Naming Dugger Style

I was reading another post that brought up the difficulties of naming with first name alliteration. While most people don’t have to come up with twenty names, I am sure there are plenty of people who have backed themselves into a corner with this particular naming style. So just for fun, how many useable, same initialed firsts can you come up with?

For some reason I always find R names appealing:

[name]Reese[/name]/ [name]Rhys[/name]

I always thought I could do J’s much better than the Duggars. [name]Jinger[/name]? Really?



Look at that, and I didn’t repeat any of theirs, I don’t think.

But at the moment I love Z, which is if possible even more obnoxious as a theme, but the names are so pretty:



I fell into that trap, unintentionally.

We will soon have:

We feel the same about “C” names as you do with “R”! The twins [name]Will[/name] be our last, so we don’t have to worry about keeping up with the theme, fortunately. But, I could. Not only with just a “C”, but the hard “C”/“K” sound, which is what appeals to me. All of the following I could see us using. Quite a few have the Irish connection, just as our [name]Conor[/name] and [name]Cormac[/name]. Those are, by all means, not All of the names that qualify, just the ones that I would choose from. And, I could have more than doubled the list if I hadn’t stuck with the “K” sounds…lol.



I love a lot of P names for girls, not so many for boys though! Probably have the most A names on my list



I would probably have to do it with A, E or M. Thinking about this-when I was younger I had this weird idea that I wanted quintuplets called:


[name]How[/name] bad is that…and…wait for the nn’s:

Talk about confusing!!!

[name]Lyra[/name] & [name]Lucan[/name]
[name]Linden[/name] & [name]Lorcan[/name]

While doing family tree research I stumbled across this sibset. Some of the middle names couldn’t be found, if they existed. Others were just represented with an initial.

[name]Willis[/name] [name]Edward[/name]
[name]Conrad[/name] Barger
[name]Verda[/name] V
Vollina (died in infancy, so the next girl got a form of the same name)
Volina Cardinal
[name]Versa[/name] Vergetta
[name]Viva[/name] G
Virinza Voris

Wonder how [name]Willis[/name] and [name]Conrad[/name] felt, if they felt left out or were thankful? :slight_smile:

I have bene loving H’s and W’s lately. So maybe i would use





Yup - thats what I would do!

xo [name]Viv[/name]

Hahaha. love this thread. I just made that point the other day - We can all think of twenty better J names but can we really say we really love all of them? I like [name]Julia[/name], [name]June[/name], [name]Jethro[/name] and [name]James[/name] but I’d think I love any of them enough to want to give that name to my child. Also if you are religious and want most of the names to have religious meanings it’s a whole new issue.

Let’s see my name starts with A so I’ll give A a shot:


There are probably a few more but not off the top of my head.

It was really harder for boys names for me; I could only come up with fifteen of them that I could even stand, but most of them I don’t even really like. I like most of the girls name. I don’t think I could do this themes!



I’m in love with A, P and W names at the moment! Mostly A’s though so…

[name]Alice[/name], [name]Petra[/name], [name]Winter[/name]
[name]Annabelle[/name], [name]Philadelphia[/name], Wendla
Alzaria, [name]Poppy[/name], [name]Willow[/name]
[name]Agnes[/name], [name]Phillipa[/name], [name]Willa[/name]
[name]Anne[/name], [name]Patrica[/name], [name]Winnie[/name]
[name]Astrid[/name], [name]Penelope[/name], Weslynn
[name]Arcadia[/name], [name]Percy[/name], [name]Wren[/name]
[name]Aislyn[/name], [name]Polly[/name], Willma

[name]Anthony[/name], [name]Peter[/name], [name]William[/name]
[name]Alfred[/name], [name]Portland[/name], [name]West[/name]

NOTE: I know your only supposed to one letter, but I did the three that way so it wasn’t THAT long of a post.

I could do this with As, Es, or Cs, I think.




Only problem is that some of them sound too similar for me to ever use them together :).

Does that seem like and odd practice to anyone else? a little morbid? maybe it was just lazy? Or do you think they loved the name that much they couldn’t let it go? - sorry I realize this hijacks the thread but it just strikes me as odd. I can’t decide what I think.


For boys only, I could do a mean “C” sibset:
[name]Callum[/name] or [name]Calvin[/name], can’t decide

I know of a family with 6 kids with Z names:

From youngest to oldest:

[name]Zylla[/name] [name]Cecile[/name]
[name]Zachary[/name] [name]Charles[/name]
[name]Zipporah[/name] [name]Karel[/name]
[name]Zoe[/name] [name]Olivia[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Zane[/name] [name]Rowen[/name]

I’d likely do A since I love A names.

[name]Alessandra[/name] and [name]Alaric[/name]
[name]Austin[/name] and [name]Avery[/name] (b)
[name]Angel[/name] (b)

For girls’ names, I love the letter E (maybe because my name is [name]Erin[/name]?):


And S:


But for boys I can’t find a letter that I’m really drawn to. The most I could find in my list is three L’s: [name]Liam[/name], [name]Luke[/name], and [name]Levi[/name].

Pretty sure you were the one who inspired this post!

Yeah, I was a little uncomfortable about it when I figured it out. When I first saw it, I was amused because I thought they just shared a name that only had one letter different. I would have much preferred it, if that had been the case. And, it makes me wonder how many other times this kind of thing happened. The pregnancies were very close together. She could have been suffering through an unknown case of PPD?

It happened in my family. I do not recall the time limit, but it could have been months apart from lost to pregnancy. My grandmother named my uncle after the one who passed away. I never really asked, but I think he has II after his name, or they just refer to him as that way when they talk about how they came to his name. I also thought it was strange, but never will questioned it; especially, since he has a great name. She also lost a girl that she named after her mother (my great-grandmother), I am not sure which order she was born, but I think she was the last girl born, so when it came to naming one of my nieces, she named her in honor of her mom, since she couldn’t do it with her own children. Some may think of it as a taboo, but it never really crossed my mind as such.