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Top 10 Witchy Families, or How To Name Your Magical Children

Top 10 Witchy Families, or How To Name Your Magical Children

Dreading the day that you need to break it to your kids that they’ve inherited your magical powers? Well, in honor or Halloween, NameCandy is here to help! One option is to soften the blow by giving them a proper witch or wizard name. They might hate feeling different from their friends, but hey, might as well get used to now, right?  Some parents opt for a “normal” name that helps them fit in with the rest of the kids. You can also take a middle of the road approach, and choose an unusual, witchy name that can be shortened to a common nickname. (If you'd like a witchy name that's also climbing the charts, take a look at these choices)

Need more inspiration? Here are our picks for the top 10 magical families and their names:

1. Sabrina Spellman, niece of Hilda and Zelda Spellman, (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)

2. Sisters Piper, Prudence “Prue,” and Phoebe Halliwell, Paige Matthews (Charmed)

3. Sisters Winnifred “Winnie,” Sarah, Mary Sanderson (Hocus Pocus)

4. Samantha Stevens, mother of Tabitha, daughter of Endora, cousin of Serena, niece of Clara, Hagatha and Enchantra (Bewitched) Read more about Bewitched and the history of Samantha here

5. Sisters Sally and Gillian Owens, nieces of Frances and Jet Owens (Practical Magic)

6. Siblings Ursula the Sea Witch and King Triton (The Little Mermaid)

7. Siblings Alexandra Margarita “Alex," Justin and Max Russo (Wizards of Waverly Place)

8. Siblings Ronald Bilius “Ron,” Ginerva Molly “Ginny,” Fred, George, Percy, Charles “Charlie,”  and William “Bill” Weasley, children of Molly and Arthur (Harry Potter)

9. Sisters Elphaba and Nessarose (Wicked)

10. Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie Piper, children of Gwen Piper, grandchildren of Aggie Cromwell (Halloweentown)

Do you come from a family of witches and wizards? Are there any family names or sib sets you can share with other NameCandy readers? Who are your favorite magical families from TV or movies?

-- K.L.


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October 29, 2011 3:47 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

my name is sabrina and i love it! when i was little i got mad that people called me sabrina the teenage witch but then i watched the show and became OBSESSED

October 29, 2011 3:48 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

and you for got Matilda from Matilda

October 29, 2011 5:00 PM
By Jeanni (not verified)

Sally's daughters were Antonia and Kylie in Practical Magic! I love this post!

October 29, 2011 6:20 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

The Chrestomancis, though I guess that's more of a title than a family name. Anyway, they are:

Benjamin Allworthy
Gabriel DeWitt
Christopher Chant
Eric "Cat" Chant

October 30, 2011 5:00 PM
By Emily (not verified)

King Triton and Ursula were siblings?!? How did I never realize that?

October 30, 2011 9:24 PM
By Katie

I don't think it made it into the Disney movie, but the filmmakers have said that was supposed to be part of the story.

October 30, 2011 10:37 PM
By Zoe (not verified)

In the sequel we learn that Ursula's sister is named Morgana.

October 31, 2011 10:53 AM
By Patti (not verified)

In the Harry Potter books, the Back family taming tradition usually includes astronomical names: Draco, Sirius, Andromeda, Bellatrix, etc. Wonder where Narcissa came from, though.

October 31, 2011 12:38 PM
By Sarah (not verified)

I think that separating Nessarose into the first and middle name combo Nessa Rose makes for a very pretty name! (also reminds me of Dabnis' nickname for Vanessa on The Cosby Show)

October 31, 2011 1:42 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

Isn't it Ginevra, not Ginerva?

November 1, 2011 12:23 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

The Witches of Eastwick are Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie. In the Sookie Stackhouse novels the witches are Amelia and Octavia; in the television shows they are Marnie and Antonia.

November 1, 2011 12:31 PM
By Valerie (not verified)

Great article- just one minor correction -it's Ginevra Weasley, not Ginerva.

November 1, 2011 6:11 PM
By Sabrina (not verified)

I love my name I am completely addicted to the tv show too!! Btw Sabrina is the name of the Celtic princess who because her mother committed adultery was drown in the river severn and now is the goddess of the river Severn!! I would love to name one of my future children elphaba and another Matilda and another ash!

September 22, 2017 9:46 PM
By Amelia (not verified)

I thought Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series or Draco Malfoy.

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