Name Your “Similar Names” Family
A little while back our question of the week asked berries to name their own Name Ticker family, choosing only from names in the name ticker at any given moment. It was a big success and a lot of fun with some truly fascinating results.
So continuing on that theme, today we’re asking you to name a family using only the names found on the Similar Names page of any name you choose.
I was inspired to ask this question by the Similar Names page for Eulalia, here. So many great choices! I might create a family of two girls and two boys named Eulalia and Corisande, Booker and Cyrus. Or I might go a bit more exotic and choose Aviva and Kamala, Dmitri and Vladimir.
Your turn! Tell us which name you started with (you don’t have to use it in your family group), and which names you choose for your family of any size and gender constellation. Include a link to the page if possible so we can see which names you had to choose from.
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on August 19th, 2014 at 11:15 pm
Love this prompt!
With Eloise, I would have sisters Hazel Charlotte, Lucy Josephine, and Jane Eleanor.
Simon would be brother to Agnes Elizabeth, Julian Oscar, and Elliot James.
on August 19th, 2014 at 11:23 pm
My name was Arden. With the similar names my family would be:
Arden Daisy, Willa August, Alistair Beckett, Oliver Jude, Rowan Calloway and lean
on August 19th, 2014 at 11:24 pm
My name was Arden. With the similar names my family would be:
Arden Daisy, Willa August, Alistair Beckett, Oliver Jude, Rowan Calloway and Leonora Greer 🙂
on August 20th, 2014 at 12:30 am
My starter name was Margot. Using only the similar names, my kids would be:
on August 20th, 2014 at 1:16 am
My starter name is Chloe Irene.
Using only the similar names, my kids would be:
on August 20th, 2014 at 1:29 am
I started with Adelaide.
Using similar names my family would be:
I branched out for the middle names.
on August 20th, 2014 at 1:59 am
I used Finnegan: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Finnegan/similar
My family would be named:
on August 20th, 2014 at 2:08 am
I used the name Benjamin. My similar name family would be:
on August 20th, 2014 at 2:13 am
Name: Felix (http://nameberry.com/babyname/Felix/similar)
My “Similar names” family:
on August 20th, 2014 at 2:38 am
Such a great idea! I used my favourite name, Antigone: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Antigone/similar
My “similar names” family:
on August 20th, 2014 at 2:48 am
Starting Name: Nathaniel
on August 20th, 2014 at 3:22 am
My starter was Juliette and there were very few boys’ names so I just went with all girls:
on August 20th, 2014 at 3:28 am
My name’s Shannon!
“Agnella Billie Brent Buffy Cassandre Charmian Chet Clint Corby Cybil Dayton Dianna Dillon Doctor Donna Elan Eliazar Eliezer Eline Ellia Erin Fielder Floy German Hanson Hyatt Jakob Jeannine Lester Ludmila Mal Marciano Matz Mike Moore Newman Nimrod Osias Reva Roslyn Sicily Sorelle Sybella Tane Tre Wales Wash Yeats”
on August 20th, 2014 at 3:39 am
First name: Mabel (http://nameberry.com/babyname/Mabel/similar)
Louisa (Lou or Lulu)
Second name: Elliot (http://nameberry.com/babyname/Elliot/boy/similar)
Third name: Sadie (http://nameberry.com/babyname/Sadie/similar)
Fourth name: Isla (http://nameberry.com/babyname/Isla/similar)
I could keep going all day long! 😉
What a fun game. A lot easier than the ticker one, as the names obviously tend to fit together pretty well.
Only thing I’ve noticed is that when you start with a girl’s name, you could lots more girl suggestions, and vice versa. As I love lots and lots of girl’s names, but have trouble finding boy’s names, I’d love to see more boy’s names suggestions to go with my favorite girls!
on August 20th, 2014 at 3:43 am
My name was Balthazar:
Isidore Leander Ignatius
Cosima Andromeda Ismay
Melchior Lynx Odysseus
on August 20th, 2014 at 4:08 am
I started with Iris
Mine would be
Girls – Iris June, Scarlett Rose
Boys – Leo James, Felix Atticus(husband picked boys)
on August 20th, 2014 at 4:39 am
Starter name: Johanna
on August 20th, 2014 at 5:07 am
My name was Genevieve
Adelaiade Scarlett, Clara Josephine, Alice Matilda and Aurelia Florence.
on August 20th, 2014 at 5:46 am
As a starter I used my favourite girls name Aria; and here’s her family:
brothers Declan James and Holden River, and sisters India Grace, Esme Genevieve, Celeste Aurora and Eden Gabriella.
