-er First Name And Last Name Ending

So we really like the name Sawyer for our upcoming baby boy. NO other name sounds good to me right now. But the problem is , our last name is a two-syllable word that ends in -fer. Do you think we should go ahead and use Sawyer and not worry about the matching -er endings? Am I over-analyzing this? Would most people not even think of this as a problem? Thanks for your help.


March 20, 2014 6:21 PM

We also have a two syllable last name ending with -fer. My son is Alexander. I didn't even realize the -er -er endings until he was 8. His nn is Xander. :-) 

It now slightly bugs me (although this year, he's decided to go by Alex, so it's now a mostly non-issue), so I would hesitate if I was doing 2 two syllable names ending in -er without a nn planned because there's no avoiding it later if he doesn't like it (unless he goes by his middle name). 

March 20, 2014 11:59 PM

I personally find it a bit much, but other people don't: one of my daughter's preschool classmates is F0ster Sh4ffer, and his sister is Skyl3r.