Royal sibset in a Fairytale?

Warning: [name]LONG[/name] post.

I’m writing a sort of “modern day fairytale” story, or rather I have the idea of writing one.
Right now I’m forming characters, I’m pretty sure I want the family to be of 5 kids, most definitely 4 sisters and an older brother.

The brother’s name would most likely be [name]Eden[/name] (prn Eh-den), and he’s likely to die but I’m not sure yet. He’s not that important to the general story idea as of yet.

Anyways, I have the sisters pretty much down:
[name]Alessia[/name] - prn Alay-see-ah; thick wavy auburn hair, brown eyes, tannish skin tone.
- A bit of a rebel, energetic, out-going, doesn’t have a proper filter on what she says/does, all about enjoying life.
middle name ideas: [name]Seraphina[/name], [name]Arista[/name], [name]Natania[/name], [name]Leonie[/name], [name]Rosie[/name]

[name]Elena[/name] - darker brown hair, but still considered lightish brown, green eyes, fairer skin tone but darker than [name]Gemma[/name]'s.
- Critical, but more open minded than [name]Gemma[/name], prone to concern and worry, quieter than [name]Gemma[/name] and [name]Alessia[/name], will bend rules if she thinks it’s for the greater good, a learner, likes things a certain way, very observant and remembers things that no one else does.
middle name ideas: [name]Lorelei[/name], [name]Dahlia[/name], [name]Rose[/name], [name]Briar[/name], [name]Natalia[/name]

[name]Gemma[/name] ([name]Elena[/name]'s twin) - thinner blondish brown hair, hazel eyes, fairer skin tone.
- Rather shallow and superficial, but fiercely loyal once she’s deemed you worthy. Honest, trustworthy, always on top of things, does things by the book to a T. Everyone thinks she’s the first born twin, but it’s actually [name]Elena[/name].
middle name ideas: [name]Miranda[/name], [name]Adelaide[/name], [name]Alice[/name], [name]Angela[/name]/[name]Angeline[/name], [name]Blair[/name]/[name]Blaire[/name], [name]Edeline[/name]/[name]Adeline[/name], [name]Dominique[/name], [name]Giselle[/name], [name]Cecilia[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name]

[name]Liliana[/name] - light blonde, dark blue eyes, fairest skin tone but no freckles.
- Seemingly innocent, and the quietest one but idolizes [name]Alessia[/name] and her mischievous ways. Dabbles in mischief as well, but very quietly and on a smaller scale, enjoys music and swimming, is often humming a melody of some sort that she made up, highly observant, notices the smallest of details but tends to not bother with mentioning or remembering them.
middle name ideas: [name]Allegra[/name], [name]Melody[/name], [name]Aurora[/name], [name]Dominique[/name], [name]Evangeline[/name], [name]Vivienne[/name], [name]Odette[/name], [name]Elodie[/name], [name]Aubrey[/name], [name]Fairfax[/name], [name]Antoinette[/name], [name]Claire[/name]

*bolded ones are likely to be their first middles

I want to do two middles, but I’m not sure if I should do a theme of sorts for at least one. (-ette endings, -ine endings, names meaning “golden”, element related names, [name]Alex[/name]- variants, A names, S names etc.)

I’ve modeled the girls after the zodiac, each girls if from a element group.
[name]Alessia[/name] is an [name]Aries[/name], therefore fire.
[name]Gemma[/name] and [name]Elena[/name] are twins but born on separate days, so [name]Elena[/name]'s a Virgo (Sept. 22nd 11:57PM) therefore earth, [name]Gemma[/name]'s a [name]Libra[/name] (Sept. 23rd 12:02AM) therefore air.
[name]Liliana[/name] is a Pisces, therefore water.

So nameberry, I need:

[b]- opinions on the middle name ideas and suggestions?

  • name ideas for their parents?[/b] I have [name]Geneva[/name], [name]Serena[/name], [name]Alonzo[/name], [name]Alfred[/name], [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Nicholas[/name], [name]Lorenzo[/name] as ideas so far.

I also need advice on Kingdom names, but I’ll do a separate post on that later.


MUCH appreciated.

I’m doing three because it’s tradition in a lot of Monarchies that the royal family members have more than one middle. In fact there’s one [name]Prince[/name], of [name]Italy[/name] I believe, who had at least 6 or 7 middles!

Oddly enough they do fit!
[name]Leonie[/name] is a fire name due to the [name]Lion[/name] meaning.
[name]Giselle[/name] I think is [name]Air[/name], [name]Libra[/name] actually if I’m correct.
[name]Rose[/name] would fit for earth and [name]Odette[/name] is very watery to me due to the Swan [name]Princess[/name].
You raise very good points! I’d like to have the third be royalesque.
I really like your suggestions! [name]Tierra[/name], [name]Aria[/name], and [name]Tallulah[/name] are lovely ideas!
Thank you so much, I will definitely put your ideas/suggestions into consideration.

