First and surname too similar?

(17 Posts)
WellieWanger Sat 16-Apr-16 15:16:05

We have one DD and preparing to start TTC after next AF. Thinking of names and the girls one we like, we really really like. However, it starts with a Joo sound and our surname (double barrelled) also starts with a Joo sound (different spellings). Too much?

JSarah Sat 16-Apr-16 15:38:28

It's hard to tell without knowing what they are

WellieWanger Sat 16-Apr-16 15:42:58

I have a very distinct surname so shan't be putting that on (easily traced!) but for example: June Juice-Smith. Obviously it's a ridiculous name and just an example but is the repeated Joo sound too much?

temporarilyjerry Sat 16-Apr-16 15:46:27

How many syllables does the first name have? If it's only one, as in your example, then I think, it is too much. If it has more, it would not be as obvious.

WellieWanger Sat 16-Apr-16 15:56:55

Thank you. The first name is actually Juno but felt we could use Juniper and Juno would be the name they would go by. The surname is one syllable followed by a surname with two syllables. Maybe it'll be ok then!! Thanks for your input. It will remain top of the name list then!

OrlandaFuriosa Sat 16-Apr-16 16:00:04

Juliet Juice-Smith
Juliana a Juice-Smith
Julia Juice-Smith
June -Juice-Smith

I think temp's right. You need more than one syllable. I also think that the longer, Juliana, and the consonant ending, Juliet, make them np better than Julia/Giulia.

OrlandaFuriosa Sat 16-Apr-16 16:01:01

Oh I love Juno, much nicer than juniper, please keep it as Juno.

NapQueen Sat 16-Apr-16 16:01:56

Juno is a lovely name.

Juno Jupitus-Smith. Fine.

WellieWanger Sat 16-Apr-16 16:07:29

Oh thanks, we rreally love it too! Juno more than Juniper mainly because it wouldn't get used bar on paper but also because it sounds like Jupiter and there is a fictional character with DDs name whose sibling is Jupiter haha.

Juniper4004 Sun 17-Apr-16 15:27:50

I like Juniper grin

Itinerary Sun 17-Apr-16 17:43:09

I think the repeated joo sound might not work, sorry.

Littleallovertheshop Sun 17-Apr-16 17:44:55

I love juniper and juno smile

Floggingmolly Sun 17-Apr-16 17:45:00

Juniper Joo--- whatever. No, it sounds like a character from the Beano.

JSarah Sun 17-Apr-16 17:46:35

I know a Juniper; he gets the NN Juni...

Go with Juno. However, I don't think it'll sound good with your surname

WellieWanger Sun 17-Apr-16 19:26:12

Maybe I'll just change my surname?

Songsandstitches Sun 17-Apr-16 22:24:02

I don't think you can do it. We really nearly went for similar names- think Daisy Days and eventually Mumsnetters out me off- lots of DHs said it sounded like a stripper name. Be careful with matchy names that they don't sound a bit stage name <and more red coat than red carpet>

julfin Sun 17-Apr-16 23:44:45

I think it's fine given that a) Juno/Juniper are more than one syllable and b) the Joo is spelt differently (not sure why that makes a difference, but it does imo). Juno Duke-Evans for example sounds fine (whereas Jude June-Evans wouldn't). Go for it!

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