This was fun! xx
on August 20th, 2014 at 5:48 am
^oh sorry I forgot the link: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Aria/similar
on August 20th, 2014 at 6:16 am
Starting with Finn, my absolute favorite boys’ name, and with 4 children overall: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Finn/boy/similar
Starting with Lily, my #1 girls’ name (still 4 children): http://nameberry.com/babyname/Lily/similar
I would have chosen William, but it’s too similar to Lily.
on August 20th, 2014 at 6:35 am
Start name Daphne Alice
on August 20th, 2014 at 6:41 am
Similar names family:
on August 20th, 2014 at 7:24 am
My starter name was Annabel:
on August 20th, 2014 at 7:32 am
Using the name Theodore my family would be:
on August 20th, 2014 at 7:37 am
I typed in Isla which is my oldest daughter’s name and found my entire real family of names!
Isla, Henry, Adelaide and Finn (our dog)!
But, for a do-over, I would do:
Clementine, August and Poppy, naming our dog Atticus
on August 20th, 2014 at 7:49 am
Arthur, Adelaide, and Clara or Beatrix, Felicity, and Ivy
(So many favorites in this cluster!)
on August 20th, 2014 at 7:51 am
I started with Jane, here is my family!
on August 20th, 2014 at 7:52 am
Wiley (my son’s name) &
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:02 am
Started with Fox:
B: Fox Archer
G: Clover Luna
B: Harbor Forest
B: Oak Orson “Bear”
B: Rufus Wolf “Red”
G: Lark Tempest
B: Pax Orion
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:05 am
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:23 am
Started with a recently named boy I know, Elliot Paul. (For first names, I picked from similar to Elliot and middle names from similar to Paul.
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:28 am
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:32 am
Started with Annabelle Maeve. (Annabelle for first names, Maeve for middles)
I liked a lot more names linked with Maeve, than Annabelle!
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:40 am
I started with Clementine, my own daughter’s name, and was happy to see that many of the names on the similar page are already on my list as favorites! Though, because so many of my favorites are similar to Clementine, but resulting family is a bit large 🙂
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:42 am
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:45 am
Hadley Annette – used Hadley
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:48 am
I started with Nathaniel, one of my favorite names, and was pleased to find many of my other favorite names! I shuffled around many of the middle names (I used the Nathaniel similar names for the middles too).
Looking at it now, I think that all the names I chose were too similar in structure, so I’d probably vary it more for my actual future family. And they all have cute nicknames- Nate, Bash, Theo, and Charlie!
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:57 am
I started with my son’s name Finn: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Finn/boy/similar
And came up with:
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:57 am
My original name was Juniper Raine.
I used similar names from Juniper for first names and similar names from Raine for middle names.
on August 20th, 2014 at 9:00 am
The links: Juniper – http://nameberry.com/babyname/Juniper/girl/similar
Raine – http://nameberry.com/babyname/Raine/similar
on August 20th, 2014 at 9:15 am
Started with Jane.
on August 20th, 2014 at 9:22 am
My family is:
Georgiana Nell (I changed the spelling of both)
I disliked every other name so much I guess I’m only have one child!
Can I just say… people who liked Ann also liked…. Baby? For a boy???
My family is:
Sophie Margaret (yay, this is actually one of my very favourite names!)
Katherine (nn Kate) Violet
on August 20th, 2014 at 9:37 am
I used Alice.
on August 20th, 2014 at 9:41 am
Started with Lavinia
on August 20th, 2014 at 9:41 am
on August 20th, 2014 at 9:49 am
Started with Fiona
on August 20th, 2014 at 9:53 am
First Name: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Zelda/similar
Second Name: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Octavia/similar
Third Name: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Maia/similar
Fourth Name: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Caroline/similar
on August 20th, 2014 at 10:13 am
I started with the name Catherine Cosette (what I will name my girl, if I have one).
