Spot the Missing Sibling: Round 2 Answers
This round of Spot the Missing Sibling was a tough challenge! Yet every name was guessed correctly by two or more of you, and props go to readers "neuftette" and "knp-nli" for an impressive 3 out of 6 showing. The answers:
Brothers: Adam, Timothy, Brian, Eric, Jeffrey, Kevin, Patrick, Scott
Sisters: Kelly, April, Stacy, Tara, Christine, Julie, Robin, Holly
The challenge here is that most of you know this generation of names SO well that many alternatives come to mind. Heather was one excellent guess, especially given the other nature names on the list.
Brothers: Eduardo, Javier, Antonio, Andres, Diego, Sebastian, Cesar, Fernando
Sisters: Adriana, Gabriela, Valeria, Mariana, Noemi, Ana, Natalia, Carolina
Spanish, trendy, lyrical, and lots of A names in the sibling lists. This was the most-guessed answer by far.
Brothers: Carson, Sawyer, Beckett, Jackson, Levi, Lincoln, Deacon, Cooper
Sisters: Scarlett, Avery, Faith, Piper, Hannah, Oakley, Ivy, Willow
Looking for a super-fashionable Western surname here. Beckett was a bit of a red herring -- it's there to represent the growing popularity of the double-t ending.
Brothers: Ulysses, Demetrius, Alonzo, Cassius, Tycho, Napoleon, Aeneas, Titus
Sisters: Augusta, Marguerite, Ophelia, Drusilla, Zora, Minerva, Olympia, Lavinia
This is, admittedly, an idiosyncratic name list. Heavy on ancient Rome, but with some other "exotic traditionals" thrown in to represent style over origin. One additional wrinkle is that Octavia has been largely an African-American name (think of author Octavia Butler and actress Octavia Spencer).
Brothers: Ciaran, Oisin, Fionn, Tadhg, Ronan, Cillian, Cathal, Niall
Sisters: Aoife, Eimear, Aisling, Meabh, Roisin, Caoimhe, Saoirse, Niamh
No surprise that this was a tough one! There are plenty of Irish name possibilities, but one thing all of these have in common is that Americans have to pause and fumble trying to pronounce them.
Brothers: Maxwell, Owen, Caleb, Carson, Oliver, Nathaniel, Samuel, Alexander
Sisters: Isabel, Caroline, Annalise, Claire, Abigail, Charlotte, Juliet, Annabelle
One clue is that unlike Amelia, Lily, Sophia etc., none of the girls' names on the list end in a vowel sound. But in retrospect, I have no clue what Carson is doing here. Sorry! Any suggestions for what boy's name should replace it?