Do you think Ianthe and Xanthe are too similar?
I really like the name Xanthe and Ianthe for my fraternal twin girls who are due in six weeks. But I wonder if they are too similar. The middle names will be Xanthe Mercedes and Ianthe Venus
They are not the same name.
Xanthe is pronounced Zan-thee and means golden and Ianthe is pronounced Eye-an-thee and means violet flower.
- conley39Lv 71 month ago
You can do that if you want. I wouldn't, but that's just my taste. George Foreman named 5 sons George Foreman and a daughter Georgetta - that's too close.
- Ranchmom1Lv 71 month ago
They are too similar in my opinion.
- AmarettaLv 71 month ago
They are interesting names (I like Xanthe the best), but they too similar. If you want unusual names, you could go with Xanthe and Xandra or Ianthe and Athena or Iris.
- CatherineLv 61 month ago
The last syllable is the same in both. Its not similar it's exactly the same.
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- JillLv 71 month ago
I do but I also like both names.
- Odins daughterLv 61 month ago
I like both names but yes they’re too similar. Between the two, my favourite is Xanthe, so how about
Xanthe & Iona
Xanthe & Iris
Xanthe & Isadora
Xanthe & Isolde
Or Ianthe & Xandra
Ianthe & Xara/Zara
- MoyaLv 71 month ago
Xanthe &Ianthe is to similar
- wldswedeLv 61 month ago
I think they are too close, I'm pretty sure they are the same name just different origins. I'd use them as middle names for at least one of them. Ianthe Mercedes and Venus Xanthe?