Are there any two distinct given names that have the same pronunciation? There are many such among, for example, Japanese-language and Chinese-language given names. I wonder if there are any in English/Western given names.
But let's exclude cases where one is a shorthand or a "variant spelling" of, and hence somewhat closely related to the other. Examples:
It seems John and Jon are not "distinct" if "Jon" is taken as an "alternate spellings" of "John" as indicated in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon.
It seems Brian and Bryan are not "distinct" as according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_(given_name) the two are "variant spellings" of, arguably, the same name.
Examples of names that are homophones:
- Mark, Marc
- Neil, Niall†
- Gene, Jean
- Sherry, Cherie
† Neale is not included as it is a surname but I only want to include given names for this question.
Unideal answers as the two names arguably are alternate spellings of the same name:
- Brian, Bryan
- Ian, Iain
- Jon, John
Unideal answers as the two names are not typically homophones:
- Dawn, Don