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Lily & Riley - too similiar?

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#1 pinkblue

Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:18 PM

We have already picked out the name Lily for a girl but are still having trouble with boys names. One name we both like though is Riley. If we do have a girl at some stage, her name will definately be Lily. Will it be too similiar to have a boy called Riley and then name our daughter Lily?


#2 coffeetogo

Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:21 PM

I think they sound really nice together. Lovely.

#3 My2BeautifulGirls

Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:23 PM

I think they sound nice together too.  Lovely names..

#4 sunnymonkey

Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:23 PM

I think they match beautifully

#5 Fugative Potato

Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:25 PM

they are quite similar, i'm not sure. try yelling them both out all the time and see how it sounds.

#6 Bebebunny80

Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:26 PM

I think they would make very cute twin names, love them!

#7 spellfall

Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:30 PM

I personally think they are too similar but if you love them both, why not?

#8 Beth E

Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:33 PM

They are a bit similar, but not enough to worry about, especially if you love them both.   original.gif

#9 vanessa71

Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:34 PM

I wouldn't do it, they're too similar.

#10 ~Meand3~

Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:34 PM

I think they are too close for siblings BUT I think twins are often named similar names so you can get away with it.

#11 vanessa71

Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:40 PM

She's not having twins ~Meand3~, she is still TTC.

#12 soelluet

Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:59 PM

Both are great names and work well together!!

#13 ~Meand3~

Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:05 PM

My bad!

#14 emiboo

Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:05 PM

don't see how they are too similar. i think they are gorgeous together

#15 stella777

Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:07 PM

I think they are lovely names - we actually know a couple who have a Lily and a Riley.

#16 Great Dame

Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:08 PM

It's fine OP.

#17 pinkblue

Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:41 PM

Thanks for your replies. Yes, we're TTC at the moment. We're hoping to get our BFP soon original.gif

I guess I was just worried about them both having the lee sound at the end. My DH thinks they are fine together.

Any suggestions for middle names for Riley?

#18 Maeli

Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:46 PM

I actually have a friend who has this name combo for her children.

#19 QueenOfTheDesert

Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:52 PM

They are too similar IMO.

#20 pinkblue

Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE (Maeli @ 21/05/2011, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I actually have a friend who has this name combo for her children.

What are their middle names, do you know?

#21 zara-b

Posted 21 May 2011 - 03:37 PM

I personally think they're way too similar.

#22 trebambinibelli

Posted 21 May 2011 - 03:42 PM

If you love the names use them!  My DS2 and DD are Riley and Lily - and we have a surname with lots of Ls but who cares!  We loved the names so that was all that matters original.gif

#23 misshavok

Posted 21 May 2011 - 03:50 PM

I have a friend with a cat called Lily (short for Lillian) and a dog called Riley. (Not trying to be rude because they are definitely "people names" not pet names anyway.)

I actually think the two sound fine together, and when she calls to them it doesn't sound weird at all. original.gif

If you love it, go for it!

#24 pinkblue

Posted 21 May 2011 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE (trixmama @ 21/05/2011, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you love the names use them! My DS2 and DD are Riley and Lily - and we have a surname with lots of Ls but who cares! We loved the names so that was all that matters original.gif

What are your children's middle names, if you don't mind sharing?

OT - but where in Fiji did you stay? The scenery in your sig looks gorgeous!

#25 Elemenopee

Posted 21 May 2011 - 03:55 PM

I know a brother and sister called Riley and Lily. They sound great together.

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