First and last letter game

Has anyone done this already? You cut and paste the previous list of girl's names and of boy's names and to each list, you add a name that begins with the last letter of the last name on the list. No repeat names, and try your best to use every letter of the alphabet. So after a few rounds, you might get, say:

Jane --> Ellen --> Nora --> Amber ---> Rosario --> Opal -> etc.....

 

To start:

 

GIRLS: Ruby -->

BOYS:  Max -->

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51
March 5, 2014 4:18 PM

girls repeats: EHRRSY
(Suggestions for improvement in parentheses; they bring the repeats list down to just S. I've added two names at the end to compensate a little for the shorter length of list compared to the boys.)

GIRLS: Ruby --> Yseult --> Tabitha --> Abigail--> Loralie --> Elizabeth (skip: --> Hester --> Ruth) --> Heidi --> Ingrid--> Dian --> Neko --> (instead of Odette --> Elais:) Odalys --> Solvej --> Jag --> (instead of Greer --> Ruby--> Ynez:) Gertrudisz --> Ziv --> Virtus --> Sif --> Feildelm --> Margeaux --> Xanadu --> Unik

girls not yet used: BCPQW

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boys repeats: TM

BOYS: Max --> Xavier --> Rocco --> Oakland --> Demetry --> Yves --> Sterling --> Grant --> Trev --> Virgil --> Lawrence --> Eric --> Christoff --> Frederick --> Kofi --> Ishaq --> Quint --> Tim --> Moritz --> Zachariah --> Herman --> Najja --> Andrew --> Whitcomb --> Batu

Boys not yet used: JP

52
March 5, 2014 7:04 PM

GIRLS: Ruby --> Yseult --> Tabitha --> Abigail--> Loralie --> Elizabeth (skip: --> Hester --> Ruth) --> Heidi --> Ingrid--> Dian --> Neko --> (instead of Odette --> Elais:) Odalys --> Solvej --> Jag --> (instead of Greer --> Ruby--> Ynez:) Gertrudisz --> Ziv --> Virtus --> Sif --> Feildelm --> Margeaux --> Xanadu --> Unik --> Kiew

girls not yet used: BCPQ

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BOYS: Max --> Xavier --> Rocco --> Oakland --> Demetry --> Yves --> Sterling --> Grant --> Trev --> Virgil --> Lawrence --> Eric --> Christoff --> Frederick --> Kofi --> Ishaq --> Quint --> Tim --> Moritz --> Zachariah --> Herman --> Najja --> Andrew --> Whitcomb --> Batu --> Upraj

Boys not yet used: P

(It took me five websites to find those names! Girl's from: babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com and boy's: babycenter.com)

53
March 5, 2014 8:02 PM

GIRLS: Ruby --> Yseult --> Tabitha --> Abigail--> Loralie --> Elizabeth (skip: --> Hester --> Ruth) --> Heidi --> Ingrid--> Dian --> Neko --> (instead of Odette --> Elais:) Odalys --> Solvej --> Jag --> (instead of Greer --> Ruby--> Ynez:) Gertrudisz --> Ziv --> Virtus --> Sif --> Feildelm --> Margeaux --> Xanadu --> Unik --> Kiew--> Wifaq

Remaining: b c p

BOYS: Max --> Xavier --> Rocco --> Oakland --> Demetry --> Yves --> Sterling --> Grant --> Trev --> Virgil --> Lawrence --> Eric --> Christoff --> Frederick --> Kofi --> Ishaq --> Quint --> Tim --> Moritz --> Zachariah --> Herman --> Najja --> Andrew --> Whitcomb --> Batu --> Upraj-->Josip

 None remain. We need a p name ending in m to complete the loop.

54
March 7, 2014 11:10 AM

I know I just went, but BabyNames.com lists Quirtsquip as a Native American unisex name meaning "chewing elk", and I just had to use it... I did two girls again, to make up a bit more of the gap.

