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Twin names?

post #1 of 87
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I'm a twin myself and my parents gave us matching names, Veronika and Vennesa. What did you name your twins and did you choose the names to match? Just curious! :
post #2 of 87
My fraternal twin aunts were named Margaret and Joanne (or Peggy and Jo).
post #3 of 87
My twin's names aren't matching at all except that they're both Celtic.
post #4 of 87
Phoebe & Fiona, so kind of matching in that they both start with the same sound, but not intended to match. Phoebe was a name I'd always loved & Fiona was a name DH always loved. We thought they sounded good together.
post #5 of 87
Ours match in that they are both saints' names, but that's true for all four of our kids, so it's not a twin thing!
post #6 of 87
Mine don't match, but we did make sure they sounded good together, since we knew we'd saying their names together a lot over the years.
post #7 of 87
Ours don't match either, but I have b/g twins and it seems like that urge strikes less with mixed sex pairs! Benjamin was the boy name we decided on a LONG time ago for our third boy and Claire for our third girl.
post #8 of 87
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Originally Posted by f&p'smama View Post
Phoebe & Fiona, so kind of matching in that they both start with the same sound, but not intended to match. Phoebe was a name I'd always loved & Fiona was a name DH always loved. We thought they sounded good together.
My first name is Phoebe and Fiona is one of my middle names!

My kids aren't twins but we unwittingly chose "matching" names. Oliver was always Oliver, not "Ollie", but with a sister named "Molly" there is no stopping the world from saying "Ollie and Molly". yikes.
post #9 of 87
Not the parent of multiples here, but I saw your question... My grandma raised 2 sets of twins, Charles and Daniel, and Noelle and Nicole. The second set has matching names. Another family member is a twin and they also have matching names, Patty and Pam.
post #10 of 87
Honestly, I do NOT like matchy-matchy twin names. I think they should complement each other maybe. We loved Hebrew names so went with Shira and Miriam. Middle names are Faith and Joy to go along with older sister Grace.
post #11 of 87
Our twins are boy/girl and we are naming the girl Jocelyn and the boy Samuel. They sound nice together. The middle names are going to be my mothers first name and dh late grandfathers first name.
post #12 of 87
I'm not big on giving away too much personal info on line, but my girls' names don't match. Not at all.

Now my brother's and my names both start with J and sound good together... he's not my twin, though. My son's name starts with T and I had a girl name (T) all picked out for if I had a girl that sounded good with his name - but then I didn't use it because I would either have 1 odd kid or have to come up with a 3rd T name - and then if we had another I'd be in the same position - and I really didn't want to be "that family with all the T names." Two kids with similar names = OK but more than that and it's getting weird in my book, LOL

All that said - mu son has a very unusual name and my girls have more common names and I grappled with, should they all have weird names?? But I didn't want to be that family with the kids with the weird names, either, so... no. My family was stunned at how normal the girls' names are, LOL
post #13 of 87
Themes, similarities, whatever. . . . just no more super-matchy or rhyming twin names, please!

Sharon and Karen
Devin and Kevin
Madeline and Magdalena
Teagan and Reagan
Julia and Olivia

It just seems kinda' mean. Nevermind that when they're playing in the "back 40" they can't tell which name you are hollering.
post #14 of 87
We didn't know what sex our twins were until birth, but we had a pool of names to choose from that all went fairly well together, as well as with our daughter's name (Hannah). My husband mostly chose which name he felt fit which boy shortly after birth. We ended up with Eli and Sam. It wasn't until a few months later that we realized all three of our children's names were from the same Bible story (someone had to point it out to us)!
We know quite a few sets of twins here and I don't know any with matchy-matchy names (though our best friends' entire family of five--3 singleton kids + parents-- have "J" names, which ends up being quite a tongue-twister when you need to say them all).
post #15 of 87
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Ours match in that they are both saints' names, but that's true for all four of our kids, so it's not a twin thing!
Yup,us too! Or at least,Biblical names!
Thomas means twin,however!
post #16 of 87
My twins names aren't alike at all. I'm not a fan of matchy names. However baby A's name starts with the letter that B's name ends with, so yelling their names rolls nicely off my tongue!
post #17 of 87
Oh yes, the combo names. My DH's favorite is Schmiriam.
post #18 of 87
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Originally Posted by TwinsTwicePlusTwo View Post
Mine don't match, but we did make sure they sounded good together, since we knew we'd saying their names together a lot over the years.
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post #19 of 87
My sister named her boy- girl twins Reagan and Kennedy
post #20 of 87
It took us a full 6 months to agree on names for our identical girls, Kate and Tess. We wanted them short as their last name is somewhat complicated, and also we found it easier to say them together with short names (and hopefully then avoid the trap of referring to them all the time as "the twins"). Also, a friend of mine who is a twin gave me some advice to NOT name them with the same first initial as this had become an issue for her and her sister when an insurance company that they both dealt with ended up messing things up for them (you know, same last name, same first initial, same birth date).
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