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Can we name our daughter Grace, or is our surname stopping us?

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EdenFalls2016 Tue 01-Nov-16 16:09:59

Our daughter arrived yesterday - a Halloween baby wink we absolutely love the name Grace.

Our surname is Samuels-Grey (yes, we know it sounds like 'Samuel's grey')... We can't have a Grace Samuels-Grey, can we? grin

OhNoNotMyBaby Tue 01-Nov-16 16:11:07

I think you probably can actually.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 01-Nov-16 16:11:54

I think you can.

WaitrosePigeon Tue 01-Nov-16 16:13:22

Congratulations, I bet she's delicious halo

Grace Samuels-Grey is actually very very sweet!

RiverTam Tue 01-Nov-16 16:13:25


I think you probably can, Grace Greys wouldn't be great but I think you can just about get away with it.

She's going to have the best birthdays!

That1950sMum Tue 01-Nov-16 16:13:35

I wouldn't. I love the name Grace too, but my surname starts with as S so I thought when you say the two names together Grace starts sounding like Grey.

ButterflyOfFreedom Tue 01-Nov-16 16:14:05

Grace is a lovely name though with your surname it does sound a bit of a mouthful (sorry).

I wouldn't'.... but each to their own so if you love it, go for it.

ButterflyOfFreedom Tue 01-Nov-16 16:15:03

And congratulations by the way! smile

HappyHeart87 Tue 01-Nov-16 16:15:28

I think you can!

ByeByeLilSebastian Tue 01-Nov-16 16:15:43

It's not that bad. The G-S-G feels quite balanced.

EdenFalls2016 Tue 01-Nov-16 16:17:47

Ooo, very promising!

Murphysgirl Tue 01-Nov-16 16:17:55

I like it. It's got a nice rhythm to it.

Murphysgirl Tue 01-Nov-16 16:18:16

And congratulations too! flowersflowers

MargotLovedTom Tue 01-Nov-16 16:19:39

I think it's a bit of a mouthful and doesn't flow very well, sorry.

ImperialBlether Tue 01-Nov-16 16:19:59

I don't think it's a good idea to end the first name and start the surname with the same sound, is it?

Silverleaved Tue 01-Nov-16 16:20:28

Like it, it's super

MargotLovedTom Tue 01-Nov-16 16:21:04

As pp said re the running together -it sounds like Grey Samuels Grey.

But yes - congratulations!

minniem0use Tue 01-Nov-16 16:22:27

I think it sounds fine!smile

GinIsIn Tue 01-Nov-16 16:22:51

I like it! It sounds very distinguished. Grace Grey would be a no, but as its a hyphenate it's lovely!

TheOptimisticButtercunt Tue 01-Nov-16 16:23:07

The first time said it in my head I really liked it, but unfortunately when I said it out loud it had a very 'Bond, James Bond' sound to it.

Grace S- and Greys simply sound too similar to me, I think if someone with that name was giving their name or introducing themselves I'd struggle with what they were saying.

EdenFalls2016 Tue 01-Nov-16 16:25:45

Hmm, thank you smile

HillaryFTW Tue 01-Nov-16 16:27:22

It's quite hard to enunciate the Grace then the Samuels. Plus it does sound like Greys.

What about Gracie? Or Faith, or Hope, or Verity?

TheOptimisticButtercunt Tue 01-Nov-16 16:27:44

Big congratulations by the way! flowersstar

plimsolls Tue 01-Nov-16 16:28:12

I like it

EdenFalls2016 Tue 01-Nov-16 16:29:38

WaitrosePigeon - she really is delicious! grin

If not, we do love Ivy!

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