Her sister will be Margaret Delphine.
Her brothers, James Elliott and Henry Alden.
on August 20th, 2014 at 10:16 am
Starting with Sunday…
Sunday Carmen “Sunny”
November Sutton (M)
Afternoon Ginevra “Noona”
on August 20th, 2014 at 10:19 am
Starting with Walter…
on August 20th, 2014 at 10:21 am
I started with Eloise, for three sisters/triplets:
Eloise Lou (Louisa variant)
My daughter’s name really is Lyla, and if #3 is a girl, Eloise and Maisie are my top choices!
on August 20th, 2014 at 10:30 am
Arthur, August, Elliot, Hugo, Freya, and Ivy.
Sebastian, Tristan, Leo, Felix, and Juliet.
Ada, Eve, Hazel, Luca, and Gideon.
Caspian, Apollo, Everest, Thor, Wilder, Briar (g), and Annora.
Alaska, Nadya, and Mekhi.
Wow this was fun.
on August 20th, 2014 at 10:31 am
The name I chose was Imogen.
on August 20th, 2014 at 10:35 am
I started with Elowen. Similar names were:
Alina Cadence Calixta Chrysanthemum Coraline Eira Eleri Elizabella Elora Evelina Freya Io Nerida Peri Snow
So I got…
on August 20th, 2014 at 10:38 am
I chose my DD1’s name Miriam and found a bunch of my favorites including DD2’s name Fiona.
on August 20th, 2014 at 11:06 am
I started with Beatrice.
Beatrice Daphne (Bea)
Edith Jane (Edie)
on August 20th, 2014 at 11:44 am
My name was Patience and ended up with:
on August 20th, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Ezekiel and Cathay
on August 20th, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Luke Samuel, Joseph David, and Anna Olivia.
Luke, Joey, and Anna.
on August 20th, 2014 at 12:45 pm
I started of with the name Isolde
Isolde Ruth, Cassiopeia Opheila, and Augustus Jude
Nicknames: Izzy, Cassie, and Gus
on August 20th, 2014 at 1:03 pm
I did it again, first using my name (Abigail) and then using my brother’s name (Daniel) and I think I got some pretty great ones.
on August 20th, 2014 at 1:13 pm
Faye Audrey (mother) married to Vincent Dean (father) and had 4 children; Lysander Flynn (son), Poppy Odette (daughter), Miriam Fern (daughter), and Colette Marigold.
Name: Vivienne Victoria (mother) married George William (father) and had 7 children; Julian “Jules” William (son), Delilah “LiIah” Daphne (daughter, twin) and Theodore “Theo” Noah (son, twin), Cordelia “Cora” Claire (daughter), Nathaniel “Nat” Oliver (son, twin) and Olivia “Liv” Ophelia, and Eloise “Lulu” Eve.
on August 20th, 2014 at 1:26 pm
I’ll do my favourite girls name and favourite boys name.
Pandora Aphrodite Cleo
Rosalind Tempest Raven
Perseus Oswin Dove (actually another favourite)
Everest Peregrine Rafe
Caspian Hugo Kai
Beatrix Hermione Lyra (another favourite)
Lucien Theodore Remus
Annora Florence Alouette
Marigold Valencia Gwyneth
The similar names for Caspian were particularly good. Loads of names I love were in there (Valencia, Hermione, Lyra, Florence, Hugo, Kai, Remus)
on August 20th, 2014 at 2:10 pm
My name was Helena, and the similar name family I got from it is: Rose Madeleine, Caroline Beatrice, Adelaide Luna, Gemma Hazel, Ivy Francesca, Sebastian Leo, and Frederick Theodore.
