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#1 29Rachelle85


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Posted 03 September 2021 - 10:55 AM

So Im pregnant and we like the boy name Orrin. But we have a nephew whose name is Owen. Im worried the names sound to similar, like if I yell out the name for the kids to come in to the room is Owen gonna answer me.my family all insist the name is not too similar but I have reservations, I need and unbiased opinion. Thanks.

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 01:53 PM

I understand your concerns and reservations, but I don't believe the names are too similar. However, if you still have reservations that if you call for Orrin, Owen will answer, you could try the name Thorin. That is a character from the Lord of the Rings series though. I believe Orrin and Owen are perfectly fine as names for cousins.

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Posted 05 October 2021 - 11:17 PM

Orrin and Owen are completely fine. Especially given that none of your family will be angry, and you won't be sacrificing any relationships, I would say that Orrin and Owen will be okay together. 

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 07:33 AM

I think they will sound similar when calling them. They both start with an O and end with an N. I think the real question is: is that a situation that would make you change the name you really like? Are you with your family a lot? 

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 06:37 PM

Another option, if you are worried, is the name Orson - I think the S in there really removes the Owen/Orrin confusion.  

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 10:40 PM

Thanks for all the advice and help! I feel much better about it and all the kids and family already had been calling him Orrin

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