Children

Soon, Manduorix and Kata grew up

Manduorix is a perfectionist and Kata is a music lover

They soon learnt the ways of the camp

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And began to help out finding food and items to trade

By this time, En-pap was pregnant again

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So she decided that before she and Sanga gave birth and had to look after the babies they would take the girls to the most sacred and spiritual place there was

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While the girls looked around the adults took the opportunity to bathe in the deep pool nearby

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It felt so good to get all the dirt and sweat off. Then it was time to tech the girls to swim. It was difficult at first but Kata soon got the hang of it. Manduorix had more trouble and came out feeling that she didn’t really like the water

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That night, Sanga danced a dance of health and protection. She would need it when the baby came

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And when she did go in to labour it was unexpectedly early, on a day when everyone else had gone about their business far away

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Fortunately, Sanga got through the ordeal unharmed and was soon breastfeeding her new son, Duro

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When Ka got home he was surprised and ecstatic to see his child

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Everyone was incredibly relieved and  grateful Sanga and Duro were both alive and unhurt and resolved never to let something like that happen again

One day, En-pap made an exciting discovery. She could graft an cutting from one plant on to another to create a completly new plant! She tried grafting a useless snapdragon onto a straberry plant and soon something else was growing…

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Things went on pretty quietly in the camp. Kata enjoyed some rare downtime

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Ka made a new friend

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and for once everyone got to eat together

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When the time came for En-pap to give birth she was assisted by Sanga while a worried Ka tried to hide his anxiety

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En-pap had a boy too who she named Andoco. He was a very tiring baby who was constantly crying no matter what anyone did

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Since the grime had really begun to build up Ka took his daughters swimming while En-pap and Sanga stayed behind to look after the babies. Of course, they did have the river to wash in if they got desperate.

At first, Manduorix wasn’t sure if she wanted to go back in the water but Kata stayed to persuade her. Manduorix hated to be defeated by anything and she loved to explore so she appealed to her courage and sense of adventure

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Since Manduorix never could keep still she was soon having fun splashing water at her twin

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And before she knew it she had slipped into the water and was swimming, if not like a fish, then competently.

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Leaving Kata free to cannonball

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When they were clan and tired out, the girls went home but Ka decided to visit the prosperous Elm Clan who lived a short distance away. He soon got talking to a pair of siblings called Tak and Tal

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Tak certainly seemed to like him. Then he met the clan matriarch (and her eldest daughter) and just knew he would have to start a romance. Not only was she brave and forceful but Mal-sal’di was incredibly charismatic and cared deeply for her family just like he did

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He left with promises to come back soon. When he told the others about his day, En-pap mentioned that she had met Tak and Tal before and thought they were nice people

A little later Duro grew up. Like his father, he was creative

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He turned out to be very good with his brother (although Andoco still cried a lot)

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Manduorix and Kata grew to be very good friends

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Ka decided that as there were now three children to help gather food he would try his hand at painting on the rocks. He was really pleased to find an outlet for his creative side

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Then it was time for Andoco to become a child. It seemed all that crying was a forewarning because he grew up to be gloomy

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But he was a quick learner and eager to help out

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For now, the Oak Clan would take a break from having childen and concentrate on living well

 

(I spent ages making the sacred spot/national park look good and then my game crashed unexpectedly and I couldn’t be bothered the second time around)

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A New Clan Member

Ka was feeling pretty lonely as En-pap was very busy taking care of the twins. Fortunately he’d met a few people while fishing and one day he invited his friend Sanga of the Flint Clan to visit the pool with him.

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They got on very well…

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In fact, Ka liked her so much he asked if she wanted to join the Oak Clan. Sanga wasn’t sure as she alreay had a mate in the Flint Clan but she was very fond of Ka and the Oak Clan was doing very well for themselves these days. So she decided to come and live with Ka and En-pap for a little while and then make up her mind.

Sanga and En-pap found they got along very well

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And since she shared Ka’s love of fishing she could help bring in food

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She also helped them take care of the babies

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The Oak Clan realised they would need more tents with so many new members. They also made a toy for when the twins were older and brought in another bush to relieve themselves in. That night En-pap told the others a story as they sat around the fire. Life was good. Except for the smell…

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Some Name Lists

I am trying to be as historically accurate as it is possible to be while playing the Sims 4 (so not very) and that includes names. I’ve actually already chosen all the names that I’m going to use in each era because I’m weirdly organised like that. Now, I love researching stuff and I love naming things but I realise not everybody does. Luckily I also love making lists way too much so I thought I’d make this resource for anyone struggling with names. It contains links to the sites I used as well as a list of names for those who just want to get on with playing. Since I’m British, I will be focusing on Britain and the names used there.

