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The only name we like for DC2 rhymes with DC1's name!

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jamandjerusalem Wed 26-Aug-09 11:15:00

Would that be too naff? I have a terrible feeling it would...

But I do love it! Would also consider giving it as a first name but using middle name as a nickname so the connection wasn't made all the time. (But middle name doesn't really 'flow' with surname, so don't suggest we go with that instead!)

This is all for as-yet unconceived DD blush

violethill Wed 26-Aug-09 11:18:46

I wouldn't.

I know brothers who are Samuel and Daniel and tbh it sounds rather silly, even though they try to use Sam and Daniel as much as possible. I just think rhyming names will always produce a bit of a snigger.

tummytickler Wed 26-Aug-09 11:26:13

What are the names?

Fimbo Wed 26-Aug-09 11:26:58

Depends on the names - spill grin

jamandjerusalem Wed 26-Aug-09 11:28:09

Oh god, my choices are WAY more snigger-worthy than Sam and Dan!

My name for DD would be Martha Maude, nickname Maudie.

No prizes for guessing what my DS is called! <puts on suit of armour for inevitable barrage>

hocuspontas Wed 26-Aug-09 11:29:24

Billy and Milly?

Joe and Flo?

Sam and Pam?

Harry and Carrie?

violethill Wed 26-Aug-09 11:30:20

Arthur and Martha..... er nope!

Well, only if you want your children to sound like comic strip characters or something off CBeebies grin

Fimbo Wed 26-Aug-09 11:30:36


girlsyearapart Wed 26-Aug-09 11:33:35

No sorry I wouldn't though I love the name Martha.
If you're going to call your (imaginary!) child Maudie anyway why don't you just give her that as her name?

jamandjerusalem Wed 26-Aug-09 11:34:45

Because Maudie sort of rhymes with our surname!

Oh, I am getting in a pickle...

crumpet Wed 26-Aug-09 11:41:05

Jayne and Wayne?

crumpet Wed 26-Aug-09 11:42:24

oh sorry didn't see Arthur/Martha.

Nope wouldn't do it.

AvadaKedavra Wed 26-Aug-09 11:44:11

You'll likely have changed your mind a million and one times by the time you actually are pg so wouldn't be faffing about it now tbf.

jamandjerusalem Wed 26-Aug-09 11:47:31

That's true, I used to read baby name books when I was a teenager and highlight the ones I loved. Didn't have DS until I was 30, and Arthur was definitely never highlighted! Not entirely sure where it came from, in fact. Always thought he was a girl when I was pregnant, and we'd sort of decided on Martha for him... hence maybe my issue now.

everlong Wed 26-Aug-09 12:02:00

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BikeRunSki Wed 26-Aug-09 12:07:07

I call my DS Samuel Daniel Emmanuel Nathaniel Spaniel deliberately to be silly! So maybe rhyming names would be a bit too silly. Although I LOVE Martha!

belgo Wed 26-Aug-09 12:11:04

I don't see why not, especially if you call her Maudie. Martha Maude is lovely.

What about Tessa/Tess

jamandjerusalem Wed 26-Aug-09 13:22:57

Ooh, thanks belgo, maybe it is feasible after all.

Not so keen on those alternatives for myriad reasons. I do have a bumper shortlist though, so if we a. have another child, b. it's a girl, and c. isn't a Martha then there are a few to fall back on. I do like Tess though, but there's a Tess at DH's work which will sadly rule it out for him!

belgo Wed 26-Aug-09 13:37:27

And if you are being pedantic, Martha does not rhyme with Arthur.

belgo Wed 26-Aug-09 13:38:03

Just go with the names you love, you'll only regret it otherwise, and it's not like they are way out ridiculous names.

MermaidSpam Wed 26-Aug-09 15:00:44

Eh? In what language does Martha not rhyme with Arthur?

(Please don't call them that OP, reminds me of asking whether someone is a tranny "Is she Martha or Arthur?")

Fimbo Wed 26-Aug-09 22:57:10

I guess it doesn't rhyme very well with a Scottish accent (I am one btw!).

It would be Marth ah

And Arth urh

lockets Wed 26-Aug-09 23:05:49

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cheesesarnie Wed 26-Aug-09 23:09:49

move to scotland so they dont rhyme.

lovely names not sure
how ablout milly or mathilde

Clary Wed 26-Aug-09 23:17:04


No you can't have Arthur and Martha (which was my immediate thought on reading thread title, funnily enough).

I happen to know one of each at DS1's school and once joked that they should get married grin

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