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Names that rhyme - how bad is it?

(13 Posts)
mogwai Fri 02-Jan-09 19:54:57

Our surname is Brodie. Loads of the names I like don't seem to fit with this.

For example:

Heidi Brodie
Amelie Brodie
Milly Brodie
Archie Brodie

Do you agree these names sound stupid? Nobody in RL seems to agree but I think they sound bad.

WalkingInAWonderStuffingLand Fri 02-Jan-09 19:56:23

I think they sound fine, but I have an Isla Eliza grin

Bluestocking Fri 02-Jan-09 20:04:41

I think Heidi Brodie sounds a bit odd, but the others are fine. You obviously won't be going for Jodie or Cody!

moshie Fri 02-Jan-09 20:15:22

All fine except for Heidi Brodie - because of the two 'die' endings.

mogwai Fri 02-Jan-09 20:19:18

Ah! yes, we had other names that had a "die" anding and they sounded worse.

I really liked Elodie but that will have to go!

Lulubee Fri 02-Jan-09 23:28:25

I know a Flora Dora


A James Eames (whoich is his surname and is pronounced Ames!)

I think Heidi Brodie is a bit much but the other 3 are all lovely.

thumbwitch Fri 02-Jan-09 23:38:19

I agree with the others - the only one that sounds a tad odd is Heidi Brodie.

Defo don't go for Jodie though grin, or Sadie/Zadie.

I did know of a woman called Verity Verity once - what was worse, she was a Mrs. I guess you can't help who you fall in love with but that's a bit much!

Jbck Fri 02-Jan-09 23:47:24

I think Archie Brodie is a terrific combination.

We had one boys name we really liked but it sounded like it was only one letter away from our surname so was really ridiculous sounding but thankfully we had 2 dds.

annasmami Sat 03-Jan-09 13:44:36

Don't like

Heidi Brodie
Archie Brodie

Others are ok. But I would probably choose a first name not ending in -ie or -y.

mogwai Sat 03-Jan-09 20:02:02

yes we chose a name ending in "a" for our first child for this reason

But I do rather like Archie.

Another favourite is Oscar Brodie, which doesn't have the same issue. I think I like Archie better but perhaps Oscar is a better combination with the surname.

I'm having a terrible time convincing my husband about the name Eliza. Eliza Brodie is (I think) lovely.

We both like Charlotte but what about Lottie Brodie? And DH insists he would shorten it to Charlie, which I hate

thumbwitch Sat 03-Jan-09 22:36:11

I like Archie too, I have to say. And Oscar.
I am not a fan of Eliza generally.
Don't like Lottie or Charlie for CHarlotte - I had 2 school friends called Charlotte and one was called Charlotte all the time and the other liked her nickname to be Fliss or Flossie, for her middle name (Felicity).

What about Fergus? I do like that name.
Do you like Fiona?

melpomene Sun 04-Jan-09 15:10:18

Oscar sounds good. The others would be OK except for Heidi. Amelia Brodie sounds a bit better than Amelie Brodie IMO.

mogwai Mon 05-Jan-09 20:17:15

I LOVE Fergus but DH won't budge on it.

Fiona, I think, is an older person's name rather than a baby or a little girl. Ffion is nice but I have no connections with Wales.

Flossie is lovely....

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