Do you pick names that start with the same letter or not?

Sydni - posted on 08/07/2009 ( 47 moms have responded )

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When you pick names for the babies do you do names with the same letter or do you do different letters? Like if you do Sam would you do the other one with an S to?

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No, that's not really my thing. At the same time there are other L names I like, I certainly wouldn't let that stop me from naming another child starting with an L.

Amy - posted on 04/19/2011

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I did not name any of my children until I saw their faces. I think each child has its own personality and their names should fit their individuality.

Lee - posted on 04/15/2011

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I just picked the same letter for my kids' first names (Sophia Kathrice & Shawn Jacob), then different letters on their second name. Just thought of this so there would be uniformity on their names. Now we are thinking another good name that starts with an S for our 3rd baby.

Whitney - posted on 04/14/2011

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Well my oldest son is Peyton and my youngest is Preston and I do want at least one more boy or girl and their name will be Parker for the boy and Paige for the girl!!!

Dora - posted on 08/19/2009

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Personally, I didn't but my mom did. My sister and I start with "D" and so does my mom. We are known as "The 3 D's"- kinda cheesy but I like it.

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Quoting Karen:

i would'nt because as they get older and ur screaming names across the house u end up calling kids the wrong names.i do it and my kids names don't start with the same letters.all the middle names could start w/same letter.


I don't think this really matters whether they start with the same letter or not.  I grew up in a family of 5 kids, and my mom was always calling us by the wrong name (even though our names started with different letters).  Heck, sometimes she even calls us by the dog's name!  Now I do the same with my 4 kids.  I think it just happens when you start having more than one kid to remember.  For instance, my oldest daughter is the naughtiest, so whenever I have to yell at someone, I end up saying her name, just out of habit!

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I have 4 kids whose names all begin with H. I didn't intentionally do that, but with my first two, the names we picked just happened to both start with H. When I was expecting my third, we just thought it would be fun to come up with a unique boy name that started with H, and with my fourth, well, hey! We had to continue the tradition. Their names are Hannah, Heidi, Harbor (my boy), and Hazel (we call her Hazie for short). We like to call them our 4-H family, and our farm is now called 4-H Farms, which is very fitting since both my husband and I are 4-H alumni members and still very heavily involved in the 4-H program. The only thing I would suggest though, is to make sure their middle name all starts with a different letter. Otherwise, when you label things, they all have the same initials!

Karen - posted on 08/18/2009

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i would'nt because as they get older and ur screaming names across the house u end up calling kids the wrong names.i do it and my kids names don't start with the same letters.all the middle names could start w/same letter.

Angie - posted on 08/16/2009

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My parents when A, B, C, A with the names. I thought I was adopted until I was 12 because I was the youngest and I thought my name should have started with a D.

Sian - posted on 08/16/2009

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Also me and mason's dad are both S names was gona choose an S name for mason but didn't find one we liked and thought it might sound a bit silly lol

Sian - posted on 08/16/2009

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i dont like the first letter to be the same only with twins cos thats cute but i like then endings the same my son is called mason and if i ever hav a girl she'l be tegan

Nichole - posted on 08/14/2009

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Personally I like the idea that everyone is an individual, My kids are a M, N and C, but my daughter's friend has 5 siblings and all 5 are A, sometimes very confusing-LOL

Nancy - posted on 08/14/2009

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I didn't pick the same letters on purpose...But you have to admit Kyle and Kayla sound good together:)

Kylie - posted on 08/14/2009

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i have one baby her name is Lillian and when we have another i like liam or lucy so im not going to limit myself just cos its the same letter when i really like those names.

Grannia - posted on 08/13/2009

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Nameswith the same letter is nice and some children love to hear it

Do you pick names that start with the same letter or not?

When you pick names for the babies do you do names with the same letter or do you do different letters? Like if you do Sam would you do the other one with an S to?


 

Christy - posted on 08/13/2009

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All of my kids name start with different letters, mainly because they were all named after people that were a big influence in my life during my pregnancy. Regardless, I still don't think I would use the same letter.

Tricia - posted on 08/12/2009

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i did it only because i wanted my children to have irish names and i liked aileen and aiden. if i have another one i may or may not stick to it not definate. i say find a name youll like since youre childs gonna have to live with it for the rest of their life and youll be happy matching or not.

Tina - posted on 08/12/2009

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Hi! I have 5 year old identical twin boys who names are Nicky and Collin. What I've learned most is they both have different personalities and are different people. It doesn't matter what you name them as long as you feel happy with their names.

Judy - posted on 08/12/2009

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More importantly that what their names begin with consider spellings of names. A lot of people come up with creative spellings for names and although they have that uniqness you will be spelling it every time you have to provide your childs name. I have all J's, Jada, Jaysen, Jalen and Julia. The J part is not a problem, but Jaysen's name is constantly misspelled on certificates and trophies, etc. The bottom line is that it is all personal preference. Good luck.

