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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:50 PM
DP has narrowed down the boys names list I gave him to 4 finally. The surname starts with an S, and has a soft c at the end, like the second c in chance. Two of the names are James and Miles. Too much hissing?
Other two options are William and Owen, if it matters.
Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:55 PM
Unfortunately I think the two s sounds together are a bit much, but your alternative names are great too. A vote for Owen, followed closely by William.
Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:57 PM
I know exactly what you mean
I think many consonants can go together reasonably well in this context but not S.
Edited by GingerCats, 17 February 2017 - 08:00 PM.
Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:15 PM
I don't normally like S sounds running into each other. So I pick Owen!
Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:26 PM
My name ends in an S sound and my surname also starts with S. It means people just run the sounds together so it sounds like a single world. I think the same would happen in your scenario eg JameSconce or MileSconce (I'm just making up a surname here!).
I think Owen is the best pick, followed by William.
Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:29 PM
James Sauce (or whatever) doesn't sound good, neither does Miles Sauce (I don't think anyone has the surname Sauce but it helps me to 'hear' it)
both sound good. I would avoid James and Miles
Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:00 PM
I love Miles so it's a pity, but I don't think James or Miles work well with surname. I really like William.
Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:21 PM
I'm team William. Unfortunately I agree too many s's doesn't roll off the tongue.
Posted Yesterday, 07:25 AM
All your names are lovely, but yeah, the first two will be a bit awkward sounding with your surname, I think.
Posted Yesterday, 07:34 AM
I think Willian or Owen would go better with your surname. My vote is for William.
Posted Yesterday, 09:16 AM
That's what I thought..... Well, it helps narrow it down!
So Edward, Henry, and William. Like it better, but top ten name, matches better, but a bit too well (English kings, anyone?)
Or Edward, Henry and Owen. Perfectly respectable name, though I don't love it as much. Doesn't quite match as well, but not so different it sounds strange. And only just in the top 100, plus I don't know any, whereas I know of a couple of little Williams.
Posted Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Edward (NN Ned), Henry and William (NN Will) would all be great choices IMO.
Edited by Gudrun, Yesterday, 09:33 AM.
Posted Yesterday, 09:55 AM
I like Edward, Henry and William a lot more than Owen. I think those 3 are all great choices
Posted Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Another not keen on hissing, and the fact that as per pp, it becomes 'Jame Sconce.'
I had a similar issue with Maeve, given my surname started with a V. (Still does, strangely.) She would have been constantly correct people who thought she was called 'May'.
Posted Yesterday, 03:11 PM
James would get Jamie as a nickname, but a bit informal as the actual name, esp with my other two. I don't dislike Milo, but it's a bit cool for our family: we are a strange mix of conservative, lefty greenies: hence the very old school English names of out first two.
Posted Yesterday, 08:35 PM
I really like both. I probably lean more towards William.
I think the English kings thing will certainly occur to people around the time of the name announcement ("Oh! Royal theme, very English."), but would most likely then immediately be forgotten. I don't think it would be a big issue, don't let that stop you.
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