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Hahaha88 Sun 21-Feb-21 09:53:10

My oh and I really like this name, but my oh is called Alex. Does Ellis sound too much alike Alex?

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Whatsyourflava Sun 21-Feb-21 10:29:05

Ellis is one of my very favourite names. Great choice

No Ellis and Alex don't sound remotely similar to me. Is it because they both have two syllables? I'm not seeing a similarity?

MintGreenLife Sun 21-Feb-21 10:30:41

Ellis is on our shortlist, find out the sex tomorrow!

In some ways it does, and also doesn’t. Think maybe the only issue would be shouting one of them and it not being clear which you are shouting when voices get muffled between walls etc x

chickenninja Sun 21-Feb-21 10:31:11

Nah not too close. It's a really nice name.

Arrierttyclock Sun 21-Feb-21 10:59:49

Think it could only be a problem if they were siblings. Fine for anything else. Lovely name!

Hahaha88 Sun 21-Feb-21 11:55:22

@Whatsyourflava it might be a regional thing? They sound similar ish in our local accent

@MintGreenLife ahhh exciting times!

Thanks everyone

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Destinyknown Sun 21-Feb-21 14:35:16

Gorgeous name. I think it's fine to use.

Hahaha88 Sun 21-Feb-21 16:06:08

Thanks smile

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partyatthepalace Sun 21-Feb-21 17:27:06

I think it’s usable, but yes might get slightly annoying when you are yelling up the stairs grin

IamnotwhouthinkIam Sun 21-Feb-21 19:56:19

I don't think Alex and Ellis sound too alike - not for father and son anyway.

FuckyouBrennan Sun 21-Feb-21 19:59:16

I love Ellis. Doesn’t sound like Alex to me.

RuthW Sun 21-Feb-21 20:10:53

Fine for father and daughter/ son.

Ijustlikedthename Sun 21-Feb-21 20:17:21

It sounds really similar in my accent! If it's for a girl I suppose you could shorten to Elli if it caused issues, if it is for a boy El maybe?! I know boys and girls with the name but actually haven't heard any shorten it yet!

Hahaha88 Sun 21-Feb-21 20:27:44

@Ijustlikedthename wonder if you live near me. It's for a boy but I dislike shortening names. My oh does go by al a lot so I could avoid it, it's just I so call him Alex (because I dislike shortening names lol) I might just have to go with it and call him al more lol

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Lindy2 Sun 21-Feb-21 20:49:26

I like it and in my accent Ellis and Alex don't sound alike.

I know 2 children named Ellis. One boy and one girl although I do think of it as more of a boys name. I also like Elliot.

MartiniDry Sun 21-Feb-21 20:56:09

Ellis is lovely, and doesn't sound akin to Alex to my ears.
I've not encountered a female Ellis so know it only as a male name.

Mama05070704 Sun 21-Feb-21 20:56:21

I don’t think they sound too similar. I’m also biased as my DS name is Ellis smile

BallsToYouSue Sun 21-Feb-21 21:03:47

I think it's fine! I probably wouldn't call siblings Ellis and Alex, but think it's fine for father and son.

Ijustlikedthename Sun 21-Feb-21 21:40:16

Sounds like a plan to shorten your husband's name then! grin

Famousinlove Mon 22-Feb-21 00:19:18

My DP has the same name as his dad and they have gotten by okay smile

MrsB2019x Mon 22-Feb-21 07:54:09

I love Ellis, definitely my top boys name! I have a hunch we’re having a girl though 😂

VenusClapTrap Mon 22-Feb-21 10:46:47

Going against the grain, I think they are too similar. Yelled across the garden or up the stairs as a pp said, there’s a good chance you’d get both answering.

It’s also a bit of a tongue twister - instead of saying “Alex and Ellis have gone to watch the tennis” I’d end up coming out with “Aless and Ellix...”

I know twins called Ellis and Lennox and I always garble them like this when I speak about them, and their names aren’t even as close in sound.

Teakind Mon 22-Feb-21 11:37:53

Ellis is a lovely name and doesn't sound too like Alex at all to me.

Teakind Mon 22-Feb-21 11:38:52

I'm playing around with accents in my head and could potentially understand them sounding similar if you're Glaswegian : )

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