Sibling sets that seem to always go together
I seem to be really impressing many people in my life with my ability to predict younger sibling names, but really, all the successes (the MANY of them!) are all the same pairings for names that are locally very popular.
I think I've posted before about my ability to predict that Finn's younger sibling is always, always named Kai - I've met another example where this is true recently.
But even more obvious is that where there is a Henry, there is an Eleanor.
I know a lot of little Henrys and one of them was due to become a big brother to a little sister. My mom and I had a conversation about the happy impending arrival in which I said, "I bet you so much they'll name her Eleanor!" and my mom said, "No, they won't, remember that the mom has a negative association in that she never liked the Eleanor you all grew up with!" and I said something jokey like, "Well, they'll just have to use a variant then, won't they!"
And lo, baby Norah was welcomed into the world. My mom and I were delighted and also very amused.
So my question is, are there any pairings that you encounter over and over again? Laura hits the idea of sibsets pretty squarely on the head in BNW, but sometimes sibsets are a very pockety local phenomenon, so I'm curious to hear what others have to report.
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 4:02am