Help! Jonah too close to Gemma?

[name]Jonah[/name] too close to [name]Gemma[/name]?
We are having our second baby in [name]March[/name]. Our daughter is named [name]Gemma[/name] and her nn is something that doesn’t sound like her name at all, starts with a different letter,and we are likely to call her [name]Gem[/name] or [name]Gemmy[/name] rather than [name]Gemma[/name].

We both really like the name [name]Jonah[/name] if it’s a boy but are worried that it might either be too cutesy or too confusing in our house. What do you think? Too matchy?

I think the sounds are very similar. I probably wouldn’t use [name]Jonah[/name] with [name]Gemma[/name] because of that issue.

Anyone else have an opinion? Or suggestions on how to get people to comment :slight_smile: ?

[name]Jonas[/name] may be a better alternative to [name]Jonah[/name] as your choice has the same sound ending as [name]Gemma[/name]. Here are some suggestions for good sibset names for [name]Gemma[/name].

[name]Theodore[/name] (nn [name]Theo[/name])
[name]Theodore[/name] (nn [name]Theo[/name])

[name]Jonah[/name] and [name]Gemma[/name] are way to similar for my taste.

Some names similar to [name]Jonah[/name]:

I’m sorry to say that [name]Jonah[/name] and [name]Gemma[/name] are far too similar. However I have to agree with a previous poster that [name]Jonas[/name] is a good alternative and is a lot cuter in my opinion! [name]Jonas[/name] and [name]Gemma[/name] sound nice together.

That’s what I feared. Unfortunately the [name]Jonas[/name] Brothers may have ruined that name for me.

[name]Jonah[/name]/[name]Jonas[/name] go way back to the Old Testament in the Bible so they will outlast the [name]Jonas[/name] Brothers. Everyone has their time to shine but how long will the fame continue? If I really like a name, I won’t let anyone ruin it for me. Of course, there are always exceptions. Some names I just would not choose as they have bad associations ( eg. [name]Adolf[/name], Saddam, Osama etc…).