Prehistory – Gen 0

This one was hard because the reason it’s called prehistory is because no-one had written anything down yet. What I did was look up the oldest known names but it would be just as accurate to make them up. The oldest names I could find are

Enpap-x (Sumerian, c. 3200-3101 BC)
Gal-Sal  (Sumerian, c. 3200-3101 BC)
Iry-hor (Egyptian, c. 3200 BC)
Ka (Egyptian, c. 3200 BC)
Sukkalgir (Sumerian, c. 3200-3101 BC)
Turgunu Sanga (Sumerian, c 3100 BC)

With the possible exception of Enpap-x and Sukkalgir these were almost certainly men (especially the Egyptians, who were kings) but I didn’t let that stop me. I just picked the most ‘prehistoric sounding’ and went with it.

Prehistoric – Gen 1

For this I decided to use Iron Age British names since pre-Roman Britain is counted as prehistoric and I wanted the names to be chronologically later as a sort of bridge between ‘true’ prehistory and the Early Civilisation era. I used this site for my names.

Names with an * next to them are of uncertain gender

Female

Alatucca
Aucissa
Andoc*
Auuimpus
Banna*
Belismicus*
Bellica
Britivenda
Carssouna
Cata
Catia
Conna
Cuamenai
Deiana
Diseta
Docca*
Enica
Gleva*
Illica
Locinna
Lovernisca
Magunna
Manduorix
Matugena
Micico*
Oconea
Paltucca
Regalis*
Ria*
Senovara
Sentica
Sulicena
Tam*
Tancorix
Totia
Vatta
Veldica
Velua
Verctissa
Vinda
Vrocata

Male

Aesu
Andoc*
Andoco
Ateciu
Atgivios
Aun
Banna*
Belismicus*
Bitucus
Blatero
Boduoc
Cartivel
Catti
Cingetorix
Commios
Comox
Cor
Dias
Docca*
Duro
Eisu
Eppilus
Esico
Esup Asu
Gleva*
Lugotorix
Mandubracius
Mato
Prasto
Prasutagus
Regalis*
Ria*
Rues
Saenu
Sego
Segovax
Senecio
Solidu
Tam*
Tigirsenos
Tincomarus
Trennus
Vellocatus
Vepoc
Verica
Vindissus
Volisios

Early Civilisation

For these names I mainly used this site and this site. I would suggest only using names from here as first names if you want to be completely historically accurate (which I probably won’t be!). I’m doing Ancient Rome for this era because it seemed like the best period for clothing but here are some Ancient Greek names and here are some Ancient Egyptian ones.

Female preanomina(‘first names’)

Agrippina
Appia
Aula
Decima
Gaia
Gnaea
Fausta
Hosta
Lucia
Mania
Marca
Mettia
Nona
Numeria
Octavia
Paulla
Procula
Publia
Quinta
Septima
Servia
Sexta
Spuria
Statia
Tiberia
Tita
Tulla
Vibia
Volera
Volesa
Vopisca

Male praenomina

Agrippa
Appius
Aulus
Decimus
Gaius
Gnaeus
Faustus
Hostus
Lucius
Manius
Marcus
Mettius
Nonus
Numerius
Octavius
Opiter
Paullus
Proculus
Publius
Quintus
Septimus
Servius
Sextus
Spurius
Statius
Stertor
Tiberius
Titus
Tullus
Vibius
Volero
Volesus
Vopiscus

Nomina and cognomina (clan and family names) – if you find the list of praenomina too limiting feel free to use these as first names. It’s not strictly accurate but often Romans would have been known by their cognomen anyway. Just remember to feminise by replacing -us with -a.

