I've so far 100% avoided adding certain names to my lists if they end or start with the same sound as our surname. I'm not sure why, as it seems pretty common to have names with (to me) an almost sing-songy quality. Our 2-syllable surname ends with an -in sound and starts with a hard C, so I'm really struggling this time around avoiding either sound for naming our baby boy. For example, my husband's 3 uncles ALL have names that end with an -in sound (one even starts with a K as well) and it drives me, and maybe ONLY me, crazy, but I wonder if I'm just being way too nit-picky and this naming practice is totally acceptable in most people's minds. I'm curious if anyone else even notices or is annoyed by this when they hear names, or if I need to just let it go and broaden my naming horizon a bit, haha.
Sidenote: While it's been difficult, I kind of love having an immediate excuse to avoid the annoyingly popular Aidan/Jaden/Caden/Brayden/etc. name trends that I already don't really care for ;) On the flipside, I've hesitantly pegged a few more names in my search for a (preferably) Celtic name (Eamon, Callum) even though they immediately bother me with our last name. Is this a battle not worth fighting? I'd love to hear all of your input!
Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:38am