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Are Ted and Tom too similar?

(11 Posts)
pentty Wed 11-Jan-17 16:32:52

Thank you

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 11-Jan-17 16:34:02

A little, I think.

TurkeyDinosaurs Wed 11-Jan-17 16:41:05

No, they just begin with the same letter and that's fine.

mistermagpie Wed 11-Jan-17 16:46:21

To be siblings you mean? I wouldn't do it but I'm fussy about names 'going' together. That girl from the Saturdays has Carter and Parker which bugs me and the Rooney's have Kai and Klay which bugs me too. I need to get out more...

Jooni Wed 11-Jan-17 17:59:43

Are they the full names or just the nicknames? As nicknames, I think it's fine; as full names, they do feel a bit samey - a bit Bill and Ben-esque.

MiniMaxi Wed 11-Jan-17 18:18:46

Fine if short for Edward and Thomas I think

pentty Wed 11-Jan-17 19:41:31

No, I have a Ted, so it's not Edward. Would love a Tom (not keen on Thomas).

midsomermurderess Wed 11-Jan-17 20:08:03

Not to me either and the source names are of course totally different.

Staranise123 Wed 11-Jan-17 21:24:51

Ted & Tom are far too similar imo

Theodore and Thomas would be better but even then they'd share initials which can be a pain when letters are addressed to Mr T XXX.

MiniMaxi Wed 11-Jan-17 22:06:59

They're both nice names and will grow up as independent people so it won't really matter. I think it's better than e.g. Dom & Tom or Fred & Ted grin

ClaryIsTheBest Wed 11-Jan-17 22:25:13

Ted and Thomas would work.

But yes, Ted and Tom are too similar imo.

Ted and Jim?
Ted and John?
Ted and Timothy nn Tim?

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