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A Creative Approach to Sibling Names

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British baby names seem especially fascinating to our American sensibilities, familiar and exotic at the same time. Once every handful of months, I allow myself a visit to the Birth Announcements in the London Telegraph, the way one might ration such indulgences as a banana split or a day in bed with a good book. And each time I report back to the devoted berries, I try to take a different view of the Telegraph’s baby name offerings.

This time, the focus is sibsets: Groups of distinctly British and delightfully quirky names. While I hate to leave such delicious choices as Constanza Una Honoria or Reuben Clarence William behind — and look there!, I didn’t have to! — there’s something new to be gained by seeing these choices with their brother and sister names.

British baby names and sibsets from the most recent Telegraph viewing:

girls

AGATHA ROSE, a sister for Scarlett and Tilly

ARAMINTA (MINTY) ISOBEL ROSE, sister for Mungo

BRIDIE ANNE, sister for Joseph

CELESTE JOHANNA, sister for Carter

COCO HEATHER KATE, sister for Willem and Xen

ELOISE JENNIFER GARDINER, sister for Llywela

FRIEDA HERMINE AURELIA, sister for Clara

HEBE ELIZABETH BRIDGET, sister for Eva

HONOR MARY MARGARET, sister for Darcey and Kian

INDIA LOUISE STAR, sister for Wolf

LOTTIE GEORGIA FLORENCE, sister for Henry

MYRTLE ELIZABETH, sister for Alfred

OTTILIE SKYE LORNA, sister for Willa

ROSIE JANE LOUISE, sister for Frederick

SANCIA, sister for Cara

boys

ARTHUR THOMAS WHITTLE, brother for Woody and Charlie

BERTRAM ANTON JOE, brother for Violet

GABRIEL SOLO DOCWRA, brother to Echo and Iris

HENRY LEWIS CASSAR, brother for Ludlow and Fenston

JAGO ARTHUR, brother for Lydia

JOHNNY WILLIAM LOGAN, brother for Cameron, Obie, and Isla

MAX THOMAS IDRIS, brother for Amalie

ORLANDO JOHN FREDERICK, brother for Angelica

OTTO CHARLES YURI, brother for Poppy

REX WILLIAM TOWNLEY, brother for Freddy, Hugo, and Oscar

RORY JAMES VICTOR, brother for Theo, Tilly and Rufus

RUFUS ARTHUR, brother for Hilly and Beth

THEO HARRY PAUL, brother for Oscar Charles and Amy Gillian Tansom

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