How bad is this naming faux-pas?

I know a family that has mom [name]Christina[/name], dad [name]Carl[/name], daughters [name]Chelsea[/name], [name]Chloe[/name], and [name]Camille[/name], and then son…[name]Zachary[/name]. His name feels so out of place to me. [name]How[/name] noticeable/bad do you think it is or do you think it’s just fine? :slight_smile:

Not the end of the world, but it does seem a little odd. I wonder if they ran out of C names that they loved or they just never noticed the theme in the first place.

[name]Zachary[/name] does stick out like a sore thumb, doesn’t he? I think it’s bad enough with the three older girls but it kind of gets rubbed in his face when the parents also have the same initial too. I find it hard to believe but… maybe they didn’t love any “C” boys names.

I don’t think it’s bad at all. Why use a C name when you don’t love one? Personally speaking, I’d rather be the ‘odd kid out’ and have a name that starts with a different initial than my siblings and parents, than have my parents name me something they don’t like.

It doesn’t bother me that much because [name]Zachary[/name] has -ch- in the middle. The sound fits with his sisters too, but the C-C-C-C-C-Z theme is a bit off, but I’m not bothered by it at all.

I don’t think it’s a big deal and wonder what the reasoning was. Perhaps they were getting negative comments about how matchy-matchy the family’s names were?

That is very surprising. However, I also notice that everyone, including [name]Zachary[/name], has the hard C or /K/ sound in his or her name except [name]Chelsea[/name]. It would be worse if [name]Zachary[/name] had no letter C or no /K/ sound in his name. I would have voted for a name starting with C for him, but at least they didn’t name him [name]Garrett[/name], [name]Nathaniel[/name], or [name]Henry[/name], etc. which would have completely left him out.

Yeah, it’s very noticeable! I’m surprised they’d go for three C names and then a Z. If you’ve gone that far (named your first three children with C names) then you might as well go the distance with the fourth!

Maybe they call him [name]Cary[/name]? :wink:

Maybe one parent named the girls and the other named the boy/s. That’s what happened in my boyfriend’s family. Mom named the boys [name]Kyle[/name], [name]Kendall[/name], [name]Kip[/name] and [name]Kevin[/name]. Dad named the girls [name]Vanessa[/name] and Leithi. I couldn’t do that; my brain needs order, symmetry and patterns, but lots of people don’t even notice.

We have an Academy Award winning director here in Denmark, [name]Bille[/name] [name]August[/name] ([name]Pelle[/name] the Conqueror, The House of the Spirits), has eight(!) children with four different women:
[name]Melina[/name], [name]Anders[/name], [name]Adam[/name], [name]Asta[/name], [name]Alba[/name], [name]Amaryllis[/name], [name]Albert[/name] and [name]Aya[/name].
I’ve figured that [name]Melina[/name]'s mother might’ve named her … :wink:

I’m more bothered by the fact that the rest of the family has C names. I think that is the bad thing in that family.

I agree, I don’t feel the Z name is the faux pas, but all the C names are. I’m friends with a couple who both have K names and thankfully they avoided that for their daughter. Actually, the mom and her sister both have K names and their younger brother has a C name b/c their parents wanted to avoid 3 K names. Not that C is that big a step away, but at least they were trying.

Also, this situation reminds me of the Kardashian family. Mom [name]Kris[/name] gave her 3 Kardashian daughters K names and named son [name]Robert[/name] after his dad, then gave her 2 Jenner daughters K names as well. And I think [name]Bruce[/name]'s sons from his previous marriage have B names. I wonder if they’d had sons instead of daughters, if they’d have gone with the B theme instead.