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

351
By Guest (not verified)
July 8, 2012 7:31 PM

Yeah, I thought we weren't done with this one yet when the new one got started (unless maybe the thread lost posts again?).

William (b), Anne (g), James (b), Elizabeth (g), Catherine (g), Charles (b), Henry (b), Mary (g), Thomas (b), Sarah (g), and Margaret (g).

352
July 9, 2012 1:31 AM

William (b), Anne (g), James (b), Elizabeth (g), Catherine (g), Charles (b), Henry (b), Mary (g), Thomas (b), Sarah (g), Margaret (g),

and Richard (b)

353
By EVie
July 9, 2012 2:07 PM

This is totally the Jane Austen sibset to me. I think every name except for Sarah, Richard and maybe James are characters in her books—but James was the name of one of her brothers, and Sarah and Richard are both totally plausible names for the time period. 

354
July 9, 2012 2:49 PM

Ooh, I hadn't thought of it like that - I was just thinking British monarchy - but now you mention it, it has rather a Regency ring!

355
July 11, 2012 11:06 PM

I was thinking that it's a perfect Renaissance Faire sibset: all but Sarah and Charles are in the top 10 in England for the Elizabethan period, and the two exceptions are at least in the top 50, if not the top 20. (See www.s-gabriel.org/names/christian/fairnames/givennames.html for some lists, in normalized/modernized spellings.)

356
By izzy
July 8, 2012 10:30 PM

ugh, sorry!! a month out of school, and i'm already losing my math skills... Sorry :/

357
By izzy
July 7, 2012 12:58 AM

so, i get to post a new one?? i hope i'm doing this right... :)

 

so, i choose...

Mathilde

358
July 7, 2012 3:00 AM

Mathilde (g),

and Louis (b)!

359
July 8, 2012 1:49 AM

Mathilde (g), Louis (b),

and Frederick (b)

360
By Guest (not verified)
July 8, 2012 2:29 AM

Mathilde (g), Louis (b), Frederick (b), and Maud (g)

361
July 8, 2012 4:49 PM

Mathilde (g), Louis (b), Frederick (b), Maud (g), and Sylvie (g)

362
By Tana
July 8, 2012 7:38 PM

Mathilde (g), Louis (b), Frederick (b), Maud (g), Sylvie (g), and Charlotte (g).

363
By EVie
July 9, 2012 2:10 PM

Mathilde (g), Louis (b), Frederick (b), Maud (g), Sylvie (g), Charlotte (g)

and Roland (b)

(by the way, Mathilde and Maud are versions of the same name—Maud being a contracted medieval form of Matilda)

364
July 11, 2012 3:07 AM

Mathilde (g), Louis (b), Frederick (b), Maud (g), Sylvie (g), Charlotte (g), Roland (b),

and Arthur (b)

365
July 14, 2012 6:59 PM

Mathilde (g), Louis (b), Frederick (b), Maud (g), Sylvie (g), Charlotte (g), Roland (b), Arthur (b),

and Lucille (f)

366
July 15, 2012 12:55 PM

Mathilde (g), Louis (b), Frederick (b), Maud (g), Sylvie (g), Charlotte (g), Roland (b), Arthur (b), Lucille (g),

and Edmond (b)

367
By Guest (not verified)
July 19, 2012 5:47 AM

Mathilde (g), Louis (b), Frederick (b), Maud (g), Sylvie (g), Charlotte (g), Roland (b), Arthur (b), Lucille (g),

Edmond (b), and Gerard (b)

368
By Tana
July 19, 2012 12:09 PM

Mathilde (g), Louis (b), Frederick (b), Maud (g), Sylvie (g), Charlotte (g), Roland (b), Arthur (b), Lucille (g), Edmond, Gerard (b), and Harriet (g).

 

I never would have guessed that Maud and Mathilde were related!  Thanks for the new information, EVie.

369
By Tana
July 19, 2012 12:10 PM

Edge (b)

 

370
July 19, 2012 12:27 PM

Fun :)

Edge (b), Sonnet (g)

371
July 19, 2012 4:33 PM

Edge (b), Sonnet (g),

and Shadow (b)

This is going to be a great set!

372
By EVie
July 19, 2012 10:16 PM

Edge (b), Sonnet (g), and Shadow (b)

and Evening (g)

373
July 20, 2012 6:22 AM

Edge (b), Sonnet (g), and Shadow (b), Evening (g),

and Silver (g)

374
July 20, 2012 7:48 AM

Edge (b), Sonnet (g), and Shadow (b), Evening (g), Silver (g),

and Truth (b).

375
July 22, 2012 6:53 PM

Edge (b), Sonnet (g), Shadow (b), Evening (g), Silver (g), Truth (b), 

and Whisper (g).

376
By Tana
July 22, 2012 7:46 PM

Edge (b), Sonnet (g), Shadow (b), Evening (g), Silver (g), Truth (b), Whisper (g),

and Hawk (b).

I was surprised that, as non-traditional as they are, Nymbler didn't need to be told boy or girl for any of them.

377
July 23, 2012 3:28 AM

Edge (b), Sonnet (g), Shadow (b), Evening (g), Silver (g), Truth (b), Whisper (g), Hawk (b), and

Echo (g).

378
July 23, 2012 8:51 PM

Edge (b), Sonnet (g), Shadow (b), Evening (g), Silver (g), Truth (b), Whisper (g), Hawk (b),

Echo (g) and Zephyr (b).

