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Siblings with same initial?

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CheerfulYank Tue 20-Nov-12 21:02:23

I'm due in May and don't like any girl names! Arrgh!

The one I do sort of like starts with an S, as does my son's. How big of a deal is this?

I've always been slightly against this as I plan to have more and feel it's a bit strange for two siblings to have the same initial and one they're left out or something. blush I realize that may be my own strange issue!


FellatioNelson Thu 22-Nov-12 18:10:27

If you've only got two children I don't think it matters in the least. If you have any more then I think it becomes too much of a gimmicky theme.

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Thu 22-Nov-12 18:08:04

Sophia is lovely, just don't have another DD called Lauren as my friend does. smile

CheerfulYank Thu 22-Nov-12 18:00:57

Okay, I think I'll go for it. smile Of course I've got lots of time to change my mind...but as of now it's the only girls' name that feels even vaguely "right" IYSWIM.

wigglesrock Thu 22-Nov-12 12:35:00

My eldest dd (Sofia grin) has the same initial as my husband - I didn't even think about it until she was already born. Funny enough Sam was mooted as a baby name for dd3 had she been a boy. If you love the name, don't give it a second thought.

Dillydollydaydream Thu 22-Nov-12 11:27:41

I have the same first initial as my db. I think if you have a girl and boy the same initials won't really be a problem as post will say miss/master S ...
It would be a bit more confusing if you had 2 Miss S ... or 2 Master/Mr S ...

badtime Thu 22-Nov-12 11:19:10

I have asked my partner about this issue, as he and his sister have the same initial. He says that it never caused any problems, and was handy for labelling. Their names were quite different, the same sort of difference (!) as, say, Liam and Larissa. Sam and Sophie sound fine together.

CheerfulYank Wed 21-Nov-12 22:05:57

Oh, I know the Duggars, believe me. <shudder>

orangeandpumpkinlooking Wed 21-Nov-12 21:58:04

Two is fine, 19 is not... There's a fundy family is America called Duggar who's 19 children (plus one miscarried baby) all have name starting with J.

Josh, Jana, John David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy Anna, Jedadiah, Jeramiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn, Josie. Miscarried baby was called Jubilee.

Rather over think now than afterwards smile I know a family with two Ms, a big age gap and then another little one. So they did come up with another M not wanting her to feel different. But I also know another family with two Js and then a C. The comment there was that the two Js was a coincidence, they just happened to like those two names and never had any intention of calling DC3 anything with a J unless it was their favourite name.

Come to think of it one of my friends with Sophie and Sam is having a last chance baby, wonder if she'll be an S?

shriekingnora Wed 21-Nov-12 18:46:55

I have an A then a G then an A. And I am A and so is DH. No-one really comments or notices to be honest. And having a different one kind of proves that they were just names that I liked and that it was coincidence! Congrats by the way!

CheerfulYank Wed 21-Nov-12 18:42:26

I have cousins who are Emily and Kate! (And then followed by four others. smile )

If I felt like I were just going to have the two I wouldn't hesitate; being both "M's" never meant anything to me and my brother. It's just if I have more!

I am quite overthinking, aren't I. blush

Judging from recent discussions I've seen on this, MN is very divided on this topic. My personal opinion is that as long as they are different enough sounding to give them their own identities its fine.

I know two Sophie and Sam sibling sets, I think it is a common combo, if you like one, you like the other IYSWIM. Like Kate and Emily another common set of sibling names.

BunnyLebowski Wed 21-Nov-12 18:16:13

Lovely names smile

I'm one of 4, 3 of us have the same first letter of first name.

Some relations of mine have 9 kids, who's names ALL begin with the same letter shock

Disclaimer: I am Irish.

CheerfulYank Wed 21-Nov-12 18:13:20

Thanks madrudge. smile

madrudge Tue 20-Nov-12 21:29:23

One set of marking tapes throughout! (Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield)
I love Sam and Sophie.

CheerfulYank Tue 20-Nov-12 21:25:04

The names are Samuel and Sophia (Sam and Sophie) if it makes any difference. smile

I've just always felt strange about it! I used to know an Alex and Andy, then their mother had Ethan. I felt better when she had Emma after that, lent symmetry to the whole thing! I am strange. blush

We don't really do name labels in the States so wouldn't matter that way. smile I have to admit, my brother and I have the same initial and it's never really caused any issue. (We're Matthew and Megan.) I think it's really the "if I have another" thing.

Morning sickness much improved, thanks Brandy! I need to hop over to the hyperemesis thread and check on everyone.

funnypeculiar Tue 20-Nov-12 21:22:52

But, that said I do see it's more of a problem if you're going to have three. If there's only one name you really like though, I think that's more important.

funnypeculiar Tue 20-Nov-12 21:21:38

dd and ds have the same initial - but very different names - never had a problem. I have the same initial as my sister & my dad - again, never had a problem. Apart from when he opened my GCSE results, but that was on purpose grin

EmpressOfTheMadBoxOfFrogs Tue 20-Nov-12 21:18:22

3 of us with the same initial, the only problem was knowing whose post was whose.

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 21:14:20

My dd and dd have the same initial. It sounds lovely and suits them.
Hows the morning sickness now cheerfulYank?

devonsmummy Tue 20-Nov-12 21:13:04

My DS & dd have the same first & second name initial.
Hasn't caused any problems as yet
We just went with names we liked - not intentional

Snusmumriken Tue 20-Nov-12 21:12:36

Very bad idea. I share initials with all of my siblings and it is a pain in the ass. We are all well known in our respective fields by our initials. People are constantly mixing us up our work histories.

Mono1 Tue 20-Nov-12 21:12:26

I have 2 A's and love it. I think they sound complimentary. I

KnockedUpMell Tue 20-Nov-12 21:12:19

I avoided R names for dd for exactly the same reason! I think I'd like A third Dc but I felt that if dc 1 & 2 had the same initial then dc 3 would have to as well ( or they'd feel left out or different)... And i feel having kids with the same initial would jut be really corny!

drcrab Tue 20-Nov-12 21:10:20

I had the same feeling re same initial ft siblings... My DS and dd now share the same initial!! grin

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