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These are questions on sibling names that people have Googled to reach my blog. I did have fun dreaming up matching sibsets.
OPINIONS ON SIBSETS
Isobel and Bella, names too close [as siblings]?
I think they are, since they are variations of the same name.
Arlo and Ezra [as] sibling names; [do they] go [together]?
They both begin and end with vowels, they both have two syllables, and they are both not-quite-unisex-but-not-quite-not-either. This makes them alike enough to go together without being super matchy, and this is a hip brotherly sibset.
Is Lucy a good sibling name for Arabella?
I think it’s an excellent sibling name. Arabella and Lucy sound very elegant together, like something from an 18th century novel.
Are Lachlan and Callum too similar names [as siblings]?
No, I think they make a nice Scottish sibset of popular names. I can only think that their sister will be Isla.
Olivia and Sophia as siblings
They sound almost too pretty together: actually Olivia and Sophia are the sisters in Oliver Goldsmith’s novel The Vicar of Wakefield. In the book, their names are both chosen from romantic novels that their mother is reading.
Reuben and Isaac as a sibset
Great! They are both Old Testament names that are patiently climbing the popularity charts, and go together really well.
Millie and Elsie – sibling names
I’d say this is a perfect match of cute vintage nicknames rising rapidly in popularity. It might be a little hard to add another sister without breaking the pattern or sending the cute factor through the roof though.
Stanley and Evelyn – sibset
I actually love them as siblings – they are both classic English names that are becoming more fashionable, but don’t sound matchy together. There’s just enough of a clash to seem interesting.
Are Lola and Iona too close girl’s names [as siblings]?
I’m not sure whether they are too close, but to me they are a slight mismatch. Iona seems a bit too serious for cute Lola, and I’d probably anticipate something like Ruby or Zoe to match her. However, these unexpected sibsets can be refreshing.
Siblings for Layla (asked more than once)
Sisters: Evie, Grace, Jasmine, Sophie, Willow, Zara
Brothers: Connor, Fabian, Gabriel, Rylan, Samuel, Tighe
Matchy names to go with Poppy
I don’t think you can get any more matchy than other flower names, such as Daisy and Rose. Floral sibsets including Poppy seem quite popular.
Virtue names to go with Wyatt
Sisters: Amity, Blythe, Ever, Faith, Liberty, Temperance
Brothers: Justice, Lucky, Maverick, Pax, True, Zeal
Brother to Violet
Arthur, Caspian, Dexter, Edward, Henry, Sebastian
Names to go with Henry and Barnaby
General advice: I’d steer clear of another name ending in an -ee sound, or you’ll end up with a sibset that sounds like it’s from a cartoon (check nicknames also). For fun, try a four syllable name like Nathaniel or Octavia so that each name increases by one syllable.
Sisters: Alice, Cordelia, Eleanor, Florence, Jemima, Mabel
Brothers: Casper, Felix, Maxwell, Otis, Rupert, Wilfred
Siblings for Jude [using] popular names
Sisters: Abigail, Eden, Hannah, Lily, Piper, Scarlett
Brothers: Ashton, Elijah, Leo, Oliver, Toby, Zac
Biblical and Australian boy names to go with Matilda
If you want a Biblical name which reminds me strongly of Australia, it would be James, after James Cook. And I think Matilda and James do sound nice together.
Siblings to match Edgar
Sisters: Audrey, Beatrice, Cecilia, Daphne, Harriet, Penelope
Brothers: Albert, Charles, Giles, Hugo, Theodore, Vincent
Baby boy name to match Harper, Flynn and William
Angus, Patrick, or Riley.
Sibling names for Clementine
Sisters: Aurelia, Beatrix, Eloise, Genevieve, Isadora, Lucinda
Brothers: Alistair, Hugo, Jasper, Lysander, Miles, Rafe
Sister to go with sibset Robert and Matthew
I’m thinking another sensible classic, like Catherine, Elizabeth, Josephine, Louisa, Sarah or Victoria.
Do you have your own sibling suggestions for any of these, or can you think of something that would be a better match?
Any thoughts on Noa (girl) and Asa (boy)? I worry they are too matchy, being 3 letters, two syllables, ending in “a” . . . we don’t want to tell anyone what names we are considering for our son so we haven’t crowdsourced but the few people who have suggested Asa to us have not thought it too matchy with the name we already have. Neither name is popular here in the U.S., and if we didn’t have a Noa I think Asa would be the clear winner. Also considering Benjamin, Samuel, and Eli.
They sound good together, although slightly gender-swapping since that celebrity just had a girl named Asa.
