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Thread: Your favorite name family?
May 22nd, 2014 08:55 PM #1Senior Member
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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?- Elise -
Beatrix - Lucia - Florence - Iris - Marguerite 'May' - Ada - Sabina - Naomi - Lavinia 'Liv' - Opal - Cordelia - Isolde - Annora - Camilla - Odessa - Romana - Heloise - Petra - Leonore
Julian - Cosimo - Valentine - Sinclair - Pascal 'Cal' - Dmitri - Otto - Raphael - Silvan - Felix - Caspar - Leopold - Kit - Vincent - Emmanuel
May 23rd, 2014 04:07 AM #3Senior Member
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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
May 23rd, 2014 06:30 AM #5I like simple yet versatile names that work well for the athlete, the comic, the genius, and the judge.
May 23rd, 2014 01:32 PM #7Not expecting, just having fun collecting names!
My name is Erin. I am 23 years old and I have been a proud name nerd since I was 10.
Ladies: Juliet Elaine, Madeleine Rachel, Marie Anneliese, Linnea Carys, Maisie Rose, Emilia Noelle, Clara Felicity, Lydia ?, Elise Victoria, Evelyn
Gentlemen: Jonathan Rhys, Wesley Jude, Roman Gabriel, Evan Connor, Quentin Oliver, Dawson Cole, Jude Nathaniel, Rhys Anthony, Ciaran Matthew, Everett Jacob
May 23rd, 2014 01:57 PM #9Member
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