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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    New York, USA

    Your favorite name family?

    What's your favorite name family? "Name family" meaning a collection of names that all spring from a "parent" name, which is usually a classic like Elizabeth, Anne, Mary, etc. I have a harder time sorting out which boy's names belong to which family; some definite ones I see are the leonine names and the Johns.

    My favorite for the girls is Helen/Eleanor, and of these I love Helena, Leonore, Nell, Eleanora, and Leonie. I'm fairly sure Helen and Eleanor come from the same root: they're both Greek with the same meaning, and some of their offshoots seem like they could be a variant of either.

    I also love the Leo names: Leo, Leonidas, Lionel, etc. are all great favorites.

    How about you? What's your favorite name family, and which of its variations?
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  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    I think my favorite name families would have to be John and Anne. Just so much comes from each of them, it's as though you could name 40 people from each and they'd hardly be able to guess their names were related.

    I also really love William and Margaret. They both have so many that I would love to use.
    Last edited by pistachio; May 23rd, 2014 at 03:51 PM.
    Mommy to Mr. Ivan

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    New York
    On the girls side, I would have to say Ann. My favorite variations are Anna, Annika, Anya, and Annetta.

    On the boys side, I would have to say Matthew. My favorites variations are Mathias and Matteo.
    I like simple yet versatile names that work well for the athlete, the comic, the genius, and the judge.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Julie names: Juliet, Julie, Julia, Julianna, Julianne
    Em names: Emilia, Emma, Emmy, Emerson (on a boy)
    -et/ette names: Juliet, Colette, Nicolette, Bridget (but I dislike Bernadette)
    -an/en names for boys: Declan, Nathan, Ethan, Lucian, Owen, Evan,
    Finn names: Finley, Finnian, Griffin
    Not expecting, just love collecting names!

    My name is Erin. I am 23 years old and I have been a proud name nerd since I was 10.

    Girl names: Juliet Elaine, Madeleine ?, Marie Anneliese, Linnea Carys, Stella Vivienne, Emilia Noelle, Clara Felicity, Violet Elizabeth, Lydia Violet, Elaine Victoria, Evelyn Hope

    Boy names: Jonathan Rhys, Wesley Judah, Evan ? Joel Dominic, Quinn Patrick, Dawson Cole, Judah Nathaniel, Rhys Jeremiah, Roman Gabriel, Lachlan Jude

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Midwest United States
    I don't believe that Helen and Eleanor are related. Isn't Eleanor from Aliénor?

    My current favorite family is from the root name Margarita.

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