Baby name

I really like the baby boy name Jensen but I feel it may be too much with put last name, Jenkins. Middle name is between Mitchell and Ian. Please give your opinions. 

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December 7, 2017 7:20 PM

Sometimes repeated initials or sounds in a name is pleasing, but other times it goes too far into cutesy/jokey name territory.  Unfortunately, Jensen Jenkins is just too much.  It's not just a repeated initial or repeated sounds, it's actually repeating the entire first syllable.  Both names also have 2 syllables, which just increases the sing-songy quality for me.

Something like Justin Jenkins would be better, though perhaps still not ideal.  Perhaps similar names like Coulson, Anderson, Hudson, or Wilson would also appeal? 

Mitchell & Ian are both lovely, so using them together could be another option for you. Mitchell Ian Jenkins or Ian Mitchell Jenkins both sound nice.

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December 7, 2017 9:01 PM

It's even more than the first syllable. Even though the second vowels are technically different, change it to Jenken Jenkins and you can see that the similarities are even greater because both second syllables contain a sound similar to -in, too.

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December 7, 2017 9:49 PM

Not only that, but Jensen and Jenkins are the same name, both patronyms for forms of John. An analogue would be something like Davidson Davies.

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December 7, 2017 7:44 PM

Yeah, Jensen Jenkins would be waaaay too much. It's not just the repeated entire first syllable: it's also the "OK, two last names, but what's the kid *called*?" factor. In other words, Jennifer Jenkins would be fine, even though it has exactly the same repeated syllable. (There isn't a comparable boy name that starts with Jen- but is a traditional given name.)

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December 9, 2017 8:45 AM

No way too close I like Mitchell Jenkins perhaps benson

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December 10, 2017 3:00 PM

I'm going to just echo everyone above and say that yes, these names ARE too close to use. Would you perhaps be open to using Mitchell or Ian as first names?