|Van Gould family|
|The Van Goulds go back hundreds of years to the very first days of Moonlight Falls. Of course, for a vampire family that’s just a single generation! Ayden Van Gould, the current patriarch, claims to have had a hand in the actual founding of the town – a claim which is hotly disputed by his rivals, the Wolff family. Can the Van Goulds secure their place as the Moonlight Falls founders, or will the Wolffs rise up and claw it away from them?|
|Name||Van Gould family|
|Members||Ayden Van Gould, Tristan Van Gould, Emelie Van Gould,|
|Family connections||Wolff family|
|Lot||230 Valley View Drive|
|Game||The Sims 3: Supernatural|
The Van Gould family is a family who debuts in The Sims 3: Supernatural and live in Moonlight Falls. It consists of Ayden Van Gould and his two teenaged children, Tristan and Emelie. Every member of the family are vampires and they have a feud with the Wolff family over who founded Moonlight Falls, everyone apart from Emelie who is in a relationship with Waylon Wolff.
Ayden's son, Tristan, is based on Edward Cullen from the Twilight series. Not only that, the feuding of werewolves vs vampires is similar to the Twilight series.
The Wolff and the Van Gould family are very similar to that of the Capp and the Monty family from The Sims 2, as both involve two feuding families and both have a member of the family who rebels against the feuding by dating a member from the other family.
Their surname appears to be a combination between the words gold and the Dutch translation, 'goud'. Note that the word 'van' is also commonly used in Dutch surnames, combined with almost any Dutch word.