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#1 Grange4051

Posted 02 July 2018 - 02:53 PM

Hi all, first post here. Expecting baby #2 and if a girl, we really like the name Harriet. Our surname is very long and ends in ETT. Is it too much? I go back and forth.

#2 Mrs Claus

Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:11 PM

Hard to say without knowing the actual surname.

#3 **Xena**

Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:34 PM

It's not a deal breaker necessarily. It's hard to know without knowing what sounds are in the surname. How many syllables etc etc

#4 Grange4051

Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:37 PM

Thanks. Fair enough but for privacy reasons, don’t want to post. Are you opposed to the names ending in same sound?

#5 Mrs Claus

Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:39 PM

Harriett Barriet- no
Harriett Barrett- ok

#6 Grange4051

Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:42 PM

For ease, will share it. Four syllables.

Edited by Grange4051, 02 July 2018 - 04:56 PM.


#7 Mrs Claus

Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:48 PM

Totally fine. Go for it

#8 lizzzard

Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:48 PM

I actually think it flows nicely!

#9 Mooples

Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:49 PM

It’s too similar for me. The double h and ett just makes it sound the same sorry.

Ps to protect your privacy just ask people not to quote it and you can delete it later after you’ve had a few responses.

#10 born.a.girl

Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:49 PM

I don't see a problem with that at all.


If you want to maintain some (relative) privacy you could always edit your post after you've received enough responses to help  you decide.

Your surname flows very smoothly, too, so although it's long, it doesn't actually feel like a mouthful to me (if that makes sense).

You also have a first name with an 'a for apple' sound, and a surname with an 'e for end' sound, so the endings don't really stand out.

Good luck with the decision.

#11 amdirel

Posted 02 July 2018 - 04:29 PM

It's just a touch too similar sounding IMO, but not too bad if you desperately love the name.

I just realised- I can't talk... I have a ***an ***in, both kind of pronounced as 'en'.

#12 glassslipper

Posted 02 July 2018 - 04:38 PM

I think it's too similar.

#13 Grange4051

Posted 02 July 2018 - 04:41 PM

Thanks all. I think it’s probably too similar as well. Wouldn’t be bothering me otherwise. I’ll soak on it.

#14 MsLaurie

Posted 02 July 2018 - 04:53 PM

It’s also quite a long name, Harriet with three syllables, your surname with four. If you’re planning on middle name/s, that is getting lengthy.
Hannah? Carrie? Kara?

#15 Grange4051

Posted 02 July 2018 - 04:55 PM

It is, @mslaurie. I think it’s back to one or two syllables. Thanks for all the input. We also love Mae. Much simpler.

#16 little lion

Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:01 PM

I know someone with a name that could be similar. Let’s say Jilly Parry. In my mind it is too sing songy so I wouldn’t repeat the sound at the end of the names.

#17 onetrick

Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:02 PM

I think if they rhyme, I wouldn’t? Our surname ends on an ‘O’ sound and I really liked Leonardo but just couldn’t have a Leo (something)-O... same number of syllables and same exact sound wasn’t something I was comfortable with...it works with some names though? Same with first and last names starting with the same sound- sometimes it works well and sometimes it sounds like a cartoon character (or Kardashian), it just depends on the names themselves.
Good luck- naming was so much harder than I thought it would be!

#18 Grange4051

Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:07 PM

Thanks @mooples 🙏

#19 kerilyntaryn

Posted 02 July 2018 - 06:56 PM

I think with a 4 syllable surname it may be a bit much

what about Hettie or Hattie, Halle, Etta, Ettie, Charlotte

Mae is lovely or Maeve

#20 TheGreenSheep

Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:21 PM

Whilst I don’t specifically know your surname, even just trying to make it up, it sounds both too long and rhyming.

And these modern times, I look at peoples names and imagine them as an email address, I know, #overthinkingit2018

LOL at myself.

#21 Grange4051

Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:37 PM

Thanks everyone. I had our name listed and removed it after a few good responses. I am the Queen of overthinking. I think based on this feedback, all very generous, we will scratch it. I really love those suggestions and also love Ella but my name is Emma. Face palm.

#22 alchetta

Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:42 PM

Mae is really beautiful. You'll say a million  times, "Mae - M A E." Rolls off the tongue. As someone with a 6 syllable last name I'm so glad I have given my DD a short first name!

#23 BBC

Posted 02 July 2018 - 10:14 PM

Hayley?




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