Complete Our Sibset!

We are expecting baby #7! We don’t know the gender yet. 

Our current kids are: 

Madeleine Belle

Avery Grace

Piper Olivia 

Harper Noelle 

Teagan Monet 

Noah Lennox 


By EVie
July 30, 2018 4:25 PM

My goodness, expecting so soon again after Noah was born?

And was Avery Grace originally Riley Jade, or vice versa? Oh wait, I see now—Avery Grace must have decided on her name change:’m-not-sure-if-i-should-change-it

Unless these are both completely different posters... if so, what an amazing coincidence!!!

By EVie
July 31, 2018 10:05 PM

Made it active for you. You just need to change the Input Format to Filtered HTML, then it gives you the link option in the toolbar (unless that's something only mods have access to?)

July 31, 2018 11:24 PM

Thanks, EVie, and thanks for being the one to break the ice on this. I typically don’t call these out when I see them, since I assume the posters are young and I guess in the end who really gets hurt? (Though I know we do have concerns about young’uns on the internet) But of all name boards, this is the one that would be TOTALLY ON BOARD with helping make a fantasy sibset. I think what these type of posters don’t get is that the sheer number of posts essentially becomes board spamming with the same list over and over again and it’s impossible not to notice when checking the board even semi-regularly.

By EVie
August 1, 2018 11:44 AM

We've had a few repeat offenders over the years, and there are definitely times when the mods are aware or at least suspicious behind the scenes, but don't actually call it out until it becomes unbearably repetitive or an "ok, now you're insulting our intelligence" situation. (You may recall the perennial Sophie-Laura-Lucy threads, or the improbable rash of all-girl higher-order multiples from Australia). There could very well be lots of other pretend threads that we *don't* recognize, but if they're plausible enough that I can suspend disbelief, and they're entertaining and not repetitive, then I'm willing to look the other way. I find the constant switching of usernames to ask the same question really irritating, though. 

I will echo what others have said that hypothetical naming situations and fantasy name lists are always welcome! One thing that's fun about teens engaging openly on the forum is that we get a preview of what the next generation's hot names are going to be—how many times have we've heard "I've loved this name since I was a kid and nobody had heard of it and now it's sooooo popular!" from expecting moms?

July 31, 2018 10:31 PM

Th are different posters. It is a crazy coincidence, though!

July 31, 2018 10:38 PM

Um, okay. This happens periodically on this board. Fantasy sets are fine. We name enthusiasts are an imaginative lot. And as a teen I wrote reams of stories partly because I loved naming the characters so much. So if you too are an imaginative teen, embrace it and own it, but work on the back story.

August 1, 2018 1:48 PM

It's a crazy coincidence that Avery(Grace), ave(grace), and Vry(Vry) are all so similar!

(At the risk of creating more wiley, uh, storytellers in the future...) As a moderator I have access to a very limited amount of your account information. It's not something that we generally pay any attention to but I went looking this time. It truly is an AMAZING coincidence that the email address that you used to register your accound is virtually identical to the one used for avegrace and Averygrace. Same email provider, same address format in a slightly truncated version. 

You are more than welcome -- encouraged, even -- to tap into this community's creativity and love of all things name-related. By all means, discuss your fantasy group of children! However, please stop insulting our collective intelligence. We do not take kindly to it. 

By EVie
August 1, 2018 3:47 PM

Karyn, I was deliberating whether to disclose that info, too ;) I didn't want anyone to freak out over privacy concerns—the mods will never publish or share account information without consent. I don't think we've always been able to see it, but we got some extra tools back when the spam was getting out of control, including the ability to block accounts that were spamming the site. 

It's ok to just 'fess up and continue participating in a more honest way. But doubling down on the story doesn't help.

August 4, 2018 9:48 PM

This is the same person as VryVry. I’m extremely sorry if I insulted your intelligenc. I am, in fact, a child. I turned 14 the other day. The fantasy group of children are the names of my dolls. I should have been more honest, but thought people would criticize me for enjoying dolls at age 14. What I did was wrong, and I apologize. I assure you, it will not happen again. I sincerely apologize.


By EVie
August 5, 2018 9:28 AM

That's really sweet of you to come clean. I was making lists of names for fantasy children at your age, too, as I bet a lot of us were. I had no internet forums to share them all, though (AOL existed when I was a teen, but web culture was really still getting started), so they all just collected in my notebooks. I used to play a game where I would roll dice or pick playing cards to decide my imaginary children's genders and appearance, and then name them accordingly. 