I was going to suggest only one MN, too, but the royal family thing makes perfect sense! I don’t think I would do a theme, I think that just seems tacky for a royal family. I like [name]Alessia[/name] [name]Seraphina[/name] [name]Leonie[/name] (not an option, but I [name]LOVE[/name] the idea of [name]Alessia[/name] [name]Seraphina[/name] [name]Liv[/name]!), [name]Elena[/name] [name]Natalia[/name] [name]Lorelei[/name], [name]Gemma[/name] [name]Miranda[/name] [name]Giselle[/name] (or [name]Gemma[/name] [name]Miranda[/name] [name]Alice[/name]), and [name]Liliana[/name] [name]Aurora[/name] [name]Claire[/name] or [name]Liliana[/name] [name]Odette[/name] [name]Claire[/name] (I’m very biased for [name]Liliana[/name] [name]Odette[/name] here!). I like [name]Serena[/name] and [name]Lorenzo[/name] for the parents. Or [name]Francesca[/name] (or [name]Beatrice[/name], maybe?) and [name]Julian[/name]/[name]Giuliano[/name]?

[name]Alessia[/name] [name]Rose[/name] [name]Odette[/name]
[name]Elena[/name] [name]Natalia[/name] [name]Antoinette[/name]
[name]Gemma[/name] [name]Angeline[/name] [name]Juliette[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name] [name]Dominique[/name] [name]Georgette[/name]

Mother: [name]Serena[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Camilla[/name]
Father: [name]Nicholas[/name] [name]Alonzo[/name]

[name]Alessia[/name] [name]Seraphina[/name] Léon
Léon could be after a king, since she’s the first born daughter. I kinda like the male-ish middle name better than [name]Leonie[/name].
[name]Elena[/name] [name]Briar[/name] [name]Rose[/name] or [name]Elena[/name] [name]Natalia[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Elena[/name] [name]Natalia[/name] [name]Taryn[/name] ([name]Taryn[/name] means earth)
[name]Elena[/name] [name]Natalia[/name] [name]Hermione[/name] ([name]Hermione[/name] means earth as well)
[name]Gemma[/name] [name]Giselle[/name] Alicera (“[name]Era[/name]” means air)
[name]Gemma[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Aureole[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name] [name]Elodie[/name] [name]Odette[/name]

  • I’d avoid [name]Melody[/name], as much as I love it, because if she loves music, it’s almost as if she fits her name too well, if you know what I mean.

this may help you: 20000-NAMES.COM: Classical element names, page 1 of 1--meaning, origin, etymology

I think [name]Alessia[/name], [name]Elena[/name] and [name]Liliana[/name]'s names fit their characters to a T! [name]Gemma[/name] I’m not so sure about, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t work. My favourite combos for each daughter are:

[name]Alessia[/name] [name]Seraphina[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Elena[/name] [name]Natalia[/name] [name]Lorelei[/name]
[name]Gemma[/name] [name]Miranda[/name] [name]Blair[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name] [name]Allegra[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name]

I think that two middles is a good number because royals traditionally have a lot of middle names, but two isn’t overloading the character with names. I think as far as the actual names go, the ones you’ve chosen are great as well.

You raise an excellent point regarding [name]Liliana[/name]! [name]Melody[/name] would be way too close for her personality.
[name]Elodie[/name] is a good replacement for [name]Melody[/name] because it’s the same sound, and it means “marsh flower” which is just fitting since her name is [name]Liliana[/name], and she loves the water/is a water element.

I really like [name]Briar[/name] for [name]Elena[/name], I didn’t even remember I had it on the list for her until you posted it. Ahaha, it’s very fitting over her personality I think. I think if I did do [name]Briar[/name] and [name]Rose[/name] it’d be a [name]Rose[/name] variant. Perhaps [name]Briar[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name], or even [name]Briar[/name] [name]Rosamund[/name].
I like [name]Hermione[/name] on her A LOT as well. [name]Elena[/name] [name]Hermione[/name] is great actually…
Alicera is pretty, and unique, I like that one.

Thank you for that link!

Thank you! I agree as well, I have a very hard time trying to imaging them as anything else!
[name]Gemma[/name] I feel fits because it brings to mind gemstones, and hard-working personalities. Which is kind of the blend she is. But it’s not very obvious.

[name]Elena[/name] [name]Natalie[/name] [name]Lorelei[/name] has been my top one for her for a while now. :smiley:

Thank you. :slight_smile: