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Fish
06-05-2008, 01:30 PM
Imagine you had the opportunity to name a set of identical triplets (male or female, your choice). What's a good matching set of names you can give them?

Yes, yes: it's not necessary to give them matching names, children should be named as individuals, harmful to lose one's identity, matching names are cruel, etc. Let's get that answer out of the way: "You shouldn't give them matching names at all!" While that answer is true, it's also boring.

One way is to use matching initials: James, Joseph, Jonathan.

Another way is to give them all a letter in common, like Alexander, Roxanne, and Maxine. (Their nicknames could be Lexi, Roxy, and Maxi. Heck, I'll throw in Dixie too.)

Or maybe Elizabeth and Rosalyn, which gives you Liz and Roz, but I can't think of a third one.)

You could also work a theme: April, May and June; or Violet, Rose and Daisy; or Sherry, Brandy and ... well, I can't think of a third.

I guess I'm not very good at this. Why don't you try? :)

bannerrefugee
06-05-2008, 01:37 PM
Larry, Moe, and Curly

teela brown
06-05-2008, 01:38 PM
Winken, Blinken and Nod.

Madd Maxx
06-05-2008, 01:42 PM
Manny, Moe and Jack.

Cub Mistress
06-05-2008, 01:43 PM
For three girls: Flicka, Ricka and Dicka (http://shopswedish.com/flrianddibo.html)

For three boys:Snip, Snap and Snurr (http://shopswedish.com/snsnandsnbo.html)

What? I loved those books!


I knew a set of triplets born in the late 1880's. Their mother told people the two girls were twins and that the boy was born later, because she felt having triplets was like having a litter. They were Pierce, Pearl and Pauline. I went to school with a set named Bob, Brenda and Barbara.

The one that goes with Sherry and Brandy is Tequila....because I know someone by that name.

edited to add: Tom, Dick and Harry, of course!

NinetyWt
06-05-2008, 01:43 PM
Pressure, Volume, and Temperature.



:p

Antinor01
06-05-2008, 01:44 PM
George, George and George. Then I would change my last name to Foreman.

lieu
06-05-2008, 01:45 PM
Shadrack, Meshack and Biff.

burundi
06-05-2008, 01:49 PM
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadrach,_Meshach,_and_Abednego). I love those names. Or for another famous Biblical trio, Balthazar, Melchior and Caspar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_Magi).

ETA: lieu beat me to it!

kaylasdad99
06-05-2008, 01:52 PM
Ham, Shem, and Japheth.

Or (and I can't believe I'm the first to the plate with this) Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

The Great Sun Jester
06-05-2008, 01:53 PM
... ; or Violet, Rose and Daisy No, no, no. It's Rose, Daisy and Brick.

Boys: Daryl, Daryl & Daryl
Girls: Ima, Ura, Sheeza


or:

Bippity, Boppity & Boo

Kolga
06-05-2008, 01:59 PM
Faith, Hope, and Charity.

Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos.

Snap, Crackle and Pop.

Fish
06-05-2008, 02:02 PM
If the parents were chefs, they could name three girls Rosemary, Ginger and Pepper. (Or if one of them was a boy: Rosemary, Ginger and Basil.)

If they were religious: Faith, Hope and Charity.

If they were uncreative, they could name three boys Manny, Bud, and Guy.

If the father was in the Royal Navy, he could name three girls India, Brittany, and Sydney.

Edit: Missed it by that much.

Marley23
06-05-2008, 02:05 PM
Leonard, Arthur and Julius.

lieu
06-05-2008, 02:11 PM
Vageena, Anise and Nostrelle.

Annie-Xmas
06-05-2008, 02:11 PM
Sitcoms give endless possibilities:

Male:
Ross, Joey & Chandler
Jerry, George & Cosmo
Robbie, Chip & Ernie
Martin, Frasier & Niles
Chalie, Allen & Jake
Jimbo, Dolph & Kerney
Abraham, Homer & Bart

Female:
Rachel, Monica & Phoebe
Ursula, Jamie & Fran
Maris, Mel & Daphne
Marge, Lisa & Maggie
Fran, Maggie & Gracie
DJ, Stephanie & Michelle
Roseanne, Becky & Darlene
Roseanne, Jackie & Beverly

Mahna Mahna
06-05-2008, 02:12 PM
Shirley, Goodness and Mercy.

(as in... surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life)

CairoCarol
06-05-2008, 02:16 PM
originally posted by kaylasdad99:
Or (and I can't believe I'm the first to the plate with this) Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

Darn it all, dad, you already posted one suggestion. Shoulda left that one for me.

Chefguy
06-05-2008, 02:18 PM
Jose, Hosebee, Hosee.

Pete, Repete, Threepete.

Death, Famine, Destruction.

Tess, Joe, Mariah.

