Your Dream Family

If you could have any number of children, what would they all be named?

Mine:

DD1: [name_f]Cleopatra[/name_f] [name_f]Marina[/name_f] [name_f]Eloise[/name_f] [name_f]Cleo[/name_f]
DD2: [name_u]Calypso[/name_u] [name_f]Evelina[/name_f] [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] [name_f]Callie[/name_f]

DS1: [name_u]James[/name_u] [name_u]Rylan[/name_u] [name_m]Charles[/name_m] [name_u]Jem[/name_u]

DD3: [name_f]Titania[/name_f] [name_f]Kiersten[/name_f] [name_f]Arcadia[/name_f]

DS2: [name_m]Gideon[/name_m] [name_u]Carter[/name_u] [name_m]Nye[/name_m]

DD4: [name_f]Cecily[/name_f] [name_f]Aurora[/name_f] [name_f]Tuesday[/name_f]

DS3: [name_m]Archer[/name_m] [name_u]Darby[/name_u] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m]
DS4: [name_m]Atticus[/name_m] [name_m]Ward[/name_m] [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] [name_f]Attie[/name_f]
DS5: [name_u]Avery[/name_u] [name_m]Aaron[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]

DD5: [name_f]Sonnet[/name_f] [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]

Obviously I could never actually handle 10 kids but if I could, this is what I would name them.

Ideally I’d have three:

Twins:
♂ [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Dmitri[/name_m]
♀ [name_f]Saskia[/name_f] [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] [name_f]Evanthe[/name_f]

Girl:
♀ [name_f]Bryony[/name_f] [name_f]Saoirse[/name_f] [name_u]Wren[/name_u]

Ideally, I’d love four!
DS: [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
DD/DS: [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u] and [name_m]Lysander[/name_m] [name_m]David[/name_m] (within the realm of possibilities as I’m a twin myself)
DD: [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f] [name_f]Margo[/name_f]

Id like to have five, all boys!
[name_u]Micah[/name_u] [name_m]David[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Samuel[/name_m]
[name_m]Elijah[/name_m] [name_m]Caleb[/name_m]
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m] [name_m]Graham[/name_m]
[name_m]Palmer[/name_m] [name_m]Jack[/name_m]

I think my ideal would be 4 children, and my dream sibset would be:
Zoe Helena, Jane Calliope, Dimitri Samuel, & Augustus Paul
or
Zoe Helena, Jane Calliope, Emma Felicity, & Dimitri Samuel
or
Zoe Helena, Jane Calliope, Emma Felicity, & Linus Alexander
or
Zoe Helena, Dimitri Samuel, Augustus Paul, & Basil Benjamin
or
Zoe Helena, Jane Calliope, Dimitri Samuel, & Linus Alexander

It would be so hard to choose!

Ideally I’d have 2 or 4, but to use all of my favourite names I’d have to have 12, which I wouldn’t mind over a very long period of time. I’ll do 4, and then 12, so I can type out all of my favourites. :slight_smile: These are in the ideal order as well (yes, I have actually this planned out :P)

[name_f]Pandora[/name_f] [name_f]Calliope[/name_f] [name_f]Fae[/name_f]
[name_m]Caspian[/name_m] [name_u]Darcy[/name_u] [name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_f]Evanthe[/name_f] [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f]
[name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_u]Blaise[/name_u]

And with all my faves:

[name_f]Pandora[/name_f] [name_f]Calliope[/name_f] [name_f]Fae[/name_f]
[name_m]Caspian[/name_m] [name_u]Darcy[/name_u] [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] & [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_u]Blaise[/name_u]
[name_f]Evanthe[/name_f] [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f]
[name_m]Lorenzo[/name_m] [name_m]Julian[/name_m] [name_m]Cyril[/name_m]
[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] [name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] & [name_f]Arabella[/name_f] [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f] [name_f]Constance[/name_f]
[name_m]Evander[/name_m] [name_m]Lucian[/name_m] [name_u]Francis[/name_u]
Perenna [name_f]Caoimhe[/name_f] [name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_m]Nikolai[/name_m] [name_m]Horatio[/name_m] [name_m]Emrys[/name_m] & [name_f]Phaedra[/name_f] [name_f]Georgiana[/name_f] [name_f]Enid[/name_f]
[name_m]Ptolemy[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] [name_u]Finn[/name_u]