GIRLS: Ruby --> Yseult --> Tabitha --> Abigail--> Loralie --> Elizabeth --> Heidi --> Ingrid--> Dian --> Neko --> Odalys --> Solvej --> Jag --> Gertrudisz --> Ziv --> Virtus --> Sif --> Feildelm --> Margeaux --> Xanadu --> Unik --> Kiew --> Wifaq --> Quirtsquip --> Pacific

Remaining: b. Would it be totally cheating to use Caleb, with the excuse that 15 girls were given this name in 2012 in the U.S.? Then Briar to finish it off, with a score of -1 (repeat: S).

BOYS: Max --> Xavier --> Rocco --> Oakland --> Demetry --> Yves --> Sterling --> Grant --> Trev --> Virgil --> Lawrence --> Eric --> Christoff --> Frederick --> Kofi --> Ishaq --> Quint --> Tim --> Moritz --> Zachariah --> Herman --> Najja --> Andrew --> Whitcomb --> Batu --> Upraj --> Josip --> Priam

Loop complete, score of -2 (repeats: M and T). I'm afraid that a name that starts with Q and ends with Z is just too much to ask, so I can't readily fix the repeats, even though they are consecutive (Tim and Moritz). BabyNames.com does list Topaz as a unisex name, so I could get the score to -1, with just T repeating... Ooh, but if I put Gustav in place of Grant --> Trev, then the score is a perfect 0:

Max, Xavier, Rocco, Oakland, Demetry, Yves, Sterling, Gustav, Virgil, Lawrence, Eric, Christoff, Frederick, Kofi, Ishaq, Quint, Topaz, Zachariah, Herman, Najja, Andrew, Whitcomb, Batu, Upraj, Josip, Priam.

(Sorry, yes, I do have a distinct perfectionist streak.)

55
March 7, 2014 2:15 PM

Without backing up and rearanging everything, Caleb may be the only option. :/ I say we just call it unfinished and move on. Caleb is not a girls name any more than Richard or Bruce. Just because someone decided to use it that way doesn't make it so. You can even name your child Shirt or Television if you want to and I wouldn't use those for this game.

Also a stretch, is the nn Camb for the girl's name Cambria.

Cobb is a surname used as a first name, usually male.

Carob is also traditionally male.

I just can't think of any.

In the effort to move on lets start a new chain. I started with a y name for girls because there aren't many that start with y but a lot that end in y; better chances for a loop. I used an n name for the boys because so many boys names end in n.

GIRLS: Ynez-->

BOYS: Neal-->

56
March 7, 2014 2:28 PM

Awesome job actually finishing one, so close to perfect.

Girls: Ynez-->Zoe

Boys: Neal-->Laurent

57
March 8, 2014 5:19 PM

Girls: Ynez-->Zoe-->Evelyn

Boys: Neal-->Laurent-->Travers

58
March 11, 2014 12:59 AM

Girls: Ynez-->Zoe-->Evelyn-->Naztab

Boys: Neal-->Laurent-->Travers-->Sax

59
March 11, 2014 1:50 PM

Girls: Ynez-->Zoe-->Evelyn-->Naztab-->Beatrix

Boys: Neal-->Laurent-->Travers-->Sax-->Xander

60
March 11, 2014 7:56 PM

Girls: Ynez-->Zoe-->Evelyn-->Naztab-->Beatrix-->Xochitl

Boys: Neal-->Laurent-->Travers-->Sax-->Xander-->Ransom

61
March 11, 2014 10:34 PM

Ransom, :) If his parents are wealthy some might take that as a dare. 

