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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    New York, USA

    Your favorite name family?

    What's your favorite name family? "Name family" meaning a collection of names that all spring from a "parent" name, which is usually a classic like Elizabeth, Anne, Mary, etc. I have a harder time sorting out which boy's names belong to which family; some definite ones I see are the leonine names and the Johns.

    My favorite for the girls is Helen/Eleanor, and of these I love Helena, Leonore, Nell, Eleanora, and Leonie. I'm fairly sure Helen and Eleanor come from the same root: they're both Greek with the same meaning, and some of their offshoots seem like they could be a variant of either.

    I also love the Leo names: Leo, Leonidas, Lionel, etc. are all great favorites.

    How about you? What's your favorite name family, and which of its variations?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    I think my favorite name families would have to be John and Anne. Just so much comes from each of them, it's as though you could name 40 people from each and they'd hardly be able to guess their names were related.

    I also really love William and Margaret. They both have so many that I would love to use.
    Last edited by pistachio; May 23rd, 2014 at 03:51 PM.
    Mommy to one Snug.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    New York
    On the girls side, I would have to say Ann. My favorite variations are Anna, Annika, Anya, and Annetta.

    On the boys side, I would have to say Matthew. My favorites variations are Mathias and Matteo.
    Gwendolyn Mae... Meredith Jane. ... Josephine Claire...Catherine Esme... Evelyn Grace ** Arlo Grant ... Drew Thomas ... Eli James ... Owen Vincent... Jay Theodore

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Julie names: Juliet, Julie, Julia, Julianna, Julianne
    Em names: Emilia, Emma, Emmy, Emerson (on a boy)
    -et/ette names: Juliet, Colette, Nicolette, Bridget (but I dislike Bernadette)
    -an/en names for boys: Declan, Nathan, Ethan, Lucian, Owen, Evan,
    Finn names: Finley, Finnian, Griffin
    Not expecting, just having fun collecting names!

    My name is Erin. I am 24 years old and I have been a proud name nerd since I was 10.

    Ladies: Juliet Elaine, Madeleine Audrey, Emilia Noelle, Lydia Caris, Elodie Katherine, Carys Emily, Victoria Elise

    Gentlemen: Jonathan Rhys, Wesley Jay, Roman/Rowan Gabriel, Evan Parker, Elliott Jude, Dawson Cole, Jude/Judah Nathaniel, Rhys Nehemiah, Everett Jacob

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Midwest United States
    I don't believe that Helen and Eleanor are related. Isn't Eleanor from Aliénor?

    My current favorite family is from the root name Margarita.

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