Too much ER ?

Hey ladies !
I have a problem. I’m 14 weeks pregnant and I’ve already picked my little man’s name. I choose [name]Carter[/name] [name]Potter[/name] but I’m last name is [name]Parker[/name]. SO … [name]Imagine[/name]
[name]CartER[/name] [name]PottER[/name] [name]ParkER[/name]
There are so much ERs . I’m in love with this names and I wouldn’t like to pick other names. Then, I continue or not ?

I’m sorry, but [name]Carter[/name] [name]Potter[/name] [name]Parker[/name] sounds like a tongue-twisting cartoon characters name :frowning: It stinks when a name you love doesn’t work out. It’s not only that there’s way too much “ER” but the repetition of the hard “t” and “k” sounds is very trippy and it’s emphasized by the fact that all the names are two syllables and share many of the same sounds. [name]Carter[/name] [name]Parker[/name] also isn’t great - both names are two syllables and and in “er” and they just don’t really flow. If you really love [name]Carter[/name], then I would definitely switch the middle name. I’d use something one or three syllables, like [name]Carter[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Parker[/name] or [name]Carter[/name] [name]Nicholas[/name] [name]Parker[/name]. If you love [name]Potter[/name] then I think it’s okay in the middle next to [name]Parker[/name] with a different first name (like [name]Chase[/name] [name]Potter[/name] [name]Parker[/name] or [name]Colton[/name] [name]Potter[/name] [name]Parker[/name]) since people rarely use their middle names. You might also like [name]Carson[/name], which is very similar. [name]Carson[/name] [name]Parker[/name]/ [name]Carson[/name] [name]Potter[/name] [name]Parker[/name] (or another middle name) sounds very nice.

I think it’s a nice name, but not only are there three 'er’s, all three names are professions. [name]Carter[/name], [name]Potter[/name], [name]Parker[/name]. Might inspire some teasing or raised eyebrows. [name]Just[/name] a thought.

Congratulations on your baby, btw :slight_smile:

I can’t even say this name out loud three times in a row. The repeating er’s are only the tip of the iceberg. [name]Carter[/name] and [name]Potter[/name] also practically rhyme, making you want to say [name]Carter[/name] Parter. And then, [name]Carter[/name] and [name]Parker[/name] practically rhyme as well. Not to mention, that you have a first name containing the word “car” and a last name containing the word “park” - [name]Carter[/name] [name]Parker[/name] sounds like a cartoon parking garage attendant.

I’m sorry if that came off as very harsh. I know it’s disappointing when the name you love doesn’t work, but that’s nowhere near as upsetting as being given a name that doesn’t. This name absolutely doesn’t work. It’s a no-no-no. I think you have to keep looking.

Yeah, I definitely agree with the previous posters. It’s better to et go of the name you love, then saddle your child with a named that’s both easily made fun of and hard to say. Dont’ worry though-I’m sure you will find something you love! My last name caused my parent’s to eliminate lots of their favorite possibilities, but in the end they found the perfect name for me. I’m sure you will too! Good luck!

Could you maybe let go of the middle name? I think it sounds a little better if the middle name ends with a different sound

These aren’t actually suggestions. I just tried sounding them out and liked the way they flowed a little better than [name]Carter[/name] [name]Potter[/name] [name]Parker[/name].

[name]Carter[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Carter[/name] [name]Addison[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Carter[/name] [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Carter[/name] [name]William[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Carter[/name] [name]Scout[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Carter[/name] [name]Franklin[/name] [name]Parker[/name]

It isn’t just too much er sound; it’s too much last name. Think about filling out forms and roll call in class. People will always wonder: Is it [name]Carter[/name], [name]Parker[/name] or
[name]Parker[/name], [name]Carter[/name] ?

[name]Add[/name] [name]Potter[/name] into the mix and it’s just a disaster.
It’s not just the er sound, either: think about the first syllable in the first and last name. [name]CARter[/name] [name]PARKer[/name]. It sounds like the name of a valet.
Three names ending in er is way too much. In my opinion, you have to give up at least one of the names (first, middle, or use a different last name). Most people do not use middle names often. You could get away with:

[name]James[/name] [name]Carter[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]James[/name] [name]Potter[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Carter[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Parker[/name]

yes, and it sounds really silly…

If You Like [name]Carter[/name], You Might [name]Love[/name]…


I took out the ones also ending in ER so as to avoid another incident where you fall in love with a name that doesn’t work.

Here’s some more I think go well with —[name]Potter[/name] [name]Parker[/name] (because I think [name]Potter[/name] is pretty adorable and you can get by a bit better with non-functioning mn.)

[name]August[/name] [name]Potter[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Ethan[/name] [name]Potter[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Jonah[/name] [name]Potter[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Tristan[/name] [name]Potter[/name] [name]Parker[/name]

Also just keep in mind how hard it will be to call the little one by all three names. Try saying it out loud a few times as if he has just gotten into your make-up and made a mural on the wool rug…you may decide it is too much of a mouthful to get out in a moment of anger… some other suggestions that seem to go well with [name]Parker[/name]

[name]Blake[/name] [name]Amari[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Dakota[/name] [name]Cruz[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Rowan[/name] [name]Gerard[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
Arion [name]Beau[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Ethan[/name] [name]Chase[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Jonah[/name] [name]Clay[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Tristan[/name] [name]Elliott[/name] [name]Parker[/name]
[name]Preston[/name] [name]Rex[/name] [name]Parker[/name]

[name]Parker[/name] is a great last name to work with and I am sure with enough time you can find something you love that won’t stick your kid with a tongue tier for the rest of his life…

[name]Carter[/name] [name]Porter[/name] [name]Parker[/name] is just way to hard to say. Its a toungue twister. I would pick something different. [name]Carter[/name] [name]Parker[/name] is hard enough.

It’s definitely too much -er for my taste. My son is [name]Peter[/name] [name]Cooper[/name] after his father and grandfather, but even though the middle name ends differently, it would have been too much -er for me if I were just picking a name I loved. [name]Asher[/name] and [name]Honor[/name] are not going to be on my list, even though I like them otherwise.

Your names are very similar apart from the -er, too: [name]Carter[/name] and [name]Parker[/name] are only two letters off, almost rhyming, and [name]Parker[/name] and [name]Potter[/name] start with the same letter.

If you really love it, though, you can use it; it is up to you–but if I were you I’d keep looking.

I am really having trouble saying these three names together more than one time in a row. I would suggest you keep looking.

I’m repeating this! it’s exactly what I was going to write.

Sometimes if I feel a middle name makes things sound too “heavy” or long… I’ll just say the first and last name together to break it down (after all, most of our experiences in life don’t include our middle name!) [name]Carter[/name] [name]Parker[/name] is tough to say, but not impossible. It has some charm due to the somewhat rhyming/'er" sound. [name]How[/name] about selecting a different middle name to break up the er. You could save [name]Potter[/name] for another baby!

[name]Way[/name] too much ER! He’ll most often go by his first and last name. [name]Carter[/name] [name]Parker[/name] is even too much. I think you’ll need to do some thinking.