See the results of this poll: Would you use alliteration in a name?

Respondents: 12 (This poll is closed)

  • Yes: 12 (100%)
  • No: 0 (0%)


I do like alliteration! I think it is whimsical and fun while still being elegant and sophisticated. If I had to pick one, I’d choose [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Cosette[/name], as I think it flows just slightly better. However, if it were up to me, I’d use just two alliterative - or starting with the same letter, even - names, and if you wanted a third name, try a different letter…

Some of my favorites are [name]Clara[/name] [name]Cecily[/name], but I could make it [name]Clara[/name] [name]Cecily[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], I suppose! Or, I’d do something like [name]Clara[/name] [name]Cecily[/name] [name]Muriel[/name]. Another I like is [name]Helena[/name] [name]Hazel[/name], and that could be [name]Helena[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Harriet[/name], I suppose, but I’m not a fan of [name]Harriet[/name]. More than likely, I’d do something like [name]Helena[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]. Another I like is [name]Julia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name], and I could do [name]Julia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Joy[/name]. However, I think something like [name]Julia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Elspeth[/name]. So, instead of [name]Clara[/name] [name]Cecily[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Helena[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Harriet[/name], and [name]Julia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Joy[/name], I’d use [name]Clara[/name] [name]Cecily[/name] [name]Muriel[/name], [name]Helena[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Fiona[/name], and [name]Julia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Elspeth[/name].

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[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

I like alliteration but only to a certain extent though. For instance, [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Cecelia[/name] is nice but I don’t like [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Cecelia[/name] [name]Cosette[/name] - three names is a little much for me. I also hate when all siblings in a family has alliterative names ie. [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Christine[/name], [name]Cosette[/name], as all sisters is way too much, especially if they’re last name begins with the same letter/same sound.

However first and middle, with a different last name would be okay, maybe like:
[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Cecily[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Lillian[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
With a last name like [name]Smith[/name], would be fine!

Basically, all in moderation!

I really like alliteration! Three C names are way too much, though-- I love [name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] or [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Cosette[/name] or [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name], but the three together don’t work. I think A, E, M and C are good names for alliteration:

[name]Claire[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Catherine[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Miranda[/name] [name]Melisande[/name]
[name]Madeleine[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Alice[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Aurelie[/name] [name]Astrid[/name]
[name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Eliana[/name]

I like alliteration to an extent. If there are other similar sounds in the names like in [name]Golda[/name] Goldblum or [name]Jordan[/name] [name]Johnson[/name] I think it can sometimes be a little much though. I think it usually sounds best when the names don’t all have the same number of syllables (though I’ve found some exceptions to that.)