Category: Sibling and Multiple Names

Sister and Brother Names

brother and sister names

by Pamela Redmond

Sister and brother names are female and male names that are so closely related they feel like (but aren’t always) variations of the same name.

In this age of gender fluidity, we see this happening more and more: girl names becoming more popular on the strength of a similar-sounding boys’ name, or boy names whose star rises on the stylishness of a girl name.

It doesn’t really matter, in the end, which gender’s popularity comes first. More and more, related male and female versions of a name rise hand-in-hand through the popular names charts.

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By Clare Green

This week’s news includes announcements from 90s pop icons, girls’ names honoring men, and spelling and pronunciation quandaries.

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by Linda Rosenkrantz

Brilliant baby names sparkled once again on the September Birth Announcements forum.

There was one pair of perfectly paired twin names: Isabel Therese and Leo Henri. Unusual names included Winry, Geddy, Hercule and Woods, plus middles Obelia and Calloway, and sibs Blythe Lavender, Ignatius Peter, Indigo Robert and Hespera Catherine Ophelia. Wow!

Here’s the full contingent.

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Boy-Girl Twin Names

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by Abby Sandel

They’re looking for boy-girl twin names. They’ve got a great name for their son … but how ‘bout his twin sister? Let’s find a name that works well with Truman.

Kristen writes:

We are expecting our first babies in November, boy-girl twins. We love older, vintage-sounding names that aren’t currently too popular.

My husband loves Truman and Marlowe. I do too, but I am worried that Marlowe might be on the up and coming.

I also like Hollis or Darcy for boys, but I can’t come up with a good girl name to match. My husband is worried that both of those names sound too feminine, but I actually like the ambiguity.

We want the same number of syllables for the twins and we are staying away from rhymes and alliteration.

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Surname Names for Boys: Help wanted!

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by Abby Sandel

They’re adopting baby number six in just a few weeks. Meaning matters, but so does fitting in with their family. Let’s help them find the right surname name choice for their new son!

Kate writes: 

We just got the call that we have been chosen to adopt a baby boy. We are thrilled but need to pick a name soon.

We have five children: sons Cohen Reid and Adler Josiah, and daughters Kacey Josephine Pearl, Scout Alivia Jordan, and Harper Evangeline Raea.

One of this baby’s middle names will be Ripley.

While we have always talked about the name Fletcher with either the middle name Davis or Rhodes, I’m not convinced we have the right name for this baby.

I’ve recently heard the name Boone and love it but not sure it fits with our short, two-syllable A last name.

Other names we love: Wilder, Booker, Jude, Flynn, Gable, Lennon, Nash.

The meaning of the name is important to us. We love that Fletcher means an arrow maker, a person who hits the target. I love that Boone means blessed as this baby is a gift.

We would like to avoid using the same first initial of any of our other children.

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