Too similar for sisters?

My older daughter’s name is [name_f]Delphine[/name_f] and I’m pregnant with our second and likely final baby. We are team green, but are settled on [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] for a boy. For a girl we had nothing that was feeling right and then I re-remembered [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] which we had strongly considered for [name_f]Delphine[/name_f]’s name. Miraculously my husband loves it and wants it to be the one (we have argued endlessly over girls names). I had sort of taken it out of contention And didn’t bring it up earlier in the decision process because of the [name_u]Del[/name_u] and Cel similarity. [name_f]Delphine[/name_f]’s nickname is [name_u]Del[/name_u], but we would plan to use [name_f]Cece[/name_f] as a nickname if we use [name_f]Celeste[/name_f]. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think the el at the start of both names makes them too similar or am I reading too much into this?


I don’t think they’re too similar! If you were planning to call [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] ‘Cel’, then it would be too similar, but since you plan to use [name_f]Cece[/name_f] (which I love, by the way!) then I think they work just fine together. [name_f]Delphine[/name_f] and [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] are lovely sister names, and I adore [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] too!


I actually like the symmetry, without the names being too close!


I agree w @EagleEyes

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They sound great together, not too similar at all!

Delphine and [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] are not too close – the syllables don’t actually work out to be [name_u]Del[/name_u] and Cel (as OP wrote). [name_u]Del[/name_u]-feen and Seh/Suh-lest. The L in [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] falls on the second syllable, not the first.

Cece isn’t my personal style, but it is fine as a NN. There are also NN options playing off of the L in CeLeste’s name, like [name_f]Letty[/name_f] perhaps.


Delphine and [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] make for perfect sister names! I adore your naming sense!

I didn’t even notice the the start of the full names being similar until you pointed it out, and since there’s no emphasis on it in the nicknames either, I think you’re completely fine.

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I love love love Cel And [name_u]Del[/name_u] :heart_eyes_cat:

I think they work fine as sister names.

I don’t think there’s a problem with these 2. In fact they are lovely as sisters. [name_f]Cece[/name_f] makes a great nn for [name_f]Celeste[/name_f]. The Cel part of [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] is pronounced more as “Seuh” so that differentiates it from [name_f]Delphine[/name_f] too. If you didn’t use [name_f]Cece[/name_f] then [name_f]Esty[/name_f], [name_f]Essie[/name_f], [name_f]Cissy[/name_f] or [name_f]Tess[/name_f] would be preferable over Cel.

I don’t think that they’re too similar, I didn’t even notice the similarity at first and they have different sounds (del-feen seh-lest)

They’re lovely together :slight_smile:

My thoughts exactly! I don’t pronounce [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] with a sel sound, it’s like what penelope_lynson described (seh-lest) unlike [name_f]Delphine[/name_f]. If you don’t even plan on using Cel as a nickname, definitely go for it. [name_f]Delphine[/name_f] and [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] are beautiful together.

Not too similar for siblings! I think [name_f]Delphine[/name_f] and [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] is a terrific set.

Not at all! [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] and [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] are lovely!

No, I really think it isn’t too close. You should totally use it!

I don’t think they’re too similar! They feel well matched :slight_smile:

I think they work perfectly together! Not too similar, but both magical and charmingly vintage. I don’t find the sounds to be too similar at all.

Delphine and [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] make a lovely sister pair.

Nope. I didn’t even realize the similarity until you pointed it out.