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Thread: Sibset beliefs

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    Question Sibset beliefs

    Hi berries!
    I was just wondering about everyone's beliefs in sibsets. Do you think that for a good sibset they all have to be the same style or theme? Do you think maybe all of one gender can have the same style while the other gender has a completely different style? I don't know if that make sense but it does in my head haha..

    For instance, me and my boyfriend just happened to realize all the little girl names we liked are very pretty, feminine, french names: Colette, Elodie, etc. but for boys we like strong, more american(?) names like Jack and Evan. So if we like the french names should our boys be just as french or should our girls get switched to more classic choices? See what I mean now... what are your thoughts in general?? Do you guys have any "sibset rules" you go by?

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    In general I do like it when sibsets are:
    harmonious with one another
    - have a similar number of letters (this doesn't mean both FN have to be 5 letters but spread out across the FN and MN)
    - usually have the same number of mn (unless there is a family tradition reason why not)
    - and at least sound nice pronounced in the same language. (But don't need the same origin).
    - Also same trendyness/style factor. If you are going to mis-spell one kids name please do that for all of them.
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    Personally I don't think sibsets generally have to match. I mean just pick names that both you and your partner mutually agree on.
    On my mum's side her and her sibling don't have matching names Patricia, Ruby, Guy & Corinne. Ruby is kind of the odd one out in comparison to her sisters. This cousin sibset on my dad's side Jasmin, Samuel, Shelby & Sheridan....Jasmin is the odd one out, all the rest have "s" names.
    Eudora - Casilda - Violetta - Odelia - Leocadia - Odette - Isolde - Valentine - Leopoldine - Isadora
    Eulalia - Aurelia - Marigold - Ariadne - Viola - Cosima - Philomena
    Averil - Caius - Casimir - Basil - Ignatius - Benedict - Thaddeus - Raphael - Leopold - Clement
    Cassian - Isidore - Wenceslaus - Balthasar - Arlo - Gilbert - Cornelius - Augustine - Carlisle

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    I am so mixed. Sometimes I really like to have names that have patterns in them. Just today I made.

    Nova Calliope and Inez Penelope and Mavis Evangeline and Hazel Rosamund

    The pattern V,Z,V,Z

    Now thats just for fun. Whats important to me is that I love every name. I love Nova, Inez, Mavis and Hazel so I guess in a way that is a practical sibset for me. I don't really feel like the same style is super important. But I am weird and I like names to have the same feel if that makes sense.

    Now I know people won't say Nova, Inez, Mavis and Hazel are the same style. But to me they feel the same.

    I also want them to sound good together and not be too close. The above mentioned names might be.

    Those are my rules, I guess.

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    I agree with just having the need to love every single name in the set no matter if it fits or doesn't. I think what happens is that children grow into names and siblings grow into a family so they just sound good together.

    I was just wondering everyone else's opinions cause it always seems like people are posting threads wondering if their names are okay together.

    Sometimes I make patterns just for fun! Like rhyming middles or all nature name middles.

    But my biggest idea with sibsets is that if all your kids have great, meaningful names don't give one child a name that means something not so nice. Like my siblings are Nicole, Daniel, and Stephen: victory of the people, he who judges (but he has a kick ass bible story!), and crown. While mine is Emily and I'm rival... which I guess kinda fits cause i'm the typical "baby" *cough* favorite

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