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Sibling names too similar?

I have a daughter named Alexa Rose (nicknamed Lex or Lexa). We are expecting our second daughter soon and are having a hard time agreeing on a name. The only name we both like is Ella. Do you think Ella and Alexa are too similar? And if so, do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

Re: Sibling names too similar?

  • They are kind of similar.
    What about Bella or Stella? Almost the name you love but the additional letters make them sound different and less matchy wth Alexa. 
  • The two ending in A is too sing songy for anything I would personally use but guess could be worse 

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  • I would try calling out loud, “Alexa and Ella!” And see how it feels/sounds. I didn’t think they were too similar upon first sight, but when I try to say it put loud it’s a bit of a tongue twister.
  • I think it's fine. They will spend the majority of their lives as adult individuals rather than as a sibling set. 
  • I think they are fine together

  • Eh, I second giving her a longer name and going with an Ella-like nn. I personally think they sound awkward together. 
  • I think they are fine. Both of my girls are going to end in "a" and it doesn't bother me a bit. 
    BFP #1: 3/2012; EDD 11/2012; MMC and D&C 5/2012
    BFP #2: 10/2012; EDD 7/2013; DS born 6/2013 @ 37 weeks due to IUGR
    BFP #3: 10/2012; EDD 6/2015; DD born 6/2015
    BFP #4: 1/2019; EDD 9/2019; DD#2 born 9/2019

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