S-S.... "ssss" sound between first-middle/last names

What do you think of names where the first name ends in an “S” sound and the middle name or last name starts with an “S” sound?

This question could apply to any double-s name combo, male or female… For example:
[name_m]Charles[/name_m] [name_m]Simon[/name_m]
[name_f]Agnes[/name_f] [name_f]Samantha[/name_f]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f] [name_f]Sarah[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_u]Simone[/name_u]
[name_m]Clarance[/name_m] [name_m]Samuel[/name_m]

Are the “ssss” sounds just too much? [name_f]Do[/name_f] you feel like you’d be lisping “sssss” every time you say the name? Or does it not matter?

This is my biggest no-no for name picking! I personally just think it doesn’t flow, and is too smashed together. With my last name being [name_m]Smith[/name_m], I try not to like names that end in S.

I have the same problem. I’m trying to get over it, because one of my favorite first names ends with S… my husband and I really want to use it for our girl, but I don’t know if I can get over this “ssss” thing.

I think 99% of the time it sounds quite bad–the exception would be cases like [name_m]Charles[/name_m] [name_m]Simon[/name_m], where one of the S’s is pronounced like a Z.

[name_u]Blaise[/name_u] [name_m]Smith[/name_m] = buzzy, but not a dealbreaker
[name_f]Alice[/name_f] [name_m]Smith[/name_m] = Alisssmith, ([name_u]Ali[/name_u] [name_m]Smith[/name_m]? [name_f]Alice[/name_f] Myth?) Unfortunately, you can’t really enforce it so that everyone says [name_f]Alice[/name_f]…[name_m]Smith[/name_m] with a nice pause in the middle.

One workaround is to use a double-barrel first ([name_f]Alice[/name_f]-[name_f]May[/name_f] [name_m]Smith[/name_m]) or two middles if the name that starts with S is a mn and not a surname ([name_m]Julius[/name_m] [name_u]Logan[/name_u] [name_m]Samuel[/name_m].)

Thanks so much for this thorough reply! The [name_f]Alice[/name_f] [name_m]Smith[/name_m] example is what I’m afraid of. I love “[name_f]Iris[/name_f]” and “[name_u]Simone[/name_u]” but [name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_u]Simone[/name_u] = Irisssimone. Sad face :frowning: