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#1 Currywurst

Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

We have a DS Harry

DH has thrown Harriett into the mix for baby, NN would be Hattie.


Harry and Hattie... I really think they are way too close. DH thinks this is fine

WDYT?

Thank you

#2 ~Mintie~

Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:56 PM

WAY too close!

#3 tinkster23

Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:58 PM

Too close


#4 opethmum

Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:59 PM

Way too close for comfort may be Henrietta may be the one that I would be consider as not too close.

#5 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:59 PM

way too close

#6 LittleDCJ

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

Way too close.  Imagine standing at the back door and yelling 'Harry, Hattie, time for dinner'.  Doesn't pass the yelling test.

#7 snugglybug

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

Isn't it just the feminine version of The SAME name? Either way too close for me.

Edited by snugglybug, 04 April 2012 - 06:07 PM.


#8 little lion

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

Way too close. I like opthemum's suggestion of Henrietta for a slightly less matchy matchy option.

#9 Jekaho

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:05 PM

Too close. Harry and Harriett. Never mind Hattie.
Which is a shame as it is a nice name, but not with your son's name.

#10 Oriental lily

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

Surely you jest?

Its the same name!

#11 la di dah

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:17 PM

I don't mind same initial names as much as many EBers.

Harry and Hazel? Cool.

Harry and Hannah? Okay

Harry and Hamaliel if it turns out to be a boy? Works for me.

But Harry and Harriet are far too close for siblings, a bit cutesy even for cousins.

#12 jimmydog

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:20 PM

Oooooh no......

They are both gorgeous names but waaaay too similar.

Reminds of the latest "Wife Swap" show I watched (yes, I know it's sad but we just got foxtel and I was testing it out!!!!) - one couple sold deer urine and had children Brandon and Brandy!

How about Henrietta - she could be Hattie or Hetty! (Bear in mind though that Harry is a diminutive of Henry so similar to Henrietta - only if you seriously care about the etimology of names)

Good luck!

#13 Currywurst

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:20 PM

Thanks all, I really had to show him (DH) this!

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I also think they are way to close but didnt want to be overly biased in my initial post.
Harriett off the list! rolleyes.gif

#14 canuckmel

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE (MadameCatty @ 04/04/2012, 06:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't normally care about names being 'matchy' but even I think they are too similar.


Ditto.

#15 LadyMorgana

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

yeah way too close.

#16 riwybo

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

It's the same name, so I'd say too close.

#17 kerilyntaryn

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:57 PM

it's the same name.  too close



#18 Bel Rowley

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:03 PM

LOL

#19 Ianthe

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

No way.

#20 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

yes!

#21 dae-gu

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:58 PM

Oh no......way too close!!!!!!

#22 lclb

Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:51 AM

I agree with the majority it is much too close and is effectively the same name.

#23 Mrs Flanders

Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:03 AM

Too close!

What is it with these dear husbands of ours? Mine thinks there would be no problem naming our son William, nn Billy, when we already have a DD Milly!!

#24 cordyline

Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:10 AM

DH has siblings Lawrence and Laura  which are variations of the same name. It has always baffled me.
I agree Harry and Harriet are too close

#25 podg

Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:12 AM

QUOTE (Mrs Flanders @ 05/04/2012, 07:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Too close!

What is it with these dear husbands of ours? Mine thinks there would be no problem naming our son William, nn Billy, when we already have a DD Milly!!


Gosh, snap!

Miriam (Milly) and William (Billy). DH doesn't think it'd be a problem and is campaigning hard. I think William is a lovely name. But unfortunately no, too close for me.




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