A Nymbler Name Game

Ok, I didn't make this up but I don't remember where it came from. 

We are going to collectively name a sib set of 12 using Nymbler.

I'll start with a name, the next person types it in to Nymbler and chooses a sibling name from the suggestions.

The 3rd person has to type in the two previous names and choose a name from the suggestions. 

 

Ready? Your starting name is...

 

Clay.

Replies

201
May 15, 2012 1:54 PM

Sophia (g); Charlotte (g); Mason (b) Great list!

Where there is a Mason you have to have a Logan(b)!

202
May 15, 2012 2:11 PM

Sophia (g); Charlotte (g); Mason (b); Logan (b); Violet (g)

203
May 15, 2012 9:44 PM

Sophia (g); Charlotte (g); Mason (b); Logan (b); Violet (g); Liam (b)

I'm not sure about some of the subtle differences in popularity between New Zealand and the rest of the world but Liam is quite popular here at the moment.

204
May 16, 2012 12:00 AM

Sophia (g); Charlotte (g); Mason (b); Logan (b); Violet (g); Liam (b)

and Ava (g)

205
May 16, 2012 9:18 AM

Sophia (g); Charlotte (g); Mason (b); Logan (b);

Violet (g); Liam (b); Ava (g); and Noah (b)

206
May 16, 2012 11:00 AM

Sophia (g); Charlotte (g); Mason (b); Logan (b); Violet (g); Liam (b); Ava (g); Noah (b);

and Owen (b)

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By EVie
May 16, 2012 1:44 PM

Sophia (g); Charlotte (g); Mason (b); Logan (b); Violet (g); Liam (b); Ava (g); Noah (b); Owen (b)

and Grace (g)

This family strikes me as having a split style between boys and girls. The girls are all currently popular, but with a 1900s feel; the boys are more of a modern assortment (tradesman/surname/Celtic/Biblical, but all very contemporary).

208
May 16, 2012 2:22 PM

Sophia (g); Charlotte (g); Mason (b); Logan (b); Violet (g); Liam (b); Ava (g); Noah (b); Owen (b), Grace (g),

and Jack (b)

209
May 16, 2012 2:29 PM

Sophia (g); Charlotte (g); Mason (b); Logan (b); Violet (g); Liam (b); Ava (g); Noah (b); Owen (b), Grace (g), Jack (b), and Lily (g)

We've basically just populated a preschool's waiting list :)

210
May 16, 2012 2:27 PM

Eowyn (g)

211
By EVie
May 16, 2012 3:02 PM

Eowyn (g) and Clarion (b)

Awesome idea! There were so many interesting choices in Nymbler that I had a hard time choosing.

212
May 16, 2012 3:24 PM

Eowyn (g) and Clarion (b)

and Artemis (g)

I got some crazy suggestions! Really looking forward to how this set goes!

213
May 16, 2012 4:21 PM

Oh wow--this is taking me a long time to get to a name that I would even secretly wish/could stand to name a child...

Morpheus, Triton, Precious, Amidala, Evening, Ajax, Banjo, Tarzan?, Taffeta?, etc....

Ok....

We'll go with:

Eowyn (g); Clarion (b); Artemis (g);

and Theseus (b)

214
May 16, 2012 5:07 PM

Wow...Nymbler really does have interesting ideas for this one. Peerless?

Eowyn (g), Clarion (b), Artemis (g), Theseus (b), and...

Aoife (g)

215
May 16, 2012 5:09 PM

Eowyn (g); Clarion (b); Artemis (g); Theseus (b)

Well, these aren't my normal style either but it is fun to see what others come up with. Even the traditional sets come out interesting! So the only name I really like for this set is:

Galadriel(g) might even spell it Galadrielle for a bit of fancy-ing up! (Use the first for the game though).

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By Tana
May 16, 2012 9:41 PM

Eowyn (g), Clarion (b), Artemis (g), Theseus (b),

Galadriel (g), and Orion (b).

Wow!  Nymbler's suggestions for this set are amazingly varied - everything from Caress to Henry!  I see where most of its suggestions are coming from, except for the word names.

Out of curiosity, I gave Nymbler just Galadrielle.  It has it as both a boy's name and a girl's name.  The suggestions for Galadrielle (g) seem to be unusual (or at least creatively spelled) G names + Clarence and for Galadrielle (b) they're the same type of G names + Brandon, Brady, and Henry.