Groucho, Harpo, Zeppo.

meenie7
06-05-2008, 02:18 PM
Deborah, Melissa and Nahla, because they all mean "bee." :)

Fish
06-05-2008, 02:28 PM
There's all kinds of stupid things that come in threes, but they aren't really names. Fold, Spindle, Mutilate; Shampoo, Rinse, Repeat; Lock, Stock, Barrel; Hook, Line, Sinker, and so on. They're not names.

I'm thinking more along the lines of Carolina, Virginia, and Dakota.

Or maybe Autumn, Summer, and Winter?

Of course there's Abraham, Martin and John.

Marley23
06-05-2008, 02:32 PM
Of course, if you're cruel or just... well, bent, you can have even more fun with this. Like naming your sons Hamlet, Othello, and Steve. Or calling your daughters Faith, Hope and Jennifer.

Sarahfeena
06-05-2008, 02:46 PM
Huey, Louie, and Dewey, of course.

ETA: Dang! Kaylasdad99 beat me to it. I WAS surprised no one had said it yet!

Bosstone
06-05-2008, 02:56 PM
Athos, Porthos, and Billy.

Hockey Monkey
06-05-2008, 02:57 PM
Tony! Toni! Toné!

Mahna Mahna
06-05-2008, 02:59 PM
Actually, if I wanted to be really really evil, I'd go with three nearly identical names:

Marie, Maria and Mariah (girl, girl, girl)
Jessy, Jesse and Jessie (girl, either, girl)
John, Jon and Joan (boy, boy, girl)
Tony, Toni, and Toné (boy, either, boy)
Morris, Maurice and Maury (boy, boy, boy)

Surly Chick
06-05-2008, 03:00 PM
Seeno, Hearno, Speakno. Of course, you would have to be evil to do so...

SpoilerVirgin
06-05-2008, 03:00 PM
I always liked the idea of twins named Constance and Patience. You could add Prudence for the third.

I have triplet cousins who were intentionally named with names beginning with A, B, and C.

Sigmagirl
06-05-2008, 03:05 PM
Deborah, Melissa and Nahla, because they all mean "bee."
And then you can call them all "honey."

Fish
06-05-2008, 03:08 PM
Actually, if I wanted to be really really evil, I'd go with three nearly identical names...
Like Ivan, Sean, and Ian?

pbbth
06-05-2008, 03:12 PM
Albert, Isaac and Charles for boys. Marie, Rachel and Jane for girls. All famous scientists (Einstein, Newton and Darwin and Curie, Carson and Goodall) but simple enough names that most people won't make the connection.

Santo Rugger
06-05-2008, 03:19 PM
Pressure, Volume, and Temperature.



:p

So the fourth would be Moles, and the fifth Ideal Gas Constant? :p :p

Mahna Mahna
06-05-2008, 03:33 PM
Like Ivan, Sean, and Ian?

Nah... not similar enough. More like Eve-Anne, Yvonne and Ivanna.

pbbth
06-05-2008, 03:40 PM
Originally Posted by Mahna Mahna

Nah... not similar enough. More like Eve-Anne, Yvonne and Ivanna.

*points finger at Mahna Mahna*

You're a Duggar! I just know it! :D

Antinor01
06-05-2008, 03:42 PM
Shadrack, Meshack and Biff.

Myshack, Yourshack and Abungalow.

Mahna Mahna
06-05-2008, 03:43 PM
*points finger at Mahna Mahna*

You're a Duggar! I just know it! :D

Darn. And here I thought I'd fly under the radar because I didn't use any Js. :)

(Joy-Anna, Jana and Johanna... Oy!)

Hedda Rosa
06-05-2008, 03:57 PM
Alvin, Simon, Theodore

Maddisyn, Keightlynne, Makaylla

Anne, Charlotte, Emily

The Great Sun Jester
06-05-2008, 04:07 PM
Myshack, Yourshack and Abungalow.
You're a goddammed genius. :)

Elza B
06-05-2008, 04:13 PM
*points finger at Mahna Mahna*

You're a Duggar! I just know it! :D

Nah, they'd have to be named Jeve-Anne, Jyvonne, and Jivanna.

Antinor01
06-05-2008, 04:17 PM
You're a goddammed genius. :)

That is very true. But not because of this since I didn't come up with it. ;)

tdn
06-05-2008, 04:28 PM
Why make them so similar? Harder to tell them apart that way.

Siobhan, Gianna, and Shinwu.

Or Sven, Jose, and Chaim.

Chefguy
06-05-2008, 04:56 PM
Jerry, George and Cosmo.

brujaja
06-05-2008, 05:05 PM
Shirley, Goodness and Mercy.

(as in... surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life)

Hee hee hee.

