If you were this family...

So I met a family today at work, and I was pretty impressed! I don’t think I’ve ever met such a large family. I figured it would be a name-lover’s dream to be able to name them all. I’m guessing on age and order of birth, but if this was your family, what would you name them?

DD (17):

DD (14):

DS (11):

DS (9):

DD (6):

DD (4):

DD (3):

Mine would be:

DD: [name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Aurora[/name] [name]Grace[/name] “[name]Bella[/name]” (17 yrs)
DD: [name]Arianne[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Kate[/name] “[name]Ari[/name]” (14 yrs)
DS: [name]Caleb[/name] [name]Elias[/name] [name]Joseph[/name] (11 yrs)
DS: [name]Jack[/name] [name]August[/name] [name]Cole[/name] (9 yrs)
DD: [name]Olivia[/name] [name]Wren[/name] [name]Camille[/name] “[name]Liv[/name]” (6 yrs)
DD: [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Eden[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] “[name]Lola[/name]” (4 yrs)
DD: [name]Violet[/name] [name]Ophelia[/name] [name]Claire[/name] (3 yrs)

[name]Bella[/name], [name]Ari[/name], [name]Caleb[/name], [name]Jack[/name], [name]Liv[/name], [name]Lola[/name], and [name]Violet[/name].

Ooh fun! The biggest family I ever actually met was of 16, 14 kids and 2 parents! Mine would be

DD (17): [name]Clara[/name] [name]Juliette[/name]
DD (14): [name]Kate[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name]
DS (11): [name]Dean[/name] [name]Michael[/name]
DS (9): [name]Jensen[/name] [name]Mathew[/name]
DD (6): [name]Lila[/name] Kateri
DD (4): [name]Bellamy[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
DD (3): [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Aurora[/name]

Whoa, that’s a big family! I once created a family of 22–two parents and 20 children–and all the kids were adopted each from a different country, for a series of novels I planned on writing back in high school. I didn’t figure that counted for families I’d actually met, though, lol.

My aunt and uncle have six kids, so it was close, but this family just barely beat them. :slight_smile:

DD: [name]Ella[/name] [name]Juliette[/name]
DD:[name]Aria[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
DS:[name]Gabriel[/name] [name]Elias[/name]
DS:[name]Lucas[/name] Finnick
DD:[name]Aurora[/name] [name]Niamh[/name]
DD:[name]Evangeline[/name] [name]Lilac[/name]
DD:[name]Anastasia[/name] nn [name]Annie[/name] [name]Primrose[/name]

I saw a family on TV once with 27 adopted children! I think most, if not all of them, had special needs as well. I am sure that was a handful but they managed really well.

DD: [name]Helen[/name] [name]Cecily[/name] [name]Jane[/name] ([name]Helen[/name])
DD: [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Elspeth[/name] [name]May[/name] ([name]Louisa[/name])
DS: [name]George[/name] [name]William[/name] Wrestling ([name]Geordie[/name])
DS: [name]Thomas[/name] [name]Gideon[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] ([name]Tam[/name])
DD: [name]Martha[/name] [name]Angharad[/name] [name]Clare[/name] ([name]Martha[/name])
DD: [name]Enid[/name] [name]Joselin[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] ([name]Enid[/name])
DD: [name]Mildred[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] [name]Rosamund[/name] ([name]Millie[/name])

If blended families count, my uncle [name]Bill[/name]'s kids and their siblings/stepsiblings add up to ten, lol. Like… 23-2/1 in age?*It’s a lot.
Mine would be:
DD: Noemí [name]Maureen[/name] [name]Adelina[/name]
DD: [name]Aviva[/name] [name]Kay[/name] [name]Lucie[/name] ([name]Viva[/name])
DS: [name]River[/name] [name]William[/name] [name]Noble[/name] (Riv)
DS: [name]Zen[/name] [name]David[/name] Zeal
DD: [name]Wren[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Meryl[/name]
DD: [name]Saffron[/name] [name]Fleur[/name] [name]Sarah[/name] (Saffie)
DD: [name]Artemis[/name] [name]Rose[/name] [name]Ella[/name] ([name]Artie[/name])
Each child has an honoring middle, and the girls have a character from one of my favorite books. The boys have a virtue.
Btw, ash, I really like your Charlotte combo.

wow, that is a lot! I just remembered that my childhood babysitter’s husband had 20 (maybe 22?) kids in his family? I only ever met two of the 20ish children, but the youngest was probably around 21 when I met her. I do believe it was a blended family, as well, but they were Mennonite, so it doesn’t really surprise me. :slight_smile:

And thanks about my [name]Charlotte[/name] combo! I’m not quite decided on it. I’m a bit torn between [name]Noelle[/name] and [name]Rebecca[/name] for the second MN, so I keep trying out both for threads like this, haha.

