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Aliteration in a name

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Liskey Sun 09-Aug-09 19:55:03


I'm sure this question has been asked lots of times before but I thought I'd ask other people's opinions as well. Even though me and DH have said we're not thinking about names yet - I secretely have.

We're not sure what we're having as I'm only 17 weeks pregnant - and we're not going to find out till its born.

I've always wanted to call a girl Elly (or maybe spelt Ellie) after my Gran - who unfortuntely recently passed away. However my DH surname is pronounced Isles and spelt with an E. Is that too much aliteration with a name?

Firawla Sun 09-Aug-09 20:01:59

I don't think its so bad, there's alot worse things you can have in a name than that (eg: really ugly name, sounds like a bad word..)
If you love the name I don't think its a big deal

DiamondHead Sun 09-Aug-09 20:05:35

I don't see the problem.
It sounds from what you say that the aliteration is only there when the name is written down, not when you say that name - like say Ellie Ellington.

MollieO Sun 09-Aug-09 20:14:23

Ds's first name and surname begin with the same letter but actually flow really nicely because each beginning letter is pronounced slightly differently, which would be the same for you.

Liskey Sun 09-Aug-09 21:18:55

Thanks for that - thats reassured me a lot. Even though we haven't discussed names I think we know what we'd like - Ellie for my Gran and Thomas for DH Grandad as he was very close to him.

I can see we'd have pitfulls with jealous Grandparents though on Dh side but I'm not too happy with them at the moment anyway. Went and showed scan photos to them today and they said how much they'd prefer a boy - to carry on the family name - its really annoyed me. DH doesn't mind at all its so annoying!

thisisyesterday Sun 09-Aug-09 21:20:21

i like it!

Liskey Sun 09-Aug-09 21:28:04

Cheers for that - I'd never thought of aliteration in names until I wondered if it sounded strange today.

MaggieBelleVirgo Sun 09-Aug-09 21:44:34

I did this. One of my children's names is aliterative. I love it. I was told not to though! But nobody stumbles over his name, nobody every forgets his name!

Ladyem Sun 09-Aug-09 22:14:59

I think that alliteration in names can sound really nice. If you love the name, then go for it! I don't see a problem! grin

MamaLazarou Mon 10-Aug-09 16:40:44

I like alliterative names.

BikeRunSki Mon 10-Aug-09 20:41:04

I like alliterative names. Our surname begins with a hard C and I wanted Kirsty for a girl.

Liskey Wed 12-Aug-09 19:02:42

Cheers for that everyone - have to wait and see now what decides to turn up on the day wink

bodiddly Wed 12-Aug-09 19:23:53

my ds' name is alliterative and sounds great. It isn't hard to say and I think it works well

bodiddly Wed 12-Aug-09 19:24:21

my ds' name is alliterative and sounds great. It isn't hard to say and I think it works well

spiderlight Thu 13-Aug-09 16:53:24

My son's name is alliterative as well. We rejected a lot of R names for this reason but the only name we both liked ended up being an R name and it's long enough that it works.

Liskey Fri 14-Aug-09 21:24:44

Cheers thinking it might have to be Eleanor for a full name as well - even though I'd want to shorten it.

WorzselMummage Fri 14-Aug-09 21:27:51

Both of mine are aliterative GJ and GJ.. ( no imagination ! )

I think your name sounds lovely

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