Aemilius
Agrippa
Albius/Albus
Antonius
Asinius
Avilius
Balb[in]us
Barba
Bestia
Blandus
Blasius
Buteo
Caecus
Camillus
Cassius
Celcus
Cornelius
Crispinus
Decius
Didius
Dives
Domitius
Drusus
Duilius
Egnatius
Ennius
Equitius
Fabi[an]us
Festus
Fimbria
Flavius
Fullo
Fulvius
Gallus
Gemellus
Glaucia
Gordanius
Graccus
Gratius
Herminius
Hilarius
Hirtius
Horatius
Hortensius
Hostilius
Iovanius
Iovita
Iulius
Iunius
Iuvenalis
Iuventius
Lartius
Laurenti[n]us
Licinius
Livius
Luc[i]anus
Lucretius
Marius
Maxentius
Memmius
Messalla
Modius
Mucius
Ocella
Octavius
Ovidius
Naevius
Nasica
Nautius
Numerius
Numicius
Paulinus
Petronius
Pompilius
Pontius
Portius
Priscus
Quadratis
Quintillus
Quinctius
Ralla
Regulus
Rubellius
Ruf[in]us
Ruga
Rutilius
Sabinus
Saturninus
Scribonius
Sempronius
Silvanus
Sulpicius
Tarquinius
Tarquitius
Terentius
Thracius
Traianus
Tullius
Ulpius
Valerius
Varus
Vergilius
Vibianus
Vipsanius
Volumnius

Middle Ages

Depending on how far back you want to set your game I’ve marked pure Anglo-Saxon names like this * . Dimunutives were very commonly used as names in their own right, especially as it was common for peasant families to give all their sons/daughters the same proper name so I’ve put them in brackets. All the names can be spelled pretty much how you like, for example Gervase can also be Jarvis.

I used this site, this site, this site, this site and this site

Aelfgifu*
Aethelflaed*
Agnes (Annis)
Alice (Alison, Alicia)
Amabel (Amy, Amia, Mabel, Amisia, Moppet)
Anne (Annette, Annie)
Beatrice (Beatty, Beton)
Basilea
Berta
Christiana
Cicely (Cissot)
Clare (Clarice)
Constance
Cyneburg[a]*
Dionesia/Denise (Dye)
Eadgyth*
Eleanor (Ellen, Ella, Helen)
Elizabeth (Ellis, Beth, Betha, Bess, Bessie, Elizabella, Lylie, Lillian)
Emma
Eoforhild*
Eva (Evot, Ava, Avaline)
Felice
Frideswide*
Godgifu*
Godiva
Golda
Gundred
Gunnora
Gytha
Haunild
Hawisa
Helewise
Hilda
Hrothwyn*
Ida
Idonea
Isabel (Isabella, Isabaeu, Ilsabeth, Ibb, Ibbot, Bel, Bella, Belet, Belessindis, Ebete, Bete,         Bibi)
Iseut
Joan (Jane, Janet, Johanna)
Jocelyn (Joyce, Joy)
Julian (Juliana, Julia, Julitta, Gillian, Gill, Juhota)
Katherine (Kate, Katlin, Kitty, Katin, Katerel)
Laura (Lauret, Laurencia)
Leticia/Lettice (Lecie, Leteln, Lette)
Leofflaed*
Linnet
Linota
Margaret (Mag, Maggy, Margot, Madge, Meriet, Mogg, Pogg, Peg, Greta)
Marjorie/Margery (Mag, Maggy, Margot, Madge, Meriet, Mogg, Pogg, Pegg)
Mary (Marykin, Marion, Mariot, Meriet, Mally, Molly, Marina, Marcella, Maura, Miriam, Poll, Polkin)
Matilda/Maude (Mathild, Mattie, Maddy, Motte, Tilda, Til, Tilly, Tilota)
Mildburg*
Mildthryth*
Nesta
Nichola
Oriel
Philippa
Petronel (Petronella, Perenel, Peryna, Pernel)
Primaveira
Richenda
Rohese
Rosamund
Rowena
Royce
Torctgydh*
Sabina
Sarah (Sarret)
Susan (Susanna)
Sidony
Sybil[a]
Sunngifu*
Theophania/Tiffany (Tiffan, Teffen, Tephania)
Wilburg*
Wihemina (Wilmot)
Wymarc

