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Too similar?

(20 Posts)
Lozmatoz Tue 03-Oct-17 19:48:00

Are Orson and Oscar too similar for brothers?

user1471858017 Tue 03-Oct-17 20:01:53

They do sound similar with the o and s but if you like them then consider how often you will be introducing them together...unless twins which might be regularly

Ummmmgogo Tue 03-Oct-17 20:03:31

no it's fine

Lozmatoz Tue 03-Oct-17 20:04:15

Thanks. Not twins, there’ll be 5 years difference and a sister in the middle.

Mamabear4180 Tue 03-Oct-17 20:14:31

I think it's too similar sorry

GhoulsFold Tue 03-Oct-17 20:15:49

Yeah, I think its too similar

Sophronia Tue 03-Oct-17 20:17:13

I think they’re fine

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Tue 03-Oct-17 20:21:58

Hmmmm I'd say borderline. You might end up saying Orscar and Oscon sometimes. I know brothers called Alistair and Oliver. It didn't seem all that similar when the names were announced, but it is actually a bit confusing when they're together and their parents do sometimes say, "Ollister... I mean Alliver... I mean...", when they're a bit flustered (they're always flustered tbh, but that's another story).

Anyway, depends how much you like the names and how much the similarity would annoy you.

I like both names fwiw.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 03-Oct-17 20:22:49

I think they're too similar.

MikeUniformMike Tue 03-Oct-17 20:23:50

They're fine. What's the DD's name?

pilates Tue 03-Oct-17 20:24:05


PandaCat Tue 03-Oct-17 20:54:53

I think so, names are easy to mix up even when they aren't similar so just bare that in mind. I mix up my DD with our cat quite often and their names are completely different 🙈

pipilangstrumpf Wed 04-Oct-17 07:46:30

Yes too similar.

Happinesssssss Wed 04-Oct-17 07:48:12

Yes too similar. I would never remember which is which. (I know a family of similar M names and I don't use their names because I get them mixed up.)

BertramTheWalrus Wed 04-Oct-17 07:48:47

I don't think they're similar enough to sound odd for brothers, but you will get mixed up when you're stressed/in a rush etc.

SuburbanRhonda Wed 04-Oct-17 07:51:15

Have you got any other names on your list, OP?

SuperBeagle Wed 04-Oct-17 10:21:21

Yes, far too similar.

They're the sort of names you'd recommend to someone if they asked for suggestions based on Oscar or Orson. For example, if someone asked for names similar to Oscar, people would likely suggest Orson.

Glumglowworm Wed 04-Oct-17 21:41:26

Yes they're too similar

flowerygirl Fri 06-Oct-17 02:27:02

Defo too similar

stopbeingadramallama Fri 06-Oct-17 02:34:17

Too similar.

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