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Do You Like Matching Sibling Names?

This week funnyman Adam Sandler and his wife, Jackie Sandler, announced their newborn baby girl is named Sunny Madeline. Sunny joins 2-year-old big sis Sadie at the Sandler crib.

Seventy percent of lilsugar readers said they didn't like the idea of picking kid names that start with the same letter, but how do you feel about matching names that create a complementary pair, like sisters Rose and Sage from Privileged?

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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Ehh it depends...it can be confusing. My name starts with a K and my little sisters both have names that start with C, but phonetically my youngest sister's name starts with a hard C so its similar to mine (my middle sister's is a Ch - like church). My dad always has a hard time saying the right name because our names are so similar :) (He knows what our name is, but he recites them all usually before he actually gets to the name of the person he is talking to).
crn78 crn78 8 years
My girls end in -ryn and both middle names start with A and end in -ia lol. I'm not sure what we do if there is another girl lol. I would kinda feel bad going out on a limb and not have them match now. I don't really care for rhyming names likes Larry and Mary or whatever. But I don't think the beginning letter being the same is a big deal nor the endings being the same. And names like Rose and Mary when used together for different children are just disturbing really lol.
MissSushi MissSushi 8 years
My siblings and I all end in a's. Im Katrina, and there is Jessica, Krista, and Sierra. They sort of matched up our middle names as well, I have Ann, then there is Lee, and then Leann and the youngest is Diann. I think its cute as long as its not too over the top. I dont really like rhyming names, but i do like matched names, such as Rose and Sage. I tend to always use names with meaning and some sort of correlation. i go by Kate, so I named my cat leopold.. and the three puppies we just adopted are 3 names from a book series my husband and I love.
macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
I like the idea of complimentary names, but I think all with the same letter would be confusing. I also like names that flow well for twins, but not so much for siblings that have bigger age gaps. I like Rose and Sage, but yeah, Sara and Sarah? that's lame! and Sean and Shaun? LAME! lol
WiMom WiMom 8 years
I don't like the rhyming names for sibings. However, I think names shoud "flow"...for example, my kids are Evan, Lauren, Madalyn and Mason. (The last two are twins). I wanted the "n" for the last letter.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
mstrauss i love the name zachary, thats my sons name
Greggie Greggie 8 years
There's a guy on MSNBC who used to be a weatherman in Phoenix and his name is Sean, pronounced "Seen." Which is ok and all, even though it's a total misrepresentation when even his last name is Irish, but his brother's name is Shawn. I'm guessing someone pointed out to his parents how Sean was supposed to be pronounced so they just used it again.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
Sara and Sarah is bad.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Sara and Sarah... that is so terrible. I won't believe that she was pregnant for 9 months and came up those names.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
I have a friend whose name is Sara and her sister is Sarah. Yeahhhhh ...
Greggie Greggie 8 years
We actually had a huge problem coming up with another boy name when I was pregnant because the only ones we really liked matched my second son's too much.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I don't think Rose and Sage really count as "matching" names. I understand why they go together and might be considered complementary, but I don't think they're really matchy-matchy.
mstrauss mstrauss 8 years
My husband's name is Justin and I really love 'J' names but I knew that if I named my son anything that starts with a 'J', I would confuse their names all the time. So I went with Zachary.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i know of a family with two kids: Brock and Kaylee - BROC-K-LEE (say it together now) and another who have two young kids: Angelo and Angela matching is cute, to a degree, but when they sound almost the same, that's crazy
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
hhate them. especially when it just goes on and on, like the duggars. what is it up tp now, 17 kids all starting with the letter "j". hello, USE ANOTHER LETTER!
kia kia 8 years
I hate them. I am six years younger than my sister and my folks thought I was going to be a boy... so they planned on Miguel Antonio. Well surprise, I was a girl, and not named for a few days. They finally settled on my unique name because it resembles my sister's name. Now her name has a great story about why it was picked, mine... not so much.
blt5025 blt5025 8 years
My family as a whole some how accidentally named the three girls ABC and then my older sister named her baby a D name so the next will most likely be an E name jsut for tradition alone now.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
my daugghters start with a d and my son with a z
pelininstyle pelininstyle 8 years
I totallt think that children shloud name themselves. Parents name their children with silly names (apparently they think that it is cute to put the same kind of names etc...) and most of the children hate their names.
citizenkane citizenkane 8 years
I hate it. I don't see the point at all. Why do they need to match? The children are already siblings....what other connection do they need?
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
On the same token of why should the match is, why shouldn't they! It's completely up to the parents, completely their decision and preference! I like names that remotely go together, or have a meaning behind them. I'm planning on using all family names, so while they will not start with the same letter or share the same theme, they will all be bound because of family ties. On another note, three of my cousins (2 brothers and a sister) are all R's. The first was a junior, so he was an R, the second was a name she loved, and the third became an R because she didn't want him to be left out even though the first two weren't intentional. That makes sense to me! And, it doesn't matter how close or different names are. I get called my cousins name DAILY by my family (we are the only two girls out of all the first cousins) and our names are NOTHING alike!
gigimama gigimama 8 years
Why should sibling names match? Tastes and circumstances change over time. Newer, fresh names arrive on the scene---and old favorites re-emerge. I'd hate to lock myself into a certain style, ever. Kids are only going to be under the same roof for 18 years or less, with 60 years of life ahead. They will presumably live in their own homes, cities, and maybe even countries as adults. Is it important for a 52 year old man and his 50 year old brother to be Tommy and Timmy? Or sisters to be Sarah and Susan?
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I don't like matchy-mathcy names but I like names that are from the same orgin or flow together like Vivian, Evalyn, and Madelyn (those are cute sister names to me). I don't like when twins practically have the same name like Erica and Jerica (so uncreative and quite frankly lazy). When I have kids their names won't start with the same letter. P.S. I think Sage and Rose are cute together but I don't really like those names in general.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
baby naming books usually mention that you should take sibling's names into account when naming a baby. for instance, if you name one daughter a boys name and the next a super feminine name or do so for twins, that could be confusing for them and their identities i guess. two plant names/ two last names ( connor and taylor for instance) are not too offensive/silly in my opinion. i love t names and my son's future siblings might get them and match him but not because i want them to match!
Aphrosette Aphrosette 8 years
to each his own (but I wouldn't it do it to my kids)
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