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My ds name is Archie, if dc2 is a boy, is Alfie too close to Archie?

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PoppyIsApain Fri 23-Oct-09 18:55:25

Hi again
My ds is called Archie, trying for dc2 and thinking if it is a boy we would like to call Alfie, would it sound silly having such similar names or would it not matter smile

Wonderstuff Fri 23-Oct-09 18:56:44

Yes. It would sound silly and everyone would be forever calling them by the wrong name.

yama Fri 23-Oct-09 18:56:49

Too close for me but I wouldn't think anything of it if I met brothers Archie and Alfie. smile

allaboutme Fri 23-Oct-09 18:56:51

A bit weird but not outrageously so

sophiesmummie Fri 23-Oct-09 18:57:02

Yes, Alfie and Archie are definately too similar!

thumbscrewwitch Fri 23-Oct-09 18:57:13

if you like it, don't worry.

Although I must admit I discounted Felix as a second DS name (if I ever have one) on the grounds that it's too similar to DS's name.

LyraSilvertongue Fri 23-Oct-09 18:58:09

Much too similar.

SCARYspicemonster Fri 23-Oct-09 18:58:30

Yes I think so. You (and everyone else) will forever be getting their names mixed up

overmydeadbody Fri 23-Oct-09 18:59:05

By Archie do you mean Archibald and by Alfie do you mean Alfred?

Or would you just use the shortened versions on their birth certificates too?

PoppyIsApain Fri 23-Oct-09 19:00:01

Ok thanks for your very quick responses, ill scratch that one out for def smile

pointyhat Fri 23-Oct-09 19:00:40

too similar, yes

Jas Fri 23-Oct-09 19:01:22

Yes. My friend has two ds' with very similar names and no-one gets them right. They both end up with a combined version.

MaggieBruja Fri 23-Oct-09 19:01:39

I wouldn't. Bit too behind the bar at the vic.

I love ARchie. What about Victor or Donald or HOwie?

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