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Alliteration - cool or not so cool or neither

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user124724643 Tue 23-Feb-21 12:21:25

What are you feelings about FN, LN alliteration, for example Harry Hamilton or Matthew Monroe?

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SoupDragon Tue 23-Feb-21 12:24:00

It depends entirely on the two names. Harry Hamilton sounds vaguely wrong whereas Matthew Monroe sounds fine. Maybe it's the two "ha" sounds that make it sound wrong 🤔

SoupDragon Tue 23-Feb-21 12:24:43

Eg Jessica Jones is fine but Jessica Jensen sounds slightly wrong.

user124724643 Tue 23-Feb-21 12:25:39

Tricky isn't it. Appreciate the input.

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Palavah Tue 23-Feb-21 12:27:55

With the right names it can be really strong. With the wrong names it sounds cartoonish.

My partner has a surname that would not lend itself to an alliterative first name.

NerdyBird Tue 23-Feb-21 12:29:14

I hated it when I had it. Changed my last name when I got married. I would try very hard to avoid it when naming a child.

Sleepyquest Tue 23-Feb-21 12:32:29

We did this but purely by accident.

Sleepyquest Tue 23-Feb-21 12:32:40

And it's fine smile

user124724643 Tue 23-Feb-21 12:35:37

Interesting. I agree it can either come off as strong or funny. I'm thinking of famous people- Marilyn Monroe, Tina Turner, Janet Jackson and love the alliteration but then there's Donald Duck and Peppa Pig etc.

Also, once you start you have to stop right or you have a household of Kardashians..?

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JaninaDuszejko Tue 23-Feb-21 12:46:28

Janis Joplin, Robert Redford, January Jones, Alan Alda, Courteney Cox, Boris Becker, Holly Hunter, Lennox Lewis seem to have coped OK.

partyatthepalace Tue 23-Feb-21 13:04:22

Nothing wrong in principle but depends on the combo

Sleepyquest Tue 23-Feb-21 13:23:06

I wouldn't do it again (like the kardashians) because that would be weird

MsAnnFrope Tue 23-Feb-21 13:24:57

I have an alliterative married name and I love it. It was one reason I changed my name on marriage!

spiderlight Tue 23-Feb-21 14:05:20

We did it by accident. It's fine. Never been mentioned, I don't think, and DS liked it when he was younger because his initials were the same as the Rolls Royce logo. He has an unusual three-syllable first name and a two-syllable surname, so the two 'R' sounds are fairly well spaced apart.

Bl0ndi3 Tue 23-Feb-21 14:17:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Tisforptarmigan Tue 23-Feb-21 14:17:49

We did it for my son. We thought long and hard about the alliterative aspect, but decided we liked it, and there are lots of famous people with names like this. No one has ever comments that it sounds funny to us.
If you love the first name, then do it.

elfran Tue 23-Feb-21 14:20:54

I genuinely love alliterative names, think they're stylish and memorable! Obviously there are certain situations in which it's a bit OTT (a whole family a la the Kardashians, maybe) but in general I think it's cool.

CaravaggioLover Tue 23-Feb-21 14:24:12

Alliterated names aren't so bad. Rhymed names are far worse : Rolan Bolan, Mark Clark,Kevin Bevan, Martin Burton ( ok I accept that's pararhyme).

Quercus3 Tue 23-Feb-21 18:02:11

I love them, but agree it depends on the sounds. I think they are memorable.

gigity Tue 23-Feb-21 18:08:28

I have this in my name but didn't realise until I was in my 30s, not sure why. No one has ever commented on it though. One of the dc has it as we did it without realising. I like it.

gigity Tue 23-Feb-21 18:09:13

Lots of famous people seem to have it, does it make a name more catchy.

Muskox Tue 23-Feb-21 18:10:48

Personally I avoided a name that I otherwise liked for this reason.

gigity Tue 23-Feb-21 18:12:15

I know a couple who both had J names & the husband had a J surname. Their 3 dc have J names.

gigity Tue 23-Feb-21 18:18:29

Coco Chanel
Brigitte Bardot
Charlie Chaplin
Doris Day
Lindsay Lohan
Steven Spielberg
Brian Blessed
Lucy Lui
Amy Adams
Parker Posy

Do famous people with alliterative names outweigh those with normal names?

BallsToYouSue Tue 23-Feb-21 18:22:08

I like it and wouldn't have thought twice about using a name where the first letter was the same as the first letter of our surname. But DH was hugely against it and thought it was utterly bonkers. So think it's quite subjective really.

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