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Scrabble Names

The names of the eldest 4 kids of the Dutch couple

It may have been a few weeks since news broke about the Dutch couple with five kids, who all have four-letter names using the same four letters (Alex, Lexa, Axel, Xela & Xael), but it continues to remain at the forefront of my mind.

That said, it can get a little forced with an increased number of children. Below is just a selection of attempts at the conundrum by myself and those over at Formspring, with some combinations seeming to work better than others:

  • Aidan: Nadia, Diana, Adian, Andia
  • Alice: Celia, Lacie
  • Amy: Mya, May
  • Dolly: Lloyd, Dyoll, Doyll
  • Eden: Dene, Ened, Nede, Need, Ende, Edne
  • Enzo: Zeno, Nezo, Ezon, Onez
  • Inez: Nezi, Enzi
  • Jonah: Onjah, Johan, Johna
  • Leah: Hale, Aleh, Elah, Hael
  • Leia: Alie, Ilea
  • Lena: Nela, Lane
  • Leon: Elon, Noel, Nelo
  • Leona: Elona, Enola, Laneo, Noela, Neola
  • Lia: Ali, Lai, Ila
  • Lucas: Claus, Lacus, Calus, Culas
  • Lyra: Aryl, Lary, Raly, Alry, Ryla
  • Mabel: Belma, Ambel, Embla, Melba
  • Milo: Lomi, Moil, Ilmo, Moli, Imli
  • Myra: Mary, Ramy, Amry
  • Ria: Ira, Rai, Ari, Air
  • Vera: Reva, Raev
  • Zane: Neza, Ezna, Anez, Azne

Anyone have any further contributions?

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Sibset of the Week: Hussein of Jordan

from wikipedia.org

Some weeks I have my eye on a particularly tiny sibset and have to decide whether or not to pair it up with another to make the post of a reasonable size. This week? I’m covering perhaps the most amount of names I’ve ever covered in this feature because we’re looking at the children of the late Hussein of Jordan; he was King of Jordan from 1952 to 1999, and has 11 children from 4 marriages. Then I also felt the need to mention the children of his children, and thus this list of names tallies at 32. 32! My favourite thing to take from this list is the feminine use of the name Zein – a name we only covered a few weeks ago in this very same feature for a young lad.

Princess Alia, 1956

– Prince Hussein, 1981

Talal, 1989

Abdul Hamid, 1992

Abdullah II, 1962

– Crown Prince Hussein, 1994

– Princess Iman, 1996

– Princess Salma, 2000

– Prince Hashem, 2005

Prince Faisal, 1963

– Princess Ayah, 1990

– Prince Omar, 1993

– Princess Sara, 1997

– Princess Aisha, 1997

Princess Aisha, 1968

Aoun, 1992

Muna, 1996

Princess Zein, 1968

Princess Haya, 1974

– Sheikha Al Jalila, 2007

– Sheikh Zayed, 2012

Prince Ali, 1975

– Princess Jalilah, 2005

– Prince Abdullah, 2007

Prince Hamzah, 1980

– Princess Haya, 2007

Prince Hashim, 1981

– Princess Haalah, 2007

– Princess Rayet, 2008

– Princess Fatima, 2011

Princess Iman, 1983

Princess Raiyah, 1986

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