Sibsets seen at our playdate yesterday

Caleb (7), Isabelle (4), Levi (2), & Penelope/Nellie (1)

Callahan (3) and Piper (1)

Aiden (3) and Peyton (b-1)

Danger (3) and Thor (1) (both boys)

 

This is the 3rd time I've seen Danger on a boy between the ages of 1 and 3 in the last 3 months! Thor was the fourth Thor I've met in the last 4 years (all under the age of 5 now).

Aiden and Peyton are too close for my ear for siblings.

Callahan and Piper work as a sibset, but not my style. Piper gets called Pipes a lot. I always want to throw a "g" into Callahan.

The sibset of 4 intrigues me. Mainstream, slightly Biblical; then very popular, no nn; extremely Biblical/or jeans; very uncommon (or so I thought--it's top 100 in our state for last year!) with a nn I hadn't thought of for it, and kind of like. :-)

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June 7, 2012 6:10 PM

for some reason i find Danger more shocking than Thor. however, about 15 years ago, i guess i would have found them both equally attention grabbing and repugnant.  about the biblical thing, you are right, i have seen so much of that lately. even my brother and his wife ( 10 years my junior) named their child El!jah, which was surprising to me , when they announced it. also i know another girl in her young 20's who named her son Isaac, but not spelled that way, she actually spells it Izik. hmm.

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June 7, 2012 9:24 PM

The Caleb, Isabelle, Levi, Penelope set makes sense to me. They seem to go well together and I've come across similar match ups on other families (although not those 4 exact names). I've always been a fan of Nell as a nickname for Penelope rather than Penny.

Callahan and Piper is also not my style but again I can see them together. Agreed that a G in Callahan would be easier!

Aiden and Peyton are definitely too close for my ear!! I have never come across a boy Peyton. In Australia it is not that popular of a name and seems soley for girls. I could be wrong of course, but I'm yet to even hear of a boy Peyton.

Danger I have never been a fan of but Thor I like. I know quite a few people who thought they were very clever by making Danger the middle name for their son. I've not seen it as a first name (yet) though. I'm surprised you've come across so many Thor's!! There is a character on Nurse Jackie called Thor, so maybe that has made the name seem more usuable?  I think Thor is a name I really like in theory but it could be a lot to live up to so I'd never use it in practice. Kind of like Adonis, I just couldn't imagine having that as a name, such expectations!! I feel the same about Romeo too.

 

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June 8, 2012 12:47 AM

I know or have known two Thors, and one of them was born in the early 70s (boyfriend of my sister's college roommate). The other one is about 3 or 4 now. The interesting thing is that both of them pronounce it with a hard 'T' rather than a 'th', but as far as I know both use the traditional Th- spelling.

The younger Thor's big sister (7 or 8) is E!rene, which they pronounce eye-REN-uh.

I've never even had a friend of a friend of a friend named Danger, neither as first nor as middle. Of course this means that I'll probably meet or hear of three this weekend...

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By Guest (not verified)
June 13, 2012 10:51 PM

The Scandinavian/Germanic pronunciation of Thor is with the hard 't', which I really like as a name as it is part of my maternal ancestors' surname, but I would get irritated constantly correcting people who wanted to pronounce it like the comic book hero.

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By Guest (not verified)
June 8, 2012 4:33 PM

Peyton/Payton seems to be about 50/50 b/g in our area. 

I was shocked to find so many Dangers in such a short time frame. Maybe an up and coming name?

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By mk
June 8, 2012 5:50 PM

Thor reminds me of Thora Birch, but I doubt she is influencing the name rise.

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June 9, 2012 12:07 AM

And oddly, I never associated Thora Birch with Thor! But I guess that's where it comes from, eh?

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October 21, 2012 8:46 PM

My husband's family is almost purely from Norway and Denmark, and he's a big strong guy. Still trying to convince him that Thor would make a great name for one of our future babies. It's easy to say and spell, and you can tell it's a boy's name. It did surprise me that it made the top 2500 list (as number 1841 for boys with 697 occurances) for the 2000-2009 list. Maybe that'll help convince Husband.

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December 5, 2012 4:22 PM

I have a friend from high school named Thor. He's in his late 20s. He's skinny and gangly, completely pale-skinned, and gay (and you can tell). I love him, but his name doesn't suit him at all!!