British Baby Names: Brilliant Sibsets
British birth announcement time is a little like Christmas here at Nameberry, with an array of baby names waiting to be examined and admired.
Today our focus is on sibling names. The baby names here from recent birth announcements in the London Telegraph are notable not just for their own wonderfulness, but for how well they go with the names of their brothers and sisters.
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on April 14th, 2016 at 4:06 am
I love the sibset Rory & Cressida. Beautiful!
on April 14th, 2016 at 6:35 am
The British have it right! They really know how to name their children!
on April 14th, 2016 at 6:42 am
Amazing names! They all go so well together! I’m in Ireland and have an Oliver Steven, Rupert Benjamin and Cordelia Rose! Not quite as good as Persephone and Humphrey!!!
on April 14th, 2016 at 10:40 am
I love the Telegraph Birth Announcements because these Brits are never afraid to go above and beyond. There was some daring gender bending here! And they’re not afraid to use keep classics classic. Are you ever gonna see a Rudolf on an American birth announcement? And there are 2 here! Love it
on April 14th, 2016 at 11:56 am
Wow! What an amazing list. So many gorgeous combos and sibsets!
on April 14th, 2016 at 2:03 pm
I adore these! But I’m afraid I need to burst some bubbles, I’m British and can promise you that these names are not the standard, the Telegraph announcements tend to be the upperclass eccentrics rather than your everyday Brit. I so with more people were as brave as this, including my own husband!!!
on April 14th, 2016 at 2:27 pm
These sibsets are beautiful!
on April 14th, 2016 at 3:54 pm
Ida Poppy Frances. Gorgeous.
But could you *please* stop referring to the Telegraph as the London Telegraph? There is no such paper, the Telegraph is a national paper.
on April 14th, 2016 at 4:44 pm
There is not a single one I don’t love. What spectacular names!
on April 14th, 2016 at 10:50 pm
Ahhh, the Telegraph. I think these are my favourite blogs!
So many fabulous sibsets; I was going to choose my top five, but it’ll have to be a top six!
Angus and Celia
Henry, Charles and Beatrice
Humphrey and Persephone
Olive and Sadie
Saskia and Bertram
Violet and Frederick
Favourite individual names from the birth announcements…
Beatrice Katherine Cecily
India Elizabeth Louise
Persephone Imogen May
Vera Alice Margaret
Bertram Crispin Clive
Casimir David Nichols
Frederick Charles Rudolph
Huxley Guy Appleby
Stirling Alexander Raif
on April 15th, 2016 at 2:58 pm
I’m rarely speechless. But I was frozen, mouth wide open, after reading this blog post. The boys names are breathtaking!!!! I love Idris and Solomon so much! These names are unbelievable. Great job. Huxley Guy is the coolest combo I’ve heard in a while, especially with Maximilian for a brother, and it’s refreshing to see both Rudolph and Rudolf in the list. Clive? Raif? These middle names are to die for.
on April 16th, 2016 at 3:33 am
Thought I’d have a look through the most recent online announcements and I just had to show you all this one!
Archie Herewood George brother to Ottilia and Wilfred. LOVE!!
on April 16th, 2016 at 3:37 am
Magnus Alexander Claude, anyone!?
Tabitha Alice Posey!?
Henrietta Edith Ivy!?
Aurora Isabella Fleur!?
Ok, I’ll stop now!
on April 16th, 2016 at 3:46 am
@indiefendi2 I actually went to college with a Rudolf (nn Rudy) who was named after his German grandfather. So, there’s at least one American Rudolf 😉
@Essa Love that Magnus combo!
I’m glad to see Bertram, Casimir, Idris, and Ottilie.
Sibsets I love:
Georgina and Imogen
Bertram and Saskia (totally swoon worthy)
Frederick and Violet
Idris and Solomon (GP combo for me, but great separate too)
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