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December 29th, 2012 03:12 AM #1Senior Member
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Famous Sibling Sets
I've been reading a biography about Vincent Van Gogh. They mentioned his siblings names and I began to think about famous sibling sets. Pick your favorite sibling set below and add more.
Children of Theodorus Van Gogh + Anna Cornelia Carbentus:
Vincent Willem (died at birth; born exactly a year before Vincent to the day)
Elisabeth (Lies) Huberta
Willemina (Wil) Jacoba
Cornelius (Cor) Vincent
Children of Patrick Brontë + Maria Branwell:
Children of Cassandra + George Austen:
Francis (Frank) William
Some questions about the Van Gogh names:
1. Would you use have reused Vincent Willem to honor your first child?
2. A lot of the Van Gogh names are repeated or feminized. Would you have done the same?
3. Would you have given Willemina the nickname Wil? Do you think that the names are surprisingly "masculine" in that they are merely feminine forms? (Something we don't see that often when it comes to Willemina and Jacoba).
4. Any additions or comments are welcome.
December 29th, 2012 04:30 AM #3Senior Member
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My favourite of those would be the Van Goghs, I think.
Some other 'sibsets' I like or consider interesting (I'm sure I've come across better ones; I'll post again when I remember):
Arlo Guthrie: Arlo & Nora
Burl Ives: Burl, Audry, Artie, Clarence, Argola, Lillburn, and Norma
Theodore Roosevelt: Anna, Theodore, Elliot & Corinne
Clementine Churchill: Clementine, Kitty, Nellie & John
Harriet Beecher Stowe: Harriet, Catherine, William, Edward, Mary, George, Henry, Charles, Isabella, Thomas & James
Emmeline Pankhurst's children: Sylvia, Christabel, Frank, Adela & Henry
Honeysuckle Weeks: Honeysuckle, Perdita & Rollo
Last edited by araminta; December 29th, 2012 at 08:24 AM.Eliza + Beatrix + Constance + Romilly + Clementine + Freya + Mabel + Agnes + Betty + Margot
Felix + Ivo + Calloway + Walter + Linus + Otto + August + Hugo + Zebedee + Rollo + Phineas
December 29th, 2012 06:45 AM #5Senior Member
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Just thinking off the top of my head:
Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper Beckham
Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox Jolie-Pitt
Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel Garner
Sarah Jessica Parker- James, Tabitha, Marion
Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel- Bruce Willis's
Ben and Casey Affleck
Eliza and Nate Dushku (they have brothers Ben and Aaron too)
Nicholas Brendon and Kelly Donovan (twin brothers)
Hansons: Isaac, Zac, Taylor
Beyonce and Solange Knowles
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Dakota and Elle Fanning
Jessica and Ashley Simpson
Hilary and Haylie Duff
Mary-Kate, Ashley, and Elizabeth Olson
Tegan and Sara
Dylan and Cole Sprouse
John and Caroline Kennedy
Sasha and Malia Obama
Wynnona and Ashley Judd
Donny and Marie Osmond
Kelly, Jack, and Aimee Osbourne
Nick and Drew Lachey
Britney and Jamie Lynne Spears (have brother Bryan)Anya Angelina, Alessandra Mary, Delilah Claire, Adella India, Lydia Emanuella, Susannah Lenore, Caroline Michaela, Rikarah Jade, Liadah Cristina, Leah Cassandra, Alicia Cordelia, Eliza Francesca, Jade Antonia, Jessamine Faith, Audrina Rosemary, Shana Ariadne, Dana Rachel
Nathaniel Malachi, Wesley Joseph, Gavin Daniel, Daniel Alexander, Lewis Malcolm, Jared Levi, Jesse Gabriel, Connor Michael, Callum Wade, Keegan Jude, Quentin Dominick, Micah Lucian, Miguel Antonio, Adam Gabriel
December 29th, 2012 07:57 AM #7
1. I wouldn't have reused the name.
2. Yes I would, but only like the Van Gogh's did, such as one have the middle name (Willem) and the other the first name form (Willemina). I wouldn't use both forms as first names!
3. No - I would have called her Mimi. I don't find them masculine.
My favorite sibling sets...
Samuel & Susanna Wesley
- John (founder of the Methodist church)
- Mehetabel (Hetty)
- Kezia (Kezzie)
Thomas & Mary Wedgwood
- Josiah (founder of Wedgwood Pottery)
Josiah & Sarah Wedgwood
- Mary Anne
John Winston & Frances Anne Emily Spencer-Churchill
- George Charles
- Frederick John Winston
- Cornelia Henrietta Maria
- Rosamund Jane Frances
- Randolph Henry (father of Winston Churchill)
- Fanny Octavia Louise
- Anne Emily
- Charles Ashley
- Augustus Robert
- Georgiana Elizabeth
- Sarah Isabella Augusta♥ Margaret Mary ♥
19. Name nerd. College freshman.
~ Eliza Josephine ~ Esther Christabel ~ Harriet Aurelia ~ Mary Jessamine ~ Rose Georgina ~ Sarah Margaret ~
~ Asher Benedict ~ Gabriel Walter ~ John Constantine ~ Noah August ~ Reuben Alexander ~ Samuel Ernest ~
December 29th, 2012 08:05 AM #9
I've always adored the Austens' names The Van Gogh sibset is interesting. I don't think I would have used the exact same name as my first child, but probably would honour them in some way. I'm not a fan of all the repetition in general, actually, with Willem and Willemina, Cornelius and Cornelia etc. I do think Willemina nn Wil is sweet though, kind of unexpected and refreshing, and Elisabeth nn Lies is darling.W h a t ' s . . .
Matilda | Adelaide | Hermione | Aurelia | Tallulah
Edmund | Wilfred | Asa | Felix | Leander
. . . n e x t ?