Vintage sibling for 4 kids

Hi all! I have 4 children, age 5 and under.  Their names are Henry, Violet, and twins, Annie and Joseph. We would like one more baby and I kind of want to round out the sibset right. :) What would you suggest? Thanks!  (very excited to see forums here! I used the book to name all the kids)


April 11, 2012 1:33 PM

Your kids' names are lovely!  Is Annie an Anna?

For girls I would suggest Elizabeth, Eleanor, Eve, Georgia, Lucy, Margaret, Mary, Claire, or Clara.  Also Alice and Jane if you don't mind first-letter repeats.  I'm not as good with boys; names!  I like Charles and Thomas for the Charlie and Tom/Tommy nicknames.

April 11, 2012 1:51 PM

Thank you! She is actually an Anne, but we rarely call her that. I love all of the suggestions, especially Eleanor, Lucy, Mary, and Clara. We considered all of those with Annie and really could have used any of them but ultimately chose Anne. Gives me baby fever to think of the possibility of using one of these names! :)

April 11, 2012 1:38 PM

Henry, Violet, Annie, Joseph, and...

  1. Peter
  2. Oliver
  3. Edward
  4. Charles
  5. Lewis/Louis


  1. Clara
  2. Louise
  3. Frances
  4. Phoebe
  5. Nora
April 11, 2012 1:52 PM

I love all of these, as well. So nice to see Peter suggested. I would love for that classic name to make a bit of a comeback. I always love Charles but worry that with Violet people would think of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" which I dislike. LOVE Edward, Clara, and Nora, also.

April 11, 2012 1:59 PM


G=Isabelle, Sophia, Margaret

B=Graham, Frederick, George 

April 11, 2012 4:13 PM




Enjoy the name search :)

April 11, 2012 11:52 PM

Your children have such lovely, timeless sort of names, so here's what I came up with in addition to the other great suggestions you've already received:

For a girl: Elise, Cecily or Celia, Flora

For a boy: Edward, Peter, Samuel, Thomas

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April 12, 2012 2:08 PM

Boys:  William, Thomas, Phillip, Arthur, Simon

Girls:  Clara, Molly, Margaret (Maggie), Philippa (Pippa), Sarah/Sadie

April 12, 2012 2:29 PM

I love your names!  


girls:  Ivy, Clara, Helena, Alice


boys: Carl, Jasper, Elliot

April 13, 2012 5:18 PM

You've got two of the four names from the children's series The Boxcar Children (Henry and Violet), so I'd avoid Jessie and Benny, but I do think that Jessica and Benjamin would work nicely with your set!

April 13, 2012 7:29 PM

That was my first thought, too! I didn't know if anyone else knew that series of books...

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April 14, 2012 10:47 AM

I love that series of books.  I hadn't realized how much until I realized that my list included: Violet, Jessical, Benjamin and Henry!

A few other names from the series were: James, Jane, Joe, Andy and Alice.  Gertrude is the author.   


April 15, 2012 4:28 PM

Yes, that was one reason we ultimately chose Violet. My grandmother used to read me those books as a child, so Violet just sounded so right with Henry. Everyone teased us that we should name the twins Ben and Jessie and it was tempting. :)  Thanks for all the great suggestions!

April 15, 2012 7:11 PM

The common factors I see here are short and sweet and classic, with a certain gentle warmth and friendliness. The girls' names especially are just full of sunshine.

Boys: Benjamin, Isaac, Frederick, James, Julian, Martin, Peter, Robert, Samuel, Simon, Thomas, Timothy

Girls: Alice, Clara, Cora, Jane, Laura, Leah, Louisa, Lucy, Mary, May, Molly, Nora, Rachel, Rebecca, Sarah, Susan nn. Susie

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April 15, 2012 8:53 PM

Alexander comes to mind for a boy.  It is the name of a saint which ties in with Biblical Joseph, and Alexander the Great was royalty like OT Joseph and Henry.  Edward and George might work too, although they "fit" better with Henry than Joseph.  James is a very regal sounding name that I'm sure some king had, and is also the name of one of the NT apostles so I think it fits well with Henry/OT Joseph while also having a strong connection to NT Joseph, who I think most people in the West associate the name with most.  William works well too! Henry and Joseph are traditional and well-used, so I probably wouldn't stray too far from that formula for a boy.  You have a little more room for creativity with a girl, I think.  But maybe that's just me.

Annie and Violet are both very old fashioned "country" sounding names so I would say Sadie, Maisie, Hazel, Olive, Daisy, Sally, Jo, Jean, Louise, Clara, Virginia (Ginny), Grace, Charlotte, Georgia, Molly, Millie, Billie (think this is so cute for a girl), Irene, Lily, Ruby, etc. The name Mary would go extremely well with Henry, Joseph, and Anne but that would make Violet somewhat of an outlier in your set.  I'd probably go a little more off-beat to round things out a bit. 

Sorry if repeats from others suggestions. Did not look them all over. 

January 20, 2013 5:00 PM

Boys- Edward, Robert, Charlie, Simon, and Grant

Girls- Brianna, Sophie, Hannah, Layla, and Gabriella

January 21, 2013 2:51 PM

Thomas is an excellent suggestion. Also John, Nathan.

Hannah, Johanna, Margaret, Marie, Maria, Madeline, Catrina

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January 21, 2013 5:05 PM

Boys: Edward, Richard, Frederick, Andrew, William, Arthur, Louis, Albert

Girls: Alice, Isabelle, Rose/Rosie, Elizabeth, Laura, Beatrice, Genevieve

January 21, 2013 6:48 PM

I too love your classic names.  I have a Mary (mn Elizabeth).  I would hesitate to use it in your subset though because of the Mary & Joseph (parents of Jesus Biblical pairing).  Maybe Mary as a middle name?

January 22, 2013 6:54 PM

I love the suggestions of Elizabeth and want to add Nora and James. I also like June for you.