TwoSapphiresParticipant6 months ago
Do you rule out all first names that start with the same letter as your last name? Or would you consider it if you REALLY loved then name?
What about for middle names?
MyosotisParticipant6 months ago
If I really, really loved a name I’d just use it regardless of alliteration. I think it depends how it sounds as well. There are just some alliterative names that just sound a bit odd, especially if the first syllable is the same, e.g. Graham Green. Same thing goes for middle names, where I think alliteration matters even less, seeing as they’re unlikely to be used in everyday life. It might be a bit ridiculous if the first, middle(s), and last name all started with the same letter, but I don’t think that’s very likely.
IngaParticipant6 months ago
Yeah, I think it really depends on how it sounds. I think it’s easier to get away with alliteration if the names don’t have too many similar sounds in them. For example, Ethan Edwards doesn’t bother me because even though they share the same first initial they sound different enough. On the other hand, Andrew Anderson would be too redundant for my taste.
TheWishingStarParticipant6 months ago
I agree, it depends on how it sounds. Some sound just fine, others sound like cheesy super hero names. But I feel like it’s definitely a case-by-case sort of thing.
Middle name it wouldn’t be a concern for me at all, unless all three names started with the same letter. That I feel would be a bit over the top…
lcd1912Participant6 months ago
It depends, but is definitely something I’m currently struggling with. so many of my favorite names start with or contain the letter V and our last name starts with an F.. They aren’t even the same letter, just such similar sounds!! Grr :/ my sister grew up with a first and last name beginning with K though and I think she totallly pulled it off!
vivnolesParticipant6 months ago
I agree that it depends on how it sounds. I think some alliterations add to the charm of the combo, like I know a little boy by the first name of Benjamin and last name of Blake. Benjamin Blake is quite handsome together. I also know a Kyle Kingsley and I think it is very nice. But, pp’s Andrew Anderson is pretty bad, or something like Hudson Hayden etc would be poor sounding
yellowwattsParticipant6 months ago
I don’t really rule them out for the alliteration fact…I rule them out because I don’t like many W names. I like alliteration to an extent though.
ashthedreamerParticipant6 months ago
I actually really, really like alliteration. I am not sure I have any on my list, but when it works, it really works! All of my siblings (and my dad!) all have alliteration with our surname, whether it’s FN or MN (John ROBERT R., REBECCA Eileen R., Natalie RUTH R., even my grandmother, RUTH Mae R (before she got remarried)). It almost seems like a family tradition that I missed out on! I joke with my mom that she should have named me Ashley Rose to keep up with the tradition.
It’s pretty unlikely that I’ll keep my surname by the time I have kids (unless I adopt alone, then I’d definitely have kids with my surname), but I have seriously considered several “R” names. There’s not a TON I love, but I like the idea of keeping it all in the family. Rue, Ruby, Rachel, Rory (boy), Rhys, River(s), Rowan… I just don’t think I could use Rory with my current surname, as it’s already really “R” heavy. Rory R____?
I remember a member on here from YEARS ago (probably about 4 years now) who named her daughter Aurora Aislinn. I thought that was the most perfect thing ever! Aurora Aislinn, Aurora Aislinn, Aurora Aislinn. I love it still, to this day.
kimihaParticipant6 months ago
i think a first and last name can start with the same letter. its better if they dont. but as long as its a different sounding name, theres nothing wrong with it. for example
leanna lambert sounds ok
leanna lee doesnt
jenni_lynn91Participant5 months, 4 weeks ago
I agree with a lot of the others that it depends on how the actual names sound together than whether they start with the same letter. I wouldn’t use Esperanza or Esmeralda for my daughter’s name because the last name also starts with an E and has 4 syllables. Not sure how well Enrique would work either because that has 3 syllables. A shorter name like Eva might work though. I definitely think it would be overdoing it to have all 3 names start with the same letter.
rylane46Participant5 months ago
I dislike it as a general rule…but the surname my children have starts with L and I find that too many L’s made me feel tongue tied. My sister has the initials MMM and she doesn’t like it at all.
yellowwattsParticipant5 months ago
I wouldn’t rule them out…at least not all. I think some alliteration has a nice ring to it.