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September 2nd, 2007, 07:05 PM
Gnuh's Avatar Wa Wa Wee Wa
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Do you take last names into consideration when coming up with the first and middle names? If you have a short last name can you use a either a short or long first/middle name? If you have a long last name do the first/middle need to be short? Do you think about when the child has to spell the name? Or as long as it flows than it does not matter?
Jena mommy to Avalon 11-29-2005 & Eden 11-30-2007.

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September 2nd, 2007, 07:24 PM
Melanie.'s Avatar Totalimmortal
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I do and nothing sounds good with Jesse's last name.
audrey jane 03.01.08
elliot benjamin 02.02.11
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September 2nd, 2007, 07:37 PM
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I do too. My last name is not very short or long, so I don't worry about the length of the first name, but I wouldn't use a name like Carla or Caroline, because my last name begins with Car-.
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September 2nd, 2007, 11:39 PM
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Honestly, I barely think about it until my husband points it out!!!

He ALWAYS says the first and last name together when I ask him about a name. I tend to think much more about how much I like the name.

Our last name starts with -An and a lot of names I like for girls end in -ana. It doesn't sound the best, but I don't think that will matter as much to me as loving the name! Plus, I always think girls get married so they're probably only going to have our last name for less than half their life!

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September 3rd, 2007, 05:09 AM
*PurpleMidnight*'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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i take our last name into consideration

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September 3rd, 2007, 07:21 AM
Christa~ SuperMom to Cade
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Don't really pay attention to long/short but our last name, when paired up with ella type names - sounds like a song... and it's pretty funny. Sucks bc there are so many girl names that end in that sound... but it just wouldn't be fair to the kid. That's just asking to be teased!
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September 3rd, 2007, 09:12 AM
LvMyLaxKid's Avatar Super Mommy
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We have a one syllable last name, so we're trying to avoid a one syllable first name. It wouldn't be that bad, but my DH doesn't really like it. His first name is one syllable, and he's always hated how short and choppy his name sounds. We even chose a name for our son (Parker) that couldnt' be shortened to a one syllable nn. (Park isn't a "real" name, like Will, Mike, Ed, etc.)

I think that if you have a 2 syllable last name, it doesn't really matter too much. Anything works. But if you have a long last name, I think a one or two syllable first name sounds better. For example, my pediatrician's last name is Athanosios! If I had a last name like that, I definately wouldn't name my child Victoria, or Alexander or anything! LOL

Proud Mom of an only child- Parker Joseph- 2-21-2005
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September 3rd, 2007, 10:46 AM
cheesecake's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I do. I want to make sure especially the first and last name go together well.

Sherilyn ~ Mama to Jade & Colt
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September 3rd, 2007, 12:01 PM
*kyle*'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Yes, my last name is King, and it makes choosing a name SOOO hard. It sounds too short and choppy with many of my favorite one-syllable names. It seems to rhyme with many names that end in -en sounds. It runs into names ending with -k sounds. It makes many names into action verbs by adding -ing to the end (such as Joe, Jack, May). It is very masculine, so I am trying to avoid unisex names for a girl. It is also a noun and so I now have to avoid first names that are nouns or adjectives. I like my last name, but OMG, could it be any more difficult??

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