What is your first reaction when you hear sibling names Avery and Archer?

Although I am almost certain [name]Archer[/name] is the one we have decided on for a boy who is approximately 9 weeks away, I am curious to what people’s initial reaction is upon hearing these names of sister and brother. [name]Archer[/name] is the name in question, [name]Avery[/name] is my daughter. What do you think? [name]Do[/name] they sound good together, or not so much? It’s ok to be completely honest…I can take it :wink: Although we initially didn’t want another ‘A’ name, I think these sound differently enough, so the first initial is not really an issue for me.

Thanks…as always!

I like both names, and I think they compliment each other nicely. If a met a sibset named [name]Avery[/name] and [name]Archer[/name], I would think, “Wow, how adorable!” :slight_smile:

They’re nice together. However before I read your whole post I thought they were brothers

My first reactions would be…

The parents love the letter “A”.
The parents like unisex and occupational names.
The names have the same initial as well as share an “er” sound.

If you don’t mind all of the above, then [name]Archer[/name] is the name for you. It’s a good “fit” stylewise with [name]Avery[/name].

My first reaction would be:

They must be doing an A name theme
[name]Archer[/name]'s a boy and [name]Avery[/name]'s a girl?
The names are very matchy, are they twins?

But I do think it’s cute since I love matchy names, but that’s what I would honestly think. I thought [name]Nora[/name] and [name]Nina[/name] (My fiance’s nieces) were twins till my fiance’ told me that [name]Nora[/name] was older. So if you don’t mind that, then it’s fine.

I just thought of something else, sorry! Don’t want to bring you down, but what would you name a third child? (that is if you plan on having more) I think it’s okay as a set, but it limits your option for a third. My fiance’s sister only plans on having her two girls, so that’s why they picked matchy names.

I agree with all previous posters. I think they’re adorable together! Not too similar at all, but similar enough to work stylistically, as mischa pointed out

First reaction: boy and girl twins! [name]How[/name] adorable!

I think stylistically they are a little matchy-matchy but a lot of people like that. I think they sound adorable together. I also really like the name [name]Archer[/name].

First reaction: What a cute pair!! I would also probably assume they are boy/girl twins because of the matchiness (not the bad kind of matchiness, though!). I think they go really great together.

If I were the parent of these children, I might worry slightly about what we would name any possible future baby that would fit as well with those two names as they fit with each other. [name]Just[/name] because they fit so perfectly together – any third name might stand out. Not trying to bring you down; just a thought!

At first I thought ‘how adorable’ but then I would think exactly what catloverd does. I like both names but seperatly. :slight_smile:

Thanks everyone, and I totally get how the names sound matchy. Everyone’s comments made me smile :slight_smile:

@catloverd and catheyc: We are definitely not having any more, in fact we weren’t planning for any more after [name]Avery[/name]. She was conceived through IVF, so interestingly enough, her sibling to be, is from the same “batch”…and could have been a fraternal twin had both embryos taken. We often talk about how they could have been twins so I think that’s why the matchy sounding names are cute to us.

@nat108: I think that is something that we are bound to deal with as well…I am thinking that would be an issue with any name we choose for the boy though right?

First reaction was that they were boy/girl twins or sibs and you really like the sound of “A” names. I like how they sound together and I appreciate the story behind the births as it relates to the names. My only concern was for future sibs but since you are planning for two then it sounds like a great match. :slight_smile:

Oh yeah, there’s nothing you can do about that. But if I knew you had a boy & girl, I’d know that [name]Avery[/name] was the girl. If you’d chose something like [name]Avery[/name] & [name]Morgan[/name] or [name]Avery[/name] & [name]Quinn[/name] it would be unclear