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Fav sibsets: Flora and Cecily Imogen and Eloise Otto and Tuesday Edmund and Verity August and Elspeth Thisbe and Winslow Rosamund, Cressida, Ophelia Imogen and Angus

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June 17, 2016 08:12 PM

I know a young family, mom is Turkish, dad is American, and their son is Aaron. Although this is the English spelling, his Turkish grandparents call him Eren (eh-ren).

They were also considering Daniel because it was so similar to the Turkish Danyal.

May 2, 2015 10:54 AM
In Response to Boy names are hard

I love the sound of Lilla, Vivi and Beau!

You can't go wrong with any of your choices, they're all handsome, but as a sibset, I personally think Beau sounds the best.

February 22, 2015 01:54 AM

Just read the birth announcements section of The Telegraph (, a British paper) and found Frederick (Freddy), Rafferty, Rafe, Hugo, even two Jago's and a Jacoby. Oh and Barnaby! This may not help, but it was a fun read!

Good luck!

February 8, 2015 05:08 PM

Of your choices, I like Pearl and Penelope. They are beautiful.

My favourite P names are Perdita and Pheline. Also nedibes suggestions of Persephone, Phillipa, and Phyllida are lovely.




December 30, 2014 03:47 AM
In Response to Sibling names...

Ione = eye-oh-nee (if you've ever seen the John Cusack movie Say Anything, the actress Ione Skye played his love interest)

Iona = eye-oh-na

December 28, 2014 08:44 PM
In Response to Sibling names...

Of your choices, I like Lou & Drew best.

Other suggestions:

Aisling, Bryony, Cleo, Ellery, Freya, Fleur, Iona/Ione, Lorelei, Ottilie

Good luck!

November 3, 2014 12:20 AM
In Response to Major Dilemma: Isis

I hate that the state of the world has put you in this predicament. The goddess Isis is such a lovely name sake, especially since it has personal meaning to you. Unfortunately if you are living in the US, I don't think it is a usable name at the moment. The terrorist organization Islamic State is like a wildfire that has been unleashed. Although I hope they can be contained/stopped soon, who knows what will happen in the future? Their acts are horrific and although I believe most stable people will realize that you didn't name your child after them, those who haven't heard of the goddess may be an ongoing issue. Again, I think your reasons for choosing the name Isis are lovely and it's a shame that current events have tainted it by association, but I personally would wait on the name. If you intend to have more children in the future, I pray this will be a long forgotten issue.

October 31, 2014 03:11 AM
In Response to Number 5!

I love your children's names!

My favourites out of your lists are:

Clara, Lawrence and Mary.

some suggestions:

Dorothy, Harriet, Louise(a), Lydia, Viola

Hector, Hubert, Rupert, Vincent

good luck!

October 27, 2014 01:44 AM
In Response to Me..again

Congrats! What a fabulous sibset!

October 26, 2014 11:32 AM
In Response to Me..again

Forrest or...

Bryony, Breeze, Bluebell?

Hope she had an easy labour. Let us know about your new niece or nephew!

October 25, 2014 05:37 PM
In Response to Me..again


Coral, Cricket, Ember, Hazel, Flora, Lark, Olive, Poppy, Saffron, Spring, Wren


Arbor, Ash, Canyon, Elm, Fox, Linden, Pike, Quarry, Quill, Spruce, Stone, Wolf

Lots of luck to your sister!

October 21, 2014 09:39 AM

For girls, Marianne and Harriet are sweet and old fashioned with good character associations. Also, Jane was extremely close to her sister Cassandra, which I think is a lovely option. 

Cassandra Elizabeth

Harriet Catherine 

Marianne Eliza

Boys could be Bertram or Allen (Mr. & Mrs Allen in Northanger). I also like Tilney, Knightley, Wentworth, and although he was a rake, Willoughby is a favourite!

Or you could use a classic as a first and then go a little wild with the middles:

Henry Wentworth

Charles Tilney or Charles Knightley

George Willoughby

September 9, 2014 12:04 AM

They are all lovely classics, and to be honest Elizabeth is my favourite, but as a sibset I love Alexander (Alex), Nathan (Nate) , and Vivian (Viv).


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September 6, 2014 06:34 PM

August - Auggie or Gus

Beckett - Beck or Becks

Hugo - Hugh/Hue or Huey

Simon - Si/Sy or Simes

Theodore - Ted/Teddy or Theo

September 6, 2014 06:14 PM

Beatrix, Bryony, Delphine, Esme, Moira, Miriam

Broderick, Elliott, Elijah, Julian, Oliver

I think any of these would sound wonderful with Elena and Ronan (but my favourites are Bryony or Delphine and Oliver).

September 4, 2014 04:45 AM

I also really like unusual but not made up names. Some of my favourites are Thisbe and Ianthe, which, as already pointed out, are Greek and have a similar feel to Astilbe.

I love the flowers as well and REALLY wanted the lightest pink variation at my wedding, but alas they weren't quite in bloom yet.

So to me, this is an all around winner! (And is going on my favourites list)

I say go for it!!!

July 20, 2014 12:14 PM

I know Hawaii is technically in the west, but their names are beautiful and definitely non-European.

Kalea - bright

Mele - song or poem

Olina - filled with happiness

Wila - loyal

Also, here are some Hindi suggestions:

Indira - splendid; wife of Vishnu

Salila - water

Sanemi - perfect

Saura - celestial

Shama - flame

Surina - wise 

July 20, 2014 09:34 AM

As I know 3 little Quinns who are all female (ages 5, 2, and 1), the name seems very girly to my ears. Funny thing, one of those Quinns has an older brother called Harper (age 8) who is currently rather disgruntled that his name is trending towards the female side and wants to be exclusively called Harp for that very reason. I agree with previous posters, if you like a longer name such as Quincy or Quinton, and use the nn Quinn, that will always give him another option for the future.

July 7, 2014 01:17 AM

I agree. They're both lovely, but I like Charlotte with your other two daughters.