And there is no shame in still enjoying dolls! I know grown women who do. I still have my My Little Pony collections and a couple of American girl dolls from when I was a kid, and I was really hoping that I would one day have a little girl who would enjoy playing with them, too. Alas, my first boy has zero interest in dolls or ponies, and my second is going to be a boy as well. I will keep the toys around to see whether he might be interested, but if not, I guess they will be given to my niece. Which makes me sad. 

Please do stick around and discuss your dolls' names. I'm sorry if we made you feel bad by piling up on you. We see these situations a lot, and most people never do tell the truth. Was the part about wanting to change your own name true? I think Avery-Grace is very pretty, and fits in well with the style of name you seem to like. 

August 5, 2018 4:43 PM

I'm really curious to know how others indulged their name obsessions, especially pre-internet. I always cut out pictures of people from magazines, stuck them into notebooks and named them - then made up stories based on these 'characters'. And I obsessed over every baby name book in my local library (I wish Baby Name Wizard had existed then).

Oh, and I also remember going through the birth announcements in the newspaper and keeping lists of the names, then tallying at the end of the year to see what the most popular names were (back in 1996, 1997 - I think there was a lot of Abby and Nicholas). 

It's probably best I grew up mostly pre-internet - we first got it at home in my last year of high school - because I would've wasted so much time on name sites.

August 6, 2018 9:42 AM

I got so much side-eye from my friends in high school for having a pile of well-thumbed baby name books in my room. I named various sibsets of fantasy children, all stuffed animals that came into the house, many many fictional characters, and the cat. :-)

August 6, 2018 3:10 PM

I hand-wrote lists... I still have a bunch of them. I also bought my own baby name books- I think my first was in elementary school! I still have two of those, as well. 

August 6, 2018 9:24 PM

I bought a name book when I was ten or eleven, wrote tons of stories, and played the game of Life solely so that I could name the children (that game otherwise sucked). So I salute you, Avery-Grace, for coming clean and for using your imagination on something worthwhile. :),

August 7, 2018 2:12 AM

I started my name obsession after my mum bought the world books and the beginning had a list of names.  I was 8 and then I had a notebook which I wrote down various names

August 10, 2018 1:29 AM

Well, I named every doll when I was a kid--and all my friends' dolls, too!  All my pets had THREE names.  And when I got my own place and planted flowers, each of my rose bushes was named (after family):  Dianne, Susanne, Marianne, Leeanne, Kathianne!  "Marianne has tons of blooms this morning!" 

As an adult, I collect bride dolls. They often are already named by the manufacturer, but if they aren't, I give them a name.

And I name my automobiles.  

I've written stories since I was in the 4th-grade.  I joined this website because of the writer's forum.  I still write stories, and they often start with a character's name.  

I work part-time at an embroidery shop, and I love getting to hear the new baby names being embroidered onto little baby blankets!  My co-workers are amazed at the amount of name trivia I know.  

I love that I am not alone in loving names!  And, I love the knowledge and expertise found on this site.  

July 30, 2018 4:28 PM

Reuben Levi Eli  Isaac Isaiah Ezra Jacob Ezekiel Caleb Jesse Joshua Josiah Joel Samuel Seth Zachary James Jude Gabriel

Chelsea Felicity Bianca Katelyn Chantal Eden Eva Isla Jasmine Kayley Breanne Brielle Kate Olivia Quinn Stella Zara Zoe Chloe Riley Rory Savannah Shae Sierra Sienna


July 31, 2018 10:49 PM

I am NOT an imaginative teen! I am a 38 year old mother expecting twins. I waited a while to get my first ultrasoun, so we found out the genders the same day we found out we were having twin. Don’t jump to conclusions before you know my life. Madeleine is eight years old, Avery is six, Piper is five, Harper is three, Teagan is two, and Noah is one. The other people you are ment just so happen to have children with the same names as mine, which is an amazing coincidence. 

August 1, 2018 12:02 PM

Semi-unrelated side note on identical/similar posts from multiple usernames: I posted about a year ago asking if any of you had ever heard the name Exelia, a name in my family tree that I've never been able to find on an official name list ( Well, I just googled Exelia the other day (I live in hope), and the results led me to a re-post of my question from a different username ( Since it's an exact copy of mine, down to a repeated word, I assume it's straight spam.

It actually got new and interesting responses, so I guess I can't complain too much.

August 1, 2018 12:36 PM

That is really weird! It must have come with a link selling something that one of us mods stripped out, forgetting the original post. I'm glad you got some new posts, but am sorry that you have yet to solve this mystery.