Pick a Boy-Girl Pair from the Top 1000

One thing we’re finding really mesmerizing about our gorgeous new Top 1000 U.S. names page is how easy it is to read across each line and compare the names of each gender that have the same rank.  Some of the pairs seems perfectly matched — Sarah and Henry at Number 43, for instance, or Cadence and Skyler at Number 290 — whereas other equally-ranked pairs feel discordant.

We can’t help thinking, as we survey the list, which pair we’d pick if we had a baby girl and a baby boy and had to choose their names from the same line.

Annabella and Lorenzo sound pretty great together, we think.   Or maybe Lilah and Beau, or Camilla and Zachariah.

But we’re really more interested in finding out which pair you’d pick, if you had to choose names for your only daughter and only son from the same popularity rank?  And why?  Do you really like both names equally, or do you simply think they make the most balanced set?

Here’s the link again to the new Top 1000 page: https://nameberry.com/search/popular_names

Totally fine to pick the same pair as someone else, and bonus points for telling us why you chose the pair you did!

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SunKissedChild Says:

April 1st, 2014 at 11:45 pm

Number 292- Evangeline and Reid 🙂

Giinkies Says:

April 1st, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Number 89 Violet and Tristan.
I like romantic names and they both have a romantic feel to them and are of comparable length. Violet may not be my first choice for a flower name, but I do love flower names and I think Violet pairs well with Tristan.

Tina_and_Bert Says:

April 1st, 2014 at 11:53 pm

From the US list, I would pick Violet and Tristan, 89. It’s a little higher on the list than I usually like to stay, but it’s such a soft, romantic pair. I also thought Hazel and Kenneth, 175, were delightfully old-fashioned together.

From the Nameberry list, I think Astrid and Fox, 188, are striking, but I can’t explain why. I would happily name my own children Cressida and Barnaby, 224, or Rosalind and Desmond, 262.

If I’m playing by the rules, and only picking one sibset, I’d have to go with Rosalind and Desmond–not only are they lovely names individually, full of personality and tradition, but they sound dashing together!

Nover Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:15 am

On the US list I would say number 25-Lillian and Samuel. Of all the names I think they are most similar in style. I also think their short forms fit well, Lily and Sam. On the Nameberry list, number 9 Hazel and Jasper.

MauveBird Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:16 am

From the US list:
#401 Scarlet and Albert, it’s not my preferred spelling of Scarlet but I love both of these names individually and together.

From the nameberry list:
#623 Enid and Ike, I love the nickname Ike and the full name Enid, they sound great together. Ike could be an honour for my boyfriend, uncle and cousin who all share the same name and Enid reminds me of Enid Blyton’s books that I grew up reading.

Mrs_Darling Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:27 am

96. Madeline and Easton

Sarah and Henry are a close second though. So classic!

shanade213 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:27 am

Amorie & Halcyon #938 on Nameberry – I just think that (if you consider Amorie as a version of Amor) their meanings go well together
Clare & Amadeo #913 on Nameberry – They are known but not too common and they are classy
Nahla & Koda #905 on Nameberry – Nahla from the Lion King and Koda from Brother Bear
Roxanne & Floyd #903 on Nameberry – Roxanne the song by the Police and Floyd as in Pink Floyd
Marielle & Quade #818 on Nameberry – Not too well known but just cool names
Vivien & Mercer #776 on Nameberry – They are known but not too common and they are classy
Bethany & Abram #662 on Nameberry – Biblical
Tillie & Travis #612 on Nameberry – These would normally be too matchy but I like that they have the same first initial but totally different sounds
Marley & Elvis #609 on Nameberry – Bob Marley & Elvis Presley… need I say more?
Giana & Luciano #606 in US – Italian
Junia & Sterling #573 on Nameberry – They are known but not too common and they are classy and cool
Mercy & Valor #537 on Nameberry – virtue names
Hallie & Nico #525 in US – two of my favorite names
Harley & Rocco #415 in US – just cool names
Philippa & Peregrine #414 on Nameberry – I love the idea of siblings named Pippa and Penn
Rosalie & Damon #406 in US – both vampires Rosalie Cullen from Twilight and Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries
Callie & Corbin #221 in US – two of my favorite names

Just pointing out Peyton is #766 on Nameberry for both girls and boys…

ruolan Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:29 am

I think I would go with 670& 702 for Noemi Adelina and Crosby Leonard. I also really like 832: Hadassah and Rashad together, but I couldn’t fit them with middles! Although a lot of names were entirely mismatched, I enjoyed seeing pairs like Luna/Luca and Raquel/Raphael match up at the same ranking.

tree_loves_eth Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:36 am

There are so many great ones!!! I can’t just list one number!!
I loved:
107 – Nora and Eric
134 – Isabel and Leo
165 – Valentina and Emmanuel
228 – Genevieve and Stephen
556 – Zara and Kieran
577 – Aisha and Carmelo
578 – Harlow and Blaine

Giinkies Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:36 am

My nameberry top 1000 faves would be:

#44 Seraphina and Dashiell
These names also have the same romantic feel as my earlier picks Violet and Tristan and I am in love with Seraphina. I am presently surprised to see how well Dashiell goes with Seraphina as I never previously cared for the name. However Dashiell looks perfect next to Seraphina.

Honorable mention goes to
#125 Persephone and Django
Names I would probably never use but they feel like Nameberry GPs, so if the question was to pick a GP pair, I’d pick these two.

liviajoan Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:13 am

#24 Harper & Gabriel
Hip and cool.

#31 Layla & Dylan
These names aren’t necessarily on my radar of names I adore, but they sound and look so good together, don’t you think?

#66 Lucy & Jaxon
These would be cool kids.

#68 Autumn & Zachary
Picture twins. A & Z. Nice!

#75 Faith & Bentley
Very country and wholesome, yet still unique!

#81 Naomi & Xavier
Such hip, such cool

#146 Lyla & Gael
They sound and look so good together.

#209 Fiona & Seth
Feminine and sophisticated, intelligent and mysterious.

lillian85 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:20 am

A few of my favorite pairs from the US top 1000

#61 Scarlett & Robert
#89 Violet & Tristan
#106 Ruby & Jaxson
#155 Cora & Wesley
#166 Aurora & George
#186 Julianna & Emmett
#189 Bryn & Calvin
#261 Rose & Clayton
#343 Adelaide & Leland
#454 Bridget & Lawrence
#774 Bryn & Alden
#791 Paloma & Fletcher

GigiGibbons Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:23 am

Violet and Tristan-I’ve never been a Violet fan (not once has any variant even graced my lists) in the past but when I sought out Tristan amongst the ranks and saw Violet next to it I wasn’t horrified. I actually agree with a previous commenter that they seem perfectly matched, and are ever so romantic. Swoon factor here.

Ava and William (Who I would call Liam) I had Liam Christopher selected before my husband was all ‘oooh Henrik” and then we had a girl. And Ava is my eldest daughter so I could absolutely see this for me.

Stella and Charles-I love these two together! Charles would absolutely be Charlie.

scientisms Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:34 am

#675 Nellie (bright, shining one) and Gilbert (shining pledge)
could also be a nod to Canadian lit? Gilbert was a character in Anne of Green Gables and Nellie McClung wrote several novels, both fiction and non-fiction, along with being a suffragist.

honourable mentions:

#790 Eila and Perseus
I just love how they sound together

#969 Amaia and Mandela
for brave parents, I think this pair could really work

banomi Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:50 am

My favourite:
Willow and Weston

Milania and Ramiro
Winter and Ariel

Isla and Iker
Giada and Junior

Weird juxtapositions:
Esmeralda and Brooks
Fernanda and Walter
Justice and Sam

A mouthful:
Sariah and Arian

peach Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:52 am

These seem like great sib sets…

#658 Matilda & Tomas
#556 Zara & Kieran
#528 Annika & Franklin
#426 Marilyn & Russell
#354 Kelly & Dillon
#292 Evangeline & Reid
#275 Sabrina & Donovan

minisia Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 2:06 am

ARI & JUNE – 435
Frederick & Adele – 536
Augustine & Jessa – 999
Cedric & Angeline – 759
Marcel & Estella – 882
Killian & Lilith – 820
Crosby & Noemi – 670
Quincy & Lilianna – 633
Emery & Irene – 655
Franklin & Annika – 528
(Jesus & Maria – 101, not a fan, but ironic enough for a mention :P)

