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baby boys name too similar to sister?

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#1 brisvegaskate

Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

We have a 3 year old girl called Harriet, who we often call Harrie.  We have a baby boy coming at the end of July.  We think we like Henry as a name but I'm a bit worried that Harrie and Henry are too similar.  What do you think?

#2 Kay1

Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:53 AM

Yep too similar in my opinion.

#3 Bluenomi

Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:54 AM

Well Harriet is the female version of Harry which is the nickname for Henry so they are really the same name. So no, you can't use Henry if you have a Harriet.

#4 Bel Rowley

Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:01 AM

Yes, too similar.

#5 brisvegaskate

Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:12 AM

*sigh* yes, you are all correct - its far too similar.
Thanks for your opinions.

#6 pippityroo

Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

As PP have said, they are too similar unfortunately sad.gif

#7 Prioritising Pooks

Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

You could use it as a middle name? I hope you find something you love.

#8 Imaginary friend

Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

I agree that they are too similar for silbling fn's

As PP says, no problem in using Henry as a mn though.

#9 la di dah

Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

I don't mind alliteration, i.e. if her name had been Hazel, Hazel and Henry I could do, but the same first and last sound of H & -y/ie is very close and they really are alternate gender variations of the same name, which is too much for me.

I might well do Harrie and Hugh or Harrie and Heath though. Or bump Henry to the middle position. I really do like the name Henry so I see the appeal.

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