What Are Your Favorite Brother and Sister Names?

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This Question of the Week is inspired by a tweet from one of our berries, who said that Pearl and Rome were her two favorite June-inspired baby names.  Both great names, I commented, but would she use them together, for a brother and a sister?  (And in case you’re wondering, her answer was: Of course!)

Which got me thinking about brother and sister names.  Families with two children, one boy and one girl, are the most common configuration in the U.S., so choosing names for one brother and one sister is the naming challenge the greatest number of us will have to face.

So let’s hear your picks for brother and sister names.  If you had to choose names for one boy and one girl, which would you pick…..or which did you pick?  And why?

What are the best brother and sister names you’ve heard?  The not-so-best?  What advice would you give about brother and sister names?


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cheridel Says:

June 24th, 2014 at 11:22 pm

My top names are Simon Robert and Elora Carys. They are different types of names, but I love each of them. Simon and Elora also sound really good when said together.

Nooshi Says:

June 24th, 2014 at 11:31 pm

At the moment, I love Elva Olive and Roland Dune together. Elva and Roland. Roland and Elva. Roly and Elf. It just makes me happy when I say them together. I also love Hestia Fern and Roland Dune, or Basil Mingus and Maxine Alma.

Angelicaecb Says:

June 24th, 2014 at 11:34 pm

I always loved mine and my brothers names. He is Chanse (with an s not a c) and I’m Angelica, though I’ve always gone by Angel.
And though my mom didn’t mean for it, I always liked how our names Chanse and Angel, always had that hippie match to them.

Though I also love the sound of Enid and Emil together.

julyhare Says:

June 24th, 2014 at 11:45 pm

I have quite a few that I absolutely adore as siblings, even more than I do individually.

Juniper “June” and Oliver
Poppy and Henry
Josephine “Josie” and Theodore “Teddy”
Piper and Hugo
Meredith and Nathaniel

tiberiuskirkwood Says:

June 24th, 2014 at 11:51 pm

My mom did a fab job with my brother and I:
Jack and Kate

My personal top pick for brother/sister is Graeme and Aoife.

IsabelleMarie Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 12:10 am

Peregrine & Eudora
Clement & Cosima

Elina Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 12:16 am

I love Edmund Michael and Adelisa Genevieve.

GigiGibbons Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 12:33 am

Genevieve and Tristan

AprilRobin Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 12:36 am

We chose Robert, Lillian, and Laura for our oldest children because they have personal menings to use.

My mom did a good job with me and my siblings: Juniper, Jonathan, and Josephine

The worst sibling set I have ever heard was Angelica and Buck

Sweekune Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 1:06 am

My brother’s a bad my name I love as a sibset: Kathryn and Matthew. I’ve seen it elsewhere but I like how these spellings not only have the lovely sounds of the names but kept our family tradition of having seven letters in each name.

dancercme Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 1:15 am

I think Auden Rose and Oliver James would be a cute sibset.

mysoutherncomfortzone Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 1:25 am

Susannah and Jonah.
Savannah and Hudson
Elodie and Oliver

NaomiNY Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 1:33 am

Thaddeus John & Johannah Peyton (T.J. and Jojo)
Kenneth Tobias & Anna Louise (Kenny and Luna [Luna comes from two letters from Louise, and two letters from Anna])
Joseph Benjamin & Leah Rachel (Joey and Leah)
Feliks Casimir & Zofia Chesna (Feliks and Zofia)
Samuel Eliezer & Rebekah Sarai (Sam and Rivka)
Aleksandar Willem & Deryn Maia (Alek and Deryn)
Jackson Raleigh & Madison Taylor (Jax and Maddie)
Cillian Padraic & Saoirse Niamh (Cillian and Saoirse)
Django Charles & Kasandra Dorothy (Django and Kassie)
Quentin Leonardo & Beatrice Maiara (Quentin and Tris)
Raymond Harry & Anastasia Brynn (Ray and Anya)
Emerson Richard & Spencer Marseille (Emery and Spence)
Israel Jordan & Erin Bailey (Israel and Erin)

jess181 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 1:34 am

My brother and I are Jessica and James, which I thought was awful when I was a kid but I don’t mind it so much now.

I love Ivy and Sylvester. Both old timey, quirky names with a v and a y each. They go together so nicely either way you say them and luckily they go with our surname too!

