Name searching is one of my favorite parts of pregnancy, so you could imagine my excitement when I realized we’d be naming twins! (It should be noted that the excitement settled in immediately after the shock wore off, of course.)
I’ve been considering names since long before I even got pregnant. In fact, one of my favorite pastimes is to bounce names back and forth with my dear baby-names-aficionado friend. She, too, squealed with excitement upon learning there’d be dos bambinos to name.
Naming another human being should not be taken lightly. This is serious stuff, folks. And as someone who eventually learned to love her own name after growing up disliking it (constant mispronunciations and misspellings), I can tell you that while I’m happy with my name Aela, having such a name has impressed upon me the very real importance of choosing “the right” name for my children.
So, naturally, I was thrilled when my friend sent me Nameberry’s post today that covers new and fresh ways to name twins in order to break away from the oh-so obvious and expected, while still not being outlandish.
After the jump, check out A New Approach to Naming Twins. And share your favorite twin names in the comments!
Shared Meaning 1 of 5
Shared Origin 2 of 5
Same Number of Syllables 3 of 5
Same First Initial, Different Sound 4 of 5Using the same first initial is a really sweet way to link twin names, but now's a great time to stop giving twins matchy-match names. Lily and Lila, Brian and Briana, Oliver and Olivia. Sure, they're nice names, but twins do have their own identity. Try names with the same first initial but with different sounds, like Clementine and Cyprus, or Georgia and Gavin.
Shared Sound 5 of 5
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