Too similar for a sibset?

I’ve been noticing that many of the names I like probably wouldn’t make the best sibsets because of similar sounds/beginnings/endings, etc. [name]Eleanor[/name] & [name]Elliott[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name] & [name]Elodie[/name], [name]Elliott[/name] & [name]Elodie[/name], or [name]Adeline[/name] & [name]Emmeline[/name] are non-starters because of this, but I’m beginning to wonder about some of my other current favorites and their too “matchy-matchy” sibset potential.

For example…

[name]Eleanor[/name] & [name]Emmeline[/name]: not too similar per se, but I’ve never been a huge fan of sibsets starting with the same letter
[name]Eleanor[/name] & [name]Isadora[/name]: the similar “or” sound has got me wondering if these are too close
[name]Elliott[/name] & [name]Samuel[/name]: obviously nobody pronounces “[name]Samuel[/name]” as “sam-yoo-[name]ELL[/name]” but there’s still a bit of an “el” theme.

Here’s the my top ten, as of this moment. What sibsets would you make out of it?



[name]Eleanor[/name] & [name]Adeline[/name] ([name]Ellie[/name] and [name]Linny[/name])
[name]Eleanor[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] ([name]Elle[/name] and [name]Bea[/name])
[name]Maeve[/name] & [name]Elodie[/name]
[name]Emmeline[/name] & [name]Rosamund[/name] ([name]Emme[/name] and [name]Rose[/name])

[name]Xavier[/name] & [name]Milo[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] & [name]August[/name] - heavenly! I [name]ADORE[/name] this!
[name]Henry[/name] & [name]Milo[/name] - M gives a H a really spunky new feeling!
[name]Kieran[/name] & [name]Oliver[/name]
[name]August[/name] & [name]Gabriel[/name] ([name]Gus[/name] and [name]Gabe[/name])

[name]Beatrix[/name] & [name]Henry[/name] ([name]Bea[/name] and [name]Hal[/name])
[name]Eleanor[/name] & [name]Gabriel[/name]
[name]Elodie[/name] & [name]Milo[/name] - so sweet and fun! [name]LOVE[/name] this!
[name]Tess[/name] & [name]Milo[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] & [name]Kieran[/name]
[name]Adeline[/name] & [name]Samuel[/name]
[name]Emmeline[/name] & [name]August[/name] ([name]Emme[/name] and [name]Gus[/name])
[name]Xavier[/name] & [name]Ariane[/name]

This was fun, hope this helps! Bolded are favorites.

Whereas I personally try to avoid repeating a first letter for siblings, I honestly don’t think the sibsets you like are too matchy. The one I would personally eliminate would be [name]Eleanor[/name] and [name]Isadora[/name]. The “Or” sound just sticks out too much for me and makes them sound rhymey.
By the by, I totally have the same problem. I like so many names that are much too similar to each other to actually use more than one!

As to making sibsets out of your favorite names, many have 3 syllables with a first syllable emphasis, so I tried to pair contrasting names for variation. :slight_smile:

B/G combos:
[name]August[/name] and [name]Elodie[/name]
[name]Kieran[/name]/[name]Ciaran[/name] and [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Isadora[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] and [name]Tess[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] and [name]Beatrix[/name]