Also decide to do my favourite boys name, Stellan. Similar names: Dashiell Amias, Bryony Matilda, Soren Ambrose, Jude Cillian Rhys, and Christian Hugo.
on August 20th, 2014 at 2:16 pm
Starter name: Marceline
Options: Ambrose Anais Angharad Annia Anselme Antigone Aoife Athenais Axelle Bess Betsy Britta Canton Carmen Cedar Clement Cypress Damaris Dulcinea Epiphany Hilda Ianto Ilda Indira Jeremy Kerenza Lakshmi Lambert Laurinda Liesl Lilyana Marcheline Mimosa Mirinda Nanette Oak Oswin Pascal Pomona Rigby Septima Sylvia Tanya Theodosia Vashti Wallace Xiomara Zelda Zev
Sibset: Marceline, Ambrose, Damaris and Oswin
With middles: Marceline Mimosa, Ambrose Ianto, Damaris Aoife and Oswin Pascal 🙂
on August 20th, 2014 at 2:18 pm
I started with Tobias (http://nameberry.com/babyname/Tobias/similar); and so I’d have…
Tobias Flynn, Louisa Esme, Sebastian Albert, Vivian Elsie, Caleb Arthur, and Matilda Briony (though I prefer the Bryony spelling).
“Tobias, Loula, Seb, Vivi, Caleb, and Mattie.”
on August 20th, 2014 at 2:27 pm
I started with Alistair (http://nameberry.com/babyname/Alistair/similar)
I’d have: Alistair Sterling, Leland Noble, Arlo Cassian, Rosemary Beulah, and Bernadette Lola
Ali, Lee, Arlo, Romy, and Bette 🙂
on August 20th, 2014 at 2:42 pm
I started with Jonah (http://nameberry.com/babyname/Jonah/similar)
My family would be:
on August 20th, 2014 at 2:51 pm
on August 20th, 2014 at 3:24 pm
Starting with Heath
on August 20th, 2014 at 3:35 pm
Started with Waverly http://nameberry.com/babyname/Waverly/girl/similar
Waverly Camille (g)
Aster Lalia (g)
Edison Thatcher (b)
on August 20th, 2014 at 3:44 pm
Starting with Frederick http://nameberry.com/babyname/Frederick/similar
on August 20th, 2014 at 5:16 pm
The name I chose was Annabeth. I’m a huge Percy Jackson fan and when I have kids, I’m hoping to name my first born daughter, Annabeth.
on August 20th, 2014 at 5:25 pm
Started with Francine: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Francine/similar
Love this thread!
on August 20th, 2014 at 6:17 pm
I started with Alice http://nameberry.com/babyname/Alice/similar
Alice’s siblings would be:
on August 20th, 2014 at 6:24 pm
Started with Rose:
Julia (or James, can’t decide!)
on August 20th, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Starting with Noah: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Noah/boy/similar
Starting with Bridget: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Bridget/similar
Starting with Bonnie: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Bonnie/similar (I didn’t like most of these at all!)
on August 20th, 2014 at 6:40 pm
I had WAYYY too much fun with this! :):):) While I think four kids is a good number I went with six (one could be hubby and I) because there were too many good names. I chose Lark for my name, because I love it right now! I did first and middles for three girls and three boys. There were a lot of word/nature names but I don’t like mixing two of them together (ie Pearl Snow) because I think that’s too much sometimes. So most of my names were a non word/nature name with one that was. All my boys followed the pattern of non word/nature name to name. My girls alternated with the first not being the second and third were. Here’s what I came up with…though it was very hard to narrow it down!
1. Lyra Snow
2. Sparrow Delphine
3. Pearl Isolde
1. Felix Gray
2. Levi Fox
3. Cael Phoenix
I’m very impressed and would love to use these names for real! Especially a little Felix Gray and Levi Fox!
on August 20th, 2014 at 6:41 pm
oops.. here’s the link to my splendid choices! http://nameberry.com/babyname/Lark/similar
on August 20th, 2014 at 6:42 pm
I start with Walburga!
Mom is Blodwen and dad is, alas, Chuck.
The three warty daughters are Walburga, Agrippina, and Hecuba.
The twin sons are Dwayne and Wayne.
