My husband and I are expecting a baby girl in February. We have the name Emeline picked out, in fact it's the only name in the running really. But what I've been wondering is if it's too matchy with my 1 year old daughters name, Adelaide. Maybe I'm just over-analyzing it, but when I was comparing the names syllable by syllable (of which they each have three, another way in which they 'match') they seem to have a lot of similarities.
Ad uh layd
Em uh liyn
So - Is it too much? Thanks in advance for your help!
Oh, we also plan on having other children, would the matchyness limit our choices quite a bit for names later on?
To me it sounds like a very nice coordinated fit. The main similarity, I think, is the three syllables with the emphasis on the first syllable. Sound-wise, they share an "uh-l" in the middle, but otherwise have nice differences: different starting/ending vowel sounds and different starting/ending consonants. It tempts me to think of other very nice coordinated fits (Genevieve, Meredith, Josephine, Vivian, Juliet, Lorelei, Cecily, Natalie, Lydia, Rosemary...) for future sisters. And yet I think they'd be fine without such coordination: Adelaide, Emeline, and Sophia. Adelaide, Emeline, and Clara. Adelaide, Emeline, and Violet. Adelaide, Emeline, and Charlotte. Adelaide, Emeline, and Louisa. Adelaide, Emeline, and Cordelia. Adelaide, Emeline, and Felicity. Adelaide, Emeline, and Camilla.
I think they're great together. Nice work!
What does everyone else think?