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Literary Sisters – Add one!

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There are many delightfully named literary sisters. I love looking at sibling sets in novels and crawling into the author’s name-nerd brain. Let’s look at four wonderful, well-loved sibling sets of sisters and imagine what we would name another sister to each literary family.

The March Sisters
Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women
Margaret “Meg”, Josephine “Jo”, Elizabeth “Beth”, Amy
How classy are the March sister’s names? It is widely assumed that Amy is short for Amelia, though never explicitly stated in the novel. I love a good nickname and Margaret, Josephine, and Elizabeth all lend themselves beautifully to an array of nicknames. So for fun, what would I name a fifth March sister? I would choose Samantha “Sam.” Samantha is another long and lovely classic name that can easily be shortened to Sam. Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, and Sam it is for me. What name would you add? Other names I considered that I think would fit in well with this set include Catherine, Charlotte, and the author’s own name, Louisa.

The Ingalls Sisters
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House Series
Mary, Laura, Caroline “Carrie”, and Grace
The Little House sister’s are unique to this list as the books were based off of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s real life sisters. Mary, Laura, Caroline “Carrie”, and Grace all have very wholesome, sweet sounds to them. So, what would I name a fifth Ingalls girl? Anna was the first name that popped into my mind. Anna is simple, sweet, and could potentially be shortened to Annie, which I think would suit this set well. What would you name a fifth sister? Other names I think would work well are Emily, Hannah, or Susanna.

The Bennet Sisters
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine “Kitty”, and Lydia
I could (and may) do a blogpost on Austen’s sibling sets. The five Bennet sisters, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine “Kitty”, and Lydia all have very classic names. Austen loved repeating names in her novels and so I pulled name inspiration from her in choosing Anne to be the sixth Bennet sister. My mind races to imagine what she would be like. Other names repeated in Austen novels that could work in this sibling set for me would be Louisa, Margaret, and Marianne. I’d love to read your pick for this set of iconic sisters!

The O’Hara Sisters
Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind
Katie Scarlett “Scarlett”, Susan Elinor “Suellen”, Caroline Irene “Carreen”
Frankly, my dears, the O’Hara sisters have some pretty fun names! I think its neat that none of them go by their given names, but rather their middle name or a smoosh name. So we have Katie Scarlett “Scarlett”, Susan Elinor “Suellen”, and Caroline Irene “Carreen”. I looked at Scarlett, Suellen, and Carreen and immediately wanted another C name to balance out the two S’s. So my choice would be Cora Isobel “Corabelle.” I also considered the given first names; Katie, Susan, Caroline and thought Eliza, Rebecca, and Julia would work well as well. What name would you add to this fiery sibling set?

I’d love to hear you weigh in on these sister names and add your own additions to these timeless sets!

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Renaming The Name Sisters!

I’m part of a wonderful group called The Name Sisters.
We do monthly live shows covering an array of Name Related Topics.

We’ll be live this Sunday, September 7th
@ 2:30pm PST/ 5:30pm EST.

Just for fun, I thought I’d play a little rename game and
rename my fellow Name Sisters!

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Rebe (Rebecca) – Rebe is so cool & always ahead of the trend! I could see her with a hip, unisex name. I’d rename her Sutton.
Sutton is an English name meaning, “from the southern homestead”.

Ren – Ren an All-American girl-next-door. I think she could carry a spunky, sweet name like Tessa.
Tessa is an English name that comes from the name Theresa meaning, “to harvest or to gather”.

Kristen (Kris) – Kris is sassy, inquisitive, and loves unisex names. I think she could pull off a place name, so I’d rename her Holland.
Holland is a place name naming “wooded land”.

Amelia – Amelia loves fashion, writing, and literature. She’s fond of the name Silvia, which I think suit her perfectly!
Silvia is a Latin name meaning “from the forest”.

Meagan – Hey, that’s me! If you couldn’t tell I’m going off the order in the picture above. I love classic, old-fashioned names so I’d rename myself Rose.
Rose is an English flower name. I’m a tulip girl at heart, but I do love many flowers & many flower names 😉

Aléna – Aléna is a walking baby name book. She’s a brave namer and knows so much about names! I’d rename her Georgiana. I love the literary tie and if anyone can pull off this name it’s Aléna!
Georgiana is an English variation of George meaning, “farmer”.

Alexia – Alexia is a natural leader and lover of Biblical names. We share a passion for The Anne of Green Gables Series, so I’d name her Blythe.
Blythe is an English name meaning, “happy”

Sutton, Tessa, Holland, Silvia, Rose, Georgiana, & Blythe –
What do you think?
What would you rename us?

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Looking forward to connecting with you this Sunday!
~Meagan