217
May 17, 2012 6:15 PM

Eowyn (g), Clarion (b), Artemis (g), Theseus (b),

Galadriel (g), Orion (b), and Lyra (g)

I echo what others have said about the wildly varied suggestions - everything from Legolas to James!  Tana, what you describe is I think Nymbler's response to a name not in its database: offering names of a similar length with similar letters.  I wonder where Brandon, Brady and Henry came from, though?

218
May 17, 2012 6:51 PM

Eowyn (g), Clarion (b), Artemis (g), Theseus (b), Galadriel (g), Orion (b), Lyra (g),

and Sirius (b)

I'm coming to conclusion that these parents are fantasy/mythology/space junkies.

219
By EVie
May 17, 2012 11:00 PM

Eowyn (g), Clarion (b), Artemis (g), Theseus (b), Galadriel (g), Orion (b), Lyra (g),  Sirius (b)

and Griffin (b)

220
May 18, 2012 1:06 AM

Eowyn (g), Clarion (b), Artemis (g), Theseus (b), Galadriel (g), Orion (b), Lyra (g), Sirius (b), Griffin (b), Echo (g)

221
May 18, 2012 1:22 AM

EDIT: I lost internet connection and when it finally posted, I saw that saim24 got in there ahead of me. Edited to account for that.

It seems like Nymbler is no longer overwhelmed and is giving mostly "normal" names now. All the same, it's actually the wackiness that made me start with this name. I knew that it could go in quite a few directions and we hadn't done anything fantasy-related before. (Not that that's even my wheelhouse! I've never even read/seen Lord of the Rings. I just thought that it would be a fun set to try. And I was right! :D)

Eowyn (g), Clarion (b), Artemis (g), Theseus (b), Galadriel (g), Orion (b), Lyra (g),  Sirius (b), Griffin (b), Echo (g)

and Zephyr (b)

222
May 18, 2012 1:38 AM

Eowyn (g), Clarion (b), Artemis (g), Theseus (b), Galadriel (g), Orion (b), Lyra (g),  Sirius (b), Griffin (b), Echo (g), Zephyr (b),

and Xanthe.

I had to really search for something that went with the set. Somehow I don't think Ava or Hillary would have fit in well.

223
May 18, 2012 2:00 AM

I think that you made a perfect choice! I also think that it's quite impressive that we only have one repeated initial. I can totally believe that the same (literature-inclined) parents named all of these kids.

Excellent work, team :D

224
May 18, 2012 1:40 AM

Mary (g).

I'm really interested where this could go.

 

225
May 18, 2012 1:57 AM

Mary (g); Theresa (g)

226
By EVie
May 18, 2012 2:45 AM

Mary (g); Theresa (g); John (b)

227
By Tana
May 18, 2012 9:28 AM

Mary (g), Theresa (g), John (b), and Sarah (g)

228
By hyz
May 18, 2012 11:33 AM

Mary (g), Theresa (g), John (b), Sarah (g),

and Abram (b)

229
May 18, 2012 11:51 AM

Wow-interesting choice to start ilikemints, and interesting additions so far. It seems classic and timeless, old-fashioned but not TOO old. So,

Mary (g), Theresa (g), John (b), Sarah (g),

Abram (b); and Daniel(b)

230
May 18, 2012 2:09 PM

Mary (g), Theresa (g), John (b), Sarah (g), Abram (b); Daniel(b); 

and Naomi (g)

231
May 18, 2012 3:11 PM

Mary (g), Theresa (g), John (b), Sarah (g), Abram (b); Daniel(b), Naomi (g)

and Rachel (g)

232
May 18, 2012 5:27 PM

Mary (g), Theresa (g), John (b), Sarah (g), Abram (b); Daniel(b), Naomi (g),  Rachel (g)

and Simeon (b)

233
May 18, 2012 5:36 PM

Mary (g), Theresa (g), John (b), Sarah (g), Abram (b); Daniel(b), Naomi (g), Rachel (g), Simeon (b), and Hannah (g)

234
By Tana
May 18, 2012 6:25 PM

Mary (g), Theresa (g), John (b), Sarah (g), Abram (b); Daniel(b), Naomi (g), Rachel (g), Simeon (b), Hannah (g), and Patrick (b).

