I pair stewards/housecarls up for complimenting each other in defending the honestead,,,
i.e. Two of the housecarls are mainly melee skilled and the other a spell sword... so I pair the warriors with a a mage type steward and the spell sword with a warrior type steward.
Rayya and Ilia
Gregor and Eola
Can tell I normally use female as followers, stewards, etc,,, even for wives though I always play as a female character, interesting wedding with two brides,