I think somewhere between 2 or 4 is a good range for me as well, but here are all my favorites. It’s tough for me to build sib-sets because I don’t like too much repetition. At the same time, there are name “elements” that show up over and over again on my favorites list. I love the -ine/-ina sound, names that begin with R, -el and -del, to name a few.

I’m really happy with the sibset below because I think I managed to avoid too much repetition while still using some version of all my most beloved names. Also, they’re all real possibilities for future babies. I love longer, frillier names up front, but after much reflection, I know I could never sign off on one with our surname. Short, clear names work so much better for us (and would hopefully make life easier for the babies).

If you met a family with these names, what would you think?

Girls
[name_f]Rose[/name_f] Madelief
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Lucia[/name_f]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
[name_f]Elin[/name_f] [name_f]Violette[/name_f] or [name_f]Helene[/name_f] [name_f]Violette[/name_f] - I like [name_f]Elin[/name_f] better, but am concerned about initials E.W.

Boys
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]William[/name_m] [name_m]Kenneth[/name_m]
[name_m]Christian[/name_m] [name_m]Eric[/name_m]
[name_u]Noah[/name_u] [name_m]Peregrine[/name_m]

Pretentious? Trying too hard to be pan-global? (We’re actually just mutts, so it works out that way. Several of the middles are honor names.) We have a long-ish Dutch surname.

Of course, most of the adventurous names are in the middle, where they’d rarely be heard. On the playground, you’d hear a subset of: [name_f]Rose[/name_f]/[name_f]Rosie[/name_f]/[name_u]Romy[/name_u], [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f], [name_f]Clara[/name_f], [name_f]Elin[/name_f]/[name_f]Lena[/name_f]/[name_f]Evie[/name_f], [name_m]Ted[/name_m]/[name_u]Teddy[/name_u], [name_m]Liam[/name_m], [name_m]Christian[/name_m]/[name_u]Kit[/name_u], and [name_u]Noah[/name_u].

[name_f]My[/name_f] dream family would be two boys, either as twins or singles.

[name_u]Morgan[/name_u] [name_m]Zachary[/name_m] and…?
I’m struggling with another boys name I love as much as [name_u]Morgan[/name_u] [name_m]Zachary[/name_m]!

If I instead had two girls they would probably be

[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] or [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] nn [name_u]Josie[/name_u] (can’t decide!)
and
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] nn [name_f]Mila[/name_f], [name_f]Mia[/name_f], or [name_f]Emmy[/name_f]

I would probably adopt a third child, a boy, if my first two are both girls

Three, either 2 girls and a boy, or 2 boys and a girl :slight_smile:

[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_f]Florence[/name_f]
[name_u]Austen[/name_u] [name_u]Elisha[/name_u]

Or

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_f]Florence[/name_f]
[name_u]Austen[/name_u] [name_u]Elisha[/name_u]
[name_u]Elliott[/name_u] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]

I want three, two boys and a girl.
[name_m]Alonso[/name_m] [name_u]Gene[/name_u]
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m] [name_m]Knox[/name_m]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f] [name_u]Lynn[/name_u]
Or just two, in which case, they’d be [name_m]Benedict[/name_m] [name_m]Knox[/name_m] and [name_f]Tabitha[/name_f] [name_u]Lynn[/name_u].

[name_f]Marina[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_m]Finn[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] (or though more realistically it would be [name_f]Taran[/name_f] as a first name)
[name_f]Isadora[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
Although the third is a new addition, I’ve only ever imagined two children!

In a dream world it be four, but realistically it be three.

