Too similar???

Are [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] too similar in sound to be used for sisters?

We already have our [name_f]Ivy[/name_f]. For the record, I am not a fan of [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]. Funny how a single letter’s difference can completely change one’s opinion of a name!

We have a new cousin named [name_f]Ella[/name_f]! If you were in our shoes, would you steer clear of any “[name_f]El[/name_f]-” names, like [name_f]Elodie[/name_f] or [name_u]Eloise[/name_u]?

I’m not big on rhyming names, so [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] would be a deal breaker for me (unless they were nicknames). With [name_f]Ella[/name_f], I wouldn’t be a huge fan of another [name_f]El[/name_f] name. Some of my favorites, [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f], [name_f]Elodie[/name_f], and [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], all have the [name_f]El[/name_f] sound, so I would only ever realistically use one (probably [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f])

I love [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f], they’re beautiful names. But yeah, I’d have to say I wouldn’t call sisters those. Too similar. The cousin thing depends on how often they’d see [name_f]Ella[/name_f]. If it’s frequent then yeah, I’d probably avoid most [name_f]El[/name_f]- names, except maybe a longer one, and use a nickname that isn’t [name_f]Elle[/name_f], [name_f]Ella[/name_f], [name_f]Ellie[/name_f], etc.