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post #41 of 87
We also do not like the idea of matchy twin names. For our girls it's not an issue (Byrd and Clementine) but we kind of accidentally planned on naming our boy/girl twins (if there had been a boy) somewhat matchy- Byrd and Hyrum. It doesn't sound matchy but the spelling is. Also The only two boy names we could agree on were Hyrum and Hugo so that would have been matchy again but not intentional. I guess our twins are lucky they aren't 2 boys!

And BTW none of our kids were named alphabetically on purpose.
post #42 of 87
Thread crashing!!!

All I can say, is PLEASE BE KIND

Not a twin, but my husband and I, oddly enough, have almost identical names.

Same last name, (obviously), same middle initial. Our first names differ by only one vowel, and both could be male or female names.

We have trouble ALL. THE. TIME. People calling us the wrong name, not knowing which first name goes with which person. "Official" things getting screwed up (i.e. DH lost his debit card and called to have it cancelled, but they cancelled mine instead because they didn't pay close enough attention)

So, I'm one to vote for pretty different names!
post #43 of 87
I do not have multiples, but When I was a sophomore in High School there were 5 sets of twins in the senior class (crazy since there were only 60 total kids in the class!)

Jenny/Jessy (fraternal)
Tami/Traci (identical)
Emmy/Elly (identical)

then
Charles/David (identical)
Karen/Dan (obviously fraternal )
post #44 of 87
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Thread crashing!!!

All I can say, is PLEASE BE KIND

Not a twin, but my husband and I, oddly enough, have almost identical names.

Same last name, (obviously), same middle initial. Our first names differ by only one vowel, and both could be male or female names.

We have trouble ALL. THE. TIME. People calling us the wrong name, not knowing which first name goes with which person. "Official" things getting screwed up (i.e. DH lost his debit card and called to have it cancelled, but they cancelled mine instead because they didn't pay close enough attention)

So, I'm one to vote for pretty different names!
Ha! You know I just realized my sister and I (8 years apart BTW) have matchy names- Margaret and Martha. We also have mix-up issues all. the. time.

This must be why I don't like matchy names.
post #45 of 87
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Originally Posted by Calee View Post
Thread crashing!!!

All I can say, is PLEASE BE KIND

Not a twin, but my husband and I, oddly enough, have almost identical names.

Same last name, (obviously), same middle initial. Our first names differ by only one vowel, and both could be male or female names.

We have trouble ALL. THE. TIME. People calling us the wrong name, not knowing which first name goes with which person. "Official" things getting screwed up (i.e. DH lost his debit card and called to have it cancelled, but they cancelled mine instead because they didn't pay close enough attention)

So, I'm one to vote for pretty different names!

I need to know what they are now!! I'm trying to figure this out in my head, but it's late and I keep going back to "Terry." PLEASE tell me?! You can PM it and I'll keep it secret.....
post #46 of 87
Our twins are Eli and Ellie. We honestly did not start out wanting matching names. Eli's name was set early on and Ellie's name was a compromise. He did not like any girl name I picked and I didn't like his. I picked Eli and he picked Ellie, 3 months after I picked Eli. I didn't even really like it, but it really suits her. The only downfall we have is with our insurance policies. Ellie's name is always first, so when they would get Eli's bills they wouldn't pay. They would just assume it got sent in twice. I like their names and wouldn't change them.
post #47 of 87
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
Ha! You know I just realized my sister and I (8 years apart BTW) have matchy names- Margaret and Martha. We also have mix-up issues all. the. time.

This must be why I don't like matchy names.
My sister-in-law & I (married to brothers, so same last name) have very similar first names. We had the same medical office at one point, and they mixed up our records at one point!

And even now that we live in separate states, I occasionally get emails for her, from people who are very sure I'm the person they want! And the same for her. (And it only happened once each, but my husband has called me by her name and her husband has called her by my name. Which, of course, made everyone laugh.)
post #48 of 87
HAHA! Alivia'smom-I hope you haven't stayed up all night trying to figure it out!
Anyone else want to venture a guess? Anyone? It's not Terry!!





Carey and Corey
post #49 of 87
I am a twin... and have twin brothers.
Christine and Cathleen (MZ)
Daniel and David (MZ)

So similar, but not matching... The kind of funny thing I have is that my MIL has the same name as me just spelled with a K rather than a C.
post #50 of 87
My sister and my name are very similar, but other than when we were in trouble, never had issues with people mixing us up (Dana & Danelle).