THEO & VERA – 25
Noah & Signe – 28
Wilhelm & Livia – 71
Sebastian & Iris – 61

George & Poppy – 12
Hannah & Sebastian – 41
Elizabeth & Freddie – 37
Elliott & Maria – 91

jessieo Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 2:20 am

61 – Scarlett & Robert
89 – Violet & Tristan
791 – Paloma & Fletcher
and I’m a bit biased towards 123 – Mary & Colin because I’m a big Secret Garden Fan 😛

banomi Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 2:29 am

From the Nameberry list… (*Favourites)

*Cecily and Bear
*Opal and Bing
*Lula and Bartleby
*Tula and Hawk
*Circe and Amadeus
*Lulu and Clyde
*Electra and Harold

Blythe and Amias
Isla and Atticus
Harlow and August
Sadie and Roman
Cosima and Nero
Elsie and George
Cosette and Lysander
Isolde and Lucius
Naomi and Augustus
Celeste and Raphael
Autumn and Ozias
Cressida and Barnaby
Oceane and Torin
Prudence and Isidore
Bluebell and Leonardo
Artemis and Humphrey
Venus and Van
Zuzu and Croix
Eugenia and Raoul

Neeeea Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 2:30 am

#406 on the US list, Rosalie and Damon. Damon has been one of my favourite names for a long time now and I like Rosalie as well. Aaand they sound very good together. 🙂
#820 on the US list, Lilith and Killian, would be my second choice.

#648 on the namberry list, Melanie and Zachariah. I prefer the spelling Zacharias but otherwise I love this sibset.

ellicrow Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 3:24 am

209 Fiona and Seth

jem Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 3:39 am

I like #135: Eleanor and Victor, but the endings are too matchy.
I love #216: Cecilia and Xander.

annabelle Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 4:02 am

My favorites are these two combo’s:
Amelia & Christopher
Nina & Finn

They are both similar in length and style.

frobskottle Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 4:51 am

On the US list I’ll go for
216 Cecilia and Xander …
292 Evangeline and Reid.
I might even pair them together
Cecilia Evangerline and Xander Reid??
both Cecilia and Xander have been thrown around for our baby’s name and love them together although I may use Alexander as a full with nn Xander.

On the nameberry list
671 Cecelia (again!!) and Elio (which I’ve never heard of before but love the sound of especially with Cecelia)
157 Maddox and Valentina (both of which we are considering as middle names, Maddox due to hubby’s welsh heritage and Valentina/Valentine because we found out we were pregnant on Valentines day
again as Cecelia is a favourite of mine I might pair these
Cecelia Valentina (although I prefer Valentine as it’s too matchy) and Elio Maddox

As I’m from the UK I did a quick sweep of the top 100 on which I’d try not to choose a name, my favourite girl is Daisy but can’t see myself ever using David!!
82 Heidi and Finley, cute and slightly matchy

sarah15 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 5:38 am

Arlo and Isabel at number 100.

I love both of these names, and want to name my son (who arrives in 4 days!!!) Arlo, although I’m still trying to convince my husband… If we had a girl next, her name would most likely be Isabel as my husband and I both really like it.

I also like the fact that they are both Spanish names and would go well with our eldest son’s name, Xavier 🙂

trysaratops Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:15 am

61. Mackenzie and Blake are a perfect sibset!

pegasusoverunicorns Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:19 am

First Pick: #107-Nora and Eric
The name Nora is cute and short and frankly on my favorites list.
Eric is a name of someone very close to me that I would like to honor.


#104-Paisley and Vincent

#136-Clara and Brady

#223-Luna and Luca
Definitely not for one with a fear of matchy-matchy names!

#342-Anastasia and Nehemiah

#343-Adelaide and Leland

#442-Lana and Curtis

#453-Bridget and Lawrence

#455-Rowan and Chandler

#498-Joy and Jamison

ediect Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:20 am

Isabel and Leo -134
Eleanor and Victor – 135
Josephine and Axel – 160
Esther and Elliot – 242

elizabethdittmer Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:23 am

From the nameberry list:
Addison “Addie” and Augustine “Gus”

US List:
Aliya “Lia” and Carter

Pam Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:29 am

Love love loving these — thank you everyone, and can’t wait to read more! I have to say, it’s weird that so many of these feel like more inspired sibsets that you hear when people have “free” choice. Circe and Amadeus? Cressida and Barnaby? Please!!!

freddiethepink Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:38 am

From the US list:
#135 Eleanor and Victor
Though Eleanor isn’t on my list, Victor is my #1 name, I think they sound lovely together and how cute for them to share the ‘or’ ending 🙂

I spotted some names at the same ranking which are really similar, such as Ivy and Avery, Luna and Luca, Karina and Karson!

From the nameberry list I like:
#12 Alice and Ezra
#51 Eliza and Arthur
#112 Felicity and Frederick
#137 Isolde and Lucius
#267 Ariel and Samson
#578 Maeva and Ulysses

jessiemay Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:40 am

My favourite from the US list is either Olive and Knox (368) or Nina and Finn (291)

Also love:
Eve and Dorian 558
Esther and Elliott 242
Luna and Luca 223 (too similar together though)
Ivy and Avery 187
Avery and Elijah 13

And from the Nameberry list my favourite is Ingrid and Matteo (288).

Also love:

Serafina and Emmanuel 628
Francesca and Evander 253
Celeste and Raphael 218
Quinn and Gideon 101
Olive and Flynn 72
Harlow and August 60
Ava and Noah 45
Arabella and Julian 39
Maeve and Emmett 24
Alice and Ezra 12
Hazel and Jasper 9
Violet and Silas 6
Imogen and Asher 1

Sunshine.10 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:50 am

Ooh, what a cool idea! Some amazing ideas here already. I’m loving Tristan and Violet especially, even though I don’t normally prefer either name on its own.

From the US list my favorites are:
Lilah & Beau — Cute!
Claire & Hunter — There is just something simple, honest and warm about these names together.
Esther & Elliot
Iris & Drew — These aren’t the same style, but I like them together for some reason.
Skye & Alec
Bridget & Lawrence — Sophisticated, and familiar but uncommon
Viviana & Ryland — Love these names and they sound great together.
Annika & Franklin — Picture twins. Swoon.
Noemi & Crosby
Willa & Clay — Earthy and perfect together.
Moriah & Zeke
Azalea & Clinton

My favorite would have to be Annika & Franklin.

rmclay Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 7:18 am

I’d be most likely to use Isabel and Leo at #134. When I was in high school, I wanted my future kids to be Lily and Benjamin (#16).

Pistachio Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 7:23 am

It’s pretty interesting how many partners have similar endings.

#155. Cora and Wesley – Both sweet, pleasant names.

#231. Lola and Drake – Just enough spunk.

#268. Emilia and Edgar – Beautiful.

#282. Iris and Drew – Not too sure why.

Lilea Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 7:28 am

Such a fun game, and has opened my eyes (and list) to a bunch of names that I wasn’t considering.

1. Arielle and Atticus (410th)
Love the alliteration of this ancient pairing

2. Anna and Jonathan (35th)
Beautifully Biblical, Marvellous Meanings

3. Adele and Frederick (536th)
European Grandeur, love nicknames Della and Freddie.

4. Lilith and Killian (820th)
Fresh and Feisty- watch out for this pair!

5. Angeline and Cedric (759th)
Sweet, Strong and Sophisticated.

Lilea Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 7:29 am

Mine were from the US list!

kyemsma Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 8:08 am

From the U.S. list, I really like #64, Katherine and Sebastian. They are both classics that sound wonderful together, despite the similar endings. Kitty and Sebby, anyone?

From the Nameberry list, #2, Charlotte and Declan. I love both names, and paired together, they are divine.

BritishAmerican Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 8:09 am

528 Annika & Franklin would be very sweet as “Annie & Frank”. Cute and old fashioned.

Runners up are:

536 Adele & Frederick. “Della & Fred”, since I really like Fred.

685 Jemma & Hank are cute together and happy fun sounfing.

MaryKathryn Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 8:12 am

On the US top 1000: #239- Adeline and Trenton. Adeline is gorgeous, it’s noble, and it’s the French diminutive of Adele. Adele, the singer, is extremely important to me and her music has helped me get through rough times. Trenton has always been a name I’ve treasured. “Trent” is so adorable with “Addie”.

On the Nameberry top 1000: #257- Marigold and Edmund. Marigold is my absolute favorite M name and I love that I could call her Maggie! Edmund is such a classic and “Maggie” and “Ned” would be uber cute together!