Male

Adam (Add, Addy, Adkin)
Aelfstan*
Aethelric*
Alan
Andrew (Dandy, Dancock, Tandy)
Ansel (Anselm, Ancelot)
Baldwin
Bartholemew (Bart, Barty, Batty, Batkin, Bartelot, Bette)
Behrtulf*
Beorhtric*
Bernard
Bertram
Cerdic*
Christopher (Kit, Kitlin, Kester, Stoffer)
Cuthbert
Cynebald*
David (Dackin, Daw)
Denis (Denzil, Denisel, Tenney)
Deorwine*
Diggory
Drogo
Dunstan
Eadwulf*
Eastmund*
Edmund
Edward (Ned, Neddy)
Elias (Ellis, Eliot, Elkin, Elcock)
Ernald
Fabian
Freodhoric*
Fulk
Geoffrey (Geoff/Jeff, Jeffcock, Jep)
Gervase (Vasey)
Giles
Gilbert (Gib, Gibbon, Gibby, Gibelin, Gibelot, Gil)
Godric
Godwin
Henry (Harry, Herry, Hal, Halkin, Hank, Hankin, Hawkin)
Hereward*
Hilary (Ilarius, Ellery, Hille)
Hrothulf*
Hubert (Hubie)
Hugh (Hugo, Hughelot, Hud, Hudkin, Hutch, Huget)
Irminric*
Ives
James (Jago, Jacob, Jack, Jaclin, Jakot, Jackamin, Jex, Jem, Jim, Jacock, Jaycock, Jankin, Cob)
Job
Jocelin (Josse, Joyce, Gotselin, Gotsone, Jukel, Joy, Jossin, Joel)
John (Jack, Jan, Jankin, Jenkin, Jonet, Hann, Hank, Hankin, Hancock)
Laurence (Larry, Larkin, Laret, Law)
Leofsige*
Leofstan*
Lewis
Luke (Lukas, Luket)
Martin
Matthew (Matt, Mattie, Matkin, Maton, Makin, Mayhew)
Merehwit*
Michael (Miles, Milo, Miot)
Morris
Nicholas (Nichol, Nicks, Nicolin, Col, Cole, Colin, Colet, Colkin, Colcock)
Nigel
Odo (Odelin)
Oliver (Noll, Nolly)
Osbeorn*
Osric
Patrick (Pate)
Paul (Paulin, Powlis)
Percival (Perkin, Perrin)
Peter (Piers, Peterkin, Perkin, Perrin, Pel)
Philip (Filkin, Philpot, Potikin, Phipp)
Raedwulf*
Ralf/Ralph (Raulin, Raulot)
Richard (Dick, Dickun, Dickory, Hick, Hicket, Higg, Hitch, Hudd)
Robert (Robin, Rob, Dob, Dobin, Hob, Hopkin, Nob, Nabelot)
Roger (Dodd, Dodge, Hodge, Hodgkin)
Roland (Rollet, Rollin, Ruel)
Sigeweard*
Silas (Selwyn, Savin)
Simon (Simonel, Simnel, Simkin, Simcock)
Stephan
Swithin
Theodore (Terry, Tierry, Todrick, Tedrick, Deryk, Torald, Tory)
Theobald (Tybalt, Tybald, Tibbet, Tepp, Talbot)
Thomas (Tom, Tomlin, Tomkin, Tomcock, Tommis, Tam, Tamlin)
Thorweald*
Thurstan
Tondheri*
Umfrey
Vivian (Vidian, Fidian, Fidd, Fidkin, Vidgen)
Walter (Wally, Walt, Wat, Wattie)
Wilfred (Wilf)
Wilibald
William (Will, Willie, Willet, Wilmot, Wilky, Wilkin)
Wulfnoth*
Ymbert

Georgian/18th Century

I used this site, this site and this site. Remember, many Medieval names can also be used for this period

Female

Alethea
Almira
Amy
Angelica
Araminta
Audrey
Barbara
Bathsheba
Benedicta
Bethia
Blythe
Bridget
Cassia
Caroline
Cecilia
Charlotte
Christmas
Clara
Damaris
Deborah
Dinah
Dorothy/Dorothea
Dorcas
Dorinda
Eleanor
Elizabeth
Emily
Esther
Euphemia
Eunice
Faith
Fiona
Frances
Genevieve
Georgianna
Gertruda
Grace
Hannah
Harriet
Helen[a]
Henrietta
Honora
Horatia
Iris
Isabel[la]
Isadora
Jane
Jemima
Joan
Josephine
Judith
Juli[ann]a
Katherine
Keturah
Kezia
Lavinia
Leonora
Lucretia
Louisa
Lucy
Lydia
Margaret
Maria
Marian
Marthanna
Mary
Mercy
Octavia
Olivia
Naomi
Nancy
Nell
Pamela
Patience
Philippa
Phoebe
Priscilla
Prudence
Robina
Rosamund
Rosemary
Ruenna
Rebecca
Sarah
Sally
Selina
Sophia
Susan
Sylvia
Tabitha
Theodosia
Thomasin
Tryphena
Tryphosia
Ursula
Violetta
Verity
Zeferra
Zinnia