My twins have names that don't match, but are IMO similar. They're Elisabeth & Alexander (or Ella & Alex)-- both start with vowels, same # of sylables, but hopefully not too matchy.
post #51 of 87
My dad is a twin their names are Timothy & Thomas (Tim & Tom)
his twin brother had twins (Catherine & Susan aka Cathy & Susie)
his other brother had twins (Marvin & Amber)
My moms sisters son had twins (Sarah & Samantha)
my best friends are twins (Heidi & Melanie)

My twins are Gabriella & Savannah (I had planned on their nick names being a bit "matchy" Ella & Anna but they gave each other the nick names Gabi & Annie - still "matchy.")

some of my favorite names from my many friends' twins are
Austyn & Jordyn (g/g)
Aidyn & Hollyn (g/g)
Amilia & Bella (g/g)
Max & Lucas (b/b)
Julian & Jackson (b/b)
Leo & Luka (b/b)
Jack & Dean (b/b)
Gavin & Halle (b/g)
Elijah & Emory (b/g)
Fox & Kennedy (b/g)
Fletcher & Bennon (b/b)
post #52 of 87
i love these threads to see all the other twin mamas on MDC who don't hang out in this forum much. it's wowy.
post #53 of 87
I'm going with Anju & Asha
post #54 of 87
My girls names go together, but they aren't really "matching" unless you know the situation. They were born 10 days after my grandfather died. Nechama means "comfort" and is the Hebrew word used for comforting mouners. She was a comfort to us after the loss. Rena means "joy / thanksgiving" the idea being after one is comforted, they can be joyful and thankful again. But unless you knew the story the names don't particularly go together.
post #55 of 87
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The only downfall we have is with our insurance policies. Ellie's name is always first, so when they would get Eli's bills they wouldn't pay. They would just assume it got sent in twice. I like their names and wouldn't change them.

This happens to us ALL THE TIME, and our babies have vastly different names from each other! Hello, people-- same birthday, same last name, TWO DIFFERENT HUMANS!

Anyway, it's cool if the names complement each other, but I'm not a big fan of cutesie rhyming or super-matchy names. I think twins (especially MZs) have enough to work through with identity and autonomy, and it seems like it would simply add more complications to their lives to throw that at them as well.
post #56 of 87
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Originally Posted by mamaloveseee View Post
Our twins are Eli and Ellie. We honestly did not start out wanting matching names. Eli's name was set early on and Ellie's name was a compromise. He did not like any girl name I picked and I didn't like his. I picked Eli and he picked Ellie, 3 months after I picked Eli. I didn't even really like it, but it really suits her. The only downfall we have is with our insurance policies. Ellie's name is always first, so when they would get Eli's bills they wouldn't pay. They would just assume it got sent in twice. I like their names and wouldn't change them.
Funny, one of my twin boys is Eli and they have a cousin just two months younger who is an Ellie! Their grandparents are always mixing stuff up, labeling Eli's gift/card/stuff "Ellie" and vice versa. I can only imagine what insurance companies can do with that...ours also screws up Eli's and Sam's coverage issues.
post #57 of 87
We gave all our kids Scottish names. Our twins are Gavyn and Kendric. I didn't want names that were too matchy. I had identical twin friends who were named Ryan and Bryan. That got confusing.
post #58 of 87
my fil is William. His twin is Mary. They are a bit of a set but not exactly matchy.
post #59 of 87
We named one baby girl after my mom, one after h's. I wasn't planning on having cutsey matching names at all, but their nicknames share a lot of the same letters.

My MZ girls, Becka and Kate
My mom and aunt (MZ), Robyn and Rebecca (Becky)
My MZ g/g cousins, Madalyn and Morgan
My DZ b/g cousins, Nick and Erin

I knew someone who named her twins Tanaija Renee and Tanija Rejay. Not my cup of tea at all. My mom would have taken me into the parking lot and beat me
post #60 of 87
My sister gave her DZ twin girls the MIDDLE names Christina and Christine, but their first names aren't alike in any rhyming, alliterative, or cutesy way. They are biblical names (from different stories) but that's it. The one who got the two syllable first name got Christina as a middle name, and the one with the three syllable first name got Christine. So it sort of rounded out the bumps, and matched them up. And satisfied an old urge of my sister's to use the name Christina, which she'd REALLY wanted my name to be! (She was 15 when I was born, but my parents did not budge to her will.) My father's grandmother was named Christine, so I guess my sister took that into account and added it in there with the old favorite, Christina.

I realize that Christina & Christine is VERY matchy, but it wasn't for first names (which would have been way over the top, along the lines of the Ryan and Bryan that was mentioned) and they really didn't use their middle names in any sort of "twin" context, anyway.
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