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(21 Posts)
JanePepsi Wed 20-Mar-13 22:07:18


My name begins with a 'j', as does my husband's. We are having a girl in 3 weeks time and our favourite name is Jasmine. We're a bit worried about all having a name starting with the same letter. I like all the abbreviations for Jasmine but don't want to look stupid at parties!!


olivertheoctopus Wed 20-Mar-13 22:12:41

I once knew a family where the parents and both kids had names starting with S. they wanted to call their dog Zebedee but called him Sebedee instead. I probably wouldn't do it tbh, v confusing when post comes!

FriggFRIGG Wed 20-Mar-13 22:35:53

Hmm,I have to admit I wouldn't do it.
but,if it really is the only name you both love....

LazyMonkeyButler Wed 20-Mar-13 23:05:44

Have you considered Yasmine instead?

I think it would be liveable with, but not ideal IMO. It would sound a bit twee, like a cartoon family maybe grin.

ladymia Thu 21-Mar-13 00:03:09

I don't really see it as a problem.

I have the same initial as my OH and if there was a name we liked that was the same, I would have used it without thinking twice.

Beatrixpotty Thu 21-Mar-13 01:07:13

DH & I have the same initial and so does one of my DSs,never considered it to be a problem.

LilyAmaryllis Thu 21-Mar-13 01:13:16

I knew a family where dad, mum and first two kids all had names starting with the same letter... and 3rd kid had a name starting with a different letter! I guess they had run out of good options. It wasn't a problem though, so I think you should go for Jasmine if you like the name.

Startail Thu 21-Mar-13 01:28:56

DSIS and I do, never caused a problem

Startail Thu 21-Mar-13 01:30:46

I'm just slightly jealous she got the more unusual name.

Anyway with text, email and FB, they are hardly likely to have any love letters to open by mistake.

notallytuts Thu 21-Mar-13 01:32:32

me and my dad have the same initial... it caused the odd issue with post but that was it really.

Me and OH also have the same initial and I am not sure I would choose a childs name with the same initial if I could help it, I think it starts to sound a bit silly!

Eskino Thu 21-Mar-13 01:43:18

It didn't harm the Kardashians grin

hufflepup Thu 21-Mar-13 02:42:22

My mum, dad & sister are all S's. not a problem/issue at all. I don't think anyone has even commented- go for it OP

Gimmeechocolate Thu 21-Mar-13 09:18:57

I wouldn't worry about it at all. If you like the name, then go for it!

Gwennan Fri 22-Mar-13 10:12:11

Presumably you all have different middle names so your initials won't be the same.

I think it'd only be a problem if either of your names sounds like Jasmine (e.g. Jasper).

SmilingMakesMyFaceAche Fri 22-Mar-13 10:16:52

My parents, brother and myself all have the same initials. Nobody's ever batted an eyelid. Ever.

soontobeslendergirl Fri 22-Mar-13 11:07:57

My OH and I both have the same initial and my two sons have a different initial but the same as each other. We all have different middle initials. I share the same first initial as one of my brothers but my OH has two other brothers with the same first initial and 3 other siblings with varied other ones.

I don't think it matters.

Actually my two sons have the exactly the same letters in their name in a different order but the eldest has one more letter in his. Didn't notice until we were ordering up some letters to put their names on their bedroom doors grin

MummyPig24 Fri 22-Mar-13 16:16:09

I know a woman who is E and so are her 2 daughters, her dp isn't though. I don't think it matters.

WafflyVersatile Fri 22-Mar-13 22:54:03

Not quite the same but my ex's family out of about 10 males* 8 ended in 'n'

Jason, Keiron, Sean, Simon etc.

*father brother, nephews.

Still18atheart Fri 22-Mar-13 23:23:19

I think it's cute and don't see any problems with it.

nooka Sat 23-Mar-13 05:42:18

dh and I both have 'J' names. We decided against all 'J' names for our dc (even though there are many 'J' names that we both liked). It's annoying enough getting our post muddled! Plus I think that it's a bit odd to be so matching.

MidnightMasquerader Sat 23-Mar-13 07:54:59

Way too matchy-matchy/contrived/twee for me.

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