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anybody got a dc with a very similar (or even the same) name as themselves?

(29 Posts)
janebirkinesque Tue 05-Feb-13 22:58:10

Ie an Alice with a daughter called Alicia?
Or an Isabel with an Isabella?
Or Louise with a Louisa?
Or Susanne with a Susannah?

Just wondered if it a) sounds a bit vain, as if you're really naming them after yourself b) it gets really confusing when other people calls your name and you both respond.

Jacksterbear Thu 07-Feb-13 19:38:21

I know an Elizabeth with an Eliza. When her dd2 arrived there were lots of jokes about whether she would call her Beth (she didn't).

IAmLouisWalsh Thu 07-Feb-13 21:13:05

Very common round here. I grew up in the same road as John and Young John, Yvonne and Young Yvonne, Bob and Bobby....

tinygreendragon Fri 08-Feb-13 23:06:33

I knew a family who did this intentionally. Mother and Father - Andi and Isobel with children Angus and Iris.

LadyLech Sat 09-Feb-13 09:06:27

I know a few...

X-Anne and Annie
Katherine and a Kate
Louise and Eloise

But I didn't spot the similarities in any of those names for ages. I don't think it is problematic.

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