Too similar?

For a story: are Valerie and Natalie too close together to be sisters- or even twins? Also, are there any other names like these two, with the three syllable -ie ending?

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August 26, 2019 3:00 PM

Elodie

Leonie

Amelie

Rosalie

Coralie

Stephanie

Ottilie

Melanie

Marjorie

Sidonie

Aurelie

Also, Rosemarie and Annemarie (but I'm not sure compound names are what you're looking for).

 

The Name Finder tool on this site is perfect for queries such as "what girls' names contain exactly 3 syllables and end in -ie?".

 

For me, Natalie and Valerie are much too similar for sisters/twins (in real life).  In text, I most confuse names that share an initial, but I think the overall visual similarity and the similar cadence when read "aloud" in one's head could lead to readers mixing these two up despite the N/V difference.  It would be fine for peripheral characters who are usually referenced in tandem and don't have distinctly fleshed out personalities.  I wouldn't choose Valerie and Natalie for dual protoganists.

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August 26, 2019 4:36 PM

I think they are fine,  others Rosalie, Coralie, Annemarie, Averie, Elodie, Leonie, Melanie, Makenzie, Stephanie, Rosemarie, Marjorie, Sidonie, Emilie, Amelie, Annalie, Ottilie

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August 26, 2019 5:28 PM

I think they’re too similar. Is there a particular reason you want both names to be 3 syllables with an -ie ending? In my opinion any two names like that runs the risk of being too similar, but that’s just my taste. I know two sisters named N@t@lie and @very, which works ok to my ear. Marjorie/Marjory, Adalie, Bethany, Emery, Coralie, Leonie, Mackenzie.

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September 28, 2019 12:13 AM

Yes, I do think they're too similar.

I knew sisters named Natalie and Veronica.

Other options:

Natalie & Vanessa

Natalie & Victoria

Nadia & Valerie

Natasha & Valerie

Naomi & Valerie

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October 12, 2019 4:24 PM

I find sibling names that are similar cute!