I don’t mind about the gender swapping – I’m getting tired of all the interesting traditionally male names being taken by girls! I keep meeting little girl Micahs everywhere. So far, here at least, I think Asa is still considered a pretty male name – if people know it at all. There were a lot of Asas running around during the founding of the U.S. Thanks for your thoughts!
I have a son named Isaac. What sibling names, boy or girl, would go with this? I like Travis for a boy and my husband likes Emily for a girl. Isaac’s middle name is Henry (Henry is my husbands dad’s middle name). If we have another boy I thought Travis Roland (Roland was my dad’s first name) might be nice. Would this be a good pattern? As for Emily I thought of Rose (my dad’s sister) or Dora (my dad’s mom) as middle names…to try to keep a pattern of family middle names. What are your thoughts on this or are there other names that would go better with Isaac Henry?
I think Isaac and Travis, or Isaac and Emily, sound great!
I have a Sophia expecting a boy in the summer thinking, Theo, Alexander or Jude.
I think they all sound fantastic – Theo makes Sophia seem a bit more hip, Jude and Sophia seem quite contemporary, while Sophia and Alexander is classic, European and royal.
Would you like me to put up a quick poll?
Hi, love the sibset suggestions! What would you consider goes with Isabella?
I think it would go with other pretty, feminine sister names like Clementine, Beatrice, Madeleine, Lucy, Rose, Scarlett or Violet. For brothers, maybe James, Sebastian, Henry, Gabriel, or Alexander.
Isabella is probably a good match with a wide variety of names though – I can see it in a Scottish sibset with Archie, Lachlan and Violet, or an Italian sibset with Allegra and Leonardo. A popular sibset with James and Lily, or with less common names like Delphine and Lennox.
Its versatility is probably one of the many reasons for its popularity.
I actually overheard Arlo and Ezra as two little brothers’ names in an op shop in Alice Springs! I think they’re super cute together 🙂
Here are my answers:
Siblings for Layla: I know one little Layla with brothers Travis and Jackson and sister Asha. My own suggestions would be Violet, Ruby or Cassia, and Eli, Max or Silas for boys.
Matchy names to go with Poppy: I think you’re right with the only way to go to match with this name is floral. Daisy, Violet, Rose, Jasmine…. Or I guess something like Pippa, Tippi, Piper or Phoebe would be in a similar vein without being a flower name.
Virtue names to go with Wyatt: Hope, Chastity, Mercy, Grace or Liberty.
Brother to Violet: The only real life brother to a Violet I know is Cyrus, which I think are awesome together! My suggestions are August, Archer, Stellan and Finn.
Names to go with Henry and Barnaby: Olive, Clementine, Pearl, Astrid and Arabella for girls, and Theodore, Emerson, Arthur, Rufus, Leonard and Ignatius for boys.
Siblings for Jude using popular names: Zoe, Lily, Mia, Isabella, Olivia and Maya for girls, and Henry, Lewis, Oliver, Max, Ethan and Edward for boys.
Biblical and Australian boys names to go with Matilda: I don’t know if they meant for both requirements to be filled by one name, but for Biblical I’d suggest Eli, Noah, Gideon, Asa, Joseph, Benjamin, Jethro, Lucas, Tobias, Samson and Malachi, and for Australian I’d suggest Banjo, Lawson and Darcy.
Siblings to match Edgar: Alice, Imogen, Lucy, Hazel and Agnes for girls, and Leopold, Winston, Thaddeus, Arthur, Rupert, Henry and Stanley for boys.
Baby boy name to match Harper, Flynn and William: Beau, Luka, Jarrah and Otto.
Sibling names for Clementine: Hazel, Matilda, Reverie, Mietta, Cymbeline, Jemima and Marlowe for girls, and Oscar, Finley, Ossian, Everett, Jasper and Dashiell for boys.
Sister to go with sibset Robert and Matthew: Sarah, Emma, Amelia, Hannah or Eliza.
Great suggestions! I was slightly hampered because I didn’t want to use the same names (slight cheating as I said Henry to go with Violet, when there was already a sibset with Henry and Barnaby).
I would prefer Miette with Clementine rather than Mietta though, I think.
I was told over at nameberry that Isobel and Elspeth were too close for siblings and I saw another poster got told that Ruby and Amity were too close for siblings as they rhymed.
I think Isobel and Elspeth are too close as well, as they are both variants of the name Elizabeth.
Ruby and Amity do sound a bit odd together – they don’t exactly rhyme though.
My mum is Elspeth and my grandma is Isobel. I replace Elspeth with Eloise which works better as my sisters middle name is Louise
Isobel and Eloise are darling.