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Can I use Zoe when my name's Chloe?

(18 Posts)
GumblePop Sun 28-Feb-16 17:48:54

Just that really...

Doilooklikeatourist Sun 28-Feb-16 17:51:57

I'm Emma , DD is Gemma
Friend Melanie , DD Melissa

Sophronia Sun 28-Feb-16 19:38:00

I think it's fine

DramaAlpaca Sun 28-Feb-16 19:40:00

Yes, it's fine.

My name is similar in sound to one of my DC and nobody has ever commented.

Zoe's a beautiful name, btw.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 28-Feb-16 19:41:01


sassytheFIRST Sun 28-Feb-16 19:44:55

Course you can. As long as your partner doesn't have a rhyming name the couple my dad knew years ago. He was Cyril. She was beryl. Daughter, Cheryl. grin

clairemum22 Sun 28-Feb-16 20:41:31

I think it's fine

Absolutelyfabulously Sun 28-Feb-16 20:41:53

Of course!

Suzietwo Sun 28-Feb-16 21:44:58

I asked myself whether I could use Chloe when my names Zoe!

Concluded no.

julfin Sun 28-Feb-16 21:55:16

Yes. If you were naming twins, I'd say don't call them Zoe and Chloe. But mother and baby is absolutely fine.

If she ever has a brother though, please don't call him Joey.

minipie Sun 28-Feb-16 22:49:50

DH is Ed, we considered Fred for a boy... so I'd say yes!

I love the name Zoe.

JudgeJudySheindlin Mon 29-Feb-16 01:36:01

I had a friend called Zoe from school who had a younger sister called Chloe. Also had a brother called Louie. Her other siblings had non sound-a-like names.grin

I say if you like a name, go for it. Doubt many any going to notice the similarity unless it's pointed out & then they'll forget it anyway.

MistressMerryWeather Mon 29-Feb-16 01:37:42

Of course you can.

Zoe is lovely.

IHeartKingThistle Mon 29-Feb-16 01:47:47

I think it's fine. DD has a name that is a possible shortening of mine and I didn't even notice when we named her - only about two other people did!

Olbersparadox Mon 29-Feb-16 11:21:49

I would't personally.

DamnCommandments Mon 29-Feb-16 11:31:11

I think people might get you mixed up... Especially in that phase when you're doing new baby things and meeting other people with new babies. "Oh, I met a lovely woman at the baby massage class... What was her name, now? She was Zoe and the baby was Chloe. No, other way round. No, I can't remember." I met mum and baby called Martha and Matilda - not even that similar, and I still can't for the life of me remember which is which. I had to stop talking to her in the end because it got embarrassing.

Having said that, Zoe's lovely!

CruCru Wed 02-Mar-16 15:08:42

My real name is Julia and I have a Claudia. Yes, people (doctors, health visitors) sometimes get the two mixed up but apart from that it is fine.

Twixthecat Wed 02-Mar-16 15:19:30

Zoe is a great name... it's my name and love it! I also love the name Chloe. They're different names just end in the same letter. No problem. TBH most of the mums I met after DS was born were 'Henry's mum' 'Kates mum' etc for the first few weeks until I needed to apologise and ask for their name again when swapping phone numbers. By which point you know each other well enough anyway :-)
I disagree that people will get mixed up because they sound similar. New mums get everything mixed up it won't be personal.... it's just lack of sleep!

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