NaomiNY Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 1:41 am

Nathaniel Jonah & Abigail Ruth (Nate and Abbey)
Matthew Ishmael & Eleanor Miriam (Matt and Lainey)
Lukas Holden & Margaret Kathleen (Luke and Maggie)
Arthur Henry & Samantha Aileen (Artie and Sammi)
Alfred Foster & Charlotte Victoria (Al and Charlie)
Timothy Izaak & Fallon Zoe (Tim and Fallon)
Thomas Michael & Hayden Melissa (Tommy and Hayden)
Uriah David & Josephine Theresa (Uriah and Josie)

One of the worst brother/sister sets I’ve ever heard was Thomas and Tahnee. Thomas was nicknamed Tommy, so it sounded like their parents were saying “Tommy and Tommy”.

jessiemay Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 1:43 am

If I were naming a brother and sister today, I’d probably named them:

Nico Boheme and Valor Cassius

But tomorrow I’m sure it’ll be something different 😉

Some real-life brother/sister favourites include:
Cyrus and Violet
Honey and Paxton
Spencer and Olive
Pax and Inca (twins)
Vincent and Edison “Eddie” (girl)
Finn and Sula
Emmet and Phoenix
Everly and Arlo
Oliver and Artemis (twins)
Theo and Greta

I went to school with a brother and sister named Buddy and Holly. Bit much for me 😉

Jeicabug Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 2:58 am

Beatrix and Leopold – Both unusual, with nicknames Trixie and Leo

Matilda and Ned- Australian themey

ella17 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 3:18 am

Ha mmm I have a Phoebe and I love the following together! 🙂
Phoebe, Matilda, Harriet, Jasper, Hugo and Otis

freddiethepink Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 4:52 am

My top picks for a girl and a boy are Trudy Esmeralda and Victor Ulysses.

Trudy and Victor. <3 Perfection!

Raffle Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 5:22 am

Maxine, Reuben and Ted.

Jeanne6629 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 5:45 am

Nathaniel and Susannah
Wesley and Juliet
Theodore and Eloise
Lucian and Rosalind
Tobias and Genevieve

CatherineA Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 5:49 am

My top choices would be Maeve Catherine (or possibly Maeve Adeline) and Jonathan Fitzgerald whom I would call “Fitz.”

jessamine13 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 5:49 am

I like Henry and Charlotte.

Pam Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 5:59 am

So many great pairs here. Every time I find one that’s definitely my favorite — Clement and Cosima! — I then find another one that’s another favorite — Nathaniel and Susannah! Great ideas for expectant parents.

trysaratops Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 6:14 am

Violet and Henry
Fiona and Declan
Morgan and Griffin

annabelle Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 6:21 am

I agree, many great choices!

My personal favorite is actually a variation of one that’s already up there, which proves it works perfectly 😉
Felix and Sophia

As I live in Belgium, Sophia’s popularity is not an issue (it’s not uncommon, but definitely not popular, in fact, Felix is more popular here).

I think they work great together because they sound good when you say them together, because they fit the same style, and because they both have a great meaning (but not too obviously so).

I really could see myself using these two names one day.

caty_beth89 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 6:26 am

We have Benton Grover and Arwen Elizabeth. Arwen was originally Arwen Louisa, but we changed it at 4 weeks because my husband kept accidentally referring to her as Arwen Elizabeth in his head. If I had had my way she would have been Imogen. Arwen was the only name we both picked from a list of favorites. I can’t imagine her as anything but Arwen Elizabeth now though. If we ever have another daughter she will be Imogen Temperance (my favorite and his favorite).

jjayx Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 6:47 am

My brother and I are Daniel and Jessica, which I’ve always thought were great as a set.

In the Harry Potter series, Ron and Hermione name their children Rose and Hugo and I think they might be some of my most favourite names in the entire series.

peacebird10 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 7:05 am

Sylvia Blythe and Theodore Boone. I love how Sylvia and Theo sound and look together. The middles are to keep the B from my surname (they won’t have mine) and I like how the spritely monosyllabic middles freshen up the vintage firsts.

Myosotis Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 7:13 am

My favourite has to be Pandora & Caspian, as well as Evanthe & Phoenix. But they’re my favourite names, so I think they’re perfect in any combination. They’ve all got 7 letters, and the same magical aura about them. I also really like Nikolai & Phaedra (more favourites of mine), but I’m not sure why; they just sound good together IMO. And @jjayx, I love Hugo & Rose as well! That sibset is part of the reason I love Hugo now!

namesnerd Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 7:24 am

If my daughter (Abigail Scarlett) ever has a brother, I love William Oscar. Abby and Will sound nice and not too cutesy.

jtucker Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 7:28 am

My brother and I are Julia and Alec, and I always thought they sounded pretty good together.

There are so many names that sound good as brother-sister sibling sets.

