Which sib-set sounds best?

[name]Sib[/name]-set for a boy and a girl. I’ve listed my concern, if any, next to each pair. And I’m discluding middle names for now.

[name]Darwin[/name] and [name]Arden[/name] - too close?
[name]Darwin[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name] nn [name]Ellie[/name] - is [name]Penelope[/name] too girly with [name]Darwin[/name]?
[name]Darwin[/name] and [name]Claire[/name] - is [name]Claire[/name] too popular for [name]Darwin[/name]?
[name]Darwin[/name] and [name]Audra[/name] - my original favorite but I’m considering other things

[name]Darwin[/name] is in honor of [name]Charles[/name] [name]Darwin[/name], and [name]Penelope[/name] is from Greek mythology, but the other names don’t have much meaning. Although middle names for [name]Audra[/name] would most likely be [name]Lynn[/name] [name]Marie[/name], after anothet scientist and my middle name.

Anyway, sorry for all of the information, but thanks in advance! :slight_smile:

[name]Darwin[/name] and [name]Arden[/name] - Yes, too close. I’d say this one is out.

[name]Darwin[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name] - [name]Penelope[/name] isn’t as frilly and feminine as, say, [name]Arabella[/name], so I think it is okay. I’m not 100% about it, but [name]Penny[/name] and [name]Darwin[/name] sounds cute.

[name]Darwin[/name] and [name]Claire[/name] - Yep, a little boring. [name]Darwin[/name] and [name]Clara[/name], however, is stunning!

[name]Darwin[/name] and [name]Audra[/name] - [name]Audra[/name] seems more modern to me, so I don’t think they really work the best together. I’m not in love with the sound of [name]Audra[/name], either.

I also like [name]Darwin[/name] and [name]Susannah[/name] for some reason…

For fun, [name]Charles[/name] [name]Darwin[/name] had ten children with his wife and cousin, [name]Emma[/name] Wedgwood. They were:

[name]William[/name] [name]Erasmus[/name] [name]Darwin[/name]
[name]Anne[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] “[name]Annie[/name]” [name]Darwin[/name] [died at 10 years]
[name]Mary[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Darwin[/name] [died at birth]
[name]Henrietta[/name] [name]Emma[/name] “[name]Etty[/name]” [name]Darwin[/name]
[name]George[/name] [name]Howard[/name] [name]Darwin[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Darwin[/name]
[name]Francis[/name] “[name]Frank[/name]” [name]Darwin[/name]

Interestingly, Skandar [name]Amin[/name] [name]Casper[/name] Keynes, who played [name]Edmund[/name] Pevensie in The Chronicles of [name]Narnia[/name] films, is the great-great-great grandson of [name]Charles[/name] [name]Darwin[/name] on his father’s side.
[name]Leonard[/name] [name]Darwin[/name]
[name]Horace[/name] [name]Darwin[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] Waring [name]Darwin[/name] [died at 18 months]