I have a lot of siblings, but I have the longest name of them all. In fact all of my brothers and sisters have single syllable names, but mine is the only one with multiple syllables.

My prior sibling loves peace, my next sibling likes finding things, and I like to ask questions.

So, here is my question, who am I?

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    – Barmar
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 19:48

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I believe you are:

The letter W

Your prior sibling loves peace:

The 'V' sign using your fingers is a symbol for peace. Thanks to M Oehm for pointing this out!

Your next sibling likes finding things:

X-ray. X marks the spot.

You like asking questions:

Who, where, what, when, why?

You're the longest name of them all:

W is the only letter with a multi-syllable pronunciation.

  • $\begingroup$ +1 Nice one! Not sure about the V though... vegan? XD $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 13:52
  • $\begingroup$ Because the V sign is also used as peace gesture, depending on whether it's being made by Chruchill or by some hippies? $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 13:54
  • $\begingroup$ Wow, 2 minutes to answer correctly. Great job! $\endgroup$
    – APrough
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 14:11
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    $\begingroup$ The single syllable thing rung a bell. I'd once seen a puzzle where you were asked to explain the set of numbers '1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1', and as soon as I thought back to that puzzle, this one basically solved itself. Nice quick puzzle :) $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 14:12

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