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#1 Nasty nut

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.

#2 Feral Grey Mare

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.

#3 GingerCats

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.
Love Owen.


Edited by GingerCats, 17 February 2017 - 08:00 PM.

#4 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:59 PM

I think Owen and William will go better

#5 little lion

Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:15 PM

I don't normally like S sounds running into each other. So I pick Owen!

#6 eigne

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.

#7 gemgirl

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)

William Sauce
Owen Sauce
both sound good. I would avoid James and Miles

#8 Plaxy

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.

#9 ljbellus

Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:21 PM

I'm team William.  Unfortunately I agree too many s's doesn't roll off the tongue.

#10 Gudrun

Posted Yesterday, 03:23 AM

I wouldn't do it.  William for me.

#11 Gateaugirl

Posted Yesterday, 06:27 AM

Another William here.

#12 B.Nasty

Posted Yesterday, 07:09 AM

I also think too much hissing.

#13 kerilyntaryn

Posted Yesterday, 07:16 AM

Owen first

#14 Silverstreak

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.

#15 Astrocyte

Posted Yesterday, 07:34 AM

I think Willian or Owen would go better with your surname. My vote is for William.

#16 Nasty nut

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.

Almost there!

#17 Gudrun

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.

#18 Plaxy

Posted Yesterday, 09:55 AM

I like Edward, Henry and William a lot more than Owen. I think those 3 are all great choices

#19 born.a.girl

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'.

#20 MsLaurie

Posted Yesterday, 01:36 PM

Would you go for Jamie or Milo instead?

#21 Nasty nut

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.

#22 kerilyntaryn

Posted Yesterday, 04:57 PM

I think Edward, Henry and William is better

#23 Bereckii

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.

#24 **Xena**

Posted Yesterday, 10:07 PM

I love Owen so that's my vote :)

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