Add 10 years to each person’s age.
Step 1: Update relationships
Roll a 10-sided die.
1: divorced or widowed (roll for a new relationship)
2-10: still married
7-9: broke up (roll for a new relationship)
10: were married, but recently divorced or widowed (roll for children as if they were still married, and do not roll for a new relationship this round)
6-10: broke up (roll for a new relationship)
Step 2: New relationships
Roll for new relationships for every unpartnered person over 18.
Relationship status (18-21):
Relationship status (22+):
You choose the ages of partners.
Step 3: Children
Men aged 20+ and women aged 20-46 can have children.
Number of children for unmarried people: You choose if unmarried people can have children. If yes, roll 12-sided die for each person. If you roll 2: they have one child; all other numbers: no children.
Number of children (for married couples):
Genders: roll even for a girl, odd for a boy
Ages (if mother is 26-46):
Ages (if mother is 20-25):
Step 4: Names
First and middle names:
- Offbeat names from Anne of Green Gables (Nameberry userlist)
- Small California town’s 1915 graduating class (r/namenerds)
- Random Name Generator (Behind the Name) Select “French” and “Italian”
- Male: Leaders of World War I (Encyclopedia Brittanica)
Female: Ten notable women of World War I (HistoryNet)
- Ancient Greek names (Nameberry)
- The books of the century: 1910-1919
- Battle babies - names inspired by the First World War (UK National Archives blog) You can make small changes to feminize these names if more options for girls are needed.
- Unusual antique baby names (Nameberry)
- Titanic Passengers’ Servants (Encyclopedia Titanica)
- 1918 Baby Names (Nameberry via Daily Mail)
- Old man and old lady names for dogs (AnimalWised)
- Name Voyager Expert (Baby Name Wizard) - select gender and select 1910s for “Era of peak popularity.” Mouse over the curve to see all name options.
- Military commanders of World War I
- Stage name generator (fantasynamegenerator.com)
- College baby names (Nameberry)
- Temperance leaders: Advancing prohibition in US
- Fairytale Name Generator (springhole.net)
- Oldest people on Titanic (Encyclopedia Titanica)
Stay tuned for Part 5!