DH Approved Named
Alice and Jack
Isla and Lachlan

Ones that I think sound lovely together
Edmund and Adelaide
Maeve and Ronan
Penelope and Tobias
Jasper & Beatrice

Mommyoflucyandcharlie Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 7:59 am

My two kids are Lucy and Charlie:)

rainierloner Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 8:03 am

Some of my favorite books include some of the best sib-sets I have seen: Beatrice and Caleb (Divergent) and Clarissa Adele and Jonathan Christopher (The Mortal Instruments). My all time favorite fictional sib-set is Cecily and William (The Infernal Devices).

My favorite sibling sets of my creation are: Lila and Kieran (both have a dark meaning), Hazel and August (word names), and Phoebe and Gabriel (just sounds good, IMO).

BritishAmerican Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 8:24 am

We have 3 kids, but the first two are a girl and then a boy. So my favourites are Rose & Henry.

senseandsensibility Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 8:28 am

I would name my future children Aria & Louis.

Another possible sibset would be Fran & Noel (Fran as a nn from Frances or Francesca).
They could go all together as well 😉

I have a sister, so it doesn’t count for b/g sibset… but b/g sibsets I know ant think go nicely together are:
Evelina & Thomas; Claudia & Simon; Margaret & Charles.

morgannalucia Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 8:29 am

My son’s name is Rory and I’ve actually been trying to think of a good girls name to go with it. I love several unisex names and I really like the sound of Rory &Quinn. Rory means king and Quinn sounds like queen, both are irish, and I have a unisex name too. I also like Lyra & Rory.

peach25 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 8:37 am

Jack and Caroline
Nick and Libby

marisarose Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 8:53 am

My mom called us Marisa and Matthew, which I always liked.
And my cousin picked a great sibset: Oliver and Elaina

Liam and Vivian
Patrick and Kathryn
Nathaniel and Arianna (Nate and Aria)

Noah and Rhea (my brother and sister kittens lol)

EmmaF Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 9:01 am

I met siblings once named Carlos and Carla . . . a bit confusing.

I like:

George and Louisa
Charles and Almira
Frederick and Zinnia
James and Azalea
Inigo and Lyra

mommax2 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 9:42 am

My brother and I are Jessica and Joshua…I think they go really well together. My kids are Griffin Miley and Dara McKenzie. I love the way they sound together!

indiefendi Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 9:45 am

I love Harlow and Shiloh together (girl and girl or girl and boy) and Angelo if there was a third so this would my real life one.

Other combos I like:
Enzo and Angelo

Daisy and Dylan (male or female)

Lita, Maximilian, Carys, and Rosa

Lux and Verity

Magdalena and Alessandra

Catrinel (add to Nameberry please!) and Cruz

Gianna and Elisa

Caleb and Cameron

Antonia and Gisele

Gemma and Daniela/Dania

Francesca and Amelie

Dakota and Bella

I love Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt’s names together

stef Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 9:47 am

Neve and Nico

stef Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 9:48 am

Roman and Aurelia

stef Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 9:49 am

One more…Max and Cleo

Sorceress Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Freya and Tristan without middles.

with middles… Melody Elysia and Leon Percival.

Gummibear Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:02 am

Benedict and Rose

queenaugust Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:16 am

I have a boy, Rowan William Grant (we use two middle names.) and can’t decide for a little girl (middle names: Barbara Victoria)
Our top five girls names are:


*Magnolia (Noa) is one that I’m in love with but I don’t think brave enough to use!

SparkleNinja18 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:21 am

My family actually doesn’t have many sibsets with more than one gender! I’m one of three girls, my mom is one of two girls, my dad is one of two boys, and my cousins are both girls. Weird.
My dad’s cousin has three kids, two girls and a boy named Hope, Rose, and Nate. The names aren’t my style but I think they sound nice together. The only B/G sibset I can think of in my immediate family is Andrew and Lillian. Again, not my style but still names that sound nice.
If I had a boy and a girl today, they would either be Adalyn Faith and Carter James or Lila Romilly and Jasper James.

frobskottle Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:23 am

My least favourite has to be our friends kids who although they have lovely names should not be brother and sister!!
Samuel and Ella ….. SAM ‘N ELLA (sorry does not sound good to me!!)

Favourite wise if we were to have a girl and a boy they’d be Clementine and Casper

lawsonhaley Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:30 am

The worst I’ve heard was Michaela and Michael. And even better still, they were twins.

My current favourites would be Minnie and Louis or Betsy and Henry 🙂

sarab.cook Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:32 am

I come from a family of all girls and I only have daughters so this is a bit out of my box:

My Current Favorites
Hugo and Cora
Rufus and Isobel
Jasper and Cecily
Graham and Rosalie

I really like Eleanor and August from making it lovely

Skyesime98 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:43 am

I love so many names together. And my tastes range from virtually unused to familiar but uncommon, so it’s hard to pick a direction to go in.
• Zephyr and Paloma
• Apollo and Zelda
• Cyrus and Juno
• Heath and Grey (girl)
• Balthazar “Baz” and Tzipora “Zip”
• Darcy (boy) and Pax (girl)
• Valor (boy) and Darcy (girl)

Mischa Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:44 am

I think these pairs sound great together.

