I just posted a thread about a middle name for [name]Ines[/name], which I’m pretty sure is the girl name we’ve decided on. I have just a tiny bit of concern, though, about how similar it is to “anus” and I didn’t want that to derail my other thread but I wanted to discuss it here. I know that every single name can be made fun of somehow, either because it sounds like something else, or connotation, or connection to something weird, etc. But the phonetic connection between [name]Ines[/name] and “anus” is pretty close and it’s the first thing my sister brought up when I mentioned the name to her.
I really want to use [name]Ines[/name] if this is a girl. I love it. I think it works well in the sibset and has spunk. Are the similarities to “anus” a dealbreaker? For what it’s worth, we live in Silicon [name]Valley[/name] which is a very, very diverse area. I’m sure that our kids’ peers in school will have all sorts of names, from various language backgrounds. When I’m at the playground, I’m often the only native English speaking mother there. [name]Ines[/name] would likely be far from the weirdest or most tease-worthy name in the class.
What do you think?