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Would you have a Henry and another H?

(26 Posts)
FraggleRock77 Mon 03-Apr-17 23:25:42

Say Hugo?

Riderontheswarm Mon 03-Apr-17 23:29:20

Yes. I'm a C. My sister is a C. My mother is a C. Didn't cause any issues. Didn't even really register it.

buttercup54321 Mon 03-Apr-17 23:32:55

yes that's fine

Jooni Mon 03-Apr-17 23:46:14

I wouldn't do it deliberately but I don't think it's a big issue, especially if the names sound very different otherwise like Henry and Hugo. I'd avoid something like Henry and Harry, Henry and Harvey or Henry and Humphrey though - they do feel a bit too close.

BackforGood Mon 03-Apr-17 23:46:23

Each having a different initial was definitely something I was insistent on, but it doesn't seem to bother many folk.
I have 3 (older) dc now and loads of situations occur where you just jot an initial down, long before you get on to the issues of post, etc.
Seems to me there are hundreds of names out there, so why complicate things unnecessarily.

FraggleRock77 Mon 03-Apr-17 23:50:24

Thanks all. Hadn't even thought of a simple thing like post being an issue with the same initial!

Sophronia Tue 04-Apr-17 00:18:36

Yes it's fine. I don't think the post thing will be as big an issue in the future as more and more things are done online.

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Tue 04-Apr-17 06:02:39

I think it's

SuperBeagle Tue 04-Apr-17 07:15:29

I know brothers named Henry and Hugo! The Hugo came first though.

I personally wouldn't, but there's nothing wrong with it. smile

SprogletsMum Tue 04-Apr-17 07:18:07

I've got the same first initial as my sister and my dds have the same first initial too.

CadburyMellos Tue 04-Apr-17 07:29:26

My 3 kids and twins on the way all begin with C plus all our pets do! Not caused any problems so far.

Rockaby Tue 04-Apr-17 09:17:31

I think it's fine.

Joeybee Tue 04-Apr-17 09:51:16

Yeah that's fine, me and my 2 siblings all have J names and that was never an issue or source of ridicule. Hugo is a lovely name too.

rumblingDMexploitingbstds Tue 04-Apr-17 10:01:33

Different experience here, I and another sibling had the same initials as a parent i.e. Two S Smiths, and two D Smiths in the household. As late teens and adults, even with different second initials, it has caused beaurocracy fuck ups where computers or staff in a hurry decided there were obviously only two people not four, or it was one person who had moved house rather than two people at two different addresses (AA and British Gas I'm looking at you) and merged accounts. It still happens often enough and has caused enough minor issues that we're careful about not using the same banks.

Purpledaffodils Tue 04-Apr-17 10:08:24

Yes of course. I don't get all this fuss about them needing different initials. It's a total non issue as far as I'm concerned.

I have a son whose name begins with C and expecting our second who will also begin with C. Our daughter does have a different initial though.

passingthrough1 Tue 04-Apr-17 12:50:05

I think it's fine (and lovely names!).

lucy101101 Tue 04-Apr-17 12:51:10

I've done it and love it actually... we have only one set of labels too!

Choccyhobnob Tue 04-Apr-17 14:35:46

Although don't do what Simon Gregson off of Corrie has done and have a Harry and a Henry as they're basically the same name... hmm

FraggleRock77 Tue 04-Apr-17 21:10:41

Thank you. All really helpful x

Mclaren37 Tue 04-Apr-17 22:16:08

Henry and Hugo is gorgeous.

Writerwannabe83 Tue 04-Apr-17 22:17:20

My cousin has a Lucy and a Lucas. So they have the same guest theee letters, never mind just the same initi! It's like the 'his and hers' of the same name.

DrAbbyYates Wed 05-Apr-17 08:36:46

I'd avoid something like Henry and Harry

Agreed. I know siblings called Henry and Harry! Mother was nonplussed when told that her children had the same name.

Henry and Hugo is lovely.

BasicBetty Thu 06-Apr-17 14:31:46

Yes absolutely. And great names btw.

Queensparkles Thu 06-Apr-17 21:46:46


deluxetrolley Fri 07-Apr-17 09:58:26

I really wanted another L name for our second baby but just can't find one we like enough! Henry and Hugo sound really lovely together, their names will be said together many times and they flow really well being the same letter.

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