Hugo & Stella
Laurence & Marguerite
Victor & Celeste
Isaac & Matilda
Julian & Veronica
Raphael & Cecily
Xavier& Evelina
Frederick & Augusta
Nikolai & Euphemia
Oliver & Felicity
Sebastian & Flora
Emmanuel & Josephine
Crispin & Daphne
Jack and Charlotte
Timothy & Diana
Leo & Greta
Rufus & Lavinia
Alexander & Georgina
Theodore & Agatha
Peter & Audrey
Louis & Helen
Oscar & Sonja
Felix & Margot
Humphrey & Mabel
Cornelius & Jemima
Edmund & Alice
Jasper & Lucy
Florian & Saskia
Horatio & Allegra
Bartholomew & Clementine
Casimir & Natalia
Augustine & Genevieve
Inigo & Amalia
Cassius & Flavia
Dante & Livia
Desmond & Bridget

I could go on forever so I better stop there!

A Berry has a real-life brother and sister of Viggo and Maren which I think is Nordic perfection!

MedbO Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:50 am

My brother and I are Maeve and Conor which I love together and my parents have friends who called their daughters Hana and Hope and I love those together. I love sibling names with the same letters

hmahurin Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:53 am

What a fun discussion! I’m loving the pairs Hattie & Spencer and Shelby & Gideon these days

boyandgirl Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:54 am

Oh so many I love, but me and my brother lucked out with Amelia and William.

tuppence42 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 11:00 am

Only child here, but my favourite sibset I know in real life is

Dimity, Kingsley and Felicity

I know boy/girl twins called Simone and Alexander which I think works really well.

Fantasia Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 11:07 am

Ezra & Matilda

Skyesime98 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 11:19 am

Since I can’t edit my previous comment, I would like to revise “Apollo and Zelda”.
• Apollo and Xanthe

Vicki Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 11:31 am

My favourite G/B sibset is Jakub Teodor ‘Kuba’ and Zofia Antonina ‘Zosia’ 🙂

Laura_Winter Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 11:36 am

Emilia and Oliver

MillieMM Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 11:39 am

I can do two brothers… But a brother and a sister I would struggle with; especially if they were my only.
Definitely my little boy would be Tobias Henry, possibly with the second middle name Phoenix.
His sister could be anything from Rose to Alexandra and Adelaide to Luna. But with the middle names Eleanor Mary, for family significance.

I’ve met a Star and Henry. And Ocean and Reggie (with 2nd sister Coral in between them). I don’t think these sibsets go well because of the drastic difference in the style of naming. That said, I met girl-boy twins called Eleanor and Devon, whose names I absolutely love together and apart.

dragonflynv Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 11:41 am

Nadia Evelyn, Grady James & Phoebe Marina!

bearcub27 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 11:45 am

Benedict and Constance
Edmund and Cecily
Oliver and Isla
Hugh and Edie
Rowan and Millie
Eli and Rachel

ajt Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Jamie, Caleb, Theo and Rosie
Mia, Rosie and Kate
Angus and Rosie

Coll Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

We have Simon and Hattie, and I love them together!

Full names are Simon Kelly and Henrietta Jane.

I love they they are both underused classics (in the US) and that they have both a British feel and a turn-of-the-century Jewish feel. They’re both friendly, gentle, and rather bookish names, as well. And each child has a family name.

Whirligig Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 12:55 pm

I always wanted to have Merida Primrose and Samson John but have recently liked Ottilie and Skandar as a more wild sibset.

SoDallas3 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 12:58 pm

For all different sets, I have:
Ronan and Maeve/Mary
Conrad and Eleanora
Marshall and Bonnie
Jonas and Elsa
Wade and Avalon

Just off the top of my head 🙂

Missmolly Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

My favorite real-life sibset is Jasper and Ivy.

augusta_lee Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Excellent prompt, as always!

I love these pairs:

Simon and Matilda
Jack and Iris
Charles (Charlie) and Eloise
Atlas and Phaedra
Finnegan and Thea
William and Violet
Roscoe and Juniper (Junie)
Wallace and Marigold
Marlowe and Cordelia
Jasper and Alice
Jane and Thomas

tillyxengineer Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

I went for: Juniper and Abel

alexa2055 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Marina and Dominic
Emiliana and Salvatore

SeaZuno86 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Favorite real life sibset Rowan (girl) & Ian… Similar but sound different enough to go together really well.