Names4real Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 8:28 am

That was hard. None of my favorites matched up, but these were my favorites.

Olive and Knox
Eloise and Emerson
Clara and Brady
Willow and Weston
Hope and Griffin
Callie and Corbin

marisarose Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 8:34 am

I love a lot of the combos towards the beginning, so I wanted to move closer to the ends of the lists for a larger challange

615: Gracelynn and Jefferson on the US list
I am picturing a sibset from the US south. Jefferson is the older brother and he goes by Jeffie to his mama and little sister, Jeff to his dad and friends, and Jefferson, because it is a good old southern name, to his grandparents. Then little Gracelynn came along. It reminds me of Graceland, first of all, plus it is the double first name that is so popular, AND has the cutest southern belle nickname of Gracie.
731: Geneva and Nikoli on the Nameberry list
I picture a family that jet sets or at least takes a vacation abroad each year. Geneva has a few cute nicknames: Gennie, Eva, Evie; and has the benefit of being a very sophisticated name. It is an easily recognizable and pronouncable name. Nikoli has the same benefits as his sister: Nik, Nikki.

jtucker Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 8:35 am

If I had to pick first and middle names from the Top 1000 my combos would be as follows: (I usually don’t so two middles, but they just worked in this case)

Nora Beatrice Ann

Luke Walter Orion

charlieandperry1 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 8:37 am

From the US: #19 Charlotte & David
From NB: #51 Arthur & Eliza
From England & Wales: #32 Alice & Benjamin or #24 Eva & Henry

Danni Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 8:38 am

Top three from US list:
Adele & Frederick (classic, sophisticated, sweet)
Fiona & Seth (a little quirky, outgoing, fitting at all stages of life)
Esme & Franco (artsy, artsy, artsy!)

Apparently I have an affinity for F names!

These are three sets I would actually use, although Seth is the name of my brother-in-law. The girls names are memorable and feminine, but not over the top girly like a lot of the other Top 1000 girls names. The boys are steadfast and straightforward.

I’ll come back to do the Nameberry Top 1000. This was so fun!

Names4real Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 8:44 am

Here’s my favorites match ups from the Nameberry List. This one was much easier.

Olive and Flynn
Cordelia and Hudson
Everly and Bennett
Amelia and Finn
Posey and Cullen
Coralie and Gray
Penelope and Henry
Henrietta and Ford
Cora and Oliver
Skye and Duke
Carys and Conor
Harlow and August
Hazel and Jasper
Colette and Ace
Maeve and Emmett
Lily and Jackson

_Liesl_ Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 8:59 am

Lily and Benjamin
Evelyn and Lucas
Brooklyn and Nathan
Anna and Jonathan
Brianna and Aaron
Ellie and Nathaniel

Sunshine.10 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 am


Ooh, how could I miss Cora and Wesley?! Those are darling together.
And about Iris and Drew, haha, I can’t figure out why I like them together either. Maybe it’s because they are both crisp and succinct and share a slightly offbeat, but friendly vibe?

flamingo Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:10 am

From the US list…

Naomi and Xavier – 81 (I love Naomi, and Xavier is an unexpected, yet awesome brother for her!)

Hailey and Caleb – 32 (Have always loved Caleb. I was never into Hailey, but the sound of them together with the alliteration of the ‘a’s is just amazing. They’d even make perfect twins!)

Rebecca and Edward – 157 (Incredibly classy and well matched.)

Tessa and Zion – 235 (Sounds like an awesome pair, even though neither one is one of my favorites or even my style.)

Chelsea and Charlie – 233 (Adorable as a pair of pets, say dogs or rabbits.)

And from the bottom of the list…
Elianna and Elisha – 732 (Great pair, I love the alliteration and the Hebrew roots.)

Jenny and Heath – 863 (While I don’t think Jenny is a full name in itself, the combo as they sound is very nice. Heath also always reminds me of a Heath Bar, but that aside, I think it’s a nice sounding combo.)

** I actually know a brother and sister set of Benjamin and Lily (#16!)

acadienne Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:11 am

I like how Mary and Colin are both #123. The Secret Garden was on of my favorite childhood books – I might use them just for that.

It’s also interesting how the Luna / Luca and Raquel / Raphael pairings chart at the same place.

On the US list, I’m going to have to go with Adele and Frederick. Honorable mentions to:

Cora and Wesley
Emilia and Edgar
Georgia and Fabian
Veronica and Felix
Jemma and Hank
Estella and Marcel
Esme and Franco

The Nameberry list is full of some of my favorites, so it was harder picking favorites.

Cora and Oliver
Hazel and Jasper
Arabella and Julian
Seraphina and Dashiell
Eliza and Arthur
Anna and Samuel
Pippa and Otto
Flora and Calvin
Daenerys and Caspian
Freya and Tarquin
Blythe and Amias
Cressida and Barnaby
India and Damian
Sybil and Cassian
Octavia and Leander

Let’s see… Daenerys and Caspian as a guilty pleasure set, otherwise Eliza and Arthur.

This was a lot of fun! And some fit so well together!

flamingo Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:12 am

Oh, and from the Nameberry List…

Hands down, # 156 – Margot and Quinn

jacquigirl Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:12 am

I really loved #234 – Leila and Spencer. Neither are really my style, but they both feel modern and a tiny bit trendy, while also soft and sweet! I also loved # 239 – Adeline and Trenton. They both feel slightly old fashioned but still relevant and they both have really cute nicknames – Addie and Trent. For the Nameberry list, I really love # 19 – Lila and Beckett. Modern, familiar, with a friendly feel. I also love Sophie and Finnegan (# 149) for the same reason.

LexieM Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:26 am

#107 – Nora and Eric. I have variants (sort of) on my top list. (Though I’d prefer Norah and Erich).
maybe even #771 – Tabitha and Ronin

KateMP91 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:52 am

From the US list: #155 Cora & Wesley. Honestly, I went to my favorite names on the list, checked which names they were paired with, and this pair stood out! Although it isn’t the pair I would choose, I also think Penelope and Braxton make a great set!

From the Nameberry list: #132 Nova & Michael. They don’t necessarily have the same appeal, but I love it! After all, Michael is like a good pair of jeans, it goes with everything, right?!

RainstreamofSpiritClan Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:53 am

Either Sophia and Jacob or Evelyn amd Lucas, probably the second one, I really like them together, whereas the first is mainly cuz I love Sophia

augusta_lee Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:55 am

There are so many!

From the US list, 772 Winter (g) and Ariel (b) are absolute magic. I also love 231 Lola and Drake, 165 Valentina and Emmanuel, 275 Sabrina and Donovan, 316 Veronica and Felix, 331 Carmen and Julius, 526 Sylvia and Quinton, 528 Annika and Franklin, 558 Eve and Dorian, 658 Matilda and Tomas, 823 Coraline and Hezekiah, 883 Juniper and Rolando, and 929 Thalia and Truman. I’d be most likely to use either Winter and Ariel, Lola and Drake, Sabrina and Donovan, or Sylvia and Quinton (nn Quin).

From the Nameberry list, there are so many I’m going to narrow it to those I would use on a pair of g/b twins tomorrow. 9 Hazel and Jasper, 257 Marigold and Edmund, 80 Lola and John (nn Jack), 232 Natalia (nn Talia) and Atlas, 203 Marina and Wilder, 211 Odette and Sage, 108 Eva and Thaddeus, 37 Eloise and Josiah, 32 Matilda and Benjamin, 44 Seraphina and Dashiell. From these I’d be most likely to pick Eloise and Josiah, Marigold and Edmund, and Matilda and Benjamin.

Dearest Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 10:04 am

From the US list:
#165 Valentina & Emmanuel *
#522 Gloria & Alvin
#791 Paloma & Fletcher

From the Nameberry List:
#24 Maeve & Emmett
#87 Lydia & Graham
#170 Helena & Lewis
#209 Blythe & Amias
#257 Marigold & Edmund
#343 Verity & Lazarus
#350 Wilhelmina & Crispin
#417 Alma & Ernest
#483 Clea & Ivan
#537 Mercy & Valor *
#573 Junia & Sterling
#582 Noa & Benno
#740 Joy & Wren
#931 Bijou & Idris

* by my favourite finds 🙂

SeaZuno86 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 10:13 am

#292- Evangeline and Reid

I love Evangeline for its elegance and nicknames and Reid is handsome and nature-y.

alyssakate Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 10:17 am

#4: Olivia & Noah
#6: Emily & Liam
#65: Julia & Colton
#151: Elise & Jesse
#186: Julianna & Emmett

carolinemchd Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 10:40 am

i think the top names go nicely together:


5. Olivia and Noah
12. Ella and Matthew
28. Victoria and John
41. Audrey and Wyatt* – southern cuties
64. Katherine and Sebastian
81. Naomi and Xavier
89. Violet and Tristan
141. Vivian and Ashton*
165. Valentina and Emmanuel*
185. Haley and Tucker* – southern badass babies!
216. Cecilia and Xander* – very hipsterish
291. Nina and Finn* – love this, even if the sounds are similar
368. Olive and Knox -> how hipster is this pair?
395. Anya and Jakob – international twists on lovely classics
525. Hallie and Nico* – mini hipsters zion is the girl, jaylin is the boy. I’d assume the parents got the names swapped by accident.


1. Asher and Imogen
5. Penelope and Henry
7. Amelia and Finn
9. Hazel and Jasper
12. Alice and Ezra *
22. Genevieve and Theodore
23. Lucy and Wyatt ** – they sound southern and cool to me.
35. Emma and James – flawlessly classic.
48. Ruby and Knox ** – cool kids of the bloc.
87. Lydia and Graham * – classic and cool.
92. Georgia and Dylan
107. Zoe and Max *- cute short names
155. Niamh and Malachi *
181. Clover and Gus ****- lovely mini hipsters
188. Astrid and Fox – **** I love this.
248. Fleur and Linus * – sounds very european
307. Magnolia and Grover ** – lovely southern!
344. Maude and Kian
349. Delaney and Shepherd *
458. Zora and Jago *
516. Anika and Anders *
703. Vita and Emil *
776. Vivien and Mercer *
852. Maud and Heathcliff *
958. Eugenie and Willoughby *

this was fun! many nice possible sibsets. and some others that would make the namenerd in us cringe!

great post!

carolinemchd Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 10:43 am

and some weird pairs from the US list:

Zion and Jaylin – zion is the girl, jaylin is the boy. I’d assume the parents got the names swapped by accident.
Maria and Jesus – i think this is almost opressively biblical

Knelli Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 10:49 am

From the US Most Popular:

#890 Emmaline and Jedidiah
#779 Lillianna and Cain
#510 Annalise and Jaxton
#394 Lucille and Keaton
#13 Avery and Elijah

From the Nameberry Most Popular:

#853 Eileen and Marcel
#394 Marlowe and Calloway

I found some of the pairings to be kind of funny. There was a Henrietta with Ford. And all I could think was Henry Ford…..

chi1127 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 10:53 am

My shortlist would be:

Adele and Frederick
Matilda and Tomas
Samiya and Leandro
Serena and Leonel
Perla and Adriel
Estella and Marcel
Celine and Isai

(Seems pretty clear that I have a strong preference for l and s sounds.)

carolinemchd Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 10:54 am

the rest of my US list selection didn’t make it to the first post. 🙁

I’ll post them again:

US list (cont.)

551. Elsa and Cullen
556. Zara and Kieran
602. Evie and Rohan
643. Greta and Willie – very 1920’s.
644. Marina and Lewis
746. Galilea and Vincenzo
791. Paloma and Fletcher
838. Maritza and Hendrix – i could imagine this sibset belonging to some rockstar
848. Lara and Antoine – very european. love it!
882. Estella and Marcel – ditto.
911. Marianna and Rey
993. Analia and Apollo.

I’m sorry for the multiple replies. somehow, parts of my original post went missing!

cupcakelove888 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 10:56 am

I like these ones

June and Ari, # 435 in the US
Dahlia and Nash, #521 in the US
Angeline and Cedric, #759 in the US
Gisselle and Simeon, #980 in the US

tk. Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 11:04 am

Hmm, if I didn’t have my *real* kids’ names or last name clashing:

231 – Lola & Drake (Lola isn’t a favorite, but I think it sounds cool with Drake)
NB51 – Eliza & Arthur (I would use these in a heartbeat)
NB104 – Pippa & Otto
NB395 – Petra & Theon

Others I could see as sibs:

278 – Sierra & Dante
291 – Nina & Finn
312 – Bianca & Louis

nat108 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 11:17 am

US: I’m not a Top 1000 type of gal. The only combo I actually like:
#151- Elise & Jesse
Both are on my go-to mn list. Jesse is a family name and I love Elise just because. They’re uncommon yet well-known; old classics yet fresh

Honorable mentions: #746- Galilea & Vincenzo; #312- Bianca & Louis
Gorgeous pairs but I wouldn’t actually use

NB: This list is more my style
#196 Lark & River
They are on my favorites list and I would absolutely use them for sibs. Lark & River could be B/B or G/B (River feels too masculine so I wouldn’t give to a girl)

#714 Romilly & Dorian
Also favorites. Romilly & Dorian could be B/G, G/B, or B/B (don’t think I’d use the set for 2 girls)

Honorable mentions: #414- Philippa & Peregrine; #950- Winslet & Adlai
All 4 are GPs, although I can see using them (mn only)

faithnamer Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 11:23 am

My favorites are:

Weston and Willow #171
Daisy and Gage #172
Nina and Finn #291
Lilah and Beau #311
Isis and Joey #610
Meadow and Kohen #951

csd267 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 11:28 am

Theodore and Harmony sound wonderful together!

Dantea Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 11:32 am

I would pick:

#85 — Jasmine and Grayson
#174 — Melody and Greyson
#215 — Maya and Graham
#333 — Jazmine and August (if I could just spell Jasmine right)
#419 — Cynthia and Orion
#473 — Tatiana and Warren
#526 — Sylvia and Quinton
#783 — Jayde and Leonidas (I really hate this spelling of Jade but I love the pair)
#820 — Lilith and Killian

My favorite of all of those is Tatiana and Warren. My second favorite is Jayde and Leonidas.

tabitha Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 11:39 am

Others have mentioned the first one, but I found these two pairings amusing:
101 Maria & Jesus
830 Rihanna & Lyric

Favourites from the US list:

291 Nina & Finn
316 Veronica & Felix
435 June & Ari
448 Skye & Alec
521 Dahlia & Nash
702 Adelina & Leonard
932 Saige & Hugh
958 Akira & Mack
977 Esme & Franco
980 Gisselle & Simeon
993 Analia & Apollo

My favourite overall would have to be 448: Skye & Alec for the matching length, similar or complimentary sounds and Scottish origin. Both are also known but not common.
Interestingly my runner up would be 958: Akira & Mack, for the same reasons!

Great fun Nameberry!

mountainsky Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 11:45 am

#756 – Pearl and Westin

Jeanne6629 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Find it hard to vote for names that are unique spellings, even if those match-ups were wonderful.

In this order:

Sabrina & Donovan
Fiona & Seth
Evangeline & Reid
Sylvia & Quinton
Marilyn & Russell
Adele & Frederick
Cecelia & Wilson
Beatrice & Branson
Nyla & Colt
Miranda & Garrett
Leila & Spencer
Lilianna & Quincy
Willow & Weston
Willa & Clay
Asia & Theo
Monroe & Alfred

KaylaC Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:28 pm

I already have a 3 year old daughter named Brianna. I was surprised to see it as just outside the top 50 at 51. I do really like the boys name Aaron also at 51. I have actually considered it as a name if we ever have a little boy. I think it does flow well together…Brianna and Aaron. On the Nameberry list however Brianna is ranked with Justice. A name I do like but would never consider it for a child of my own. I’m just not that ballsy I guess.

smiles1979 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Great post! There were a lot of great pairings! 🙂 Though if only picked 1 a boy and girl from the Top U.S. List, I’d say:

#155 Cora & Wesley!

*Cora is on my someday baby name list already…and I think Wesley works out great as a sibset combo! 🙂 (I also see that Cora is #4 on the Nameberry list and it’s paired with Oliver. While I think Oliver is a great name, I think I like Wesley a little more with Cora.)

smiles1979 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:35 pm

*1 boy and girl

(sorry for typo!)

Cloverish Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:46 pm

SSA list: Iris & Drew.
NB list: Nora & Jack

Italian list: Hmm, we only have a top 30 and nothing really catches my eye. I’ll go with Gaia and Leonardo.
England: Freya & Oscar
Wales: Lily & Jack
Scotland: Summer & Fraser (OK, I confess that I wanted to pick Sophie and Jack.)
Ireland: Lena & Alan
Netherlands: Mila & Julian

KaylaC Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:48 pm

I posted to soon on my first comment. About my daughter Brianna and same ranked Aaron…..