Male

Absalom
Alexander
Ambrose
Anthony
Archibald
Augustus
Bartholomew
Benjamin
Bernard
Boaz
Charles
Chauncey
Christmas
Christian
Christopher
Cornelius
Daniel
David
Derrick
Edward
Ephraim
Erasmus
Ernest
Eugene
Ezekiel
Fortune
Francis
Frederick
Gabriel
Gamaliel
George
Gerald
Harold
Henry
Hodijah
Horatio
Hugh
Humphrey
Isaac
James
Jasper
John
Joseph
Joshua
Justin
Kelah
Lancelot
Lawrence
Leonard
Louis
Malachi
Mark
Marmaduke
Martin
Matthew
Nathaniel
Nicholas
Noah
Obediah
Octavius
Oliver
Oscar
Owen
Paul
Peregrine
Peter
Philip
Philomon
Phineas
Providence
Ralph
Richard
Robert
Roderick
Rueben
Rupert
Samuel
Simon
Solomon
Stephen
Sylvester
Thaddeus
Thomas
Theophilus
Timothy
Uriah
Valentine
Virgil
William
Zachariah
Zachary
Zebulon
Zephaniah

Victorian

These names can be used for both the Old West and Industrial eras. Again, lots of the Medieval and Georgian names can also be used for this period and most of these names can be used for the Colonial ere but be careful as a few only came into use during the 19th century. Names in brackets are diminutives that were also used as names in their own right.

I used this site, this site, and this site

Female

Abigail
Alice
Amelia
Anabelle
Agnes
Augusta
Beatrice
Bernadette
Bernice
Beulah
Blanche
Bonnie
Caroline
Cecilia
Clara
Constance
Cornelia
Cynthia
Daisy
Delia
Delphine
Dinah
Dorothy (Dotty)
Doris
Edith
Edwina
Eileen
Elizabeth (Beth, Bess, Eliza and Lizzie)
Emily
Evangeline
Faith
Fidelia
Frances[ca]
Florence
Freda
Genevieve
Geraldine
Gertrude
Gracie
Gwendolyn
Gwenllian
Hannah
Harriet (Hattie)
Helga
Henrietta
Hope
Hortence
Ida
Imogen
Irene
Iris
Isobel
Ivy
Jane (Jenny)
Jessamine
Jessica
Jonquil
Juliet
Junie
Katherine
Kathleen
Laura
Lavinia
Leah
Lilly
Lucinda
Louise
Mabel
Madeline
Martha
Mary (Molly and Polly)
Mildred
Myrtle
Nan
Nancy
Natalie
Nell
Nettie
Norah
Odette
Olive
Olwen
Opal
Ophelia
Orpha
Patience
Pearl
Philomena
Phyllis
Pretoria
Primrose
Queenie
Rachel
Rosalie
Rose
Rowena
Ruby
Ruth
Samantha
Sarah (Sally)
Savannah
Sophie
Sophronia
Sybil
Tabitha
Tessie
Theodora
Theresa
Thomasina
Tilly
Una
Ursula
Velma
Vera
Verity
Victoria
Violet
Virginia
Wilhelmina
Winifred (Winnie)
Zenobia
Zoe
Zylphia

Also note that in this century double barreled first names such as Sarah-Ann or Mary-Louise became popular

Male

Abner
Abraham
Albert (Bertie)
Arnold
Arthur
Aubrey
Barnabas
Basil
Benedict
Benjamin
Bertram
Byron
Cecil
Charles
Clarence
Claud
Clement
Clifford
Daniel
David
Donald
Douglas
Dudley
Duncan
Ernest
Edgar
Elijah
Emil
Evelyn
Ezra
Felix
Ferdinand
Fergus
Francis *Frank)
Franklin
Frederick
Geoffrey
George
Gerald
Gideon
Granville
Gregory
Harold
Herbert
Hiram
Horace
Howard
Hugh
Iolo
Irvin
Isaac
Isador
Isaiah
Ivor
Jacob
James
Jasper
Jeremiah
John (Jack)
Julian
Kenneth
Lambert
Laurence
Leopold
Leslie
Lionel
Lloyd
Lucas
Malcolm
Maurice
Maxwell
Meriwether
Miles
Morgan
Neville
Nigel
Ninian
Noel
Norbert
Norman
Obediah
Oliver
Oscar
Oswald
Otto
Owen
Paul
Percival (Percy)
Peregrine (Perry)
Peter
Phillip
Pierce
Quincey
Ralph
Raymond
Reginald
Robert
Roger
Rufus
Sebastian
Seth
Sidney
Silas
Stanley
Stuart
Terrence
Thaddeous
Theodore
Thomas
Timothy
Tobias (Toby)
Ulysses
Uriah
Valentine
Vernon
Vincent
Virgil
Vivian
Waldo
Wallace
Walter
Wilbur
Wilfred
William
Zackary
Zedock