Autolycus
06-05-2008, 05:15 PM
Rock, Ima, and Hardplace.

cmkeller
06-05-2008, 05:18 PM
Some baseball trios:

Willie, Mickey and Duke

Joe, Johnny and Frank (first names of Tinker, Evers and Chance)

Warren, Johnny, and Pray

jjimm
06-05-2008, 05:20 PM
I think it would be kinda fun to choose two good names, and one awful name, just to fuck one of them up.

Emily, Rose, and Spinach.

Charles, Eric, and Biscuit.

Portia, Isabella, and Thud.

Tom, Ben, and Farquar-Colmondeley.

malkavia
06-05-2008, 05:23 PM
Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos.


Beat me to it. :(

Capcha
06-05-2008, 06:34 PM
Breakwind, Shart and BWAAAAHHH.




what?

Bearflag70
06-05-2008, 06:56 PM
Troy
Michael
Emmitt

Autolycus
06-05-2008, 07:01 PM
Throat, Warbler, and Mangrove.

iamthewalrus(:3=
06-05-2008, 07:08 PM
Sitcoms give endless possibilities:Larry, Darryl, Darryl.

I also really like the "two names that fit a pattern and one that doesn't"

Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Joe.

rocking chair
06-05-2008, 07:11 PM
the week before the saint's day of faith, hope, and love; are the ever popular

minadora, metrodora, and nymphodora! just call them all dora for short.

natalia, patricia, and dorothea. nicks could be tash, tish, and dot. (yes, do know twins named natalia and patricia who go by tash and tish.)

for boys you could go for the ever popular... peter, paul, and marion! thomas, richard, and henry could be fun.

sean, john, and jan....mmmm,....karen, katherine, and katrina.

sturmhauke
06-05-2008, 07:29 PM
Megaera, Tisiphone, and Alecto.

OtakuLoki
06-05-2008, 08:23 PM
Alpha, Beta and Gamma. (girls names only, I think.)


ETA: Henceforth to be known as "The Particle Sisters."

Celyn
06-05-2008, 08:29 PM
Parsley, Sage and Rosemary

(because Who knows where the thyme goes? (http://youtube.com/watch?v=n2xODjbfYw8&feature=related) ) :D

Autolycus
06-05-2008, 08:35 PM
Alpha, Beta and Gamma. (girls names only, I think.)

FWIW, I know a Chinese-Australian guy named Alpha. He says economics classes were hell.

BellRungBookShut-CandleSnuffed
06-05-2008, 08:38 PM
Larry, Darryl, Darryl.

I also really like the "two names that fit a pattern and one that doesn't"

Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Joe.
Had a soccer coach having a fourth baby, the other three were R names. He put a suggestion sheet on his door for the fourth name. My brother suggested "Rabid."


The coach ended up not going with an R name at all.

Apollyon
06-05-2008, 08:38 PM
Pressure, Volume, and Temperature.Or co-ordinates: Xander, Yves, and Zeb. :)

Triskadecamus
06-05-2008, 08:56 PM
Faith, Hope, and Joy.

Tris

Eliahna
06-05-2008, 09:09 PM
Michael, Paris and Blanket

Lois, Louis and Lillith - it may be years before she even realises her name isn't Lillis.

Cecil, Adam, Ed

BiblioCat
06-05-2008, 09:49 PM
Sitcoms give endless possibilities:

Male:
Ross, Joey & Chandler

And then there's always Frank, Jr., Jr., Leslie and Chandler.

Antinor01
06-06-2008, 12:38 AM
Paris, Lindsay and Britney. Really only works if you want daughters that are both attention and actual whores.

Celyn
06-06-2008, 12:49 AM
Red, Amber, Green

Annie-Xmas
06-06-2008, 08:20 AM
Another sitcom:

Eric, Hyde & Fez
Donna, Jackie & Kitty

NinetyWt
06-06-2008, 09:28 AM
There's all kinds of stupid things that come in threes, but they aren't really names. Fold, Spindle, Mutilate; Shampoo, Rinse, Repeat; Lock, Stock, Barrel; Hook, Line, Sinker, and so on. They're not names.Sadly, I don't think parents worry anymore about whether or not some word is an actual name before saddling their child with it. ;)

Santo Rugger: Yes, the Ideal Family.

Cervaise
06-06-2008, 12:03 PM
John, Paul, and Ringogeorgepete.

Celyn
06-06-2008, 12:27 PM
Unman, Wittering and Zigo (although, of course, you'd never see Zigo)

Fish
06-06-2008, 12:33 PM
Rock, Paper, and Scissors?

"Rock, stop beating up on Paper! You know it's supposed to go the other way around!"

burundi
06-06-2008, 01:11 PM
Anne, Charlotte, Emily
Oh, that's very good. All lovely names in and of themselves, and your literary pals will get a kick out of it.

I have 3 cousins (all sisters) named after queens: Elizabeth, Catherine and Victoria. That would actually be cool for triplet girls.