If I was going to pick one set from all the list and could go back and rename my little girl….it would definitely be #261 Rose and Clayton. I love how they go together. They seem like such old traditional southern names. Just beautiful!

peacock14 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:59 pm


peacock14 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:06 pm

336 Baylee and Brock
88 Kimberly and Nolan too

mge28 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:12 pm

I just could not pick only one pair.

US list:

Lillian and Samuel, 25
Stella and Charles, 62 (Love)
Mary and Colin, 123
Alexandria and Peter, 205

NB list:

Adelaide and Leo, 11
Lila and Beckett, 19
Emma and James, 35 (LOVE this)
Mia and Zane, 50
Kate and Evan, 133
Astrid and Fox, 188
Lark and River, 196
Leila and Huxley, 278
Annalise and Paul, 281
Echo and Rafe, 468
Sasha and Monty, 538
Brooke and Lars, 604

_Magnolia_ Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:15 pm

US list:
#189 Brynn and Calvin
#316 Veronica and Felix
#599 Cecelia and Wilson

Nameberry list:
#4 Cora and Oliver
#73 Wren and Simon
#292 Bryony and Vaughn

Hungarian list (top 100 available only):
#9 Zoe and Milan
#29 Flora and Marton
#89 Lotti and Gellert
#98 Roza and Ivan

hanbow Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:23 pm

626 Philomena and Barrett
938 Amorie and Halcyon

BrittanyM Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:34 pm

US list:
Reagan and Damian are both 97?! How hilarious.

Paige and Max (105)
Isabel and Leo (134)

Pam Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:35 pm

That IS funny, @BrittanyM. Demonic conspiracy?

sickwithsin Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 2:07 pm

My favourites:

#951 Meadow & Kohen
#914 Leona & Donte (Leona is my MN, so I have a soft spot for it)
#856 Sky & Darwin
#825 Julianne & Markus
#671 Aiyana & Mathias
#451 Sasha & Gunnar
#312 Bianca & Louis
#68 Autumn & Zachary

southern.maple Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Did anyone else notice that Justice is #518 for girls and #519 for boys? I didn’t know it was that unisex. I also lol’d at #786. Bo Diamond sounds like a country singer we should all have heard of.

I think I would go with Cora and Wesley. I also like:

Edward and Rebecca
Samuel and Lillian (Sam and Lily? Adorable!)
David and Charlotte
Christopher (Kit) and Amelia
Wyatt and Audrey
Eric and Nora
Seth and Fiona
Xander and Cecilia
Luca and Luna (every berry’s favorite)
Elliot and Esther
Reid and Evangeline
Fabian and Georgia
Beckett and Miriam
Felix and Veronica
Leland and Adelaide
Emerson and Eloise
Knox and Olive
Jay and Talia
Damon and Rosalie
Zachariah and Camilla
Chandler and Rowan (as far as unisex pairs go, I really like this one)
Reece and Anabelle
Justice and Annabel
Nash and Dahlia
Quinton and Sylvia
Frederick and Adele
Dorian and Eve
Asa and Estrella
Wilson and Cecelia
Clay and Willa
Otto and Salma
Clinton and Azalea
Ernest and Libby
Truman and Thalia

AmandaJean21 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 2:17 pm

On the SS list:

#31 Layla and Dylan
#430 Carolina and Porter (my oldest’s name)
#146 Lyla and Gael

Goodkarmavt Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 2:32 pm

#291 Evangeline and Reid. LOVE Evangeline and don’t hate Reid. Sound fine together.
Bummed that Leo is paired with Isabel as it’s my favorite boy name!

inkonherfingers Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 2:49 pm


#18 Sofia & Andrew – so classic and yet not over-heard
#64 Katherine & Sebastian – love Katherine, not so fond of Sebastian, but they sound glorious together
#292 Evangeline & Reid – nothing says classy like these
#217 Ana & Cristian – I have a soft spot for Spanish names


#3 Isla & Atticus – perfection.
#955 Noor & Quinton – mysterious and unique
#222 Margo & Greyson – both guilty pleasures of mine
#184 Anne & Robert – ironically the names of my brother and I
#48 Ruby & Knox – I love the symmetry with 4 letters each and the old-fashioned sounds

CharacterNamer Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 3:07 pm

What a fun game!
I like:
#16 Lily and Benjamin
#23 Amelia and Logan
#25 Lillian and Samuel
#27 Evelyn and Lucas
#62 Stella and Charles
#81 Naomi and Xavier
#89 Violet and Tristan
#120 Sadie and Timothy
#134 Isabel and Leo
#135 Eleanor and Victor
#155 Cora and Wesley
#166 Aurora and George
#220 Hope and Griffin
#268 Emilia and Edgar
#360 Lena and Titus
#368 Olive and Knox
#397 Elsie and Devon
#406 Rosalie and Damon
#528 Annika and Franklin
#536 Adele and Frederick
#399 Cecelia and Wilson
#644 Marina and Lewis
#673 Leia and Tristen
#791 Paloma and Fletcher
#838 Maritza and Hendrix
#929 Thalia and Truman
#999 Jessa and Augustine

My favorite would have to be #25, Lillian and Samuel. Lily and Sam. Familiar, but still a lovely sibset.

The funniest is definitely #223 Luna and Luca.
It was interesting to see which names ranked higher than others: Xiomara above Cecilia? Litzy above Claudia? Noe above Francis?

carolinesmom Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 3:08 pm

#184 Anne and Robert.

They’re just appealing. Classic. Simple. Not pretentious.

CharacterNamer Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 3:13 pm

I forgot to add the Nameberry list!
This is hard, because so many of the names are of the same style, and are such lovely names.
#4 Cora and Oliver
#5 Penelope and Henry
#6 Violet and Silas
#9 Hazel and Jasper
#10 Eleanor and Milo
#72 Olive and Flynn
#85 Phoebe and Charles
#104 Pippa and Otto
#114 Isadora and Maxwell
#112 Daphne and Louis

I would say my favorite of these is Hazel and Jasper, but most of these are lovely.

stephanieamilea Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 3:14 pm

On the top Nameberry list,

#54- Luna and Callum

Callum is my top pick for a little boy and I think Luna sounds lovely with it as a sibset. The common “lu” in both names give them a link, but they sound distinct at the same time. Love it!

marypoppins Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 3:36 pm

From the US list, the only pair where I really like both names is #4 Olivia & Noah. Both are names we love, but actually discounted because of their popularity.

At a push I’d also go for #107 Nora & Eric (though I prefer Erik).

Pam Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 3:39 pm

I am really bowled over by how many great pairs everyone has found! Might simplify the naming process to just decide from the outset that you’re picking your boy and girl options from the same line…

loverofnames86 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 3:44 pm

My favorite is #24 Harper & Gabriel. I like how they both start and end in different letters. They sound professional but not over-the-top. I also just love both names by themselves!

PersephonyHonora Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 4:22 pm

I love 268 from the U.S. list Emilia and Edger. Edger and Emil are huge name-crushes, so this is by far my favorite pairing.

gipro2003 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 4:34 pm

US List:
#820: Lilith and Killian
#779 Lillianna and Cain
#746 Galilea and Vincenzo
#745 Ellen and Ben
#558 Eve and Dorian
#519 Annabel and Justice
#165 Valentina and Emmanuel
#110 Diego and Lilly

If Galilea is pronounced Gal-ih-le-uh not Galilee, I think that is a gorgeous sibset! I don’t particularly like Vincenzo but it works so well with Galilea!

