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Names starting with the same letter

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rileylaila5 Sat 08-Feb-14 22:43:04

Hi just wondering I already have a son with R initial and hubby has R initial I have T initial and my daughter 2nd child has l initial the name I have chosen for our son due in a few weeks also starts with an R would you do it?

Think Ricky,Ronnie & Riley ( not actual names) when said seperately or in family age order it's fine just when all male names said together as above


TamerB Sat 08-Feb-14 22:47:04

No- horrible for them later on when they can't be sure they are getting the right post.

Froblawd Sat 08-Feb-14 22:52:31

My DH, FIL and MIL all have the same first initial so if a letter arrived with just initial and surname they just had to guess who it was for. He hated it as a teenager. My 2 DB also have the same first initial and they also fight over post.

Iwillorderthefood Sat 08-Feb-14 22:55:19

We have given our children different initials for the same reason.

17leftfeet Sat 08-Feb-14 23:07:10

You have to be careful with using the same initial for your dcs otherwise this could happen

Twighlightsparkle Sat 08-Feb-14 23:10:44

I have a ten year old and an 8 year old with the same initials.

Hasn't caused any issues apart from me getting in a tongue twist sometimes when I'm mentioning their names!

TamerB Sun 09-Feb-14 07:15:22

At 20 and 18 it will cause a problem when they have to guess who the letter is for.

badtime Sun 09-Feb-14 09:14:11

Will people still be getting many letters then? I have my doubts.

I do think it is a bit weird for all the males in your family to have the same initial, though.

TamerB Sun 09-Feb-14 09:19:30

Valentine cards for a start.

Britishseamonkey Sun 09-Feb-14 09:28:05

Who send post using just a first initial on a regular basis?! All they need to do is put their full names on forms....

rileylaila5 Sun 09-Feb-14 14:30:54

there will be 9 years between my boys so not sure if post will be a problem and their middle initials will be different its difficult to know what to do as the only name i really like does start with R. thanks for your opinions though

MyNameIsKenAdams Sun 09-Feb-14 14:36:12

My dd is M... and if wr had another girl, we like Matilda, and wondered if it would be daft to use two Ms.

The more I say the names together the more twee it soubds.

tumbletumble Sun 09-Feb-14 14:39:23

My DH's family all do this (call their DC names beginning with the same letter). So for example his cousin's children are Christopher, Christina and Chantelle.

I find it a bit weird tbh.

SS3J Sun 09-Feb-14 15:34:20

I am going to do it. Only name we like for our ds has the same initial as dd. Some people might raise eyebrows but I'm pretty convinced it is not a big deal. Just choose the name you love!

TamerB Sun 09-Feb-14 16:25:09

Most of my post comes with one initial- despite having full names on forms- it would be very irritating to have a parent who thinks it doesn't matter.

ilovepowerhoop Sun 09-Feb-14 16:28:48

both mine have the same start initial. Me and dh also have the same start initial as each other (different from the kids though). My 2 older brothers and I had the same start initial too.

MostWicked Sun 09-Feb-14 16:35:39

I think it is hideous. There is a lack of individuality for the children.

I used to know sisters called Julianna and Julietta. They both hated it.

TamerB Sun 09-Feb-14 17:05:31

It is OK for the parents to say that it doesn't matter- it doesn't affect them.

ilovepowerhoop Sun 09-Feb-14 18:00:32

well it never bothered me that 3 of us had the same initials in my family (me and 2 brothers) and it hasnt occurred to my children to find it an issue either.

TamerB Sun 09-Feb-14 19:12:57

My brother found it an issue, you couldn't tell his post from my father.

OpenMindedSceptic Sun 09-Feb-14 21:47:47

Lack of individuality? Seriously? hmm

My two DCs have the same first initial. It was not intentional, we just liked the names. I cannot see how this could affect them in negative way or bother them.

BikeRunSki Sun 09-Feb-14 21:50:52

DH, DD and I have All the same initials. DH and I is obviously a coincidence, but we had completely free rein with DD's name and we gave her the same set of initials
DS is different!

It has never been a problem.

My brother and I also have the same initials (using my maiden name).

starballbunny Sun 09-Feb-14 21:54:00

DSIS and me do, I think we might have opened each other's bank statements once, but generally it's a total non issue

BikeRunSki Sun 09-Feb-14 21:58:07

^ this ^

LydiaLunches Sun 09-Feb-14 22:03:32

We did this for DD1 and 2, just loved the names, I do get in a tongue twist more often as a result though. I was gutted that we couldn't decide on a further alliterative name for DD3!

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