Mtgman
06-06-2008, 01:22 PM
Spartacus.

Enjoy,
Steven

irishgirl
06-06-2008, 01:58 PM
I have good names for male quadruplets:
Felix, Leo, Oscar and Max

(Because Felix and Leo are both cats, Max and Oscar are Beerbohm and Wilde, Felix and Oscar are the odd couple and Leo and Max are the producers...so whichever way they pair up, it works.)

Female triplets: Harmony, Unity and Concord.

RiverRunner
06-06-2008, 02:03 PM
Dora, Torah, Tara (or Nora)?

Her Royal IMFness
06-06-2008, 02:37 PM
Alvin, Simon, Theodore

One also cannot forget Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor.

If one would like to keep with a Disney theme: Belle, Jasmine, and Esmeralda should the girls all be of dark hair. Aurora, Cinderella, and Alice for those with fairer hair.

Also, on another Disney note, why not Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather?

Seriously though, if I were to name a set of my own, I probably would go with the following: Ange'lyn Rose, Celeste Jade, and Gabriella Dawn.

MaxTheVool
06-06-2008, 02:39 PM
Assuming my dad was still alive, I would first trade one of the boys for a girl from another set of triplets who also wanted gender variation.

Then I would name them Vera, Chuck and Dave, just so that my dad could sing the song and have it be actually true.

Projammer
06-06-2008, 03:12 PM
Onea, Twoa, and Threea.

Carm6773
06-06-2008, 06:55 PM
Oh, that's very good. All lovely names in and of themselves, and your literary pals will get a kick out of it.

I have 3 cousins (all sisters) named after queens: Elizabeth, Catherine and Victoria. That would actually be cool for triplet girls.
When I was younger, I always said my girls' names would be: Faith Alexandra, Hope Victoria, and Charity Elizabeth.

I have 3 cousins (not triplets) named Tom, Dick, and Jim.

Guinastasia
06-06-2008, 07:19 PM
Matthew, Mark and Luke-John.

Leiko
06-06-2008, 07:20 PM
Amber, Pearl, and Opal.

Cassandra, Sibyl, and Pythia.

The trendy set: Jayden, Braden, and Aiden. Or Caiden, or any of those other randomly popular names.

Marley23
06-06-2008, 07:20 PM
Matthew, Mark and Luke-John.
John, Paul and George-Ringo.

Antinor01
06-06-2008, 07:23 PM
Schlemiel, Schlimazel and Hasenpfeffer.

OtakuLoki
06-06-2008, 07:30 PM
Matthew, Mark and Luke-John.

Somehow I can't help thinking that Matthew, Mark and Jean-Luc would be more fun. ;)

Jackmannii
06-06-2008, 07:38 PM
If they're girls, you could get really drunk and name them Sextetta From Lucia.

Of course, if your wife's named Britney, you're SOL.

Guinastasia
06-06-2008, 08:06 PM
If they're mixed genders, Harry, Ron and Hermione. Or Luke, Leia and Han.

-Sam, Merry and Pippin

Baker
06-06-2008, 11:32 PM
For three boys:

John Stephen--in honor of an Olympic runner
Thomas Desmond--Thomas for St. Thomas More, Desmond for the South African bishop
Harold Mark--for my father and for a favorite cousin

For three girls:

Esther Ruth, for my maternal grandmother and a paternal aunt
Judith Susanna--for two gals from the Apocrypha
Sharon Sophia--for my mother and paternal grandmother

bbs2k
06-06-2008, 11:52 PM
Why make them so similar? Harder to tell them apart that way. That's the point tdn, you'll always be wrong. I'm going to have three girls and name each of them Andrea. Except I'll pronounce each of them slightly different: Ahndrea, Aundria, and Ahndreyah.

They'd all be constantly be correcting everyone trying to call them by their name.

"Umm, Ahndreyah?"

"No, Ahndrea. My name is Ahndrea, tee-dee-en."

...

"It's pronounced tidden!"

And here's what I'd tell them, even if they get your name right, correct them with a different version of Andrea. Just go through life, correcting everyone every time. Soon everyone will just start calling people Whocares.

"Hey Whocares, what can I do for yah?"



Yes I'm a bit bitter, because I'm the guy that's always wrong with pronunciation. (my carolla/regan)

chacoguy
06-07-2008, 12:14 AM
Marsha! Marcia! Marsia!

chacoguy
06-07-2008, 12:16 AM
Obama, Obamma, MObama

panache45
06-07-2008, 12:54 AM
Eenie, meenie, minie (and there ain't no mo').

Cervaise
06-07-2008, 05:24 AM
John, Paul and George-Ringo.Post 66. :p

si_blakely
06-07-2008, 05:53 AM
Sico, Socio, Naturo

But only if your surname is Pathe

Si

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