On the Lighter Side: Sibsets to Avoid

December 30, 2014 mill1020

By Laura Miller Brennan

Have you ever met an awkwardly named pair of siblings? A brother-sister duo named Clyde and Bonnie—or worse–Harold and Maude?

It’s an inevitable part of naming your first child: some names for future siblings immediately become off-limits. Most of these are perfectly good on their own but combine with certain others for an unintentionally comic (or tragic) effect. Here’s a lighthearted look at some impressively bad sibling sets.

Ace and Deuce

Anniston and Jolie

Apple and Cora

April, May, and June

Ariel, Sebastian, Eric, and Ursula

Armie, Navy, Marinas, and Costa-Guard

Barbara and Ken

Birdie and Kitty

Blair, Natalie, and Tootie

Cain and Abel

Charlotte and Wilbur

Chaucer, Canterbury, and Miller

Clarice and Hannibal

Cordelia, Regan, and Goneril

Cressida and Troilus

Cricket and Grass Harper

Crimson and Clover

Daisy and Duke

Dave, Thomas, and Wendy

David, Lee, and Roth

Harry and Sally

Hero, Messiah, Neveah, Honor, and Diablo

Homer and Bart

Jack and Jill

Jon and Kate

Karma, Camille, and Boy George

Langley, Edwards, and Quantico

Lincoln, Jefferson, and Davis

Luke, Sky, and Walker

Marley, Clifford, and Benji

Martha and Stewart

Olive, Pepper, and Plum

Olivia, Newton, and John

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme

Penelope and Odysseus

Peter, Paul, and Mary

Portia, Ford, Sienna, and Tesla

Prairie and Dawn

Romy and Michele

Rumer and Truth

Samuel, Elle, and Jackson

Sid and Nancy

Simba and Nala

Tom and Jerry

Will and Way

Wren and Stimpy

Zack and Miri


About the author


Laura Miller Brennan is a stay-at-home mom of four and an M.S. candidate in biology. Her blog, Letters to Aunt Kay, -- the long, strange trip of parenting as told to a compassionate witness. Her favorite pastime is reading to her kids.

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