Are these names too similar for a sibling pair?
We have one son, named Tobias. Our second is due this summer. We have decided on Caris for a girl. We had decided on Atticus for another boy, but recently, my husband joked that he might be open to my other favorite boys' name, Matias. I was floored -- I love, love, love that name, but he'd shot it down a while ago and I haven't pushed it.
My husband thinks that the names look and seem too similar, and that people will have trouble pronouncing one or the other when they see them together. I love that the names look similar, and have similar origin and meaning, but to my ear are distinctive and different. We pronounce our son's name toe-BYE-us, and would pronounce Matias as mah-TEE-us. To me, it's a piece of cake -- once you know how the name is pronounced, you'll pronounce it correctly. But hubs is not sold.
So tell me your thoughts. Are these names - Tobias and Matias - too similar for brothers?
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:35pm