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Two kids with names beginning with same letter?

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Queazy Sat 13-Jun-15 14:21:29

Is this common and ok do you think? My dd's name begins with M, and I really like the name Madeleine, so would have two dd's with M names. Just realised don't know and siblings like this, so not sure if it's something people aim to avoid! Thanks! smile

AbbeyRoadCrossing Sat 13-Jun-15 14:27:05

I think two would be OK, any more and it gets a bit like celebrities would do.
Do you think you'll have more kids? If there's lots of M names and one with another letter that might look weird. Like the Kardashians - Kim, Khloe, Kylie, Kourtney, Kendall and....Rob smile

Baies Sat 13-Jun-15 14:28:09

I have a boy and a girl and their names start with the same initial. It wasn't a deliberate thing on my part and anyway ... You're talking about two independent people here.. They won't always reside together !

WankerDeAsalWipe Sat 13-Jun-15 15:12:15

....waits for the inevitable poster to say "what about the postal confusion when they are older"......

I have two boys with the same initial - they are teenagers and it's not been a problem yet and isn't weird sounding either. If you lik the names then go for it. DH and I also share the same first initial (as each other, not same as the boys too). Out of DH and his 5 siblings, 3 of them have the same first initial - again all boys, it was never an issue for them either.

LobsterQuadrille Sat 13-Jun-15 15:12:30

I know a lovely family who have six (all grown up) children whose names all begin with "J". The parents, now in their eighties, say they just liked all the names and their offspring say it didn't cause any issues with post and that they were not ridiculed at school.

Queazy Sat 13-Jun-15 15:55:24

Thanks so much all. I think we'll go with it if a dd. A postal issue hadn't even occurred to me! I agree, I think they'd cope smile

sooperdooper Sat 13-Jun-15 15:57:48

My brother has the same initial as me and it was never an issue, I never actually considered it could be a problem until I saw someone say it on here!

dementedpixie Sat 13-Jun-15 15:58:42

Both my children have names starting with E. There were 3 of us in my family with names that started with S (I am one of them!)

CakeRattleandRoll Sat 13-Jun-15 17:28:10

It's not something that would worry me at all if I loved the names.

EmpressOfJurisfiction Sat 13-Jun-15 17:38:00

My sister & I had the postal issue but using middle initials usually solved that one. It only lasts a few years anyway. Madeleine's lovely.

hawkmcqueen Sat 13-Jun-15 21:13:23

My friend has two boys with the same initial and both one syllable names and I keep getting their names mixed up! I don't even realise I am doing it! But I am sure if the names are suitably different it shouldn't cause confusion.

BikeRunSki Sat 13-Jun-15 21:32:04

My Db and I had the same first initial growing up. No problem. Other Db and DM had all three the same. No problem. Now dh, dd and I have all three the same, no problem. Apart from DS who sometimes feels s bit like the odd one out.

StealthToddler Sat 13-Jun-15 21:37:39

As another said .... Postal confusion .... Just don't do it. Mr j smith and Mr j smith???

getbusyliving Sat 13-Jun-15 22:58:40

Grew up with the same initial as my sister and it was never a problem as mail was addressed with middle initial Included or by first name. Tbh as kids you rarely get mail, probably even less so these days as everything is online.

lunalovegood84 Sat 13-Jun-15 23:49:45

I know what you mean, DS's name starts with J, and our number one choice if we ever have a girl does too. I think it's one of those things that other people would never notice - off the top of my head I can think of a few sibling pairs with shared initials which has never occurred to me before. One of my friends actually has almost the same name as her sister, just a different final syllable! (Think along the lines of Ellen and Ellie - that's a bit too close in my opinion!)

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 14-Jun-15 00:07:21

It's perfectly fine when they're little.
However it may pose problems when they're adults and if they're still living at home and letters come for Miss M ........
It could cause confusion who the letter is actually addressed to, unless they both have middle names with a different letter.
Yes it sounds deep thinking and a long way off but it'll soon be here.

travertine Sun 14-Jun-15 00:16:19

My ex husband and I had the same first and middle initial and surname. We managed so am sure children will too. Had nieces with incredibly similar names tho which I thought was a bit odd.

sweetpeame Sun 14-Jun-15 05:36:11

I don't think it matters for 2 kids (although it might sound a bit silly if you had 5 all with names starting with the same letter). This whole issue of "postal confusion" that always gets brought up in these posts is a bit ridiculous IMO. I doubt your young children get much post? Mine don't. In fact the only post I've gotten for years is either bills or letters from HMRC which frankly I can barely bother to read myself never mind someone else in my family opening them by accident grin. Go for it.

Mehitabel6 Sun 14-Jun-15 06:03:24

I wouldn't do it because of the post. My brother and my father were the same initial and it was impossible to know who a letter was for. It is all very well saying it doesn't matter with a second initial, but very often the second initial is not used.

Mehitabel6 Sun 14-Jun-15 06:05:22

I think the post issue is dismissed by people who never have the problem. Of course it doesn't matter when little- but they get older!

youbethemummylion Sun 14-Jun-15 06:37:36

It's wouldn't do it, not for the post reason as that will become obsolete with email etc just because I don't like it, but if you like both the names go for it.

BikeRunSki Sun 14-Jun-15 13:28:13

When I was growing up I lived

BikeRunSki Sun 14-Jun-15 14:23:03

I loved having the same initial as Db growing up, and there was never any postal confusion, even in the 1970s/80s.

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Sun 14-Jun-15 14:40:27

My tie have the same first initial. But for the next one I like names with a different initial so it won't be a family tradition!

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Sun 14-Jun-15 14:41:45

Two not tie!

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