Do these names work for brothers?

Evan and Owen ? Or too similar. 

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1
March 9, 2017 4:00 PM

A mon avis, yes, way too similar. Sorry!

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By bmlbrandon (not verified)
March 13, 2017 6:40 PM

mdr ! a mon avis

3
March 9, 2017 4:19 PM

My partner's name is Ian and his younger brother is Ethan. He tells me that, as a child, he was hurt because he thought they were trying to replace him. Unfortunately, I'd say this is in the same boat.

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March 9, 2017 4:54 PM

Yes, I think that they are too similar to use on brothers.  Do you mind telling us which name is already in play?  Perhaps we could offer some suggestions for alternative names you might like.

If Evan has already been used, I might suggest something like Rowan, or Aiden in place of Owen.

For alternatives to Evan, perhaps Everertt or Declan?

For a few more general suggestions that seem to have the same style as Owen & Evan, I'd look at something along the lines of Gavin, Noah, Liam, Garrett. 

5
April 28, 2017 2:43 PM

Owen is the older brother. We liked Evan but it is kind of matchy. Max seems to fit and work well as a nickname with the family name first n last name combo. Any thoughts?

6
March 9, 2017 6:01 PM

Yes. They sound so similar that I thought they were their respective languages version of John. I understand this is not the case, but it very much sounds like the case.

7
March 10, 2017 12:57 AM

I think the only circumstance they can be used on brothers is if it's Evan James, called Evan, and Robert Owen, called Robert (or Rob or Robin or Bobby or anything other than his middle name). I have a Jo___ and a ___ George, and that is also more overlap than I'd want in call names.

Oh, and I think it also works if they're both middle names.

8
March 13, 2017 11:07 AM

My closest friend and I had sons within six weeks of each other, one named Evan, and one Owen. I can't tell you how frequently we both mix up their names. I even buy two birthday cards and spare Christmas cards, because I mix them up in writing as well as in speech. Its been nearly five years and I still can't get it straight.

 

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March 13, 2017 2:12 PM

thanks for your input! What do you think about Max and Owen?

10
March 16, 2017 4:49 AM

Love it! I like that they're both "old" names that are on-trend now. I feel that they go together without sounding matchy. 

12
March 13, 2017 2:13 PM

What do you think of Max and Owen?

13
March 13, 2017 3:26 PM

They are great names that sound good together.

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March 19, 2017 6:46 PM

Thanks for all the help and comments!!! Appreciate it. 

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March 20, 2017 11:00 PM

I do think they're too similar. Here are some other combos...

Evan & Rowan

Evan & Rory

Evan & Oscar

Evan & Bowdoin/Boden

Evan & Leo

Evan & Ronan

 

Owen & Everett

Owen & Evander

Owen & Vaughn

Owen & Devon/Devan

Owen & Dylan

Owen & Gavin

Owen & Lev

Owen & Eli

Owen & Ethan

Owen & Everest

 

Other names you might like:

Adam

Alden

Alan

Ari

Eamon

August

Asher

Archer

Aaron

Edwin

Enzo

Ivan

Isaac

Ivor

Ocean

Oren/Orin

Otto

Omar

Yuri

Wyatt

Ian

 

18
March 21, 2017 3:29 PM

I actually know someone who named his two sons (different mothers and more than 10 years apart in age) Ian and Evan.  I don't really have a problem with Evan and Owen, but I am clearly in the minority here.  Lots of good suggestions for names coming your way ... ;o)

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April 28, 2017 2:47 PM

Currently loving Max and Owen. Seems like a better fit. Any other thoughts?

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April 28, 2017 5:34 PM

oh those go great. 

 

Leo   Rhys  Riley  Rory

Dean  Sean  Evan

Lloyd   Finn  Gavin

Dylan  Aidan  Ethan

Glenn  Simon  Leon

Quinn   Angus  Eamon

Connor   Finley  Liam

Erik  Scott  Callum

 

21
April 28, 2017 11:33 PM

Thank you!!! And great name suggestions!

23
May 7, 2017 6:47 PM

Max it is!! Owen and Max. Thanks for everyone's help!

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May 7, 2017 8:13 PM

Congratulations! That's a handsome name, and a handsome sib-set. Thanks for updating us!