The words sons, suns sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do sons, suns sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: sons, suns are homophones of the English language.
Plural form of son.
Plural form of sun.
Definitions from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.