Sybil - female prophet, Greek. This suits her because she always seems to have the right answers.
Edith - prosperous in war, English. This suits her because with all of the hardships she has had to endure, she has stayed strong.
Mary - bitter, Hebrew. This suits her because she can be a little stubborn and a little selfish, yet lovable.
Robert - bright fame, Germanic. This suits him because he is the head of the house, and respected by many.
Cora - maiden, Greek. This suits her because she is the head lady of the house.
Matthew - Gift of God, Hebrew. This suits him because he came into Mary’s life when she needed a husband, and came into Robert’s life when his heir had died.
Isobel - my God is a vow, Hebrew. This suits her because she is hopeful and loyal to her career and her son.
Violet - violet (as in the flower), Latin. This suits her because she livens up the house with her naturally witty humor.