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December 30th, 2010, 07:07 PM
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Hi girls--I have an 8 month old daughter named Alyssa and we just found out today that we are having another girl. They will be 14 months apart.

We like the name Addison. Our only concern is that she won't have much of an identity b/c of being so close to her sister, who's name is Alyssa. Alyssa and Addison. Aly and Addi. That also sounds the same...so maybe it would cause confusion.

What do you think? Do you think the second child will feel left out with Addison?
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December 30th, 2010, 10:42 PM
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Well, the two names are alike not only in that they start with A but that they are also 3 syllables long. It's not something I would do. Plus, if you have any other children would you feel obligated to use another A name, especially if it's another girl?

For me, even Max and Jack are too close for brother names and I wouldn't have used Jack (a family name) for the twin we lost if it was something we would have used everyday like we do with Max and Theo.

However, I will say Addison is a nice name, yes.
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December 30th, 2010, 11:43 PM
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I think Aly and Addy is cute, but you are definitely setting yourself up to have to continue a naming trend if you have more children in the future. I love the name Addison, but DO think it is fairly close in sound to Alyssa. It just depends on if you want to have a strong connection between the sibling names, or completely different "identities" for each.
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December 31st, 2010, 03:20 AM
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Too close for me.
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December 31st, 2010, 07:06 AM
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I agree with the others, the names are too close.
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December 31st, 2010, 07:15 AM
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They are very close...but I guess it just depends on if you like that or not. I have a good friend that also set herself up, when she had her first three girls they all ended up being K names...which she said she didn't intend to do, but when she had her boys then she felt like she had to keep going...so her kids ended being Kestry, Kambri, Kierra, Kyson and Koren...cute names though...I really like them!
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December 31st, 2010, 07:21 AM
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I like the name, but I do think it's too close to your other DDs name. I personally wouldn't use it for that reason.
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December 31st, 2010, 08:47 AM
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I do feel like its a little too close. Im not a fan of sibling names starting with the same letter though.
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December 31st, 2010, 12:16 PM
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I think they're matchy but not too close to use. If you both love the name Addison I'd still use it but like mentioned above, you might feel compelled to keep up with the letter A / three syllable trend with future children.
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December 31st, 2010, 03:28 PM
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I think the pair is adorable But then again my kids are all J's as are DH and I. We get TONS of compliments on it so I say go for it. Unless you wouldn't stick to the A theme with future kids. It would sound odd to me to have A, A, and K or something. The 3rd child would seem odd.

So if you're done having kids or you'd stick to the A theme, it's adrorable! If you wouldn't, I'd choose something else.

If you decide to go with something else, you could always consider Madison
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December 31st, 2010, 06:35 PM
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Well, I think they are too close. I would get so tongue twisted trying to call for my kids! Aside from that, I just don't like Addison. It means 'son of Adam', is also the name of the disease and it's super trendy. 4 strikes and you're out. I think you can find something much nicer.
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December 31st, 2010, 08:06 PM
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I think it is a cute combo.
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December 31st, 2010, 08:51 PM
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I think they are fine as long as
A) you are prepared to give all your children similar names(Annabelle, Arianna...)
or
B) your next few kids are all boys
or
c) you are done having kids

I'm from a family of 3 kids and both my siblings not only have similar names but the exact same initials. It did affect me growing up, and to this day I am still irked at my parents for making me the odd one out.
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December 31st, 2010, 09:04 PM
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i actually really like it for a combo!
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January 1st, 2011, 06:13 AM
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Thanks everyone for your input!! I really appreciate it
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