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February 3rd, 2014, 10:32 PM
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I have a 16 month old named Ian and my husband and I found out we are having our second baby, another boy. We both really like Liam, but I wonder if they are too similar? Just want to see what other people's thoughts on this are. Thanks!
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February 4th, 2014, 02:18 AM
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I think you chose a perfect name. I can imagine you calling them for dinner, Ian! Liam! It's cute when siblings have similar names
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February 4th, 2014, 01:56 PM
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I think it's okay. They are similar, and first thought was "too close"...but as I am saying them in my head and outloud, they really aren't THAT similar. I think you are fine Congrats on your new little boy!
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February 4th, 2014, 02:44 PM
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i think they are close, and probably not something i would choose, but not so close that they arent usable
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February 4th, 2014, 06:12 PM
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They sound too similar for me to consider but only you can decide how much it bothers you. I do like both names!

You might consider standing at the opposite end of your home from you SO and calling out the names to see if you can hear the difference. If you can then chances are your boys will be able to as well and you won't have both answering to one name.
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February 4th, 2014, 08:05 PM
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I wouldn't do it because they are close and can very easily be tongue-tied, but I wouldn't necessarily say they are TOO close. But definitely closer than I would feel comfortable using.
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February 7th, 2014, 08:34 AM
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I think they look more similar written down than they sound when said aloud but they are a little similar. If doesn't bother you though then I say go for it. Cortney has a good idea - yall should call it out to each other and see if you can tell the difference from afar
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February 7th, 2014, 02:19 PM
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I think so.
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February 9th, 2014, 06:08 PM
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Way too similar for me!
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February 11th, 2014, 07:23 PM
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I think they are too similar.
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February 12th, 2014, 11:31 AM
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I love Liam but for me it is too similiar to Ian for me.
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February 15th, 2014, 03:08 PM
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I like it.
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February 18th, 2014, 02:40 PM
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Yes.
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February 19th, 2014, 03:13 PM
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I think they sound awfully similar... that was my first thought when I read the two. Individually, they are both wonderful names.
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