Are Ryan and Ian too close to be siblings?

We are having problems naming our 4th child, 3rd boy.

We thought we had finally decided on Ian, when I realized that Ian may be too close to our older sons name, Ryan.

What do you think of Ryan and Ian together? Too close?

(Other children are Drew and Michelle)

Thanks for your help!


July 11, 2015 11:51 AM

How are you pronouncing Ian? 

If its EE-an to you and those around you, I adore it with your other kids names! 

If your pronouncing it EYE-an, then it's way too close to Ryan. It won't pass the "holler test", which is pretty important with little boys! 

July 11, 2015 11:54 AM

EE-an, definitely. :)

By Fly
July 11, 2015 12:16 PM

I think it's fine :) they don't really sound similar except the -n, and -n is really in vogue at the moment.

July 11, 2015 2:02 PM

I don't think Ian and Ryan are too close to each other. Drew, Michelle, Ian, and Ryan sound like a good sib set. Congratulations on your new baby!

By rooo
July 11, 2015 4:32 PM

They sound fine together to my ear.


By mk
July 12, 2015 12:20 AM

No, not too close. I know brothers named Ryan and Ian.

July 12, 2015 11:17 AM

If it was just Ryan & Ian I might say maybe. But with the other names in the mix, I don't see an issue.

July 12, 2015 2:09 PM

I'm sorry, but I really think that they sound much too similiar. I think it will create some serious confusion.

July 12, 2015 6:27 PM

Thanks everyone! I think it's settled and I can check that off the to do list! Ian he shall be!