Nameberry List
#999 Lea and Hans
#831 Evelina and Misha
#714 Romilly and Dorian
#537 Mercy and Valor (Guilty pleasure sibset!!)
#432 Amalia and Roan
#293 Isis and Gulliver
#288 Ingrid and Matteo
#274 Saskia and Lorcan
#248 Fleur and Linus
#166 Lucia and Peter

My favorite being Ingrid and Matteo!

celestemilmun Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 5:17 pm

From the US list:
#155: Cora and Wesley

From Nameberry:
#31: Elodie and Oscar

FruitfulVineWife Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 5:20 pm

823 – Hezekiah and Coraline
546 – Moses and Liana
165 – Emmanuel and Valentina
126 – Kaleb and Isabelle
108 – Asher and Mariah
84 – Nathaniel and Ellie
52 – Jeremiah and Sophie
16 – Benjamin and Lily
I go for Biblical boys and old-fashioned girls, so these all meet my criteria, though none of my children’s actual names were paired with something I could stand!

livia Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 5:58 pm

US Stats:
Sophia & Jacob (1)
Ava & William (5)
Lillian & Samuel (25)
Katherine & Sebastian (64)
Ivy & Avery (187)
Georgia & Fabian (298)
Miriam & Beckett (314)
Bridget & Lawrence (453)

Maeve & Emmett (24)
Harlow & August (60)
Anais & Holden (95)
Blythe & Amias (209)
Saskia & Lorcan (274)
Althea & Phoenix (280)
Marlowe & Calloway (394)

Alyssalorraine Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Pairs that I would use from the US list:
#55 Khloe & Levi
#91 Aria & Brody
#221 Callie & Corbin
#333 Jazmine & August
#350 Maddison & Phillip

From the nameberry list:
#6 Violet & Silas
#9 Hazel & Jasper
#103 Everly & Bennett
#173 Jade & Mason
#202 Natalie & Cash
#245 Sage & Ellis
#279 Jasmine & Hendrix

IndianRuby Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Aw, Stella and Charles were my great grandparents <3

I'm loving Violet and Tristan, Madeline and Easton and Willow and Weston

littlewren Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:12 pm

41- Audrey and Wyatt
68- Autumn and Zachary
142- Laila and Patrick
155- Cora and Wesley
172- Daisy and Gage
209- Fiona and Seth
213- Miranda and Garrett
220- Hope and Griffin
231- Lola and Drake
259- Marley and Troy
282- Iris and Drew
291- Nina and Finn
312- Bianca and Louis
316- Veronica and Felix
364- Eloise and Emerson
368- Olive and Knox
440- Audrina and Quentin
509- Skyla and Jensen
571- Zoie and Malakai
616- Desiree and Winston
644- Marina and Lewis
785- Salma and Otto
800- Mara and Tristin (prefer Tristan)
853- Larissa and Gibson
856- Sky and Darwin
929- Thalia and Truman
999- Jessa and Augustine

Also something I found amusing – 335 is Miley and Cohen. Two very controversial names, one for religious reasons and one because of its well-known bearer.

And from the NB list:

15- Ivy and Sebastian
31- Elodie and Oscar
40- Caroline and Hugo
42- Poppy and Ronan
49- Elsa and Rowan
68- Stella and Theo
72- Olive and Flynn
85- Phoebe and Charles
104- Pippa and Otto
146- Annabel and Balthazar
169- Agnes and Lennox
211- Odette and Sage (though I prefer Sage for a girl; funnily enough, I had Odette Sage/Sage Odette on my list at some point)
242- June and Angus
245- Sage and Ellis
253- Francesca and Evander
268- Araminta and Brooks
277- Minerva and Frank (though Frank is awful with my last name; something along the lines of Will Williams)
282- Lilith and Octavius
307- Magnolia and Grover
374- Lulu and Clyde
400- Octavia and Leander
404- Bianca and Mack
407- Allegra and Truman
430- Constance and Kellan (prefer Kellen)
438- Severine and Cruz
521- Alouette and Cedric
525- Romy and Zeke
569- Circe and Amadeus
610- Zadie and Rigby
669- Lolita and Crew
680- Bonnie and Sylvan
682- Irie and Beck
760- Blossom and Leland
832- Mirabella and Ranger
918- Vega and Winslow
997- Indira and Devon

I’m sorry, I have way too many favorites. XD

mickie86 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:29 pm

#8 – Mia and Michael Always! My favorite girl’s name right now isn’t on the list! This makes me soooo happy! I can’t wait to use it someday. 🙂

ilotozo96 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Number 311 on the US list- Lilah and Beau
Beau is one of my absolute favorite boy names, and I think Lilah pairs really nicely with it. Both names have a really soft sound and I think they make a beautiful sibest.

AverellaDavina Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 7:20 pm

I would most likely pick #316 Veronica and Felix, however (although they’re not really my style I love #295 together, Lyric and Caiden. Maybe Veronica Lyric and Felix Caiden. I also liked #680, Maryam and Matthias but I’m not a huge fan of matching initials.

lawsonhaley Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 7:20 pm

I would choose the following!

Chloe & Daniel (11th)
Ella & Matthew (12th)
Benjamin & Lily (16th)
Amelia & Christopher (23rd)
Harper & Gabriel (24th)
Lillian & Samuel (25th)
Samantha & Ryan (26th)
Evelyn & Lucas (27th)
Sarah & Henry (43rd)
Alyssa & Eli (44th)
Claire & Hunter (45th)
Maya & Thomas (63rd)
Caroline & Parker (80th)
Morgan & Adam (82nd)
Ellie & Nathaniel (84th)
Vivian & Ashton (141st)
Laila & Patrick (142nd)
Amy & Sean (144th)
Aurora & George (166th)
Hazel & Kenneth (175th)
Ivy & Avery (187th)
Adeline & Trenton (239th)
Esther & Elliot (242nd)
Miriam & Beckett (314th)
Eloise & Emerson (364th)
Scarlet & Albert (401st)
Bridget & Lawrence (453rd)
Vera & Brendan (500th)
Zara & Kieran (556th)
Amelie & Tommy (631st)
Emilie & Stanley (733rd)
Libby & Ernest (915th)

diana2261 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Have to agree with earlier posters that Tristan and Violet are hard to top in terms of “feels-right”-dom; I was also a fan of Charles and Stella, or Christopher and Amelia, or even Noah and Olivia, despite my disinclination toward Top 10s as a general rule. Also, Colin and Mary for the Secret Garden reference would be clever… as others have said here, I just have too many favorites!

That said, the ones I think I’d have to pick for my own children, all other things being equal, are Fiona and Seth: two of my Top 5 names happening to fall at the same number, it just seems like fate 😉

IsabelleMarie Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Nameberry List

#629 Margaux & Pascal
#583 Temperance & Walden
#502 Prudence & Isidore
#347 Leonora & Quentin
#262 Rosalind & Desmond
#261 Cosette & Lysander
#257 Marigold & Edmund
#224 Cressida & Barnaby
#218 Celeste & Raphael
#167 Calliope & Rupert
#137 Isolde & Lucius
#114 Isadora & Maxwell

DelusionalAngel Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 7:44 pm

If just one of those lines then I’d say #347 Leonora and Quentin

Danimari Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Leo & Isabel
Leonard & Adelina

Jasper & Hazel
Jude & Rose

junebabie Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 8:12 pm

from the US list my favourites are:
Rosemary & Dayton (603)
Tabitha & Ronin (771)
Meadow & Kohen (951)
I’d be most likely to use Meadow & Kohen for my kids, partially because I like that they’re lower on the list and therefore less common. I also just really like the names individually! Meadow is always on the top of my list, and Kohen is cool and sophisticated.

from the Nameberry list my favourites are:
Agnes & Lennox (169)
Linden & Oriana (474)
Blossom & Leland (760)
again I’d be most likely to go with the least common couple- Blossom & Leland- because of uniqueness and also the way the names sound together. like a prince & princess from a fantasy world! I love names that sound whimsical and sweet.

(the reason Agnes & Lennox made my list is because Lennox is my absolute favourite boys’ name; Agnes is pretty, but not my fave.)

lululemonmee Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 8:14 pm

From the US list I like:
Isabel & Leo*
Autumn & Zachary
Cora & Wesley*
Cecilia & Xander*
Juliana & Sawyer
Rosalie & Damon
Elsa & Cullen
Tenley & Kash (I’m not a big fan of either name, but I think they go together really well)
Zara & Kieran*
Lily & Benjamin
Stella & Charles*
Maya & Thomas
Bella & Cameron
Lilah & Beau

*I would consider using these

Doctorjones89 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 8:48 pm

768 – Wendy and Crew – how sweet and British is that?!
160 – Josephine and Axel – a current fave girl name just happened to be paired with a boy name I like. Plus, my husband really likes hardcore masculine names, so this is a pair we might actually use.

jordan-meredith Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:08 pm

What a fun game!

For the US top 1000, I really loved (209) Fiona and Seth and (155) Cora and Wesley. They seemed to really match each other’s spunk and spirit. Cora a and Wesley would be my top pick, though.

