A reader recently told me she’d heard that one of the naming “rules” is that the first name and last name shouldn’t have the same number of syllables. I’ve heard variations on this idea before, especially regarding one-syllable first names and one-syllable last names, so I thought I’d compile a list of famous people who have the same number of syllables in their first and last names, as a way of showing that such a thing is fine, that most people don’t think twice about it, and that having such a name certainly doesn’t hold anyone back.
I’m including both real people and fictional characters — real people, because these famous people have *chosen* to go by these combination — they didn’t choose a different professional name — despite the syllable thing; fictional characters because these names were decided by the writers to be good, despite the syllable thing.
Kate Towne (me 🙂 )
What others can you think of?
*Denotes alliterative combinations (same first letter or sound of both first and last names)