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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


marjolaine Sun 09-Feb-14 22:04:08

I've done it, but by accident. It has bothered me at times but overall it hasn't been a problem-- they are still young though! Never thought about post, they do have different middle initials so thinking about it so far letters come to either Firstname Surname or AB / AC Surname.

I do think similar first initials from a pair of names like Charlotte and Catherine is different from Julianna and Julietta though. I wouldn't do rhymey or overly matchy names. I did once know twins named G(ina) and G(enna) who had the same middle name (popular Italian/Spanish form of Jesus's mother), which might be taking it a bit far!

soontobeslendergirl Sun 09-Feb-14 22:35:25

My OH and I have the same initial and my two boys have the same initial as each other. The post thing is a big red herring. we have turned off paper statements so don't get any of those and the boys also have internet banking (age 12 & 13) and don't receive statements either. The only mail we get is birthday and Christmas cards or magazines.

We didn't do it deliberately, we just chose names we liked. The fact is that after 18 years they probably wont be living together in the same house anyway.

My Oh has the same initial as 2 other brothers and his Dad - and that was in the days where we actually did get more mail - they never found it any problem.

rileylaila5 Sun 09-Feb-14 22:47:46

Thank you all for your replies x

MostWicked Sun 09-Feb-14 22:52:09

It's not a red herring. Post has changed. It's not bank statements these days, it's eBay and Amazon parcels.

I am glad that I don't share the same initial as any of my siblings. Some wouldn't care, I would.

FobblyWoof Mon 10-Feb-14 14:23:41

I have the same initial as my DSis. Not deliberate but my parents really liked my name and weren't going to be put off just because my sisters name started with the same letter. It never caused a problem, certainly neither of have ever felt any kind of lack of individuality confused

The only issue we had with post was I once opened a valentine intended for my DSis and tbh I was relieved as I didn't want one in the first place grin

I honestly can't see it being a problem. Not a great deal is sent by post now anyway and when it is it's usually either addressed in full or most companies have some distinguishing on their envelopes anyway.

FobblyWoof Mon 10-Feb-14 14:25:34

Forgot to add that yes we did get called each other's names by our parents but then we'd also get called our brothers name too, and his begins with a different letter grin

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