I almost went with Elisabeth, but then I decided that poor Theresa needed a sibling with a non-Biblical name.

235
By hyz
May 18, 2012 6:50 PM

Mary (g), Theresa (g), John (b), Sarah (g), Abram (b); Daniel(b), Naomi (g), Rachel (g), Simeon (b), Hannah (g), Patrick (b), and Joseph (b).

Tana, I agree, and also think Patrick was a good fit to go with the very Catholic Mary--partly my fault with Abram, but I think it was starting to skew a bit heavy on the OT (more Protestant or Jewish leaning) names to go with Mary.  Thought I'd end it with Joseph because I have seen a couple Mary and Joseph pairings in my own Catholic family tree, either as husband and wife or siblings.  I imagine that must've garnered a lot of jokes at the time, esp. for the spouse pairings.

236
By hyz
May 18, 2012 7:00 PM

Ok, how about...

Sumner (b)!

237
May 18, 2012 8:06 PM

Sumner (b), and Coral (g)!

238
May 19, 2012 2:02 AM

I've never come across the idea of Sumner as a given name. Here in NZ it is the name of a beach and suburb in one of our major cities that I assume was named after somewhere in England by early settlers.

Sumner (b), Coral (g) and Howell (b)

 

239
May 19, 2012 1:14 PM

That's interesting. I know Sumner as a surname, but haven't met it as a first name yet.

Sumner (b), Coral (g), Howell (b), and April (g)

240
By Tana
May 19, 2012 4:44 PM

Sumner (b), Coral (g), Howell (b), April (g),

and Tilden (b).

241
May 19, 2012 5:15 PM

It was very easy to find boys' names but I wanted to broaden the girls' inclusion in the group. (The fact that all of the girl names end in "L" is an unfortunate coincidence and not an intentional theme.)

Sumner (b), Coral (g), Howell (b), April (g), Tilden (b), and Hazel (g)

242
May 19, 2012 5:22 PM

EDIT- posted at the same time, so I'm altering my pick.

Sumner (b), Coral (g), Howell (b), April (g), Tilden (b), Hazel (g),

and Montgomery (g).

 

243
By hyz
May 19, 2012 5:51 PM

Sumner (b), Coral (g), Howell (b), April (g), Tilden (b), Hazel (g), Montgomery (g), and 

Prudence (g).

ilikemints, did you mean for Montgomery to be a girl?  When I typed it into Nymbler, it didn't give me the option to make it a girl, so I'm thinking that's a typo and is meant to be a boy, yes?  I assumed that's the case and made my addition a girl to keep the count even.

clarebeorhte, I am most familiar with Sumner as a surname, although there are places here called Sumner, as well.  It has shown up rarely as a first name over many decades here, I suspect usually on people for whom it is actually a family name.

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By Guest (not verified)
May 19, 2012 6:36 PM

I changed Montgomery to boy (also assuming that's what you meant).

Sumner (b), Coral (g), Howell (b), April (g), Tilden (b), Hazel (g), Montgomery (b), Prudence (g). and Benton (b).

245
May 19, 2012 6:38 PM

That was me by the way. I forgot to login.

246
May 20, 2012 4:38 PM

see below

247
May 19, 2012 6:39 PM

Yes, it was a typo! I'd posted a girl name at the same time as Karyn, and changed it to reflect her pick, forgot to alter the gender in the parentheses. Montgomery IS a boy! Carry on!

248
May 20, 2012 4:39 PM

Sumner (b), Coral (g), Howell (b), April (g), Tilden (b), Hazel (g), Montgomery (b), Prudence (g). Benton (b), 

and Frances (g)

249
May 21, 2012 9:38 AM

Sumner (b), Coral (g), Howell (b), April (g), Tilden (b), Hazel (g), Montgomery (b), Prudence (g). Benton (b), Frances (g),

and Baxter (b)

250
May 21, 2012 5:02 PM

Sumner (b), Coral (g), Howell (b), April (g), Tilden (b), Hazel (g), Montgomery (b), Prudence (g), Benton (b), Frances (g), Baxter (b),
and, to finish off the set, Isadora (g).