And the noble dog is Godfrey, for dog spelled backwards is God.
on August 20th, 2014 at 6:54 pm
Started with Hadrian (the unusual name of the day) http://nameberry.com/babyname/Hadrian/similar
Parents would be Averill and Caledonia.
Sons would be Idris and Genet.
Daughters would be Sabryn and Valeska.
Cat would be Jadis. Dog would be Tynan.
on August 20th, 2014 at 6:58 pm
Starting with my two favourite names:
Tobias (loved almost all of these!):
on August 20th, 2014 at 7:03 pm
I tried my DD’s name, but didn’t find any sibsets I liked!
So I started with William, my favourite boy’s name:
on August 20th, 2014 at 7:17 pm
Started with Bathsheba.
Also, started with Eunice.
Gertrude Hermia Jubilee
Eustacia Dorian Paulette
Roberta Oriole Garnet
Sylvester Lemuel Horace
on August 20th, 2014 at 7:32 pm
I started with my daughter’s name, Rosemary and came up with siblings;
Funny, Rosie was going to be either Charles Peter or Peter Mitchell if she was a boy.
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:09 pm
Using Alice I could have:
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:25 pm
I started with Prudence, because it’s one of my favorite names right now.
Using names from that, I get:
Georgiana Maelie (if that’s pronounced may-lee. If it’s my-lee, the middle would be Constance)
on August 20th, 2014 at 8:27 pm
With Margot I’d best have all girls, because I thought the similar boys’ names were dreadful.
on August 20th, 2014 at 9:15 pm
I started with Arabella because my favorite name, Analeigh, isn’t very popular and doesn’t have very many options with it so I went with another favorite! And I LOVE so many of the names that came up!
Here’s the link: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Arabella/similar
Favorite Sibsets: By the way, I would never have this many kids but the names were so great and all on my favorites list so I had to include them all
on August 20th, 2014 at 9:37 pm
Inspired by Roscoe
Roscoe, Duke, and Harvey
Inspired by Winnie
Winnie, Tilly, and Lindy
on August 20th, 2014 at 9:43 pm
My son: Theodore Jack
His ‘similar name’ siblings:
Theo, Liam, Mattie, Josie, & Simon
on August 20th, 2014 at 9:55 pm
Started with Ramona:
on August 20th, 2014 at 9:57 pm
From Lux: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Lux
Elle Cecilia, Luna Sailor, Birdie Spencer, Milo Jett & Jude Roscoe
on August 20th, 2014 at 10:18 pm
I started with Clementine for the first names and used the similar names to name this sibset. I started with Louise and did the same thing to pick the middle names.
on August 20th, 2014 at 10:21 pm
I started with:
on August 20th, 2014 at 10:23 pm
I started with the name Bonnie for the first names and Elise for the middle names for this sibset.
on August 20th, 2014 at 10:36 pm
My favorite boy name, Thaddeus:
My favorite girl name, Johannah:
on August 20th, 2014 at 10:52 pm
With Sophia . . . (http://nameberry.com/babyname/Sophia/similar)
on August 20th, 2014 at 11:03 pm
🙂 🙂 🙂
on August 20th, 2014 at 11:31 pm
That trio makes me swoon.
on August 21st, 2014 at 8:27 am
on August 21st, 2014 at 8:33 am
on August 21st, 2014 at 2:49 pm
I started with my sons name Jude
on August 21st, 2014 at 4:16 pm
I’d like to add more, but the list is too long! I love all of the names on that page!
on August 21st, 2014 at 4:29 pm
I picked a random name from the moving names bar at the top and went through it’s similar names ’til I found one that I fell in love with. This name is new to me and it has oodles of similar names that I have fallen head over heels for….
