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Too many 'oh' sounds?

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Lovage Thu 10-Jul-08 10:41:57

My children have a double barrelled surname (mine + partner's) and both those names are single syllable words where the vowel is an 'oh' sound. So like 'Jones-Grow', only not. Would 'Orlando' for the new baby be too many 'oh' sounds?! Or does it help that the emphasis is on the middle syllable?

MsDemeanor Thu 10-Jul-08 10:45:19

I honestly don't think in the real world people give the slightest bit of thought to how many 'o' sounds there are in other people's names. It just wouldn't cross my mind. I would notice if the name sounded stupid or made up (Lettice Pray/Orlando Borlando/Wowsie-Bowsie Jones) but I really don't think these worries about 'o' souns cross people's radar.

fryalot Thu 10-Jul-08 10:48:17

no it's fine.

elle23 Thu 10-Jul-08 15:24:10

adults may not notice nor care, but when the child is at school young minds pick up on things that we don't. as long as the name isn't stupid, how it sounds together should b fine...but be careful! last thing u want is for child to be teased for 10+ years of his/her life

hanaflowerisnothana Thu 10-Jul-08 15:27:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OurHamsterisevil Thu 10-Jul-08 16:53:42

I think it sounds fine. Like Orlando BTW

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