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  1. #1
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    Unsure about this sibset...

    As usual, I got this idea for a story with a sibset of 4 to name, and I got stuck. They are 2 girls and a boy, the older girl is 12, the middle one is 9 or 8, then there's the 6-year-old boy and a newborn/1-y-o girl at last. The boy could be either Peter or Gabriel (kinda weird to use one of them as a middle name for the other!), while I thought something classical for the older girls, like Charlotte, Adele, Lydia or Elizabeth. For the youngest, I came up with Greta, but I don't like it's alliteration with Gabriel -which is probably going to be the final choice, but I could get over the same initials thing, since I love the names- nor the fact that it sounds slightly less feminine than the others. Also, most of these names have A-E vowels, and I wanted to use that as a subtle connection, but in that case Lydia would be out. If you add the R to this trend, then Adele would be out too, and I'm one name short.
    The final draft has Adele, Charlotte, Gabriel and Greta penciled in, but I'm still unsure about this set. Plus, middle names are still a mystery. I might as well go ahead and avoid them altogether. Would it be weird?

    Any suggestions? Even if they don't fit with the A-E-R trend, add them, I might just get inspired!
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  2. #3
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    Peter Gabriel sounds better than Gabriel Peter, so if you wanted to avoid the alliteration, you could do Peter Gabriel instead.
    I would avoid using Adele. Just because Adele is a major singer at the moment, and readers might automatically associate the two.
    Adelaid, Adelia, and Adelina are similar alternatives.
    Middle name ideas:
    Peter Gabriel/Gabriel Peter
    Adele (Adelaide, etc.): Fiona, Poppy, Rose
    Charlotte:Lynn, Eleanor, Elaine
    Greta: Jeanette, Daphne, Blanche

    I think Lydia is a fine name, but if you want to stay with the A-E-R names, then it'd be out. Here are some more name that include an A, E, and R:
    Anamarie
    Arabelle/Arabella
    Arden
    Ardell-yes, this is a name, very similar to your Adele.
    Arela
    Ariale
    Aireanna
    Amber
    Carter

    I know that's not a whole lot, but that's what I got.
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