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First three letters of first name the same as first three of surname, would you?

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nightingalefloor Tue 21-May-13 17:18:55

Slightly hypothetical at this point, but something I'm thinking about.

I have special guardianship to 8 year old DD, whom I'm planning on adopting at some point in the future if everything goes to plan. If this were to happen, I'd want to give DD my surname.

The first three letters of DD's first name are the same as the first three letters of my surname, though it is a slightly different sound when pronounced as part of the name. The fifth letter of each is also the same. I don't think it sounds too matchy when spoken, but it does a bit written down. Would I be mad to even consider inflicting it on DD at some point in the near future?

carabossse Tue 21-May-13 17:24:49

Good luck with the adoption.

Without knowing the full names it's had to guage, but I think the bigger issue is if both names have the same strong sounds. E.g. both names begin with a B and have one other strong sound like T or K like Brooke Baker etc, which could go either way depending on the actual names.

Does that help?

carabossse Tue 21-May-13 17:25:46

Given her age, I'd let the girl decide.

Decoy Tue 21-May-13 17:35:00

Yes, ask her smile

nightingalefloor Tue 21-May-13 17:41:41

It's not like Ella Ellis, but it is like Columbia Colvin if that makes sense (really struggling to come up with examples here!), except the fifth letters are also the same. I'll see what DD thinks.

carabossse thank you, probably a way off yet though!

Chubfuddler Tue 21-May-13 17:42:33

My name is like this. Really not seeing the problem.

BackforGood Tue 21-May-13 17:49:43

I like names like 'Ben Benson' or 'John Johnson', so wouldn't think it would necessarily sound silly. At 9, 10, or 11 though, I think it would be up to her to decide.

carabossse Tue 21-May-13 23:19:40

Full name Chub Chubfuddler then? smile

sleepingbeautiful Wed 22-May-13 03:48:51

I agree, let her decide. I guess there are 3 options in reality: keep her old name, take yours, hyphenate.
Good luck with the adoption process smile

nightingalefloor Wed 22-May-13 19:33:33

Haven't asked her yet- will ask her nearer to the time when it's definitely happening. I have just googled what her name would be with my surname though, and Surname First Name with an extra letter in it is the name of a product, though I've never heard of it before and it seems like the type of thing you wouldn't know about unless you were fairly specialist FYSWIM. Is that a problem or am I worrying too much?

sleepingbeautiful Wed 22-May-13 19:59:12

I think you're worrying too much smile
Unless her name is going to spell or give connotations of something rude, you are ok.

nightingalefloor Wed 22-May-13 20:45:51

Thanks, I'll stop overthinking then. It's a special talent, I can't help it! grin

carabossse Wed 22-May-13 23:28:50

Maybe you're just excited? smile

AlanMoore Wed 22-May-13 23:33:02

I think names like that are cool and I love double initials. Go for it! Can you choose a new middle name together? That'd be nice and make her name really special. You could even choose a brand new surname and change yours too?

twentyfourcarat Thu 23-May-13 00:38:46

If it's like maria martin I don't think its even obvious anyway. Being loved and cuddled and supported will matter much more!

Szeli Thu 23-May-13 08:26:35

Love it. It's like a superhero name. Don't think it's a bullying one but I'd agree and ask her x

elQuintoConyo Thu 23-May-13 08:32:36

If it sounds as cool as Edward Woodward, then go for it (I may be in the minority thinking Ewar Woowar is cool) smile

If it's something like Marley Marlon, yeah, sounds fine. Mavis Davis?

Ok, I'm not helping! Good luck.

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