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#1 Bel Rowley

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

Slightly altered version of a game on Nameberry, enjoy original.gif .

Here's the 8 sided die!

Number of children - Roll the die + 3
Gender - even = boy, odd = girl

1 or 2 - http://nameberry.com/list/406/Biblical-Names-for-Boys
3 or 4 - http://nameberry.com/list/246/Colonial-Names-for-Boys
5 or 6 - http://nameberry.com/list/262/Classic-Boys-Names
7 or 8 - http://nameberry.com/list/196/British-Names-for-Boys

1 or 2 - http://nameberry.com/list/322/Classic-Girls-Names
3 or 4 - http://nameberry.com/list/245/Colonial-Names-for-Girls
5 or 6 - http://nameberry.com/list/407/Biblical-Names-for-Girls
7 or 8 - http://nameberry.com/list/195/British-Names-for-Girls

Middle names for both genders must come from one of these lists:

Edited by Bel Rowley, 30 January 2013 - 01:57 PM.

#2 la di dah

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

Is it supposed to be a 12 sided die? I got 12 first two rolls, so that's 15 kids and but then a girl (even) but off which list?

EDIT: Or am I stupid?

Edited by la di dah, 30 January 2013 - 01:52 PM.

#3 Bel Rowley

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 30/01/2013, 02:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it supposed to be a 12 sided die? I got 12 first two rolls, so that's 15 kids and but then a girl (even) but off which list?

EDIT: Or am I stupid?

Crap it was meant to be 8 sided, I will swap it, sorry LDD.

#4 ~swan~

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

10 children

Girl: Clementine Antonia
Boy: Leo Cassian
Boy: Solomon Elias
Boy: Asa Cloud
Girl: Beatrix Natalia
Girl: Eve Celora
Boy: Frederick Maxwell
Girl: Hannah Cecelia
Girl: Julia Scarlett
Girl: Rosie Colette

#5 la di dah

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:39 PM

Sorry, wasn't trying to be a d*ck, I just thought I was doing it wrong, lol.

DS1: Lazarus Quentin
DS2: Gideon Ambrose
DS3: Zachary Cyrus
DD1: Keziah Theodosia
DS4: Emanuel Finnian
DD2: Tamar Sophronia
DD3: Imogen Beatrix
DS5: Zebulon Maxwell
DD4: Susannah Verity

I like too many of these names too much.  ph34r.gif

EDIT: I made a boy a girl because I was going off the wrong thing and am dopey. You see why I thought it was me, Bel? Jessamy Lucinda is now Emanuel Finnian.

Edited by la di dah, 30 January 2013 - 02:43 PM.

#6 Gudrun

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

Ephraim Emilian

Caroline Hyacinth

Hecuba Verity

Hester Jessamine

Frederick Ambrose

Timothy Verne

#7 Bel Rowley

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

8 children for me.

DD1 - Iona Clemency
DD2 - Honora Gwendolyn
DS1 - Louis Fortitude
DS2 - Inigo Julian
DS3 - Horatio Bertram
DS4 - Rufus Noble
DD3 - Salome Clara
DD4 - Anna Theodosia

#8 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

I have grave suspicions that I have made a mistake somewhere because I got some reasonable names out of these lists. Meet my family of seven:

Daniel Langdon
Olivia Patience
Lydia Felicity
Rufus Finnian
Nicholas Bartholomew
William Granville
Hamish Oliver

#9 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

It looks like everyone is getting it but me. Does the 1 or 2 next to the lists mean your first or second boys name comes from that link or what? What if you say had 11 of one gender? It only goes up to 8?

#10 Bel Rowley

Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

QUOTE (fifi-trixibelle @ 30/01/2013, 04:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It looks like everyone is getting it but me. Does the 1 or 2 next to the lists mean your first or second boys name comes from that link or what? What if you say had 11 of one gender? It only goes up to 8?

The numbers are for the number you roll on the dice original.gif.

So for your first child, you might roll a 5, which means a girl. Then you roll again and get say a 3, so you choose a name from the 3 or 4 list. So you need to roll twice for each child. Sorry I wasn't really clear - that's what happens when I steal from someone else's game in a rush!

#11 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

1. Simon Bartholomew
2. Louisa Genevieve
3. Tabitha Constance
4. Isaac Julian
5. Jonathan Augustus
6. Elizabeth Seraphina
7. Nicola Hope
8. Alastair Maxwell
9. Susanna Faith

Good lord, I got to use so many of my favourite names.  I love all of these.  It almost makes me wish I was more creative with my own children's combos.  I mean, Elizabeth Seraphina - that's stunning!

