Some parents give their children names in alphabetical order. Do you think this is a good idea?

yes or no

not ideal, but during cafs if there is even a slight theme by the second child i need to follow it and it’s frustrating if the first kid has an 8 letter name and the second has a 7 and the third has a 6 but there aren’t any options for a 5 letter name. during cafs if there’s a theme that accidentally happens with two kids everyone’s name is changing if it doesn’t fit the theme.



It is kind of annoying to me now but I used to do this with my [name_m]Sim[/name_m] families. I remember posting online all the time asking for names that start with whatever letter. I would choose the options I didn’t hate the most, which isn’t a very nice way to name anyone (especially a real child lol).

It can also get sticky… what if you have [name_f]Alice[/name_f], [name_u]Benjamin[/name_u] and [name_f]Cate[/name_f], have a stillborn baby [name_u]Daniel[/name_u], then have baby [name_f]Emma[/name_f]? You’d have to explain what happened to [name_u]Baby[/name_u] D. As a parent who has had miscarriages, it doesn’t really feel great to be reminded that someone is missing who should be here. That’s kind of an extreme situation but it could happen.


Not an a, b, c, etc. order, but I think that naming in alphabetical order while not using consecutive letters (i.e. [name_f]Acacia[/name_f], [name_u]June[/name_u], Spencer) would be cute.

I don’t think it makes a difference at all.

Going A, B, C, D, etc. is kind of cheesy but not the worst theme I’ve ever seen. If I’m coming up with a hypothetical full sibset at once or names for triplets/quads/etc. it sometimes bugs me if the names aren’t in alphabetical order but for an irl sibset it doesn’t matter since they’re being named as they come and not all at once.

I especially like alphabetical names for multiples, in which case the babes are labeled “Baby A” and so forth in the womb. That’s real sweet. As middles or firsts.

I’m very indifferent toward it. It feels a little like labeling your kids, but I guess that’s what naming is anyway.

I believe in having 0-2 children so that’s not much alphabetical order!

Meh. I’d find it a bit obnoxious but it’s not that serious. [name_f]Pretty[/name_f] much indifferent to it. If I had to do it…

[name_f]Amélie[/name_f] [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] [name_f]Luna[/name_f]
[name_f]Celine[/name_f] [name_f]Muriel[/name_f]

[name_m]Just[/name_m] for fun.

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I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it but it wouldn’t be my preference. I knew one family that did this but really the first kids their favorites happened to start with A & B so then they decided to continue the pattern for their third kid.

I wouldn’t do it, because it would mean not getting to use individual names I love for the sake of a theme, which is illogical. However, I don’t think it’s the worst thing for other people. The names themselves can still be distinct, and the kids wouldn’t always be referred to in age order, so it’d be less obvious. [name_m]Even[/name_m] less so if it isn’t starting from A. As an example, I don’t think I noticed the alphabetical sibset in Bridgerton until they mentioned it at the end of S1.

my parents (likely unintentionally) did that with my sister and i (p3tra & r@in@), and what i love are that the names are two letters off, and our middle names are two letters off (ch@rl0tte & 3mm@|ee) and it just makes me happy.

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I think it’s fine. I wouldn’t do it intentionally but at least they’re all getting their own initial, right?

And LOL, I totally relate to this. If the first two have a four letter name-- they’re all getting a four letter name, if the first two have a one syllable middle-- they’re all getting a one syllable middle! I thought I was alone :sob:

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Good if you’re planning on having 26 children… Otherwise something seems to be missing.