For the Nameberry top 1000, I also loved the pair with Cora! (4) Cora and Oliver sound so lovely together, I’m adding them to my list for the future! (21) Maisie and Owen were a close second.

Plum4 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:55 pm

It came down to two for me.

#62 Stella and Charles.
I sought out Charles from the U.S. list and saw that Stella was it’s pair. Charles is my favorite boy name and has been since I was a child. While Stella is not my favorite girl name, I do think it is beautiful and has a lovely meaning.

#291 Nina and Finn.
I have always thought Nina was such a sweet name that will work at every age. And Finn is a name that I have been loving recently.

If I had to choose just one though, it would be Stella and Charles so I could have a Charlie 🙂

curlyjedi Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Hard to choose one set 🙂 personally I like:

Gloria & Alvin (552)
Eleanor & Victor (135)
Aurora & George (166)
Cora & Wesley (155)

lovelynames Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 9:59 pm



Lilosh262 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 10:34 pm

I love:
#30 Zoe/Isaac
#I34 Isabel/Leo
#887 Abrielle/Rowen
#21 Grace/Logan
#186 Julianna/Emmet

MeganJoy Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 10:55 pm

My no. 1 pick is
#64 Sebastian and Katherine.
Seb and Kate <3
Both names are on our short list, though we (hubby) like Catherine more.

Runners up
#5 William & Ava
#24 Gabriel & Harper
#551 Cullen & Elsa

JazzyO Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 11:05 pm

#23 Amelia and Christopher
I love how charming, yet sophisticated both these names sound. To help distinguish them from the crowd, I’d call them “Millie” and “Topher.” And 23 just happens to be my “lucky number”!

vaness1 Says:

April 2nd, 2014 at 11:44 pm

US Top 1000 (in order, with middles)

1. Cora Angeline & Wesley Cedric
2. Zara Isabel & Kieran Leo
3. Nina Maryam & Finn Matthias

Nameberry Top 1000 (in order, with middles)

1. Ivy Thalia & Sebastian Gable
2. Eliza Josephine & Archer Everett
3. Alice Marina & Ezra Wilder

maddiejadore Says:

April 3rd, 2014 at 2:54 am

#430: Carolina and Porter. I never thought of these names, let alone putting them together. But when I hear them, I imagine a very well-decorated Pottery Barn nursery with those embroidered blankets. You totally know what I mean.

There were so many that it was tough to narrow down.
#68: Stella and Charles. Stella is my favorite name and Charles honors family. What could be better?
#430 (coincidence): Constance and Kellen. I just really like those together.

maddiejadore Says:

April 3rd, 2014 at 2:56 am

Oops! Was it Theo, not Charles with Stella? I can’t check! Either way, I like the combo.

stephaniecatherine Says:

April 3rd, 2014 at 4:06 am

From the Namberry list:
60. Harlow & August: a sibset belonging to literature and movie loving parents
138. Freya & Tarquin: Scones, weekends in the country, and their very own family tartan.
145. Lux & Byron: could easily be used as inspiration for their parents’ stationer’s shop.
312. Cosima & Nero: their parents met at a library whilst researching for their Greco-Roman History thesis papers.

From the US 1000:
134. Isabel & Leo: compatible, classic, clean.
330. Tatum & Milo: incredibly hipster.
722: Maia & Ray: randomly works.

thiswastheirworld Says:

April 3rd, 2014 at 6:29 am

From the US list, I think I’d go with June and Ari, Leila and Spencer, or Naomi and Xavier. From the Irish list it would be Niamh and Tadhg, Holly and Noah, or Evie and Leo.

jaygeekay Says:

April 3rd, 2014 at 8:43 am

81 – Naomi & Xavier
194 – Kate and Abraham
242 – Esther & Elliot
316- Veronica & Felix

s_dimples Says:

April 3rd, 2014 at 10:17 am

US list
Violet and Tristan – such a romantic duo.
Stella and Charles – a nice solid pair – they sound like siblings

Whoa – there are too many to choose so I will just pick from the top 30
Alice and Ezra
Ivy and Sebastian

CsprsSassyHrly Says:

April 3rd, 2014 at 10:21 am

I started at the bottom and worked my way up.

On the US list:

919 – Kai and Lucca – They sound really good in my head. I can see the person that names their daughter Kai, naming their son Lucca.
897 – Renee and Valentin – They have a similar feel, to me.
830 – Rihanna and Lyric – That’s just funny to me because Rihanna is a singer and songs have lyrics.
800 – Mara and Tristin – Only because these two names have become my personal favorites and so I’ve paired them before, though I spell it Tristan
788 – Kimber and Kolby – The hard C and the similar feel make them a match for me
744 – Rylan and Roland – Alliteration, my friends. (Not always, 743 – Kailee and Kareem don’t sound like a pair to me)
658 – Matilda and Tomas – I’m really not sure. They just feel similar to me
626 – Raquel and Raphael – They sound so much alike, I had to put them on here
606 – Giana and Luciano – They both sound Italian
415 – Harley and Rocco – They both sound tough to me. Rebels born to be wild
359 – Kira and Tristen – Another pair I’ve personally made because of my adoration of both names (Again, Tristan spelling, though)
302 – Briana and Emilio – Both sound like they’d be big in the Hispanic community (This is my brother’s name… Briana is not my name but it sounds more compatible than mine, Irene!)
292 – Evangeline and Reid – I don’t know why… They just work for me.
262 – Rose and Clayton – Sound just works well together
216 – Cecilia and Xander – Again with the sound.
144 – Amy and Sean – Both are simple, no fuss names
86 – Eva and Jace – Not a combination I’d thought of before, but I like it
33 – Leah and Christian – Sound, again
16 – Lily and Benjamin – Cute combo

Nameberry List:
946 – Kiki and Bailey – I didn’t think so when I first heard it but as I started to pass it, I couldn’t stop thinking about it
776 – Vivien and Mercer – Sound again just works well together
628 – Serafina and Emmanuel – Sound like they’d work well together. Especially since they both have nicknames that sound common for not so common whole names, Sara and Manny
537 – Mercy and Valor – Uh, need I say more?
383 – Lucille and Gunner – I don’t know why I like this together. Maybe it’s a contrast thing. Lucille is soft and dainty and Gunner sounds tough and rugged.
343 – Verity and Lazarus – I don’t think it’s great but the hard consonants, V and Z, mixed with the r sound makes it work for me.
261 – Cosette and Lysander – I have no idea why, it just works for me.
213 – Lorelei and Finnigan – I really like this combination
139 – Elise and Landon – These sound beautiful together!
88 – Julia and Nathan – Classic names that sound well together.
79 – Piper and Nathaniel – Another set of classic names that work well together
32 – Matilda and Benjamin – Third set of classic names that work really well together.
26 – Scarlett and Liam – This combo is funny to me cause there are two characters on Nashville with these names that were hooking up
23 – Lucy and Wyatt – Fourth set of classic names that sound really well together. This is probably my favorite of the group
Almost every combo in the top 10 work for me.
9 – Hazel and Jasper – Quirky but cute
8 – Claire and Bodhi – I don’t know why I like these two together but I do
7 – Amelia and Finn – Adorable
6 – Violet and Silas – Soft and sweet
5 – Penelope and Henry – Yet another classic pairing
3 – Isla and Atticus – Another combination that works well but I’m not sure why
2 – Charlotte and Declan – Another TV show pairing (Revenge)

blaqblonde143 Says:

April 3rd, 2014 at 10:46 am

So many great names!!

125: Penelope and Braxton
243: Jacqueline and Fernando
342: Anastasia and Nehemiah

5: Penelope and Henry
9: Hazel and jasper
15: Ivy and Sebastian
22: Genevieve and Theodore
23: Lucy and Wyatt
537: Mercy and Valor
541: Bluebell and Leonardo
633: Lenore and Jericho
659: Priya and Diesel
660: Alessia and Valentine

Mercy and Valor are way too cute!!!

blueberry1215 Says:

April 3rd, 2014 at 12:06 pm

For the nameberry list:

#31.) Elodie and Oscar
#300.) Arwen and Aurelius
#500.) Delia and Huckleberry

Chrisco Says:

April 3rd, 2014 at 4:38 pm

From the US list: #702, Adelina & Leonard!

