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Possible problem with DD's chosen name

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chattysanta Mon 29-Dec-14 22:46:23

Hello, we love the name Molly for our impending DD but are slightly worried it doesn't sound right with our surname which is the same as the famous actress called Joan and begins with Coll. The problem is the repetition of the 'oll' sound in Molly and Coll***.

Do you think it sounds ok or should we forget about the name Molly altogether? It is my absolute favourite and could really do with your help!

ChickenMe Mon 29-Dec-14 22:50:32

Sorry I do think it sounds wrong. It's just too similar.

OhBuggeringBollocks Mon 29-Dec-14 22:52:43

No it is too matchy I think.

How about Milly? Although for me the double "L" might still be a bit much.

Gabriola Mon 29-Dec-14 22:54:41

Sorry, but It sounds like a cocktail.

queenbrunhilda Mon 29-Dec-14 22:55:06

How would you feel about her being known informally as Molly Colly as that might be quite a natural/tempting abbreviation?

InanimateCarbonRod Mon 29-Dec-14 22:55:40

If you say it quickly it sounds like mollycoddling.

cookietrue22 Mon 29-Dec-14 22:55:54

There are much worse names out there OP.
If you live the name you should use it. I think it sounds fine with your surname.

Hassled Mon 29-Dec-14 22:56:12

It's too much - sorry, because I love the name Molly. But it just doesn't work.

catsofa Mon 29-Dec-14 23:13:33

Yeah, I don't think it works, sorry.

Deerhound Mon 29-Dec-14 23:18:00

Ach, I think it's OK. If it's an issue for you would you consider calling her Margaret or Matilda nn Molly?

cosmicglittergirl Mon 29-Dec-14 23:19:52

I think if you love the name do it. It sounds ok, she ll be known as Molly mainly anyway. My DH's name is a bit like this with only one vowel difference but the same first and third letter, I suppose it does sound a bit matchy but it never occurred to me before.

WerewolfBarMitzvah Mon 29-Dec-14 23:22:19

My SIL has a name similar to this but with alliterative initials and actually it's fine.
So I think yours would be fine too.

Messygirl Mon 29-Dec-14 23:27:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

moxon Tue 30-Dec-14 05:03:45

I think it sounds fine.

Sophronia Tue 30-Dec-14 10:43:31

How about Mary nn Molly?

sooperdooper Tue 30-Dec-14 10:48:55

I think it sounds too sing-song and I wouldnt use it, I think kids would quickly pick up on making it into silly rhymes and such at school too

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 30-Dec-14 11:13:57

My D.D is Molly. I don't like the name now though but it really suits her.
Molly Collins is a lovely combination IMO.

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Tue 30-Dec-14 11:15:38

I don't think it works with your surname unfortunately. It's not dreadful though.

TaytoCrisp Tue 30-Dec-14 11:18:13

I also think molly Collins is lovely!
Biased here as I have a gorgeous molly smile.

Coconutty Tue 30-Dec-14 11:20:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Tue 30-Dec-14 11:24:07

How often do people use the full name anyway?

Speaking as someone who grew up with a daft name combination I can tell you that the answer is many, many times.

divingoffthebalcony Tue 30-Dec-14 12:08:06

You can get away with a little bit of rhyming, but that is too much I think.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Tue 30-Dec-14 12:11:03

I like the name. But not with your surname, it's too much of a 'run on'.

Unexpected Tue 30-Dec-14 12:14:42

To the person who asked how often a person's full name is used, the answer, if you have another child with the same first name in your class in school, is all day every day! DS1, for instance, had three Katies in his primary school class whose full names were used to distinguish them. It just sounds a bit twee and rhyme-y to me and she will be called something like Mollycolly by her friends.

AmysTiara Tue 30-Dec-14 12:23:50

No sorry it doesn't go.

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