This set is amazing! It seems so plausible, doesn't it? I'm sure the mom would have a blog and would make all their clothes and grow all their food.

379
July 23, 2012 9:11 PM

Even though I wouldn't personally use an of those names, I absolutely love the set! (And you're so right about the blog :D) I like how they are are quite positive without being maudlin. It's also funny how many names showed up in Nymbler that would fit right in but that I discounted for being too common, which means that a number of these names could theoretically become more mainstream one day if the forces align.

Edge (b), Sonnet (g), Shadow (b), Evening (g), Silver (g), Truth (b), Whisper (g), Hawk (b), Echo (g) and Zephyr (b), and Sunrise (g)

380
July 23, 2012 9:48 PM

Edge (b), Sonnet (g), Shadow (b), Evening (g), Silver (g), Truth (b), Whisper (g), Hawk (b), Echo (g) and Zephyr (b), Sunrise (g)

and Peregrine (b)

381
July 23, 2012 9:50 PM

Laura (g)

382
July 23, 2012 9:52 PM

Laura (g) and Catherine (g)

383
July 23, 2012 11:22 PM

I'm disappointed I missed out on the previous sibset while I was away!

 

Laura (g), Catherine (g), and George (b)

384
By Tana
July 23, 2012 11:29 PM

Laura (g), Catherine (g), George (b), and Philip (b)

385
By EVie
July 24, 2012 12:51 AM

Laura (g), Catherine (g), George (b), Philip (b) and Nicholas (b)

386
July 24, 2012 12:16 PM

Laura (g), Catherine (g), George (b), Philip (b), Nicholas (b), and Hannah (g)

387
July 24, 2012 2:45 PM

Laura (g), Catherine (g), George (b), Philip (b), Nicholas (b), Hannah (g),

and Veronica (g).

Nymbler needed me to tell it the gender of Nicholas and Hannah! They both must be mistakes in the database. (I sincerely hope.)

388
August 2, 2012 10:02 AM

Laura (g), Catherine (g), George (b), Philip (b), Nicholas (b), Hannah (g), Veronica (g), 

and Stephen (b)

 

Bumping to get this set done!

389
By EVie
August 2, 2012 1:43 PM

Ok, I went not too many names ago, but I'll go again:

Laura (g), Catherine (g), George (b), Philip (b), Nicholas (b), Hannah (g), Veronica (g), Stephen (b)

and Anthony (b)

390
By Guest (not verified)
August 2, 2012 8:36 PM

Laura (g), Catherine (g), George (b), Philip (b), Nicholas (b), Hannah (g), Veronica (g), Stephen (b), Anthony (b), and Sarah(g).

I was curious, so I looked Nicholas (g) and Hannah (b) up.  Nicholas has made the SSA's top 1000 for girls 3 times:  in 1984, rank 995, 146 babies; in 1985, rank 958, 162 babies; and in 1987, rank 984, 160 babies.  Maybe administrative error?  Although it seems like then there should have been some in the 90s as well.  Hannah (b) hasn't ever made the top 1000.

391
By EVie
August 3, 2012 12:39 AM

Yup, you see those errors popping up from time to time on the SSA lists, usually with the most popular names for the opposite gender (because if you assume a certain proportion of mistakes, then with the most popular names there may be quite a few). If you look at the complete data for 1986, for example, you'll see that Nicholas for girls was flying just under the rader—135 born, when it would have needed 154 to get into the top 1000. In the '90s, it was at 70, 81, 80, 91, 65, 65, 52, 51, 38 and 39 for the years 1990-1999, respectively.

392
August 3, 2012 10:03 AM

Nicholas for girls makes a certain kind of sense,however, given the extreme popularity of Nicole at the time. And the ending may have been a sly way for parents to signal girls ("lass").

393
August 5, 2012 7:00 PM

This set is really dragging! Don't know if it's the time of year or if people are bored of this game (seems unlikely) or if this particular group of names is particularly uninspiring!

Laura (g), Catherine (g), George (b), Philip (b), Nicholas (b), Hannah (g), Veronica (g), Stephen (b), Anthony (b), Sarah (g) and Elizabeth (g)

394
August 6, 2012 7:39 AM

Laura (g), Catherine (g), George (b), Philip (b), Nicholas (b), Hannah (g), Veronica (g), Stephen (b), Anthony (b), Sarah (g) and Elizabeth (g),

and Robert (b)!

395
August 6, 2012 7:44 AM

New set!

Phyllis (g)

396
August 6, 2012 8:09 AM

Thanks! While I love the names in the last set, I just didn't feel inspired to continue it. Crazy, huh? Those are names that I actually would use. At any rate, here's my addition:

 

Phyllis (g) and Doris (g)

397
August 6, 2012 10:08 AM

Phyllis (g), Doris (g), and 

Howard (b)

I was feeling the same way, Elizabeth . I was slightly surprised at the turn Laura took. I was originally thinking more stealth plant/nature names, but it went classic.

398
By EVie
August 6, 2012 2:05 PM

Phyllis (g), Doris (g), Howard (b) 

and Ralph (b)

399
By Guest (not verified)
August 6, 2012 3:35 PM

Phyllis (g), Doris (g), Howard (b), Ralph (b),

and Irene (g)

400
August 6, 2012 5:49 PM

Phyllis (g), Doris (g), Howard (b), Ralph (b), Irene (g),

and Leonard (b)