My favorites are:

Fiona and Owen
Benjamin and Jane
Naomi and Cyrus

KateMP91 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Magnolia and Leland. Both are a little earthy, recognizable, but not often heard.

flowercait Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Jasper and Phoebe have been my favourite brother sister combination for at least a year now.

Dearest Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Taken from my own top 50 :

Edmund & Helena

Philo & Lumi

Laszlo & Saskia

Ianto & Anouk

Oberon & Isolde

Stellan & Anaïs

Alasdair & Lileas

Casimir & Ondine

Zephyr & Hero

Valentine & Rosalind

Leonidas & Ophelia

Isidor & Eulalie

Hawthorn & Verbena

Prosper & Verity

Falco & Rixende

Emmanuel & Seraphine

Ignatius & Ariadne

Emrys & Phaedra

Arkady & Mireió

Beltane & Everild

Sylvester & Emerence

Ocean & Evening

Briar & Lark

Making this list actually made me doubt my love for some of my girls names. I’ve been working on those with little success, this proved to be very heplpful! I now have a new approach, trying to compose a list with more of the same unexpected familiarity as the boys list. ^^

gipro2003 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

I already have a Karin and my top boy’s pick is Lukes, so Luke and Karin.

revolutionrose Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 3:51 pm

I think the most overused is the whole sets of siblings with the same first letter, it’s stifling in my opinion. I also dislike very matchy names, I know a Natalie and Nathan, 2 sets of Eric and Erin, Hayden and Hayley, and the worst of all Joshua and Joshlyn (twins). It’s basically having 2 kids with the same name! There are a million sets I love though, I don’t think I could narrow it down! But had I had a boy & a girl (& a husband that gave me free reign!) it would probably have been Elliot and Francesca.

gracenote Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Nathaniel & Miriam (Nate & Miri)
Theo & Rose
Graeme & Maeve

jpruitt76 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

I have Henry, Lucy and Norah which I quite like together.

e_lux Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

My baby girl, due in November, will be Cora Satori. If she winds up with a brother he will be either Cedar Rhys or Theo Atticus.

ashthedreamer Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 4:31 pm

The most likely answer is Isabelle and Caleb, just because they’re both my favorites and if I were legitimately picking a name, I’d like to use my favorites, and not just a name I really LOVE with Isabelle (or Caleb) and feel suits it perfectly.

That being said, I would be really, really hardpressed not to use Avery (another of my top-5 favorites) if I already had an Isabelle–I think Isabelle and Avery are utterly perfect together (och, it makes me swoon!), and I love the associations to Avery I have for a boy. I also really like the idea of Isabelle and Everett together, if Caleb or Avery didn’t work out.

If I were just going with a name I really loved with Isabelle, though, I could easily be persuaded into one of these:

Isabelle and Noah
Isabelle and Henry
Isabelle and Peter
Isabelle and Louis (LOO-ee, not LEW-iss)

I do think Isabelle and Caleb are lovely together, though, and most likely what I’d end up with. 🙂 I am utterly in love with the idea of Isabelle, Caleb, and Avery or Isabelle, Caleb, and Everett if I had two boys and a girl. (If it was two girls and a boy, it’d for sure be Isabelle, Arianne, and Caleb!)

SarahKathryn Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

I always thought my mum did an absolutely fab job naming me and my older brother: Jack and Sarah (Jack Robert & Sarah Kathryn). They flow so nicely and are both such classic, wonderful names. I love them!

Sibs I know/pairs I love:
– Emmeline Nancy & Lincoln Asher “Emmi & Lincoln”
– Tayla Lily & Finley James “Tayla & Finn”
– Thomas & Hannah “Tom & Hannah”
– Brandon & Georgia “Brandon & G”
– Imogen Tamara & Joshua “Imi & Josh”
– Abigail & Andrew “Abby & Andrew”
– Abigail & Daniel “Abby & Dan”
– Domonic & Heidi “Dom & Heidi”
– Saskia & Domonic “Sassy & Dom”
– Marc & Sophie
– Graham & Josephine Mary “Graham & Josie”
– Chloe Jessica & Joshua “Chloe & Josh”
– Wesley & Caitlan “Wes & Caitlan”
– Caitlin & Elliot
– Joel & Kiera
– John Robert & Susan Ann “John & Sue”
– Dexter Holden & Cassidy Alivia “Dex & Cassie”
– Thomas & Lucy Georgina “Tom & Belle (family nn)”

And leading on from revolutionrose’s comment: I know what you mean, I know a mother that named her twin girls Mckenzie & Mykenzie! Talk about naming them the same name! Oh yeah, and did I mention, one goes by Kenz and the other goes by Kenzie…

Candler Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Some of my favorites include:

Cody and Annika
Gianni and Valentina
Leonardo and Seraphina
Rudy and Eliza
Deacon and Andorra
Bowen and Elora
Jude and Dora
Maxwell and Genevieve
Dillon and Anneliese

bretak Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Hmm, some of my favourites from my favourites…(I don’t know any B/G sibsets in real life.)