I did have to sift through the biblical names though - I really dislike so many of them!

#12 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

Ok so now I know how to play...

11 children here and I ended up with 9 girls. All I saw on that dice was 6, 7 or 8 when choosing children and genders. I almost thought they were the only numbers on the dice lol.

ppinkstork.gif Eliza Emmeline

ppinkstork.gif Henrietta Phoebe

ppinkstork.gif Priscilla Hyacinth

ppinkstork.gif Madeline Arabella

ppinkstork.gif Ada Seraphina

ppinkstork.gif Beatrix Clara

ppinkstork.gif Eva Scarlett

bbluestork.gif Theodore Byron

bbluestork.gif Samuel Elias

ppinkstork.gif Lydia Jessamine

ppinkstork.gif Zara Matilda

#13 Gudrun

Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

I did it wrong!   Sorry, good at that.  Too lazy to do it again.

#14 Le-a

Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

I don't know WTF is going on, but hot damn there are some amazing names in this thread!

#15 vanessa71

Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

Esther Salome

Anna Magdalena

Ezra Samuel

Louis Francis

Linus Enoch

Jemima Lydia

Georgina Alice

#16 barrington

Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

So many boys...

1 Louisa Emmeline

2 Nathaniel Byron

3 Hamish Jeremiah

4 Georgina Clementine

5 Levi Finnian

6 William Cyrus

7 Joseph Oliver

8 Henry Maxwell

9 Elijah Rupert

10 Leo Bartholomew

11 Phoebe Araminta

Edited by barrington, 30 January 2013 - 05:14 PM.

#17 charlie23

Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

11 Kids for me as well!

DD#1 - Edith Collette

DS#1 - Jethro Oliver

DS#2 - Simeon Isaac

DD#2 - Beatrice Faith

DD#3 - Amity Lucinda

DD#4 - Tabitha Grace

DS#3 - Rufus Ambrose

DD#5 - Keziah Hope

DD#6 - Esther Arabella

DS#4 - Thaddeus Quentin

DS#5 - Frederick Cassian

#18 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 30/01/2013, 04:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have grave suspicions that I have made a mistake somewhere because I got some reasonable names out of these lists. Meet my family of seven:

Daniel Langdon
Olivia Patience
Lydia Felicity
Rufus Finnian
Nicholas Bartholomew
William Granville
Hamish Oliver

Now that I understand the rules (it took a while - long enough to have three more children) here is the amended version:

Daniel Langdon
Andrew Maxwell
Olivia Patience
Nicholas Bartholomew
William Oliver
Rachel Felicity
Hannah Constance
Lydia Faith
Louis Finnian
Rufus Granville

#19 lovepink

Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:11 AM

William Maxwell
Leo Harrison

Sophia Clementine
Annabel Scarlett
Charlotte Matilda
Delilah  Genevieve

#20 ~damons-mum~

Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

Just four kids:

Madeline Honor
Thaddeus Byron
Imogen Clara
Hamish Oliver

#21 Feralina

Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:37 PM

I know this is a slightly old thread from January originally, but I am BORED and was somewhat excited to find a very long name-game to pass the time. Here are my 11 children:

1 Alice Clementine
2 Joseph Finnian
3 Mercy Mabyn
4 Nicholas Oliver
5 Jude Artemus
6 Reuben Byron
7 Ezra Emilian
8 Louis Maxwell

9 Martha Lavinia
10 Jethro Silas
11 Angus Augustus
(I know it’s matchy but I like the way it flows off the tongue)

Edited by Zeppelina, 20 March 2013 - 01:39 PM.

#22 QueenIanthe

Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:19 PM

Slightly anxious that not only do I have two imaginary children with the same first initial, but both first and middle name initials wink.gif

Ezra Ambrose
Louisa Clementine
Eli Augustus
Isaac Jeremiah
Jemima Verity

#23 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:31 PM

1 Margaret Evangelene
2 Reuben Elias
3 Tabitha Genevieve
4 Jedidiah Silas
5 Abigail Constance
6 Theodore Augustus
7 Gwendolyn Phoebe
8 Gregor Emelian
9 Eugenie Scarlett

I just realised I got the rules wrong, and just alternated boys and girls, but hey.  It's a list!

Edited by Soprano-Cat, 20 March 2013 - 08:32 PM.

#24 OneProudMum

Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:37 PM

I cant be bothered playing but I love all of the names!!!

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