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Is this name too similar to family name?

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violetlight Thu 25-Sep-08 09:49:57

Have always loved the name Alicia (A-lee-see-a) for a DD. My niece's name is Alice. Would you use it? Honest opinions please.

Simply Thu 25-Sep-08 09:54:04

I don't think it's too similar, no. What's the age difference between them? Are there a few family members who are very likely to get confused? As you've always loved the name Alicia it would be a shame not to have it for your own dd.

violetlight Thu 25-Sep-08 10:18:21

Not sure if grandparents would get confused or not. Age gap is 8 years.

teenspirit Thu 25-Sep-08 10:22:10

i'd use it - don't worry about grand parent confusion it's inevitable as they get older anyway grin

MamaG Thu 25-Sep-08 10:24:22

in our family we have cousins called :-

Alice & Alex (age gap 8 years)
Emma & Emily (age gap 10 years)

Only confusion is at family parties when someone sayhs "Alice" and Alice & Alex both say "yes?" but it just makes them laugh.

The younger ones think its fab that they're linked to their "big" cousins

~Why not ask Alice's mum if she minds? Bet she'd be flattered more than anything

Peabody Thu 25-Sep-08 10:29:03

I agree with MamaG that you should ask Alice's parents first. If it's going to really upset them, I wouldn't. Otherwise, go for it!

clairebear88 Thu 25-Sep-08 16:03:41

Im not sure I would use it tbh as there are so many names out there to choose from. Maybe use Alicia as a middle name. I really liked Lacey but my sil has just had a Gracey so I have given up that name.
Just my opinion though

dizzydixies Thu 25-Sep-08 16:06:00

my cousins daughter is Alexia and we used Alexandra nn Lexie 6yrs afterwards, they do live in another country and we only see them about once a year though

just ask and see what they say smile

Bubbaluv Thu 25-Sep-08 16:10:03

Ask her parents and see if it would bother them. If not, go for it!

Fimbo Thu 25-Sep-08 16:12:26

An ex teacher of dd's had this name spelt - Elissa

violetlight Thu 25-Sep-08 19:36:33

Thanks for replies. Am seeing brother and SIL this weekend so maybe a good time to mention it. Still feel unsure!

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