DD (17): AnneLouise [name]Maria[/name] [name]Annie[/name]

DD (14): [name]Rosalie[/name] [name]Helen[/name] [name]Rosie[/name]

DS (11): [name]Maxwell[/name] [name]Andrew[/name] [name]Max[/name]

DS (9): [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Daniel[/name] [name]Luke[/name]

DD (6): [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]Poppy[/name]

DD (4): [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Tilly[/name]

DD (3): [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Alice[/name] [name]Maggie[/name]

[name]Violet[/name] [name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Juno[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Sage[/name] [name]BEnnett[/name]
[name]Arthur[/name] [name]William[/name] henry
[name]Alice[/name] [name]Hermione[/name] [name]Primrose[/name]
[name]May[/name] [name]Cornelia[/name] [name]Ivy[/name]
[name]Hazel[/name] [name]Ramona[/name] [name]Iris[/name]

“[name]Ivy[/name], [name]Poppy[/name], [name]Nate[/name], [name]Arthur[/name], [name]Alice[/name], [name]May[/name] and [name]Hazel[/name]”

DD (17): [name]Delilah[/name] [name]Ameline[/name] ([name]Lilah[/name])

DD (14): [name]Liberty[/name] [name]Isabella[/name] ([name]Libby[/name])

DS (11): [name]Everest[/name] [name]Seth[/name]

DS (9): [name]Fabian[/name] [name]Noel[/name]

DD (6): [name]Leonora[/name] [name]Jasmine[/name] ([name]Leo[/name])

DD (4): [name]Felicity[/name] [name]Adeline[/name] ([name]Lissie[/name])

DD (3): [name]Alina[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] ([name]Lili[/name])

DD (17): [name]Clementine[/name] [name]Adelle[/name]

DD (14): [name]Ruby[/name] [name]Pamela[/name] [name]May[/name]

DS (11): [name]Atticus[/name] [name]Colin[/name]

DS (9): [name]Owen[/name] [name]Christopher[/name] [name]Rex[/name]

DD (6): [name]Willow[/name] [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Rose[/name]

DD (4): [name]Arizona[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]

DD (3): [name]Meredith[/name] [name]Louise[/name]

I say this would be my dream, but I would be chasing my tail in circles over naming all of them!! I’ve seen a couple of names I quite love and are on my list!

DD (17): [name]Bianca[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] (I may be cheating by using my daughter’s name!! lol)

DD (14): [name]Ursula[/name] [name]Joan[/name] [name]Emily[/name] [name]Ursa[/name]/[name]Ursie[/name]

DS (11): [name]Archer[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Kesey[/name]

DS (9): [name]Grayson[/name] [name]Timothy[/name] [name]Conan[/name]

DD (6): [name]Greta[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] Adler

DD (4): [name]Aya[/name] Kimbra

DD (3): Khaleesi [name]Medea[/name]

…as you can probably tell, I’m not a nickname person.

love that you would use [name]Ursula[/name]! It’s such a GP for me but I feel it’s slightly unusable… :frowning:

I know an [name]Ursula[/name] in real life so I find it completely usable! She goes by [name]Ursie[/name] for short but she wears it really well and really loves her name. I think you could definitely use it, especially as an MN.

lol, I met an [name]Ursula[/name] once, too! She came to Taco [name]Bell[/name] and ordered food, and when I asked her name for the receipt, or saw her name on her credit card or something, I totally blurted out, “I am completely in love with your name!” bahaha. She was [name]German[/name], and I think she was a bit creaped out, lol. But she was really nice about it and told me what it was like being an [name]Ursula[/name]. I don’t know if I could use it but it is a GP of mine! I used to like the idea of [name]Olivia[/name] [name]Ursula[/name] but the flow isn’t that great, imo. Maybe as a MN somewhere or something.

Disney gave the name [name]Ursula[/name] a bad image. Lol, why couldn’t they have used something truly ugly like Zaydyn? :slight_smile:

DD (17): [name]Gemma[/name] [name]Louise[/name]

DD (14): [name]Daisy[/name] [name]Aurora[/name]

DS (11): [name]August[/name] [name]Edward[/name]

DS (9): [name]Ronan[/name] [name]Oscar[/name]

DD (6): [name]Phoebe[/name] [name]June[/name]

DD (4): [name]Juliet[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]

DD (3): [name]Clara[/name] [name]Violet[/name]

A girl in my grade [name]Sarah[/name]'s parents just had their 14th. The eldest is a Senior in High school, and I remember thinking, Senior in High School? Wouldn’t it be Senior in College? They have a lot of money, so everyone’s pretty comfortable, which 2 kids per room as [name]Sarah[/name] shared, but then again, I could never handle that! Here’s my choices:

[name]Clara[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Eloise[/name] [name]Liliana[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Daniel[/name] [name]Thayer[/name]
[name]Thomas[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Rose[/name] [name]Olivia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Anabel[/name] [name]Freya[/name]

[name]Clara[/name], [name]Lola[/name], [name]Harry[/name], [name]Tom[/name], [name]Rosie[/name], & [name]Annie[/name]. The double mns for [name]Harry[/name] & [name]Rosie[/name] have signifigance, I promise :slight_smile: