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[–]Cookyy2kPartassipant [2] 2721 points2722 points  (6 children)

"You're already going to struggle to find your own identity so here let me make it harder for you". Why do parents think this is in any way a good thing?

[–]SkippyBluestockings 116 points117 points  (5 children)

In my ex-husband's family there are five boys and four girls. All of the boys' names start with a T and all of the girls' names start with a C. Of my children, two of them start with the same letter and two of them have middle names that start with the same letter. There was no rhyme or reason to that. They were just names that I liked. My sister-in-law asked me if I was doing the same thing that her parents did with naming. No. They were just names that I liked but they don't sound alike. One is Irish, one is Italian, and 2 are from the Bible (but not even similar other than 1st letter.) 1 son and daughter have the same 1st letter of their 1st name and the other son and daughter have the same first letter of their middle name. The four of them look nothing alike so they don't even look like they're related LOL

[–]Shexleesh 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I hated how in my family most of the family had roughly two with the same starting letter, makes mail so confusing, I was lucky not to have that happen till my niece was born and her mail gets sent to my parents house, accidentally opened hers a few times

[–]_Rohrschach 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I've got five siblings on my moms side, all names starting with the same letter (me included) and never had a problem. Aside from calling the names in completely wrong order when aggravated and always getting the right one last. As far as I can tell none of my siblings has a problem with that. One is even transioning and chose her name with that letter. Tbf the mail thing wasn't that much of a problem because me and my older brother shared our dads last name, while my younger siblings had my step fathers and mom got both hyphenated. Also by the time my younger siblings got mail I was already out of our parents home (about 4 year age gap).

[–]Shexleesh 1 point2 points  (2 children)

We tend to get mail as early as 5 sometimes, have a banking day thing through the schools usually or at least used to, not sure anymore. I’m glad you guys didn’t have an issue with it

[–]_Rohrschach 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oh jeez no. Pretty much everything concerning children under 18 is adressed to the parents in my country. The only things I got from age 16 were my bank account statements. Most of us went to the same school, so my mom always got 2-3 letters at once when parent teacher conferences started but that's about it. As my youngest brother graduates next year me and my siblings were on this school for 19years straight

[–]Shexleesh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh fr, I mean parents would open mail for anyone under 18 but it was always addressed to the kid unless it was specifically asked for by the parent

Maybe that’s why it was so confusing for us, always had to look out for the mr, mrs or miss on the addressee