For/With the name Feliciana, my family would be:
– Eliette Adelie
– Nadine Cassiopeia
– Finian Everhart
– Victoriana Jessamyn
– Bastien Becker
With the name Andromeda, my family would be:
– Seraphine Thalassa
– Coraline Lilith
– Seren Ginevra
– Ariadne Juniper
– Cadmus Marcellus Amaury
– Sirius Magnus Balthazar
on August 21st, 2014 at 4:50 pm
Starting with Phineas:
But I love most names listed on this page…
on August 21st, 2014 at 6:22 pm
With the name Antheia, my family would be…
– Alysia Natalya
– Auria Ravenna
– Lyssa Athalia
on August 21st, 2014 at 6:28 pm
Elliot would be brother to Matilda, Phoebe, and Oscar
Ophelia would be a sister to Atticus and Josephine
Maisie would be sister to Willa, Milo, and Finn
Gideon would be brother to Arabella and Silas
on August 21st, 2014 at 7:21 pm
I started with Sawyer (b)
on August 21st, 2014 at 9:58 pm
I couldn’t decide between two:
From Rhett, I would choose Rhett and Dean.
From Briggs, I would choose Briggs, Sutter, and Tesla.
on August 22nd, 2014 at 4:56 am
From Orpheus: http://nameberry.com/babyname/Orpheus/similar
Orpheus Anatole (b)
Zephyra Ursuline (g)
Pyramus Oberon (b)
Silvana Wilma (g)
Endymion Delias (b)
on August 22nd, 2014 at 3:06 pm
I started with Levi my number one favourite boys name and used the similar names page for middle names as well http://nameberry.com/babyname/Levi/similar
This is what I got…
Levi Benjamin (b)
Violet Isabella (g)
Henry August (b)
Matilda Florence (g)
on August 22nd, 2014 at 8:51 pm
With Willa Clementine, I would have a Matilda Maeve and an August Dashiell
on August 23rd, 2014 at 3:46 am
I started with Clementine,
I would have…
on August 23rd, 2014 at 7:32 pm
I started with Freya.
Freya, Arthur and Lyra
Nina, Rupert and Helena
Lucia and Alexander
Archer, Astrid and Elowen
And for kicks: Wren, Sparrow and Paloma
on August 23rd, 2014 at 7:41 pm
I couldn’t resist another one, so here’s starting with Alice.
Alice, Beatrix and Arthur
Aurora, Edward and Juliet
Jane, Matilda and Penelope
Clementine, Felix and Iris
Violet, Lucy and Henry
So many good names.
on August 23rd, 2014 at 9:04 pm
Starting with Edith:
Edith, Arthur, and Catherine
Starting with Rosalie:
Rosalie, Adeline, Felix, Juliet, Oliver, & Celia
on August 24th, 2014 at 4:13 pm
Starting with Katerina Pearl…
on August 24th, 2014 at 4:13 pm
Starting with Katerina Pearl…
on August 25th, 2014 at 3:19 pm
Started with Evangeline:
on August 31st, 2014 at 9:39 am
Starting with my favorite girl’s name, Amethyst
Bronwen Cerys & Cai Demetrius
Vashti Esmeralda Horatio Cai
Persephone Onyx Augustine Humphrey
Viveca Bronwen Sylvan Demetrius
Starting with my favorite boy’s name, Baird
Artis Omaira & Owain Leith
Elanor Flavia Demeter Merle
Using my favorite unisex name, Llewellyn
Artemisia Hildegard & Merlin Wolfgang
Antigone Thessaly Llywelyn Mikal
on September 1st, 2014 at 6:47 pm
I used Simon to start:
Simon Charles Arthur
Rose Beatrix Tessa
Louisa Phoebe Violet
Theodore Felix Oscar
Henry Rupert Jack
on September 5th, 2014 at 9:59 am
So I’ve been working on this challenge in reverse trying to find a cloud with all 6 of my already named kids – Paul, Clare, Mark, Katharine, James, and Andrew. I was willing to accepted any spelling of Clare or Katharine. After many weeks of searching I’ve conceded that one doesn’t exist. I found many names with 4 of the 6 – Andrew and James were particularly well represented. The closest I found was Matthew that had 5 of my 6 kids names. Clare/Claire was the only one missing. So using Matthew, I’m adding 2 more girls to my family. http://nameberry.com/babyname/Matthew/similar.
In fact these are names that we’ve come extremely close to using. Grace was our girl name during Mark’s pregnancy and I agonized between Katharine and Sarah through my whole pregnancy with Katharine.
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