Antigone “Annie” and Edmund
Cordelia “Cora” and Felix
Florence and Jasper “Jem”
Guinevere “Gwen” and Sebastian “Seb”
Harriet “Hattie” and Magnus
Hermione and August
Ottilie and Lysander
Persephone “Effie” and Ignatius
Sibyl and Henry
Xanthe and Oliver “Oli”
Cressida “Essie” and Ransom
Morgana and Wolfgang

silverr Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

My favourites I keep coming back to are Harriet Jean and Basil Theodore.

Inkling Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

I don’t put too much stock in sibling names in real life, but in my books I’m always very careful to make good sib sets.

Brother and Sister sets I love:
Ambrose & Cecily
Desmond & Isadora
Sebastian & Vivienne
Isaac & Eliza
Hawkins & Winslet
Viggo & Lumi

MissTrash Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Some lovely subsets on here! Great ideas.

Here’s some of my favourites;

Zion and Zahara
Lucian and Allegra
Malachi and Selah
Azri and Miró
Luna and Rocco

winterstorm1111 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

My definite top brother and sister for my first boy and girl will be Sebastien and Francine.

Shaschreiner Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

My personal favorite is of course my own son’s name and the name we’ve chosen if we ever have a girl.
Dominic Gabriel Lucas (age 1) and
Mila Sage Juliette

KiwiMarie Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Arrow and Brynn
Atlas and Delia
Avi and Eliana
Benedict and Sylvia
Cato and Livia
Fabian and Ceres
Gage and Camber
Jude and Ruby
Tarquin and Romana
Tyrian and Marcella

KiwiMarie Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

My favorite sibset is my pastor who named his daughters Charis (“grace”) and Alethea (“truth”) and his son Xavier (after his favorite missionary). Quirky-cool and they sound great together!

sarahdoodle Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Magnolia & Calvin (Maggie & Cal)

Rosemary & William (Rosy & Will)

Cecilia & Peter

Susannah & Timothy

Elsa & Conrad

Eloise & Percival (Ellie and Percy)

Katharine & John Paul

I don’t know many families with just a boy and a girl. Off the top of my head: Michael & Miriam, Sarah & Grant are two that I like.

sllah Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

I have a daughter named Nora. We think a future brother would probably be Declan. Also in the running is Miles nn Milo. 🙂

I don’t know many people who currently have children that are boy/girl siblings – most are one sex or the other. The few I know are: Garrett & Olivia, Brady & Emerson (Emme), Benjamin (Ben) & Olivia (Livi), Hannah & Connor, Allegra & Romeo, Maya & Roman.

Other siblings I knew growing up that were girl/boy (none of which “wow-ed” me):
Kelley and Peter (Pete)
Molly and Patrick (PJ)
Melissa and Matthew (Matt)
Kelly and William (Billy)
Jessica and Timothy (Tim)
Barbara and Joseph (Barbie and Joey)
Alyssa and John
Darcie and Bradley (Brad)
Amanda (Mandy) and Adam
Julia (Julie) and Andrew (Drew) – twins
Joan and Eric
Mary Catherine and Michael (Mike)
Andrew (Andy) and Jane

leahchristine Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

My brother and I are Leah and Daniel and I think that’s fabulous 🙂 My grandmother and her brother are Valerie and Earl, which go nicely also.

arabella77 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Elijah Zane and Haven Arabella, Haven and Zane. Also, I know it wasn’t requested but for two boys I would do Elijah Zane and Asher Creed, Asher and Elijah, Creed and Zane.My two girls would be Haven Arabella and Arden Mahala. Ideally, I’d have all four: Creed, Zane, Haven, and Arden. Also, hands down the best sibset I know is Josiah and Micah. I also like Drew and Laurel.

Littlemeg Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Jude and Cascia nn Cassie.

In my faith, St Jude is the patron saint of lost causes and St Rita of Cascia is the patroness of lost causes (and infertility and a ton of other things). I always thought they sounded nice together and I love the meaning behind the name. Champions of the underdogs.

jacquigirl Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Grace and James

JH Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Leo & Juliette

kitchi1 Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

If I were to have a boy and a girl, I’d love to name them Gladys & Wolfgang “Wolfie”.

Here’s some boy-girl sibsets I love:

* Knox & Vivienne – The Jolie-Pitt kids.
* Max & Lily
* Max & Ruby – Yeah, the kid’s show, but you have to admit, it’s a nice sib-set!
* Walter & Lucille
* Archie & Lulu
* Henry & Alice – John Green’s kid’s names. I love the vintage feel of these. I wouldn’t mind having a Henry and an Alice.
* Archer & Fable – Found it on some blog…someone on here probably knows the name of it.

