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#1 scarlet520

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:44 PM

My sister Fiona got a kick out of freaking me out today by mentioning Bri and I should prepare ourselves for the possibility of having twins. Twins are common on my mom's side of the family (fraternal, not identical) and my husband's dad is a twin (again fraternal, not identical). So I thought that maybe I should start a Twins Name List, just in case. :unsure:
So I was wondering what are your favorite twin names? (B/B, G/G, & B/G)

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:50 PM

Do you think they should start with the same letter? Should they have a theme (like month or nature names)? Or should they just come from the same origin, like Gaelic or Welsh names?
What do you think?

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:52 PM

B/G is quite obvious: James and Lydia :unsure:

G/G: Isobel Matilda and Rose Eleanor
B/B: Oliver Frederick and Arthur William

They're subject to change every few hours.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 01:02 PM

When I think of mulitples, I don't think of themes or same origin or meaning or anything. When I think of names period, I think of just names that I like, that sound nice.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 01:27 PM

I kind of like Brianna & Braden for G/B (Brianna for her daddy Brian; and Braden b/c I love it)
For G/G I like Alanna & Olivia (my top 2 girl names)
For B/B I'm not sure. There are too many boy names that I like. That would be a very hard decision for me.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 01:43 PM

My father-in-law and his brother are identical twins! These days, now 60, they still look almost identical, except that Josh's uncle has more gray because he's taught junior high science for 35 years! Anyway, their parents chose some pretty unique names for them back in 1947:

Silas Irving
William Sidney

The idea was that they would be Sid and Si! Both brothers rebelled at that plot. As soon as they were old enough to speak up, they became Bill and Irv. However, since retiring from teaching, Uncle Irv has begun signing his emails Silas. We've been meaning to ask him about that!

I read up on identical twins when we were pregnant the first time, but apparently there's nothing hereditary about them. They're more common among some races than others, but twins aren't likely in our family.

Here are some twin names I like at the moment:
B/G Emmett James and Meredith Danielle
B/B Emmett James and William Kirk
G/G Meredith Danielle and Isabelle Katherine

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 01:55 PM

I just think that twins' names should sound good together and be similar in style. For example, I think it would be wrong to name one Arthur and the other Kaden. Classic and trendy don't mix well. At all. It's nice if they're have the same origin, but not necessary. I like:

B/B: James Liam & Oliver Reed

B/G: James Sterling & Anna Madeleine

G/G: Charlotte Quinn & Lillian Monet

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 02:16 PM

Lenzi and MacKenzi are my best friends names (they're fraternal), but I'm not big on the rhyming twins names.

For twins, I think it's cool to have two versions of the same name, like:

Isobel and Elisabeth (G/G)

or

Margaret and Gretta (G/G)

or maybe

Peter and Ferris (B/B)

or you could do

Will and Liam (B/B)

I think that's all very cute

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 03:38 PM

I've kinda had Isobel and Elizabeth in the back of my mind for years. They were the names of characters (twins) in a book I read eons ago.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 03:40 PM

I've kinda had Isobel and Elizabeth in the back of my mind for years. They were the names of characters (twins) in a book I read eons ago.


Yeah...I'd been reading one of the lists in the front of my baby name book, and it was "Names Inspired By..." and I thought that Isobel and Elisabeth would be kinda cute, and that sort of theme. I also really like the Will and Liam...

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 04:29 PM

Themes are okay, just depending on who you are and what you're into.
I can deal with the names starting with the same letter, and naming them after months or nature, stuff like that.
But I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT stand names that rhyme, like Jayden and Ayden.
Names that sorta sound alike, like Hadley and Haylee is cool, but not rhyming. I hate that!

But here are some I like:

B/B: Stone and River ( i knew two bros. with these names, they weren't twins, but i thought they were the cutest names together for boys)
G/G: Hadley and Haylee
B/G: Cassidy and Cade (these were names we considered if were got pregnant w/ twin boy and girl)
G/G: Bethenny and Bailey
G/G: Megan and Morgan (i graduated with twin girls with these names)




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