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post #21 of 87
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Originally Posted by SuzyQ2+2 View Post
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").
Okay I'm officially outing myself as a big dork, but that's the name Carol Hathaway gave to her twin girls on ER a zillion seasons ago.
post #22 of 87
i liked the idea of a family theme, but i need two more children to carry that off now

so, we ended up with totally different names. i guess a theme could be that both names have connotations of being dedicated/ devoted to the Divine, and His mercy.

i often refer to them affectionately as 'the boy' and 'the girl'
post #23 of 87
I knew quite a few sets of twins growing up. Of the same sex twins, I liked the set with the names Charlotte and Laura. They were ID twins so having very different names I thought was important.
I knew two other sets of ID twins and their names were way to similar and I really didn't like it. Leslie and Laura and Amy and Debbie.
I also knew a set of non ID twins with rhyming names. That has to be the absolute worst thing to do to a child. Noelle and Joelle. I mean really, who does that?
The other set of non ID twins I knew were Brian and Matthew, so rather non matching, which I think is best.
All the other sets I knew were boy/girl sets, with nothing to close.

Although DP and his sister are four years apart. And their parents named them Danny and Annie .. how cruel is that?
post #24 of 87
i have aunts geraldine and ernestine.
i went to school with mono twins sara and kara.
i was a nanny for mono twins yannic and cedric. i know they rhyme, but i like how their names go togetherm and not so similar that they can be confused
post #25 of 87
** oddly enough, my computer just reposted this .. an hour and a half after I originally posted .. sorry!

Oh, but I will add, that we planned to name our twin boys (because we WILL have twin boys dammit ) Connor and Murphy .. and if anyone gets that, then you are just awesome!
post #26 of 87
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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.
Same here! We have Hebrew names for our identical girls, but they go well together. Their middles names start with "J" though, and all of our children will have Hebrew names and their middle name starting with "J". My girls have 7 letters in their name and two syllables.
post #27 of 87
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Originally Posted by caro113 View Post
** oddly enough, my computer just reposted this .. an hour and a half after I originally posted .. sorry!

Oh, but I will add, that we planned to name our twin boys (because we WILL have twin boys dammit ) Connor and Murphy .. and if anyone gets that, then you are just awesome!
The Boondock Saints.
post #28 of 87
I'm totally thread crashing

But, I knew a set of brothers: Ben and Jamin (pronounced Jay-min). I don't know if their parents just took "Benjamin" and split it in half, or didn't realize what they were doing, but it still totally cracks me up.
post #29 of 87
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The Boondock Saints.
You. Are. Amazing.
I didn't think anyone on here would get it. A lot people haven't seen and of those who have, a lot of people don't like it, esp for the language. We happen to have three separate copies of it, including the newest one ... on BLU-RAY! How awesome is that?
post #30 of 87
No matching names here. I am not a fan of that sort of thing, but then I have boy/girl twins. however, we had a horrible time coming up with a gir's name, so if it had matched the boy name we'd chosen, it probably wouldn't have mattered, we were still hashing out the girl's name in the car on the way to the hospital........
post #31 of 87
All my kids are kind of matchy, I think the names we have picked for the twins don't match each other any more than my singleton babies names matched though, KWIM?
post #32 of 87
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Originally Posted by DoomaYula View Post
Okay I'm officially outing myself as a big dork, but that's the name Carol Hathaway gave to her twin girls on ER a zillion seasons ago.
REALLY???? I had NO idea...and I even used to watch that show (pre-children)...what a great memory you have...I didn't even remember her having children. Was George Clooney the father of these twins...I'd like that
post #33 of 87
Our twin names don't "match," but I do think they make a "set." Well, they seem to fit well together, and there's an interplay of letters that I like, but it's subtle. So it's not a "set" in any sense beyond sibling names that (I think) fit together well. And structurally they have some letter similarity.

If my daughter had been a boy, we planned to name her Noel Patrick. So that still was a name we liked, although we also were considering Neil. We liked Lyle, too. And Linus. (And a bunch of other names, including Otis, but that one would have been toooooo close to our daughter's name so Otis was right out.) Then we found out we were expecting twins, and that they'd be same-sex since they shared a placenta. Eventually, we learned they were boys.

