Similar sibling names?

Discussion in 'Baby Names' started by ayh78, May 31, 2011.

  1. ayh78

    ayh78 Mummy of 2!

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    We're not even TTC#2 yet, but I've been thinking about it early!

    DS1 is Joshua and it took us ages to agree on a name, Joshua was the only boys name we agreed on. Ideally we would have like something a bit less popular, but in the end we went for what we both liked.

    We've always said we'd called a daughter Jocelyn - we both love the name. But a Josh and a Joss? Would you? Of course I'm not even pregnant yet, and even when/if I am, there's no guaranteeing a girl!

    Opinions please! :flower:
     
  2. xSarahM

    xSarahM Two Beautiful Angels

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    IMO Josh and Joss are too similar. Sorry :flower:
     
  3. Cherrybinky

    Cherrybinky Guest

    I agree with Sarah a little too similar. We have X sounding names though for my step children, Xander (Zander) and Isobel (Izobel) and weve chosen Zachary and Eliza for new baby when it comes.
     
  4. mrsrof

    mrsrof Mum to one :)

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    I wouldn't do it! I know someone who has a brother and sister called Erin and Aran. Too similar! very confusing at times. I also work in a school and we get a good few sets of siblings with really similar names and it's just confusing for everyone!
     
  5. CandiceSj

    CandiceSj Well-Known Member

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    I think that it's maybe a bit too similar... But not super horrible or confusing. If you can find something else you love, you might be better off with that, but if Jocelyn is THE name, I don't think it's so terrible together.
     
  6. hayley x

    hayley x 1AngelSon,1EarthDaughter

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    Too similar for my liking if I'm honest. x
     
  7. beccybobeccy

    beccybobeccy Well-Known Member

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    It would get too confusing imo
     
  8. Florabelle

    Florabelle Proud mama

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    I think that shortened they are waaaay to similar. It might not be so bad if you insisted that Jocelyn was only called that and never shortened.

    I have a friend who has a brother called Joseph and a sister called Joanna and they both go by the shortened version of their name. This means that he now refers to them as "my sister Jo/my brother Joe" when referring to them. Mum and dad did not think that one through!!
     
  9. Clarina1980

    Clarina1980 LTTTC With PCOS

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    Maybe shorten the other one to Lynnie or something? Josh and Lynnie sounds cute :D
     
  10. KRB87

    KRB87 Well-Known Member

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    I was at school with a Jocelyn whose sister was Jessica - Jessica was shortened to Jess but Jocelyn was always referred to by her full name.
     
  11. ayh78

    ayh78 Mummy of 2!

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    Thanks for all of your honest replies! I think when we picked Joshua we kind of knew we'd have to compromise on Jocelyn. I suppose we'll have to get our thinking caps on - at least we've got plenty of time on our hands!
     

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