KrystynElizabeth Says:

April 3rd, 2014 at 5:42 pm

141- Vivian and Ashton

I’ve had a soft spot for Vivian for quite a while now and Ashton has been growing on me lately and I like the nickname Ash. These two just sound like siblings to me. 🙂

s_lr Says:

April 3rd, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Number 685- Jemma and Hank

opheliarhiana Says:

April 4th, 2014 at 12:51 am

#171 Willow and Weston – precious together and lovely on their own

really torn between
#30 Aurora and William
#369 Miranda and Remus

lalala__lauren Says:

April 4th, 2014 at 2:11 am

These are in no particular order for which I think go together best to worst, it was just the order I saw them in.
268: Emilia/Edgar: I can just see these two as old people sitting on the porch playing cards and drinking iced tea. Haha
50: Ashley/Tyler: These stood out to me as incredibly 90s names!
853: Larissa/Gibson: This pair seemed to fit together incredibly well – then I remembered I actually know someone named Laurissa Gibson!
792: Destinee/Justus: To me, this is two names I would never use in the first place, plus they are spelled wrong (though I know Justus is an old spelling).
745: Ellen/Ben: These just seem to go together. Also could be a little 90s, but I think I was drawn to them more because they are both short forms of longer names: Helen/Eleanor and Benjamin.
665: Mira/Urijah: There are characters in the Divergent series named Mira and Uriah, so these felt like they paired together well.
634: Lylah/Dax: I’m not really sure why these stood out together for me, but they did!
364: Eloise/Emerson: This one I was like “yes!” because they seem like the perfect pair for some reason. I love the fact that they have some of the same letters, but they are used differently within the name, the alliteration is great, and they have the same syllable count! Perfect!
343: Adelaide/Leland

HonoredAura Says:

April 4th, 2014 at 9:33 am

#316 – Felix and Veronica. Yum!

spotlightstarlit Says:

April 4th, 2014 at 11:11 am

I was surprised to have so many favorites!

16- Lily & Benjamin
134- Isabel & Leo
394- Lucille & Keaton
406- Rosalie & Damon
430- Carolina & Porter
551- Elsa & Cullen
552- Farrah & Madden
791- Paloma & Fletcher
977- Esme & Franco

I would have a hard time deciding between Isabel & Leo, Elsa & Cullen, and Paloma & Fletcher.

Isabel & Leo are the closest to the names on my long list, but if I were only going to have the two I might go for Paloma & Fletcher.

Pam Says:

April 4th, 2014 at 11:37 am

I am so impressed by the great NEW combinations people keep finding! Paloma and Fletcher — perfect!

rachelane27 Says:

April 4th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

From the US list, I pick #376 Fernanda & Walter. I know the sweetest girl ever named Fernanda and I just like Walter. I can’t get the NameBerry list to load past #195, but out of those I would pick #51 Eliza & Arthur or #168 Elena & Christopher.

mrsironman Says:

April 4th, 2014 at 6:27 pm

On US list, 119 Natalia & Giovanni.
On Nameberry list, 72 Olive & Flynn.

findemaxa13 Says:

April 5th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

#19–David and Charlotte. Two of my favorite names, ever. Easy decision.

really91 Says:

April 6th, 2014 at 11:29 am

Felix and Veronica (#316) are the pair I’d be most likely to use for real, but Nina and Finn (#291) are right up there too.

Combos I’d adore on someone else’s kids: Lillian and Samuel (#25), Sarah and Henry (#43), Stella and Charles (#62), Violet and Tristan (#89), Elise and Jesse (#151), Harmony and Theodore (#197), Lola and Drake (#231), Iris and Drew (#282), Bianca and Louis (#312), Olive and Knox (#368), Lucille and Keaton (#394), Harlow and Blaine (#578).

Pairs that don’t match particularly well but are weirdly charming to me: Abbie and Bruno (#790), Aliza and Frankie (#877).

A few combos seem like sibsets from past from past eras: Amber and Dean (#260), Crystal and Danny (#384), Marilyn and Russell (#426), Deborah and Harvey (#797), Jenny and Heath (#863), Joyce and Todd (#892).

The incongruous pairing that made me laugh when I skimmed past it was #610, Isis and Joey.

I can’t even do the Nameberry list, I’d be here all day.

jaimetanae Says:

April 6th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

From the US, there were 4 I ended up liking but since I’m only picking for my own hypothetical children, I chose #291 Nina & Finn (I like the shortness, and they’re both classic and easy), #330 Tatum & Milo (these 2 are my ‘hipster’ pair, love the feel).

From Nameberry I love a ton of those names, just not the pair I found them in! My 2 favorites were #150 Vera & Caius (I actually know a real life sibset with these names. I like the history and how strong and classic they are) #217 Annora & Bastian (I don’t know why, but I love this. It’s another ‘hipster’ choice, but a little more regal than my US pair!)

really91 Says:

April 6th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

I just noticed that the odd couple of Ruth and Jett are currently matched up on both the US list (#344) and the Nameberry list (#218). Try to imagine anyone using them in the same sibset.

labelo Says:

April 6th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Hmm, a quick perusal of some of my favorite names brought this nice combo:

360: Lena & Titus

Arielle7 Says:

April 7th, 2014 at 1:16 am

U.S. List

141. Vivian & Ashton
(both are names I’ve actually considered and would probably use because they pair well with my sons name Oliver)

Other combos I liked

107. Nora & Eric
4. Olivia & Noah
102. Brooke & Cole
153. Quinn & Jake
155. Cora & Wesley
231. Lola & Drake
368. Olive & Knox
174. Melody & Greyson
171. Willow & Weston

Nameberry list

28. Scarlett & Sawyer
5. Penelope & Henry
4. Cora & Oliver
16. Ivy & Sebastian
305. Sage & Rocco
515. Romy & Oren
72. Stella & Daniel
658. Veda & Dimitri
433. Aubrey & Damon
430. Sawyer & Francis
133. Thea & Stellan
57. Evelyn & Thomas

Brigid16 Says:

April 14th, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Susan and Seamus
Rosemary and Dayton
Rebecca and Edward

Margaret and Simon
Molly and Frederick
Theodora and Alec

StellaMaris Says:

April 15th, 2014 at 11:48 am

In the top 1000, these are the ones (according to me) which are interesting – because I like them or because they suit each other particularly well (I didn’t include names I clearly dislike though, so there may be other perfect-for-each-other duos in the list)

#12 – Ella & Matthew
#16 – Lily & Benjamin
#23 – Amelia & Christopher
#49 – Arianna & Nicholas
#62 – Stella & Charles
#63 – Maya & Thomas
#64 – Katherine & Sebastian
#73 – Gianna & Oliver
#89 – Violet & Tristan
#91 – Aria & Brody
#123 – Mary & Colin
#134 – Isabel & Leo
#135 – Eleanor & Victor
#160 – Josephine & Axel
#165 – Valentina & Emmanuel
#166 – Aurora & George
#181 – Ariel & Harrison
#190 – Keira & Andres
#197 – Harmony & Theodore
#205 – Alexandria & Peter
#209 – Fiona & Seth
#268 – Emilia & Edgar
#291 – Nina & Finn
#298 – Georgia & Fabian
#360 – Lena & Titus
#402 – Perla & Adriel
#560 – Helena & Nelson
#772 – Winter & Ariel
#785 – Salma & Otto
#839 – Susan & Seamus
#912 – Brisa & Salvatore
#942 – Katrina & Johann

My top 5 being:
1 – Violet & Tristan
2 – Stella & Charles
3 – Valentina & Emmanuel
4 – Katherine & Sebastian
5 – Fiona & Seth

Candler Says:

May 4th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

#20 – Zoey & Joseph
#143 – Sara & Declan
#174 – Melody & Greyson
#228 – Genevieve & Stephen
#292 – Evangeline & Reid
#430 – Carolina & Porter
#456 – Logan & Ronan
#594 – Litzy & Layne
#798 – Elin & Rudy
#814 – Heather & Lennon

Favorites are:
1. Heather & Lennon
2. Elin & Rudy
3. Evangeline & Reid

Candler Says:

May 4th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

#20 – Zoey & Joseph
#143 – Sara & Declan
#174 – Melody & Greyson
#228 – Genevieve & Stephen
#292 – Evangeline & Reid
#430 – Carolina & Porter
#456 – Logan & Ronan
#594 – Litzy & Layne
#798 – Elin & Rudy
#814 – Heather & Lennon

Favorites are:
1. Heather & Lennon
2. Elin & Rudy
3. Evangeline & Reid

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