Does this work?

[name_u]Ever[/name_u] since I was in high school, I have adored the name [name_m]Gibson[/name_m] for a boy. Naturally, I married a guy whose last name is phonetically very similar to that beloved name. We are expecting [name_u]Baby[/name_u] #3 and while we have some options, I really love [name_m]Gibson[/name_m] deep down. Our last name rhymes with Blissman, but starts with a G. The logical side of me hears the “G” “I” “S” and “N” sounds that both names share and thinks there’s no way I can make the two work together, but the emotional side of me is trying to justify it. I need honest opinions.

Honestly, you’re right, it doesn’t work, I’m so sorry about that :frowning:
I hope you find a new name you love as much as [name_m]Gibson[/name_m]. Best wishes!

I’m so sorry, but I don’t think it works. I know how heartbreaking it can be to have to give up a long-loved name like this. My only suggestion is that you could name a pet [name_m]Gibson[/name_m] (because it doesn’t really matter if a pet is named [name_m]Gibson[/name_m] Blissman-with-a-G) so you’d still get to use it and hear it day-to-day.

No, I don’t think it works, either.

Sorry, it doesn’t sound great.

That’s what I was afraid of, but knew deep down. An old classmate just named her little boy with a rhymey/phonetically similar sounding name (and truthfully, I don’t like it) so I think that is what gave me the glimmer of hope.

Sorry I think it is a no go

Ya I wouldn’t do it. Sorry :frowning: suck to lose a good one!

Sorry to say I agree with everyone else that those names are too similar. I feel your pain as we’re currently expecting and our last name knocks out a lot of possibilities that I truly love. If you’re ok with the alliteration aspect though may I suggest [name_m]Garrett[/name_m]? I want to say [name_m]Griffin[/name_m] too but that might have similar issues.