1920s

Once again, Medieval, Georgian and Victorian names can also be used for this period.

I used this site, this site and this site

Female

Ada
Alma
Anne
Anita
Antoinette
Arlene
Barbara
Bertha
Beryl
Betty
Blanche
Brenda
Carol
Carrie
Charlotte
Christine
Claire
Cora
Daisy
Daphne
Delores
Donna
Doreen
Doris
Edna
Elaine
Eloise
Elsie
Enid
Estelle
Faye
Felicity
Fern
Flora
Florence
Frances
Geneva
Georgina
Gladys
Gloria
Grace
Gwendoline
Hannah
Harriet
Hazel
Helen
Hilda
Honoria
Ida
Imogen[e]
Inez
Irene
Iris
Ivy
Jacqueline
Janice
Jennie
Jessie
Joyce
June
Katherine
Kathleen
Laverne
Leona
Lillian
Lois
Loretta
Lucille
Marcella
Marilyn
Mary
Mildred
Monica
Muriel
Nancy
Naomi
Nellie
Nina
Nora
Norma
Odette
Olga
Olive
Olivia
Olwen
Opal
Patricia
Pamela
Pauline
Pearl
Peggy
Phyllis
Rachel
Regina
Rita
Roberta
Rose
Ruby
Sadie
Sarah
Sheila
Shirley
Stella
Susan
Thelma
Theresa
Thomasina
Tilly
Zelda
Vera
Verna
Veronica
Victoria
Virginia
Vivian
Wanda
Wilhelmina
Wilma
Winifred
Yolanda
Yvette
Yvonne
Zelda
Zoe

Male

Alan
Albert
Angelo
Antonio
Arnold
Arthur
Basil
Ben
Bernard
Bill
Brian
Bruce
Carl
Chester
Clarence
Clifford
Clyde
Cyril
Dale
Daniel
Dean
Derek
Douglas
Duane
Edgar
Edmund
Emil
Eric
Eugene
Everett
Forrest
Francis
Franklin
Fred
Frederick
Gene
George
Gilbert
Glenn
Gordon
Graham
Harry
Herman
Homer
Horace
Howard
Hugh
Ian
Ira
Irving
Ivor
Jacob
Jerome
Jesse
Joe
Juan
Julius
Keith
Kenneth
Lawrence
Leon
Leonard
Lester
Lewis
Lyle
Marion
Martin
Maurice
Maximillian
Mike
Milton
Nathan
Nathanial
Nelson
Nicholas
Noah
Oliver
Orville
Otis
Owen
Pascal
Paul
Percy
Peter
Phillip
Preston
Raymond
Richard
Roland
Ronald
Roy
Russel
Salvatore
Samuel
Seymour
Stanley
Steve
Sylvester
Terence
Theodore
Thomas
Toby
Tony
Trevor
Vernon
Victor
Vincent
Virgil
Wallace
Walter
Warren
Wesley
Wilbert
William
Zack
Zane

Modern Day

Anything goes! Go wild! But if you’re having trouble, Behind the Name is a great website to browse.

Getting Started in the Prehistoric Era

Era Goals (I will post them again at the end of the era with how well I did)

  • Reach level 10 Fishing, Gardening and Handiness skill on the same Sim – 1 points
  • Earn 20 000 simoleons from selling rocks, fossils, frogs and/or woodwork – 2 points
  • Have the same Sim have children with at least 5 different Sims – 2 points
  • Catch an Anglerfish worth at least 1500 simoleons – 2 points
  • Have no family member die of anything other than Old Age – 3 points

Rules

  • Aspirations
    “Alone in an unforgiving World, Prehistoric Sims had little else on their mind than to ensure a full belly for their family.”