My favorite sibset ever would be Walter and Lucille. It sounds heavenly, and I definitely wouldn’t mind having a little Walter and Lucille. Walt and Lucy for short. I love those names.

Frankie Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Echo & Hawkins “Huck”
Piper & August
Minerva “Minnow” & Archimedes “Archer”
Hedwig & Bruno
Pandora & Valentine
Caoimhe & Faolan “Fell”
Peridot “Doe” & Malachite “Kite”
Cora & Dodger
Priska & Roan

AriaL Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Ooooh, I love this topic!

Eloise + Asher
Matilda + Hugo
Piper + Griffin
Zoe + Camden
Gemma + Oliver

namesage Says:

June 25th, 2014 at 10:55 pm

I love
Gideon & Selah
Gus & Hattie
Silas & Winnie

I just met twins named Atreyu and Kenlee. This really felt disjointed to me. Atreyu is kind of fun for cool NeverEnding Story lovin’ parents, but they don’t seem like they’d name a daughter Kenlee. To each his own, I guess!

Honey2 Says:

June 26th, 2014 at 3:56 am

Hunter & Harper

KirstGee Says:

June 26th, 2014 at 5:58 am

Arthur and Cecily

thiswastheirworld Says:

June 26th, 2014 at 8:45 am

I love Rose and Hugo from HP too! Their cousins also have great names: Fred & Roxanne, Victoire, Dominique & Louis, James Sirius & Lily Luna, Molly & Lucy, Lorcan & Lysander…

If I had a boy and a girl right now, I would name them either Rose Cedrella and Harry Lucian, or William Augustus and Alice Cordelia.

JossieChris Says:

June 26th, 2014 at 9:13 am

Miles and Maizy

Lo Says:

June 26th, 2014 at 10:54 am

I have 6 kids but the two that I think work best together are Clare and James.

Megan_Ashley Says:

June 26th, 2014 at 10:57 am

My parents chose Megan and Noah. Some might not see that as a good combo, since they do run together, but it’s never bothered either of us! I’ve never thought about making sibsets. I’m not too good at it. Guess which of mine are guilty pleasures:
Annabeth & Andrew
Benjamin & Anabiel
Clare & Lucas
Daniel & Elisabeth
Hero & Tristram
Thaddeus & Elladora/Rosalie
Isannah & Theodore
Westley & Terabithia
Ivy & Tobias

1soccer020 Says:

June 26th, 2014 at 11:30 am

Camilla “Millie” and Reed
Ellsbeth and Liam
Georgia “Georgie” and Oliver

witchgreens Says:

June 26th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Ilona and Emrys is my favorite today. Tomorrow, maybe Rafaela and Caspian? Or Elowen and Atlas?

abmccaslin828 Says:

June 26th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

I love “cowboy” boy names (according to my husband) and “hipster” girl names so I feel like my biggest challenge in naming will be not going too far our there with a girls name that it would feel completely out of place with a boy. My current favorites:

Wyatt and Ivy
Everett and Maeve
Garrett and Verity

NoTalentforCertainty Says:

June 26th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

This is perfect! I have as-yet unnamed boy/girl twins due in a matter of weeks!

chi1127 Says:

June 26th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

So much emphasis on sibsets on here. LOL. I can appreciate names that go well together, but I’m sure we’ll just go with whatever we can agree on feels like the child’s name. If I ever have a daughter and it were up to just me, I’m currently leaning toward Estelle or Astrid. So, we’d have:
Malcolm and Estelle
Malcolm and Astrid

emmie113 Says:

June 26th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Some current favorites of mine:

Theodore and Catherine (Teddy/Theo & Kit)
Quincey and Maeve
Jack and Lucy (so sweet!)
Alice and Archer or Alice and Arthur … I adore Alice Amelia and Arthur Simon
Phineas and Piper
Rudy and Tibby
Fiona and Webster
Eamon and Mara
Shiloh and Pax
Tessa and Dean
Frank (Frankie) and Astrid

Probably the worst sib-set I’ve ever heard is my dad and his siblings: (in birth order)
Danny, Donnie, Tammy, Tommy and Mandy

Oh, yeah. Just so creative. You really didn’t care much, did you, Grandma?

cheeelllsss Says:

June 26th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

I really love Seb and Ella as a sibset.

brynnash Says:

June 27th, 2014 at 12:55 pm

I like sibling names to not sound completely mismatched, but I don’t get too hung up on them “going” together. If you think about it, they’ll only be referred to as a sibset for the first small chunk of their life…once they’re grown and out of the house, they won’t be referred to so commonly as “Olivia and Mason” or whatever the sibset is anymore.

