence. Not that it matters of course, or that my opinion on her DCs names matters either and of course I didn't say anything to her but I've pondered on it since. Not sure what I would have come up with for mine if I wanted to rhyme them.

Also, do you think she set out to have 3 rhyming names? I can't even think of another name that rhymes with my DC1's name so I wouldn't have got far!

SomersetONeil Mon 12-Nov-12 22:38:19

Eek, no. I can't think of anything more twee.

I vaguely know someone with 4 children called E**ie, Bi**y, Ha**y and Ch***ie and even that's way too much for me.

MaryAstor Mon 12-Nov-12 22:38:31

No. No I would not.

RipThePresentsOpen Mon 12-Nov-12 22:41:41

It was kind of cute when she called them all over though.
Maybe my DH should be glad my baby naming days are over!

honeytea Mon 12-Nov-12 22:43:20

I don't think id even give pets rhyming names.

RipThePresentsOpen Mon 12-Nov-12 22:44:41

I'd do rhyming names for pets, if I had thought of it blush

OwedToAutumn Mon 12-Nov-12 22:45:33

Like Huey, Dewey and Louis?

louisianablue2000 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:46:08

Ha, ha, no. Didn't use a name for DD2 because it was too similar to DD1's name. DH, BIL and SIL's short form of their names all rhyme. I deliberately picked names that couldn't be shortened to avoid the 'ie' rhyming.

PacificDogwood Mon 12-Nov-12 22:46:20

No, nope, not ever.
How awful.

I suppose, once they are grown up and fly the nest it won't matter so much any more, but until then? I squirm on their behalf.

RipThePresentsOpen Mon 12-Nov-12 22:51:03

I hadn't thought of Huey, Dewey and Louis <stifles a chuckle>

FriggFRIGG Tue 13-Nov-12 00:12:18

A member of my family has done this... Billy,bobby and benny.
And those are their full names,not NN's.
I kid you not.

RipThePresentsOpen Tue 13-Nov-12 08:53:31

I wonder if they set out to have rhyming names?

I chose the first name with no thought of the second and can't think of any other names that rhyme, I should have chosen something else for the first if I waned to rhyme them.

Ebb Tue 13-Nov-12 09:30:10

I think that would be a bit weird tbh. In America I met someone with triplets all with the same name but hyphenated with something different. Think Amy-Lou, Amy-May and Amy-Jane. shock

Fidget275 Tue 13-Nov-12 10:54:47

Hmm, could never consider rhyming - another major irritation is that on my mums side of the family the tradition is to use names that begin with L. Every baby since 1965! I'm talking like, 32 of us! Now the names are just silly and, for the most part, made up (Layahley???) but to really add salt to the wound my fave name for my baby begins with L. But I refuse....!! I will be the one to break the chain, and most probably ostracised by my family.... But it will be worth it to end the madness!!

funambulist Tue 13-Nov-12 10:59:09

I came across a Wayne, Shane, Elaine once.

Unlurked Tue 13-Nov-12 11:02:01

We have family members with 3 daughters, 2 of whom have rhyming names. I've changed the names but along the lines of Elizabeth, Laylah and Kayla. I think it's very weird.

Geranium3 Tue 13-Nov-12 15:08:16

detest rhyming sibling names all ending in ie or ey, so unimaginative, know loads of families that purposely do it though but not for me!!

MolotovBomb Tue 13-Nov-12 17:07:48

I wouldn't do it as - even though I quite like cute names - rhyming is just a step too far for me.

I don't know how the lady wouldn't have realised by the time she named the third child. You can understand two accidentally rhyming, but not three.

That said, I have a penchant for girls names that end in 'a' so, each to their own, I suppose smile

lljkk Tue 13-Nov-12 17:10:43

3 of 4 DC have rhyming names. It's bad form, I know. Partly has to do with what forenames go well with our surname. They mostly go by NNs, at least.

lljkk Tue 13-Nov-12 17:11:28

That's alliteration Frigg, not rhyming.

Rhyming is Jason, Mason and Grayson.

sassythebloodFIRSTy Tue 13-Nov-12 17:13:07

Used to teach a class with 3 lads sat on the middle row.

Wayne, Dane and Jermaine.

Made me laugh every time.

LedaOfSparta Tue 13-Nov-12 17:18:21

I know someone with 3 boys, Charlie, Archie and Bertie.

It's not my cup of tea of all and makes me me wince inwardly everytime she shouts it in the playground.

I'm not a fan of -ie names on the whole though so it may just be me.

Lancelottie Tue 13-Nov-12 17:19:59

Not sibs but...
When DD was in playgroup, the register started: Ellie, Ollie, Milly, Molly, Callie, Tully.

Hully would have fitted right in.

B1ueberryMuff1n Wed 14-Nov-12 08:17:20

It can happen easily, you have a Benjamin and a Jennifer and then you realise you have a Ben and Jen, or Anneliese and Daniel and then one day an Annie and a Danny! I wouldn't have wanted that though.

ThwartedbyMum Wed 14-Nov-12 08:39:52

I knew a woman whose 3 DS's had rhyming names, that also rhymed with her name! Karen, Aaron, Cameron and Harrison. Her husband was called Dave.

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