62
October 14, 2018 4:47 PM

UM don't know how to delete this so pretend this comment is not here

63
October 14, 2018 10:22 PM

GIRLS: Ruby --> Yseult --> Tabitha --> Abigail--> Loralie --> Elizabeth --> Hester --> Ruth--> Heidi --> Ingrid--> Dian --> Neko --> Odette --> Elais --> Solvej-->Jag --> Greer --> Ruby--> Ynez --> Ziv-->Virtus-->Sif --> Feildelm-->Margeaux --> Xanthe

BOYS: Max --> Xavier --> Rocco --> Oakland --> Demetry --> Yves --> Sterling --> Grant-->Trev--> Virgil --> Lawrence --> Eric --> Christoff --> Frederick --> Kofi-->Ishaq --> Quint --> Tim--> Moritz --> Zachariah-->Herman-->Najja --> Andrew-->Whitcomb --> Bentley

64
February 24, 2014 7:35 PM

A good resource for this game.

http://www.babynames.com/Names/search.php

65
July 5, 2016 9:37 AM

Girls: Ynez --> Zoe --> Evelyn --> Naztab --> Beatrix --> Xochitl  --> Lilli  --> Isabella

Boys: Neal --> Laurent --> Travers --> Sax --> Xander --> Ransom --> Matthew --> Wesley

66
July 22, 2016 10:02 PM

Girls: Ynez --> Zoe --> Evelyn --> Naztab --> Beatrix --> Xochitl  --> Lilli  --> Isabella-> Alison

Boys: Neal --> Laurent --> Travers --> Sax --> Xander --> Ransom --> Matthew --> Wesley->Yolanda

67
December 14, 2016 5:19 PM

Girls: Ynez--Zoe--Evelyn--Naztab--Beatrix--Xochitl--Lilli--Isabella--Alison--Nataleigh

Boys:Neal--Laurent--Travers--Sax--Xander--Ransom--Matthew--Wesley--Yolanda--Abe

 

68
January 8, 2017 3:40 PM

Kind of wish I could have gotten to this page earlier... could have used York for the boys' list instead of Yolanda. It's a real boy's name and it would've gotten us to the usually hard to reach K...

 

Girls: Ynez--Zoe--Evelyn--Naztab--Beatrix--Xochitl--Lilli--Isabella--Alison--Nataleigh--Harriet

Boys:Neal--Laurent--Travers--Sax--Xander--Ransom--Matthew--Wesley--Yolanda--Abe--Ernesto

69
January 8, 2017 3:40 PM

Kind of wish I could have gotten to this page earlier... could have used York for the boys' list instead of Yolanda. It's a real boy's name and it would've gotten us to the usually hard to reach K...

 

Girls: Ynez--Zoe--Evelyn--Naztab--Beatrix--Xochitl--Lilli--Isabella--Alison--Nataleigh--Harriet

Boys:Neal--Laurent--Travers--Sax--Xander--Ransom--Matthew--Wesley--Yolanda--Abe--Ernesto

70
August 5, 2017 6:58 PM

Girls: Ynez--Zoe--Evelyn--Naztab--Beatrix--Xochitl--Lilli--Isabella--Alison--Nataleigh--Harriet--Tessa 

Boys:Neal--Laurent--Travers--Sax--Xander--Ransom--Matthew--Wesley--Yolanda--Abe--Ernesto--Owen

71
August 7, 2017 4:39 PM

Girls: Ynez--Zoe--Evelyn--Naztab--Beatrix--Xochitl--Lilli--Isabella--Alison--Nataleigh--Harriet--Tessa--Amy

Boys: Neal--Laurent--Travers--Sax--Xander--Ransom--Matthew--Wesley--Yolanda--Abe--Ernesto--Owen--Nathaniel

72
October 17, 2018 8:40 PM

Girls: Ynez--Zoe--Evelyn--Naztab--Beatrix--Xochitl--Lilli--Isabella--Alison--Nataleigh--Harriet--Tessa--Amy--Yara

 

Boys: Neal--Laurent--Travers--Sax--Xander--Ransom--Matthew--Wesley--Yolanda--Abe--Ernesto--Owen--Nathaniel--Louis