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Rhyming surname?

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Thoughtfulduck Fri 24-Jul-15 11:05:37

I really love the name Wren for a dd, however our surname is Benson. I can't help but be irritated by the slight rhyme there.

Please tell me, will this be something others will pick up on and will it matter?

ErrolTheDragon Fri 24-Jul-15 11:13:38

I think the rhyme with the first syllable of the surname works quite well, actually - flows off the tongue nicely IMO.

consuleo Fri 24-Jul-15 11:21:20

It sounds like a packet of cigarettes. Wren is a daft name anyway.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 24-Jul-15 11:24:26

I think it's awful, sorry. The rhyming bit that is, not necessarily the name itself.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 24-Jul-15 11:41:59

Oh. Wren Benson I think it sounds good.
I mean if your last name was Benn I would not advise you to use the name but the "son" at the end just gives it that edge and appeal

Thoughtfulduck Fri 24-Jul-15 11:48:41

Consuleo do you think the association comes from benson and hedges? I can't do much about the surname, and I obviously don't think Wren is a 'daft' name, but thanks anyway.

Thanks everyone else, it seems people have very different opinions! I just can't decide whether I think it flows nicely or sounds wrong...

ch1134 Fri 24-Jul-15 12:49:53

I don't think it flows I'm afraid. ..

ShipShapeAhoy Fri 24-Jul-15 12:53:25

I think it flows well. Wren isn't a name I would choose but I don't think it's daft or anything.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Fri 24-Jul-15 12:53:59

It's better than Jenson Benson, but I don't like Wren as a name (I realise that's not what you asked us)

ShipShapeAhoy Fri 24-Jul-15 12:55:04

Oh and if I met a Wren Benson I don't think I'd really notice the slight rhyme.

Wishful80sMontage Fri 24-Jul-15 12:56:12

It doesn't rhyme but I'm not sure it flow either

PallasCat Fri 24-Jul-15 18:55:28

I think it works well, and I love the name Wren. But... you'll be hearing this name a lot, so if it irritates you now, I'd proceed with caution!

Nospringflower Fri 24-Jul-15 18:57:57

I like Wren and the rhyming doesn't bother me but I don't think it flows very well. But not awful so if you really like it why not?!

Mynd Fri 24-Jul-15 19:03:39

I think it works. It's memorable and yes, I wish Wren worked as well with my surname sad

Quasilulu Sat 25-Jul-15 01:46:07

My next door neighbour has a Jennifer Jenkins...I like it and Wren Benson.

consuleo Sat 25-Jul-15 11:40:57

No you can't do much about the surname but you can do something about the first name

LovethenameDaphne Sat 25-Jul-15 13:53:31

This name combo sounds fine, I actually like it and Wren is lovely. People tend to overthink on babynames threads more than in real life. I've known a Gwillam Gwillam, and a Luke Lucas - both far sillier than Wren Benson and people tend to just think it's cool. Choose a 2 syllable surname to break it up. Eg. Wren Marie Benson - perfect!

LovethenameDaphne Sat 25-Jul-15 13:56:50

2 syllable middle name I meant!!

Yarp Sat 25-Jul-15 20:12:20


I like Wren

CarlaJones Sat 25-Jul-15 20:23:44

I like Wren, but don't think it works well with the surname

Billynoname Sat 25-Jul-15 22:33:29

Sorry, it doesn't work. I posted a similar question on here last year when naming my little girl (far more ridiculous than your suggestion btw) and was told it was a no. I was do grateful for those views- my pregnancy addled brain just really wanted the name but it was terrible with my surname. I am so so glad I didn't do it. Much as you want up convince yourself it works, the fact that you're on here asking tells me you know deep down it doesn't!!

consuleo Sat 25-Jul-15 23:20:24

Oh yes like Benson and Hedges. I briefly worked in a supermarket as a student and people would come in and ask for "Ten Benson, please."

SingForBacon Mon 27-Jul-15 19:02:53

I think if I met a Wren Benson I'd be tempted to spoonerise it and call her Ben Wrenson because that is an annoying habit I have. Sorry.

Mum2Boys15 Mon 27-Jul-15 19:18:30

Wren is a lovely name. Really unique, nice choice. I think it goes nice with the name.

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