That being said, if I were to have two boys and two girls, I’d name them Desmond, Emmett, Caroline, and Sophie. They all go together but aren’t cutesy at all.

brynnash Says:

June 27th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Other boy/girl sibling names that I know:

Ian and Brynn (my brother and me)
Alison “Ali” and Samuel “Sam”
Katherine “Katie” and Joseph
Duncan and Meaghan
Sydney and Matthew “Matt”
Allie and TJ
Sebastian and Elliette “Ellie”
Lucy and Levi
Jacob and Lucy
Logan and Lindsay
Luca and Gabriela “Gabby”

ashleyf Says:

June 27th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Some of the best sibling names I know are:
Gabriel & Michaela
Olivia & Elijah
Solomon & Mollie
Emma & Zachary
Elle & Avery
Hunter & Savannah
Blair & Tanner
Brianna & Braden
Landon & Leigha

nativoyoung Says:

June 27th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Just laughing. I’m trying to name baby #7 and picking names gets a LOT harder once you have more than the now-standard two.

ariadnejuna Says:

June 28th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

My favourite sibling names are really influenced by stuff I heard on T.V when I was little:
Max and Ruby
Milo and Otis
Phineas and Candace
Oscar and Bea

A few of my personal favourites:
Augustin Louie and Clementine Bijou (Augie and Clem)
Theodora Charlotte and Maximilienne Este (Teddy and Max)
Mabel Gray and Margo Rose (Maeby and Mags)
Florence Amelie and Lucia Edelweiss (Flora and Lucy)

Phineas Flint and Hector Henry (Finn and Harry)
Jasper Felix and Hart Oliver (nn?)
Beau Augustin and Louis Charles (Augie and Lou)
Alexander Wolf and Maxim Nathaniel (Sacha and Max)

aranciaincinta Says:

June 28th, 2014 at 10:45 pm

If our daughter, Emmaline, gets a brother next, our current pick is Walter (Emmy & Walt!).

Should we have boy-girl twins, we like Walter & Beatrix OR Phoebe & Walter.

Emmaline, Walter & Beatrix
Emmaline, Phoebe & Walter

I think Emmaline, Phoebe & Beatrix makes a pretty sibset too!

lizibet2 Says:

June 29th, 2014 at 2:12 am

The names I would pick would be Phoebe and George. I just love them!

I have a friend who is half greek (we live in the UK), his name is Angelos and his sister is called Poppy. Poppy in the UK is in the top 100 so a very different name set there. Also my cousin is called Chanelle with her brother being Sam.

LaraJames Says:

June 29th, 2014 at 4:40 am

We had to do this recently to name our boy/girl twins – Casper and Ramona.

Other brother/sister combos I know and love are:

Rocco and Layla
Calum and Maisie
Arianna and Kingsley
Molly and Jack

tori101 Says:

June 29th, 2014 at 10:59 am


This is such an interesting question and I love so many of the sibling sets suggested. If I was to name a sibling set right now it would have to be…
Levi & Cordelia
I just think this sibling set is gorgeous and sounds perfect together!!

I used to baby sit for a couple (Fiona & Carlos) who have five children and honestly I love their children’s names so much it’s the best sibling set ever ranging from 10 years too 7 months old they are
‘Aria, Joseph, Levi, Isabella & Hugo’
Honestly the best sibling set ever honestly so delightful.

: )

ElsaBroe Says:

June 30th, 2014 at 1:07 am

Emil Jonas and Elsa Claire

hermioneameliastyles Says:

June 30th, 2014 at 10:27 am

Ashton Michael & Ella Jane
Luke Hayden & Emma Noelle
Elijah James & Madeline Amelia (Maddie)

SarahMadelyn Says:

June 30th, 2014 at 11:49 am

I love Philippa and Wesley together, as well as Sybil and Malcolm, and Rosemary and Alistair.
My brother and I are Sarah and Daniel, I’ve always found it a bit boring.

Kayray Says:

July 8th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Lucy and Lewis

BellaTheWriter Says:

August 31st, 2014 at 1:29 pm

My mom did well with my brother and I- Coleman Joseph and Isabella Emily. Our closest friends as kids were callled Celia Joan and Stella Marie, and I think Coleman Joseph, Isabella Emily, Celia Joan, and Stella Marie work surprisingly well together, as Coleman and Celia are the same age and Stella and I are the same age, we always went be Stella and Bella and Cel and Col. My personal picks for brother and sister are Mary Celestia and Henry Elias, and Gabriel Andrew and Cerelia June.

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