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Do these names sound awful with this surname?

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namehelp7 Thu 13-Oct-16 21:45:30


I'm a regular poster but have namechanged for this as don't want my surname linked to my normal username. There are a couple of names we really love but I don't think they sound very good with our surname. I'm not sure if I'm overthinking things or if it's bad enough that I need to rule them out. Our surname is Hogan, the names are Theo(dore) and Jonas.

So Theo Hogan
Jonas Hogan

Are they too repetitive with the repeated long O sound or do they sound OK? If they sound bad do you have any suggestions for other names that might fit this similar style?

Thank you!

OhTheRoses Thu 13-Oct-16 21:47:17

Jonas works better imo

TheWrathFromHighAtopTheThing Thu 13-Oct-16 21:48:56

I prefer Theo Hogan!

DramaAlpaca Thu 13-Oct-16 21:49:07

I think they are both fine with the surname, but Theo works better.

peaceloveandbiscuits Thu 13-Oct-16 21:52:18

Is he likely to be called Jo/e? If so then Theo because Jo Ho isn't a fun nickname grin

sycamore54321 Fri 14-Oct-16 00:07:54

I don't like the assonance with the long O sounds. It flows slightly better with Theo as the syllables are in a different order but Jonas Hogan is too matchy to my ear.

Buntysoven Fri 14-Oct-16 00:15:47

I find Theo harder to say because the o is at the end. Jonas Hogan sounds fine.

PotatoBread Fri 14-Oct-16 06:37:32

Both sound fine - I prefer Theo Hogan

HeteronormativeHaybales Fri 14-Oct-16 07:22:21

Another vote for Theo.

NavyandWhite Fri 14-Oct-16 07:31:26

TBH I don't think either are great with Hogan. Something like James, William, Alexander would sound better.

Groovee Fri 14-Oct-16 08:12:06

Both sound fine.

Lutrine Fri 14-Oct-16 09:08:41

Both sound fine, lovely names

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 14-Oct-16 09:34:43

They're both okay, but I think Jonas Hogan, sounds nicer.

NappingRabbit Fri 14-Oct-16 15:15:21

I prefer Theo but think both sound fine.

user1471507699 Fri 14-Oct-16 15:23:40

I think they are both absolutely fine. If someone was introduced to me as either of those names I wouldn't think anything of them. Obviously there is the repeated vowel sound but it doesn't make it sound odd to me. To me Jonas and Hogan are slightly more similar (than Theo and Hogan) because of the sound order, but both sound fine.

HouseworkIsASin10 Fri 14-Oct-16 15:25:56

Jonas Hogan sounds better. But I like both names.

Pipilangstrumpf Fri 14-Oct-16 17:49:41

Both don't sound great together.

I think these would flow better (for example)
Alexander Hogan
James Hogan
Quentin Hogan
Elliott Hogan

SerialBodenReturner Fri 14-Oct-16 18:07:41

I would worry that Jonas Hogan would spend his whole life saying 'no, not Jonah Sogan, 'Jonas Hogan'.

The names just run together too much for me - I'd go with Theo.

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