Poll: Best Set of Boy Names for Triplets?

At least four sets of (naturally conceived) identical male triplets were born in the U.S. this year. Their names are:

  • Ian, Cade and Milo Kinsey – born in Montana in January.
  • Owen, Noah and Miles Fenley – born in New York in September.
  • Thomas, Finnegan and Oliver Hewitt – born in Maryland in October.
  • Tadhg, Sean and Cathal Hogan – born in Iowa in November.

Which trio of boy names do you like best as a set?

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Sources: Kinsey triplets, Fenley triplets, Hewitt triplets, Hogan triplets

5 thoughts on “Poll: Best Set of Boy Names for Triplets?

  1. I like the names of each set: all are very nice names that go together well, so it was hard to choose “the best”. I ended up voting for Owen, Noah and Miles because I like each name individually, none of the names has a usual nickname, and saying three names in a row, it would be easier to say three 1 – 2 syllable names rather than a group with some three syllable names. “Owen, Noah, Miles, hurry, it’s time to go to school!”

    Thomas, Finnegan and Oliver was my second choice, even though it’s a mouthful to say all three given names together quickly.

    Tadhg, Sean and Cathal is a well-matched set of names, but would be unpronounceable for many people. (Is it “Teeg”, “Shawn”, and “ca”TAL”????)

  2. PS I watched the linked video and it sounds like the triplets’ names are pronounced “Tige” [the first syllable of Tiger], “Shawn” and “KA-tal”. The mother Bridget has an Irish name too, and I think the father is called Patrick. I didn’t find the name of their older son in any of the news reports, but I’m guessing he has an Irish name too. Well-matched names in this family!

  3. I don’t have a clear favorite either. All the sets are good. I went with the Thomas set because the longer names offer some nickname options, but I like the Ian and Owen sets as well.

    I don’t dislike the Irish names, but I couldn’t choose a set with Tadhg over sets with names as straightforward as Milo, Owen or Cade. Unless we were talking about triplets born *in* Ireland or something.

  4. I wonder why the parents went for Tadgh and not for the equivalent Taigue? Rather more straightforward, I’d have thought.

  5. I agree. I guess they preferred the authenticity of the traditional spelling over the convenience of the Anglicized spelling, which I can understand. I just hope the name doesn’t end up being too much of a headache for their son.

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