Hanna - posted on 08/11/2009

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Um, i don't know if i would. me and my husband are from different backgrounds -- he's American of Puertan Rican descent and I am from Belgium but of Russian descent, so for our son's name we needed something international, something that exists in many cultures so that if our son decides to live outside of the US, it won't mean something bad or weird or be really uncommon in other languages. Biblical names were out of the question (for whatever reason he didn't want a Biblical name for our son) so we settled on Maximillian -- Maximilliano in Spanish, Massimo in Italian, Maximilien in French, Maxim in Russian, Maximillian in German & Dutch. So for our next baby, it would also have to be an international name, whether or not it starts with the same letter is not really a priority. Although I did work for an Italian family whose sons were named Mario, Marco & Mauro -- to this day i have to think about which one is which :)

Jackie - posted on 08/11/2009

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I did not name my children with the same beginning letter, but they both end in the letter "y" . . . . Sydney and Jeremy. If I have another, I would keep the pattern.

Carrie - posted on 08/11/2009

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I named my baby Jadsden Lee, I wanted it to start with a J like his dad (Jared).. It's whatever you prefer.. I know alot of people that have done the same letter, I think it's cute, I probably wouldn't do it though.

Audra - posted on 08/11/2009

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I have A-Ariana, B-Briella and C-Connor and my husbands name is D-David so I guess next I would have to go with E haha

Cassidy - posted on 08/11/2009

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I don't but my husbands family does. His grandpa's name is Jerry, and his two sons are Jay and Jerry Jon. Jay is my husband's dad and he married Jody. Their two boys names are Jayson and Johnathon. Jody's sister's name is Jill and her husbands name is Jeff. They have three daughters Jessica, Jordan and Jaclyn. To think I met everyone in his family all on the same day for his brothers graduation party. I could barely remember his parents names lol. I am not going to do it though however, if we have a boy he wants it to have a J name.

Susan - posted on 08/10/2009

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I used the same letter for my kids first and middle names.... Adam Mitchell and Abigail Mackenzie! I originally had only planned on using the same letter for middle names because my middle initial and their fathers middle initial was M but then I had picked Adam for my son and when my daughter arrived 4 yrs later I really liked the name Abigail and at the time it's wasnt a real popular name and I wanted something that wasnt real common.

Dee - posted on 08/10/2009

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I have done this, not on purpose though, just because we liked those names and they just happen to start with the same letter. My brother starts with the same letter as me too. What I didnt think about is my ex, his names starts with the same letter as my kids. Didnt think about that until after the fact. (I know your wondering how I could not think of it, but it just happened).

Yohnnilee - posted on 08/10/2009

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Please no. I find it annoying and unoriginal- truly no offense to moms that have done that, there are plenty of people that find it cute and fun, but for me personally I prefer completely original names. If you want to do a family name combine names. My sons name is a combo of Jonathan (a brother that passed away) and Stephen (my uncle that passed away when I was 15). Stephen is the traditionally pronunciation with the 'f' sound of 'ph' so it sounds like Steffan. My son's name is Jonaphen. We've talked about naming our next with a J name, but I don't think it'll come to pass. Plus it can get confusing when they all begin with the same letter and you start yelling at one and say the other and then they're both crying! Lol

Lisa - posted on 08/10/2009

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Mine well I have 5 and they don't all match but it worked out well Nathan Stephen Aidan Aaron and Sylise Nathan's first name is actually Sylvester so I am S's and A's. I wanted names that went together well until I got my daughter then I made hers up

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My son is Alexander and we are expecting our second one in January next year and we have already got ideas for names that we like and they begin with all different letters. I think that it is all your own choice x

Ciera - posted on 08/09/2009

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it just depends on if you like the name or not. my babys name iis arianna and i was thinking it wouold be weird if i had another one with the same letter but then i figured... who cares if i really like the name ... it does not matter

Jody - posted on 08/09/2009

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I did we are all "J's" Justyce, Jayse, John, Jody Do you know how easy it is when you have hand me downs and you have to have your kids Initials in it!

Jill - posted on 08/09/2009

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our daughters have thier middle names starting with the same letter...E. our next one will be named after our parents

Kathi - posted on 08/09/2009

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I've two daughters: Kristina & Katelyn. I was wanting to do a twist on the Jr. thing with my first, but didn't really want her to have the same name as me, so hence a name beginning with K. My second daughter's name means the same as mine, as well as beginning with K. Believe it or not, my Kris has named her first child (also a girl), Kaylynn.... The K names give us all a "special" connection~

Kimberly - posted on 08/08/2009

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I did A Andrew then B Benjamin. their middle names are J Joseph and jeffrey. I guess the next will be CJ.

Amanda - posted on 08/08/2009

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My daughters names r Alejandra and Arianna but i didnt pick "A" on purpose and if i ever had another child i wouldnt limit myself to a name that begins with "A" lol

Donna - posted on 08/08/2009

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Both of mine differ. I just wanted them to have thier own identity and style. Not so say that folks who stick with the same letter are wrong, I personally just chose different.

Debbie - posted on 08/08/2009

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I prefer different and with a different sound at the end too.
If you have two people with the same first letter of their name, then when mail comes for S Mickey who is it for?
Also the last sound eg if you have Alyssa, then don't go with Danica, because when you call for them all they will here is aaaaaaaa.

Hope that helps.

Rebecca - posted on 08/07/2009

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hey there.

i dont think i would, my sons name is Jake, we have looked at all names and cannot find another "J" name that we like in either boys or girls.

when we eventually have another it will be Luci-Anne for a girl and Ryan Johnothan for a boy

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