Sibling boy name HELP! Too similar?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] everyone! [name_f]My[/name_f] husband and I are preparing for our 2nd baby in 7 weeks. We are team green! We have your girl name picked out, as we were going to use it the last time if our son was a girl! However, we are not set on a boy name yet, and its stressing me out! Our 16 month olds name is [name_u]Callen[/name_u] [name_m]Fraser[/name_m]. I absolutely love this name, and now choosing another name is hard! [name_f]My[/name_f] husband loves [name_u]Camden[/name_u] [name_m]Edward[/name_m] (middle name family). I like the name but afraid [name_u]Callen[/name_u] and [name_u]Camden[/name_u] are too similar?? I mean only two letter different in the name! I was thinking maybe [name_m]Colson[/name_m], [name_m]Conall[/name_m], [name_m]Griffin[/name_m], or [name_u]Kyle[/name_u]. What are your thoughts?!

Thanks :slight_smile:

I don’t think it’s a problem. I actually think it’s cute they both start with Ca. Perhaps it’s the eh sound being near the end that is making them a bit too matchy? Would [name_u]Cameron[/name_u] be an alternative for [name_u]Camden[/name_u]?

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I actually don’t think they’re too similar. [name_u]Callen[/name_u] and [name_u]Camden[/name_u] sound great together!

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I think they are a little too close. I like the idea of [name_m]Griffin[/name_m].

I’d also suggest:
[name_u]Theo[/name_u]
[name_m]Axel[/name_m]
[name_u]Remy[/name_u]
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_m]Judah[/name_m]
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m]
[name_u]Finley[/name_u]
[name_u]Monroe[/name_u]
[name_m]Fraser[/name_m]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]

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They’re a little close for me. [name_m]Griffin[/name_m] and [name_m]Colson[/name_m] are nice

[name_u]Callen[/name_u] and…

[name_m]Conrad[/name_m]
[name_m]Cormac[/name_m]
[name_u]Schuyler[/name_u]
[name_m]Jared[/name_m]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Levi[/name_m]
[name_m]Judah[/name_m]
[name_m]Anders[/name_m]
[name_m]Leon[/name_m]

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I think they are two close and you would want a more distinctive name for your second. [name_m]Griffin[/name_m] is nice.

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I think they are a little too close. [name_m]How[/name_m] about another C name like [name_u]Christian[/name_u], [name_m]Carl[/name_m], [name_m]Christopher[/name_m], [name_m]Cole[/name_m], or [name_m]Craig[/name_m]? They would still share the C but would still be different enough that they don’t run together.

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I think they’re a bit too close. [name_m]Griffin[/name_m] is perfect though!
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_u]Amory[/name_u]
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]
[name_u]Barrett[/name_u]
[name_m]Beckett[/name_m]
[name_m]Cyrus[/name_m]
[name_m]Cormac[/name_m]
[name_m]Crosby[/name_m]
[name_m]Duncan[/name_m]
[name_m]Deacon[/name_m]
[name_m]Davis[/name_m]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]
[name_m]Donovan[/name_m]
[name_u]Ellis[/name_u]
[name_m]Fraser[/name_m]
[name_u]Flynn[/name_u]
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m]
[name_m]Foster[/name_m]
[name_m]Franklin[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Grant[/name_m]
[name_m]Gideon[/name_m]
[name_m]Judah[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m]
[name_m]Lachlan[/name_m]
[name_u]Lennox[/name_u]
[name_u]Lawrence[/name_u]
[name_m]Leander[/name_m]
[name_m]Lorcan[/name_m]
[name_m]Maxfield[/name_m]
[name_u]Orion[/name_u]
[name_u]Percy[/name_u]
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]
[name_u]Rhys[/name_u]
[name_u]Rory[/name_u]
[name_u]Remy[/name_u]
[name_m]Rainer[/name_m]
[name_m]Ronan[/name_m]
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m]
[name_m]Soren[/name_m]
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]
[name_u]Spencer[/name_u]
[name_m]Tucker[/name_m]
[name_m]Truman[/name_m]
[name_u]Wilder[/name_u]
[name_m]Whittaker[/name_m]
[name_m]Zane[/name_m]

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I think they are too similar personally. [name_m]Griffin[/name_m] would be so great with [name_u]Callen[/name_u]! They would be the coolest brothers ever!

