Unusual but fabulous sibling combinations

(54 Posts)
OkayHazel Thu 21-Feb-13 16:18:37

I know 3 siblings, all in their 20s, named Basil, Spike and Jemima.

I can't help but think how badass their parents must be! I envisage the whole family as really cool post-punk types. The kids are really great, upstanding people. I'm a little bit in awe to be honest!

Have you ever come across siblings whose names are odd, but it just somehow works?

TheChimpParadox Thu 21-Feb-13 16:22:03

Thomas Richard and Henry (aka Harry)

peanutMD Thu 21-Feb-13 16:22:46

Finnan, Corran and Seamus

Hamish and Lionel

Rayne and Trevor

I realise that none of these are particularly weird names but I think they are rather funky combinations grin

tallulah Thu 21-Feb-13 17:05:57

Rayne and Trevor confused

sw11mumofone Thu 21-Feb-13 21:27:12

Thomas, Richard and Henry?! How is that odd? A very mundane set of names imo...

Tom, Dick &Harry

Rhubarbgarden Thu 21-Feb-13 21:30:07

SW11 - because it's Tom, Dick and Harry grin

sw11mumofone Thu 21-Feb-13 21:33:40

Aaah, missed that!! Been a long day!! :-)

QOD Thu 21-Feb-13 21:34:32


In an Oirish accent they all sound the same

Sashapineapple Thu 21-Feb-13 22:43:00

I know there's a Wolfgang and Soren, totally cool names.

Thewhingingdefective Thu 21-Feb-13 22:49:11

Roxie, Nova and Yoshi

Winnie, Henry and Blue

amck5700 Fri 22-Feb-13 16:10:35

I know a grown up family of all boys, David, Richard, Andrew.....and Wayne.


nelly83 Fri 22-Feb-13 18:29:47

i knew a Tiger-Lily and Tempest. think they were twins!

brambleking Fri 22-Feb-13 19:31:03

Lydia, Benjamin & Tobias

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 22-Feb-13 21:47:37

I heard tell of a Gideon and Torquil.

thegreylady Fri 22-Feb-13 21:49:24

Constance,Liberty and John!

Eskino Fri 22-Feb-13 21:56:15

Grown up siblings named Annabella, Jonny and Joe. They are all really arty.

rosieposey Fri 22-Feb-13 21:59:17

My DS's smile Milo and Caspar

SeeBoobies Fri 22-Feb-13 22:12:50

Kestrel and Heron (sisters)

ibbydibby Fri 22-Feb-13 22:33:31

Paul & Paula....

(Love Milo and Caspar btw!)

Ikeameatballs Fri 22-Feb-13 22:35:44

Cecily, Wilf and Fenella

StuffezLaBouche Fri 22-Feb-13 22:39:07

Don't know why but i can't stop giggling at Wayne!

xigris Fri 22-Feb-13 22:39:10

LOVE Caspar and Milo! I was in a park the other day and a mum was yelling "Zebedee! Zebedee!!! come here NOW!!!" I also worked with a doctor called Buzz. Not a nickname, not an abbreviation (although not sure what it would be for anyway....). He was spectacularly humourless. Unsurprising really imo.....

Faith, Hope and Kevin was a particular favourite of mine from an MN thread a while back.

OliviaKnowsBestMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 22-Feb-13 22:59:24

Girl I knew had step-family called "Phoebe, Noah, Merrily and Rufus"
This was 20 years ago.

When I was little (mid 80's) there were twins on our street called Chelsea and pepper - I often wonder if pepper likes her name now she's a woman in her 30's - what a brave combo though!

Achangeofnamus Fri 22-Feb-13 23:04:27

Shane, Sheena, Sheldon, Sala, and Shaun.

OliviaKnowsBestMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 22-Feb-13 23:07:23

Oh yes and also sisters called Vanessa, Yvette, Yvonne and Verity.

amistillsexy Fri 22-Feb-13 23:11:43

When I was a kid my parents had friends with DCs called Damon and Dorcas.

I don't remember meeeting them, but the family would send us books every Christmas, and write 'Love From Damon and Dorcas'.