    Sims may have the Angling Ace, Freelance Botanist, Social Butterfly, Outdoor Enthusiast and Leader of the Pack aspirations.
  • Careers
    “Every Sim was equally important to the survival of Simkind, so you might say that Prehistoric Sims were employed by their community as a whole, rather than by any individual Sim.”

    Sims may not join any careers. They may however sell collectibles, paintings and woodwork, but may not open a personal store.
    Collectibles, in this case, refers to everything that is part of an in-game collection, as well as anything else that can be found through fishing/gardening/digging, such as upgrade parts and time capsules.
  • Romance
    “Romance was simple and straight-forward for Sims back in the Prehistoric Times. You find someone you like, take them home, and have lots of little Simlets, without all the fuss of soulmates and marriage.”

    Sims may not get married, but may have multiple mates. Same-sex relations are not allowed. Adoptions are not allowed. Babies must be born at home, not in hospitals. Pregnancy Tests are not allowed. Babies may not be sent to daycare, a Sim must stay at home to take care of them. Sims may not “safe” WooHoo, they may only “Try For Baby”.
  • Objects/Furniture
    “We may find it difficult to imagine living without all our electronics and other luxuries, but Prehistoric Sims were forced to make do with the absolute basics.”

    Sims may buy and use bassinets, easels, lumps of clay, pools, trash cans, woodworking tables, campfires, tents, yoga mats, bonfires, bushes and diving platforms.
    “Bushes”, in this case, refer to the special bushes added by Get Together. If you don’t have Get Together, you may use a regular toilet instead of the bush. In case pools do not give your Sims hygiene, you may use a sink, but only for hygiene purposes. The easel may only be used to paint Classic, Landscape and From Reference paintings during this Era.
  • Other Rules
    “Prehistoric Sims were very much at the mercy of Mother Nature and her whims, as they had not yet discovered how to defend themselves from her rage.”

    Sims may only eat food that they have caught or grown, such as insects, fish, fruit, mushrooms, etc. No “free” food like hot dogs and marshmallows. Sims may also not order medicine to deal with illnesses.

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This is the home of En-pap and Ka of the Oak Clan. Right now, it really isn’t much

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Both En-pap and Ka were feeling happy so they decided to get to know each other

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 En-pap learnt that Ka was a self-assured and creative spirit who loved his family. Ka, on the other hand, was not so fortunate. He learnt that his new clanmate was active which was good but also that not only did she have a very hot temper, she was downright evil! Still they must have found some things in common because they soon became friends.

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Then they got to work. En-pap went looking for things she could trade to other clans

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And Ka went fishing. He really enjoyed fishing and he had always dreamt of becoming the greatest fisherman in the world.

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That afternoon they ate the fish Ka had caught

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The next day, Ka went off to fish again but En-pap did something different – she invented agriculture.

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As soon as she began to plant she knew she had found her true calling.

However, by this time both of them were absolutely miserable with how dirty they were so they decided to clean themselves up at a nearby pool

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Maybe it was the thrill of finally being clean or maybe it was the excitement of visiting a beautiful area just for fun but Ka and En-pap really hit it off. And before they knew it this was happening:

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And some time later En-pap discovered that she was pregnant

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It was a struggle for her to survive being constantly ravenous but Ka helped, often giving up his fish and only eating fruit so she could stay healthy. And it was all worth it when she gave birth to two lusty daughters who they named Manduorix and Kata.

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Sims 4 History Challenge

This is the home of my playthrough of Cloudseeker’s History Challenge. I will, with permission, be playing it slightly tweaked so as to allow same-gender relationships in the appropriate historical context.

Names lists are here

The goals for the whole challenge are:

  • Reach level 10 in every skill at least once – 1 point
  • Earn 10 gold medals on each different type of social event – 1 point
    Only the base game social events are required. These are House Party, Dinner Party, Birthday Party, Wedding and Date.
  • Earn 250 000 simoleons during a single Era – 2 points
  • Reach level 10 in 2 different careers on the same Sim – 2 points
  • Reach level 10 in 10 different skills on the same Sim – 3 points
  • Have the same Sim earn at least 20 000 Satisfaction points – 3 points
  • Complete each aspiration at least once – 4 points
  • Complete at least 10 in-game collections – 4 points
  • Represent each Era with a family portrait/photo – 5 points
    A “family” portrait means a single portrait with both parents and at least 1 child in it. The child must be older than the “baby” stage. The parents do not necessarily have to be the child’s actual parents, as long as they are the parent figures of the household. The portraits/photos must be on display somewhere on the lot in order to count.
  • Display the graves/urns of all deceased family members on the challenge lot or on a dedicated graveyard lot – 5 points
    The graves of family members that died while they were not part of the household do not need to be displayed.