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I too think they are just slightly to close

Perhaps [name_u]Callen[/name_u] [name_m]Fraser[/name_m] & [name_u]Kyler[/name_u] [name_m]Edward[/name_m] ?

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I like C@mden [name_m]Fraser[/name_m] and C0nall [name_m]Edward[/name_m]. One thing to think about though, do you plan to have more children and are you prepared to find C names for all of them?

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Unfortunately, they’re too similar in my opinion. [name_m]Griffin[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m] would be awesome, though! [name_u]Callen[/name_u] and [name_m]Griffin[/name_m] would create a great set.

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Aw your boy’s name is so sweet. I personally think they’re like bordering on being too close but they’re not ridiculously close. Hmm… what about [name_u]Chandler[/name_u]? It’s similar to [name_u]Camden[/name_u] but has more different sounds from [name_u]Callen[/name_u].

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[name_u]Callen[/name_u] [name_m]Fraser[/name_m] is a great name!! [name_u]Love[/name_u] :grinning:

I agree that [name_u]Camden[/name_u] is a bit too close. [name_m]Griffin[/name_m] is my favorite! I think [name_u]Callen[/name_u] and [name_m]Griffin[/name_m] sound great together.

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[name_u]Callen[/name_u] and [name_u]Camden[/name_u] are a little close for my personal preference, but I don’t think they’re so close as to be unusable! If you don’t mind the overlap, I definitely don’t think it has to be a problem. It could be just the sort of fun little thing that bonds brothers :slight_smile: I do agree with @diane921’s suggestion to consider future kids though–if you’re planning to have more, you don’t want to box yourself into a theme that would be hard to continue!

From your list, I love [name_m]Griffin[/name_m] with [name_u]Callen[/name_u]. I like how they sound completely distinct but share their “n” endings, which is a subtle connection that to me, makes them sound like perfect brother names.

Or what about:
[name_m]Coleman[/name_m]
[name_m]Fletcher[/name_m]
[name_m]Ryland[/name_m]
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]
[name_m]Thayer[/name_m]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u]
[name_u]Cade[/name_u]
[name_m]Kaiser[/name_m]
[name_u]Cove[/name_u]
[name_m]Weston[/name_m]
[name_u]Walker[/name_u]
[name_m]Truett[/name_m]
[name_m]Fielding[/name_m]
[name_u]Laken[/name_u]
[name_m]Declan[/name_m]
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]
[name_m]Finnian[/name_m]
[name_u]Cody[/name_u]
[name_u]Colby[/name_u]

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While the two are close, they’re not too close in my opinion to be able to work well for siblings. Yes, they are only a few letters different – LL & MD – but they are significantly different sounding letters that create different feeling names.

Personally, I do prefer [name_m]Griffin[/name_m] of the names you listed, however, if you both love [name_u]Camden[/name_u], it would work.

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Another vote for [name_m]Griffin[/name_m]! So cute with [name_u]Callen[/name_u]!

“too” close–sorry. [name_f]My[/name_f] spelling error.

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Team [name_m]Griffin[/name_m]!

[name_u]Camden[/name_u], [name_m]Colson[/name_m] and [name_m]Connell[/name_m] are all too similar to [name_u]Callen[/name_u] imo. I don’t mind [name_m]Griffin[/name_m] here though, it feels like one worth keeping on your short list.
And [name_m]Edward[/name_m] is a lovely middle name choice.

Maybe:
[name_m]Clive[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_u]Tristan[/name_u] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Russell[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_u]Finlay[/name_u] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_u]Owen[/name_u] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Pierce[/name_m]/[name_m]Piers[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Duncan[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Archer[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Nolan[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Ramsay[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_u]Dean[/name_u] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Quinton[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_u]Flynn[/name_u] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Lucas[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Ivan[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Cormac[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_u]Rhys[/name_u]/[name_u]Reese[/name_u] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_u]Logan[/name_u] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Clyde[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Gregor[/name_m]/[name_m]Gregory[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_u]Lionel[/name_u] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Ronan[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_u]Wallace[/name_u] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Gavin[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Conor[/name_m]/[name_m]Connor[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
[name_m]Gordon[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]

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