No, we didn't consider Noel and Neil. Or Lyle and Linus.

We did consider Anselm and Ambrose, but more for the feel of the names together than because they started with the same letter. That didn't feel too "matchy" for me because I'd often considered how nice it would be to have two boys named Anselm and Ambrose (I never could decide which name I liked better, and I actually like each name better when they are together!), but I was imagining just brothers with those names not necessarily twins.

Well, we got the twins and I could have had my Anselm and Ambrose but for whatever reason, it just never really felt that compelling.

For girls, we were considering Margaret and Audrey. Also some pairs using Lilah. My favorite girl name was Willa, and my husband was lobbying for Veronica, so I was considering names that would go well with the nickname Ronnie. (He also liked Bernadette. We wouldn't have done Bernie and Ronnie, though!)

We ended up with Noel and Linus.
post #34 of 87
The other thing to consider is the conglomerate name that will unavoidably happen when both kids are in trouble, and you are too mad to decide which name to call first.

My twin and I are Jason and Janell, but when we were in trouble, we were Jan-ason, or Jan-ason d#$n it!!
post #35 of 87
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Originally Posted by caro113 View Post
You. Are. Amazing.
I didn't think anyone on here would get it. A lot people haven't seen and of those who have, a lot of people don't like it, esp for the language. We happen to have three separate copies of it, including the newest one ... on BLU-RAY! How awesome is that?
Dang, After boondocks I was going to suggest Robocop/Terminator...

Robocop's Main Protaginist is Alex Murphy
Terminator's is John Conner
post #36 of 87
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Originally Posted by DoomaYula View Post
Okay I'm officially outing myself as a big dork, but that's the name Carol Hathaway gave to her twin girls on ER a zillion seasons ago.
I love those names and I love that show and my DH thinks it is hilarious that half my life I always wanted to be Nurse Hathaway!! I mean she is just a fictional character after all!!!...But did you watch the episode last week!!! I almost cried!!! I am officially an ER loser:

On the twin names, my Mum is a twin and they both have J names. My grandmother actually did not know she was carrying twins so they always share the story of how they named my Mum. She has two Double letters in her name which are supposed to be one letter each, but apparently my grandfather was in such shock when a second baby came out ... She weighed 1 pound 11 and my aunt weighed 2 pound 5. But thats a whole other story!
post #37 of 87
Our twin names don't match, but both are biblical and end with a similar sound. We also had girl names picked out, because we didn't know which we were getting. One of the potential girl twin names is now my daughter's name.
post #38 of 87
Landon and Alexis are my little ones........the names go well together but I wanted them to have different initials.
post #39 of 87
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Originally Posted by ShaggyDaddy View Post
Dang, After boondocks I was going to suggest Robocop/Terminator...

Robocop's Main Protaginist is Alex Murphy
Terminator's is John Conner
Alost peed I LMBO while NAK my DS thought I was insane Good call .
I have always teased my DH that if we had B/G twins I d want Link and Zelda ( I love Link as a boys name any way ) but I like the matchy thing . I have a friend whos 5 kids start with A and another friend who siblings and her all have the same initails and they really like it . I would have wanted to do that but we name our children after people who our in our family so it wasnt really an option.
on disc health the women named her triplets with A B C and I though that was clever
Peace
post #40 of 87
My twins are Lukas and Jasper. I like the way they sound together, I think because they're both two syllables and they both contain an "as" somewhere in the name. When I was newly pregnant the second time, I was paranoid that I was having twin boys again. I knew that one would be Zeben, and then I thought I'd follow the same pattern as I had with the first set of twins, and name the other baby "Caleb" (so there would be a common "eb" in each name).

I didn't want the names to come off as "matchy" though. Our rule for naming all of our kids is:

First name--two syllables
Middle name--one syllable

Every first name must end in a different letter/sound. We're also trying to have our fourth baby's name have some link to each of the other kids' names (talk about dorky). All the names together:

Lukas Beach
Jasper Lee
Zeben Sky
Leo Star or Stone (not sure yet about the middle name)

I love names

Lex
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