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#1 ihopeso

Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:51 PM

Audrey Violet


Austen Joseph

Have been waiting for a boys name to 'grab' me, and this is the closest to a grab I have found in a while. It just so happens both boy and girl names start with the 'Au', but I thought that makes it a cool pair.

**More looking for opinions on the pair together rather than individually**

Thank you!!

#2 BabyBumbleBee

Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:55 PM

The first names are definitely too similar for siblings, and even more so when they're twins.

Edit: Rereading I'm not sure if this is for twins? I don't know why I said that. Either way, definitely too similar for siblings.

Edited by BabyBumbleBee, 22 February 2012 - 10:01 PM.

#3 Blondiebear

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:08 AM

Nope, they don't work for me as a sibset. But I really don't like Austen anyway, and while Audrey Violet is a nice combo neither is one of my favourites.

#4 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:37 AM

Admittedly, I'm not a fan.

Doesn't help that I like neither Audrey nor Austin as names, but...

I think they are too close in sound (both two syllable names starting with Au) but on the other hand too divergent in style (Audrey invokes old style charm and elegance whereas Austin to me is very 1990s trendy).

Sorry OP.

#5 Imaginary friend

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:39 AM

Whilst neither of the names is one of my favourites, Austin and Audrey are both good names - but, no, I wouldnt put them together, too alike IMO.

Could you turn one of them around so the middle name becomes the first name - say Violet Audrey - that would solve the problem, doesnt matter if a mn is too similar.

ETA: or is Audrey Violet already an existing child, not sure from your post - if so, could you use Joseph Austin?

Edited by 4kidlets, 23 February 2012 - 07:41 AM.

#6 blenheim

Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:33 PM

Totally agree with Dabri - I don't think they really match sorry.  Love Audrey Violet though - it's beautiful.  Audrey & Edward are lovely together.

#7 la di dah

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:05 PM

I don't mind matching initials but Audrey and Austen are too close for me.

I like Violet more than I like Audrey anyway.

What about Amy or Amity or something that at least takes you away from the Au- sound?

#8 athnessa

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:46 PM

I am going to go out on a limb here and say I actually don't mind the combination. As they are children of different genders I don't think it matters that they have the same 1st 2 letters. Audrey and Aurora on the other hand would not be so great. I also don't think they have the same sound despite the same 1st 2 letters. One has an "or" sound and the other an "oss" sound.

#9 Amber Spyglass

Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

I like it, but I don't mind a matchy sibset. I think it's a cute combo!

#10 ihopeso

Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:23 PM

Hi All

Thanks for your replies! Audrey Violet is almost 99.9% set as my future DD's name.

Austen, came from Jane Austen, however on googling the name I remembered the association with Austin Powers which has completely put me off.

Back to the drawing board!!

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