 

And the rules are

  • All traits and aspirations, except for those of your Ancestors, must be decided randomly, using whatever method you prefer. I personally recommend using CreateARandomSim, as it allows you to easily select which traits and aspirations should be considered for randomization.
  • A Sim’s aspiration may never be changed, not even once it is completed. The only exception to this rule is if a Sim has an aspiration that is not allowed for the current Era, in which case you must change it to an allowed aspiration, chosen at random.
  • Your challenge household may not move to a different lot during the challenge, and you may not play any households other than your challenge household. Your Sims may travel freely within the challenge World, and may travel to other Worlds if required by a challenge goal or an aspiration.
  • Sims may be moved out of the household at any time, but moved-out Sims may never be moved back in. Sims that have moved out may also no longer contribute to any goals, but any contributions they made before moving out still count.
  • Only spouses/mates may be moved into the household, but they may not bring in any money. To prevent this, make sure that they are not the only member of a household before moving them in, or use the money cheat to remove any money they may bring in. Moved-in spouses/mates may contribute to goals.
  • The Lifespan setting must be set to “normal”.
  • Sims may not be aged up manually except for when it actually is their birthday.
  • Items that modify a Sim’s age (except for the Birthday Cake), or resurrect dead Sims, may never be used. Sims are allowed to Plead with the Reaper to save a dying Sim, but they may not use a Death Flower to guarantee success.
  • Cowplants may be grown, but not sold. Cow Berries may be sold, however. If you want to get rid of a grown cowplant, simply place it in your family inventory. Additionally, you may milk cowplants, but if you do, you must immediately sell the received Essence.
  • Reward Potions, like the Instant Fun, Happy Potion, and Moodlet Solver potions may not be purchased or used until you have reached the Middle Ages. Potions of Youth are still forbidden, however.
  • Cheats may not be used, except for getting out of glitched/bugged situations, or when you are explicitly told to use a cheat.
    EXCEPTIONS: moveobjects may be freely used for aesthetic purposes, cas.fulleditmode may be used to modify tattoos and other skin details (but NOTHING else), and bb.showhiddenobjects may be used to add ponds to community lots.
  • Fishing in the hidden areas (Sylvan Glades, Forgotten Grotto, etc) may only be done by Sims that have reached level 10 in the Fishing skill.
  • The different Eras have lists of what objects/furniture may be used during that Era, and they append to the objects allowed for the previous Era. For example, during the Middle Ages, you may use all objects that are allowed for the Middle Ages, Early Civilization, and The Prehistoric Times. However, to try and avoid walls of text in the rules, I have only listed objects that have some special functionality. For items not specifically allowed for an Era, the general rule is to use it only if it makes sense for that Era, but if you are unsure, it’s always safe to just not use any items that aren’t specifically allowed. Some community lots might however require objects that are not yet allowed for the current Era. In such cases, just place the objects in a room/basement without an entrance, so that Sims cannot get to them.
  • Sims are allowed to craft anything they can on the woodworking table, and objects they craft may be used even if that type of object would normally not be allowed in the Era-specific rules.
  • The “Copy” option on crafted items (Paintings, woodwork, etc) may not be used. If you want two crafted chairs, you’ll have to craft two chairs.
  • Ghost Sims, except for the ghosts of your Ancestors, may be moved into the household, and they may contribute to goals if they were eligible to contribute to goals while they were alive. However, only one Ghost Sim may be moved in per Era, and a moved in Ghost Sim must be Released to the Netherworld when you progress to the next Era.
  • Instead of storing all of your urns/graves on your challenge lot, you may create a Generic community lot to act as a dedicated challenge graveyard.
  • Alien Sims may not join the household until the Roaring Twenties. If a Sim should happen to be abducted and made pregnant before this, you must either terminate the pregnancy using a mod or cheat, or send the baby to its homeworld as soon as it is born.
  • Crafted items sold in a personal store may not be restocked using the restock option, they must be re-crafted by a Sim in the household in order to be sold again.
  • Clubs may be created and joined at any time. Use your common sense when setting club activities, so that they fit the Era.