4:

[name_u]Logan[/name_u] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_u]Harley[/name_u] [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] [name_m]Joseph[/name_m]
[name_f]Freya[/name_f] [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]/[name_f]Jasmine[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessica[/name_f] [name_f]Natasha[/name_f]

3:

[name_u]Logan[/name_u] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m]
[name_f]Freya[/name_f] [name_f]Jasmine[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessica[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]

If I weren’t so afraid of having kids, I’d want four or five.

[name_u]Evan[/name_u] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_u]Noah[/name_u] [name_m]Thomas[/name_m]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_f]Eleanora[/name_f] [name_u]Rue[/name_u] “[name_f]Ellie[/name_f]”
[name_f]Ariadne[/name_f] [name_f]Cadence[/name_f] “[name_f]Annie[/name_f]”

I think in an ideal world, I would love four. Two girls and two boys. But in real life, I think I only want two, maybe three.

[name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_f]Georgia[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_u]Theo[/name_u] [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m]

In a perfect world I’d have about 6 girls, although in real life, I’ll probably only want to have 2 or 3, and probably want to have a boy in there.
[name_u]Dream[/name_u] world:
[name_f]Saskia[/name_f] [name_f]Annelise[/name_f]
[name_f]Aurora[/name_f] [name_f]Sienna[/name_f]
[name_f]Fiona[/name_f] [name_f]Elise[/name_f]
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] [name_f]Willow[/name_f]
[name_f]Astrid[/name_f] [name_f]Indigo[/name_f]
[name_u]Alva[/name_u] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]

Real life:
[name_f]Aurora[/name_f] [name_f]Sienna[/name_f]
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]

I can picture myself having two, in real life:

[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m]
[name_f]Eleanora[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]

I’d want anywhere from five to seven kids. It’s so hard for me to come up with full sibling sets because I like names from a lot of different styles, plus I have a lot of different people I want to honor with middles–it makes for difficult list-making!! Plus, my favorites change daily…right now, they’d be:

[name_f]Elanor[/name_f] [name_f]Therese[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_f]Rosemarie[/name_f]
[name_m]William[/name_m] [name_m]Anthony[/name_m]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_m]Timothy[/name_m] [name_m]Lewis[/name_m]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_f]Magdalene[/name_f]
[name_m]John[/name_m] [name_m]Paul[/name_m] [name_m]Calvin[/name_m]

Well in a dream I’d love 3 daughters:

  • [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] [name_f]Emily[/name_f] (my real daughter)
  • [name_f]Ingrid[/name_f] [name_f]Katarina[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Aurora[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]

In my dream world I’d have 5: 3 girls and 2 boys!

[name_f]Cecelia[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]
[name_m]Harrison[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]

So far my 2 daughters are [name_f]Madelynn[/name_f] [name_f]Marie[/name_f] & McKinzley [name_f]Grace[/name_f]. We would love to have about 5 more kids! If I could choose their names myself they would be:
[name_u]Elliott[/name_u] [name_u]James[/name_u] (twin)
[name_u]Sawyer[/name_u] [name_u]Aiden[/name_u] (twin)
[name_f]Julianna[/name_f] [name_u]Ariel[/name_u]
[name_f]Meila[/name_f] [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]
Ryah [name_u]Bliss[/name_u]

In order to use all my favorite names, I’d have to have 12 kids! I would add:
[name_u]Hadley[/name_u] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]
[name_f]Kenna[/name_f] [name_f]Avalon[/name_f]
[name_f]Aria[/name_f] [name_u]Eden[/name_u]
[name_m]Bennett[/name_m] [name_m]Scott[/name_m]
[name_m]Levi[/name_m] [name_m]Preston[/name_m]

I also love [name_f]Elliana[/name_f] [name_f]Faith[/name_f] and
[name_u]Rylan[/name_u] [name_m]Asher[/name_m], but they wouldn’t work well with [name_u]Elliott[/name_u] & Ryah