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. :-)


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.

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.


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...

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.

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?

By mk
June 8, 2012 5:50 PM

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

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?

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.

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!!