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Too close to Annemarie?

  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I have a niece (A&W’s age) named Annemarie. Do you think it would be too close then if I used a name with “ann” in it like Anneliese? I’m thinking something like Liliana or Julianna would be fine where the Ann is at the end.
    I also adore the nn Annie (another poster reminded me of that ;) ) and they actually call Annemarie “Ammy” for short, something her brother started. I suppose that’s too close?

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  • TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    Are you pronouncing Anneliese like ANNE-uh-leese, or AHN-uh-leese?? I always pronounce it the second way, so to me it doesn’t seem too close the Annemarie. But I do definitely think Ammy and Annie would be annoyingly similar. If they’re cousins, even if you don’t see each other often, there will still be family events where the similar names will be confusing.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    Anneliese is lovely, and Annie is adorable! How often do you see them? I think it could be fine for cousins–my dad actually had a cousin with the same FN as him–I think my dad went by Johnny and his cousin went by a double-barrel, John Allen, to differentiate. I think if you were together a lot, and if they were very close in age, I would try to avoid it, although you could use it as a middle? If you don’t see them a lot and they’re not close in age, I think it’d be okay. When you’re together you could just make sure you call her Anneliese. Or you could even call her both Annie and Elise, and when you’re around family, she could go by Elise?

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I pronounce it ahn-elise.
    We only see them once every year or two, sadly, since we live so far apart from each other. We’ve only seen them 3 times since the boys (and Annemarie) were born 4.5 years ago.
    Thanks for the replies! Seems like it’s doable; we could call both of them more by their full names when we’re together.

    Anabel Conner
    Anabel Conner
    Keymaster

    I don’t think, in this case, it is anything to be overly worried about.

    My family calls me Annie, and my Grandma also calls my Aunt LeeAnn, Annie. It wasn’t that big a deal. At family holidays, I just had to learn that Annie wasn’t always me.

    Slightly off topic: When I was a kid, I disliked people calling me Annie. I used to get really embarrassed, and only wanted to be called Ann in public. At Kindergarten Round-up I insisted on being called Ann, because I couldn’t stand the idea that my name was the same as Little Orphan Annie’s. I just hated her with a seething passion, even as a wee tot. My cousins used to call me “baby Annie” in a really whiny nasally tone (I was the only girl child in my entire family…so all boys) so that contributed to my embarrassment. But, as I got older I really LOVE that people close to me call me this. My college roommates also called me Annie. I love that, when I just got close enough to someone that is what they intuitively called me.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Thanks, Anabel!
    And that’s interesting. When I was a kid, I might have felt the same way about being called Annie (actually I’ve had a few people–like my skating coach–call me Annie because they kept misremembering my name. Close but no cigar ;) ) because the movie was such a big deal. Or I just felt like it was common/plain or something. I started loving it a few years ago though.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    I don’t think it’d be a huge deal either. I’m one of those, if you really like the name then use it, people. :)

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