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  1. #1
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    Historical sibsets

    I was reading a novel last year about the French Revolution and was struck by how cool the names of Robespierre and his siblings were.

    Maximilien (François Marie Isidore!)
    Charlotte
    Henriette
    Augustin

    Henriette is not my favourite, but the others are pretty stunning (love Robespierre's middle names as well). Obviously Robespierre is quite a controversial figure, but he and his siblings had lovely names

    I've always liked the children of Queen Victoria as well:

    Victoria
    Edward
    Alice
    Alfred
    Helena
    Louise
    Arthur
    Leopold
    Beatrice

    Have you ever come across a historical sibset that impressed you?
    Baby girl due May/June 2015
    Emil - Ingimar - Kjartan - Matthías - Óskar - Róbert

    Elísabet - Elva - Rósa - Sólveig - Svala - Ylfa

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    My favorite historical sibset are Teddy Roosevelts children.

    Alice
    Theodore
    Ethel
    Archibald
    Quentin

    I also like Frqnklin Rossevelt's children's names:

    Anna
    James
    Elliot
    Franklin
    John
    I like simple yet versatile names that work well for the athlete, the comic, the genius, and the judge.

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    Yeah, those are nice ones

    Another one that I don't particularly like, but I find interesting, is the Mitford family:

    Nancy
    Pamela
    Thomas David
    Diana
    Unity Valkyrie
    Jessica Lucy
    Deborah Vivien

    I like how they all have pretty standard names for the time, except for the fifth child they went way off-piste and chose Unity Valkyrie. And she turned out to be the mental one of the family (big Hitler fan) - although to be fair Diana had the same problem.
    Baby girl due May/June 2015
    Emil - Ingimar - Kjartan - Matthías - Óskar - Róbert

    Elísabet - Elva - Rósa - Sólveig - Svala - Ylfa

  4. #7
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    favorite historical sibsets:
    GP:
    Cleopatra Selene and Alexander Helios (Twins of Cleopatra)
    I also like King Edward VII sibset
    Prince Albert Victor
    George V
    Princess Louise
    Princess Victoria
    Princess Maud
    Prince Alexander

    I also like John Everett Millais and Effie (Euphemia) Millais sibset:
    Everett
    George
    Effie (I think its short for Euphemia)
    Mary
    Alice
    Geoffrey
    John
    Sophie

    I know there are more but I can't think of them.
    Raquel-22 year old who loves names, books, and languages

    Ladies: Clara Josephine, Amelia Juliet, Louisa Genevieve, Rose Caroline, Charlotte Rosamund, Eleanora Winter, Marina Adelaide, Emmeline Margot, Cecily May, Annabel Frances
    Gentlemen: Frederick Arthur, Nicholas Hugo, Henry Oliver, William Grey, Matthew Isaiah, Thomas Alaric, George Everett, Edmund Tobias, Asher (?)

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    I think the Rossettis sounded nice together:
    Gabriel Dante Charles (Known as Dante Gabriel)
    Christina Georgina
    Maria Francesca
    William Michael

    I'm also a fan of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra's children's names and their numerous gorgeous Russian diminutives:
    Olga "Olishka," "Olya" and "Olenka"
    Tatiana "Tanya," "Tatya," "Tatianochka," and "Tanushka.
    Maria "Masha," Mashka" and "Marie"
    Anastasia "Nastya", "Nastas", "Nastenka" and "Anastasie"
    Alexei "Alyosha" and "Lyoshka"

    (Marie and Anastasie aren't Russian diminutives, they're the French form of Maria and Anastasia by which the Grand Duchesses were sometimes called)
    I'm Annie. I'm not pregnant or TTC, I've just love names

    My future princesses: Myrna Beatrix Blythe, Mathilda Ivy Frances, Susanna Rosalind Greer, Maureen Ziva Iris, Diana Vivian Celeste, Margery/Marjorie Saoirse Irene, Virginia Sigrid June, Patricia Aoife Lux, Eira Emmeline Donna

    My future princes: Leopold Mervyn Cary, Dashiell Frederick James, Augustine Horatio Clark, Caspar Oisín John, Alfred Patrick Reed, Henry Clement Stone

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