Category: sibset names
It’s one of our longest-running forums, at 200+ pages and counting: Name a sibset you know.
On the forums it’s a game where one person names a sibset they know and the next person takes one of the names from that sibset and uses it in a different sibset they know. Â Go ahead and play it, it’s fun.
So for this question of the week, we’re going to spin the challenge a bit differently and ask, What’s the best sibset — as in group of sibling names — you know?
I always love the slightly off-kilter (from the American perspective) British baby names plus the eccentric string of middle names. But including the names of brothers and sisters adds an extra dimension of style interest.
Counting first children not mentioned here too, trend watchers will want to note the names Elodie, Emilia, Florence, Isla, and Jemima for girls, and Barnaby, Frederick, Hugo, Montgomery, and Willoughby for boys. Also, diminutives such as Jack and Annie as not only full first names but middle names.
Recent British baby names and their siblings include:
My husband would like to keep the vowel theme going, but doesn’t want a name that’s too popular. I personally am a fan of softer-sounding names that begin with S or M. We’d also take intoÂ consideration the nickname: we sometimes call our children Ave and Zay.
Here are the names we’ve discussed so far:
We’re turning around the Question of the Week format, so that you ask the questions of us and of the general Berry population.
Looking for advice on naming your baby? Â Negotiating a name problem with your partner or mother-in-law? Or simply have a larger name question you’d like to ask the crowd? Â Send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe we’ll choose it for this column.
Our first-ever Berry Question of the Week comes from Lindy Diamond, a South African mother of two adorable little girls (that’s them in the photo) who’s expecting her third daughter and needs help in finding a name that fits her tight parameters. Â Lindy writes:
“I have two daughters, with another one on the way in two months time – making me one week overdue for a three under three award! My first daughter is Ariella Jaime Diamond – we call herÂ AriÂ for short. The second isÂ AerinÂ Michaela Diamond, justÂ Aerin at the moment.
Question of the Week
Thanks to all you berries who submitted QOW ideas last weekâ€”there are definitely someÂ goodies that we will be using!Â (And a special nod of thanks to anniebee, who came up with severalÂ excellent ones.)
Did you theme your kids namesâ€”by first letter, meaning, style?
If so, would you do it again or do you regret establishing a pattern?
If thereâ€™s a theme with your first two kids,Â are you committed to following itÂ with a third?
There are both blatantly obvious and more subtle motifs–what’s your feeling aboutÂ the practiceÂ in general?