I didn't work out what sex they were until I was in my 20s! grin

Rhubarbgarden Fri 22-Feb-13 23:26:44

Xigris I know a Buzz too. I wouldn't say he's exactly humourless but he is painfully shy and very retiring. I know a shy Spike too funnily enough. They're not related though, so I've wandered off topic, sorry.

acrabadabra Fri 22-Feb-13 23:41:47

Gulliver and Zebedee.

I love Pepper. Dh would never have gone for it. Now dd is 20 months it would really suit her but she is her name and I obv love that too.

HoneyandRum Fri 22-Feb-13 23:52:08

I knew of sibs called Bodica and Caractacus.

Also Dimitri and Evangelista.

WifeofPie Fri 22-Feb-13 23:56:36

Oh I love this thread! Unfortunately I don't know anyone this cool sad.

HoneyandRum Sat 23-Feb-13 09:37:45

I know right now sibs called Loris (boy) and Cina (Sina) girl. The names are Italian, there's a famous Italian racecar driver called Loris. Also Thorin, Zander and Zoe (Thorin is named after Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit). smile

Flossy78 Sat 23-Feb-13 10:25:27

At school I knew 3 brothers called Andrew, Torben and Buzz. Dread to think what a 4th boy would have been called! confused

Pebble and Bobby.

xigris Sat 23-Feb-13 11:54:29

I know a little boy called John Thomas...... I also worked with a man whose two young sons are called Cyril and Cedric ( I kid you not).

BikeRunSki Sat 23-Feb-13 11:58:18

My eldest sibling's name begins with A. Three more children later, my youngest one's name deliberately begins with Z.

YummyMummyFeelingFunny Sat 23-Feb-13 13:14:05

I don't know if its unusual but it is fabulous...Beatrix, Juniper, Romilly, Coraline and Pippa. I don't personally know them, it's from a blog I follow!

BikeRunSki Sat 23-Feb-13 13:25:56

I went to school with an Elaine, Luke and ...... Merlin!

Geranium3 Sat 23-Feb-13 13:38:16

twin girls,felicity and caroline
unfortunately caroline ended up with the nickname "carrie" and ultimately felicity ended up with one........ fetch and carrie, oh dear, not so cool but quite amusing!!!!

Kyrptonite Sat 23-Feb-13 13:44:11

Melody, Willow and Storm. Hippy-ish family.

OkayHazel Sat 23-Feb-13 15:19:01

These are all so great! Huge fan of Beatrix, Juniper, Romilly, Coraline and Pippa!

Think Spike has to be added to my list now. Probably chicken out and use it as a middle name.

cuillereasoupe Sun 24-Feb-13 09:36:25

I have heard tell of a family of four boys called Matthew, Mark, Luke, and... Kevin grin

tallulah Sun 24-Feb-13 14:38:27

I wish I'd come across Kestrel before I had DD2.

mathanxiety Sun 24-Feb-13 15:18:51

Marek and Jensen
Christian and Ursula
Brian and Allison (aged 4 and 6)
Georgia and Winifred (Winnie)

Cecily and fenella right pompous little madams they were too

Grown up twins named Conor and Rhea grin

Siblings named Joe, Billy and Princess-Tallulah confused

Spoonful Sun 24-Feb-13 16:25:42

Oh I like Kestrel too!

greenandcabbagelooking Sun 24-Feb-13 19:32:12

Storm and Breeze

MortifiedAdams Sun 24-Feb-13 19:36:12

Siblings Robyn (girl) and Robert (boy)

I was going to say Faith Hope and Kevin too!

I know triplets John Jacob and James.

MortifiedAdams Sun 24-Feb-13 19:37:11

Oh, and a family friend has an Elizabeth a George and a Roxanne grin think she just thought she would go.a bit wild with her last born.

Sidge Sun 24-Feb-13 19:39:26

I went to 6th form college with a boy called Kestrel, his brothers were (if I remember correctly) Peregrine and Falcon.

lemonpuff Sun 24-Feb-13 20:43:06

Richard, Rodney, Rachel and I think the last one was Ruben

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