If you were having twin girls, what would you name them?

Emilie - posted on 10/09/2011 ( 52 moms have responded )

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My cousin is having twin girls they are due March 1, but they will probably come in Feb. This is her first pregnancy and she is naming them Stella and Neiva, after her and her fiances grandmothers that have both passed away. We are all very excited about having 2 little girls in the family.

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Sherri - posted on 10/09/2011

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I have to revise my answer a bit even though my husband and I would choose names we liked they would NEVER EVER EVER rhyme, this is a ginormous pet peeve of mine for multiples.

Valerie - posted on 10/11/2011

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My twin girls are Alaina and Hannah.. my son was 5 when I had my twin girls, he named the right side of my tummy- which was Alaina (twin A).. and I chose the other name with their dad.. as I have always loved the name Hannah.. I felt it was important to let my son name one of them, after all, he was going from an only child/only grandchild, to sharing the spotlight with twin sisters... I knew he needed to feel important too! ;)

Krista - posted on 10/09/2011

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I'm with Sherri. I would just pick out two unrelated names that I like. I find it tacky to give twins rhyming names.

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Margie Martin - posted on 10/12/2011

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We named ours after their paternal great grandmothers, Grace and Greer. At first it was going to be Greer and Grace, but when I looked at them closely I saw that wasn't right so I reversed them

They are now 54 (! that can't be right!) and among my very best friends ♥ ♥ ♥

That is most definitely right!

Katie - posted on 10/11/2011

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Lauralai Hoffman... Love your boy twin names! My son is Sawyer and if we have another boy he will be Oliver :)

My friend has twin girls, Molly and Olivia... I think they are gorgeous and go well together. I love your sisters names too.

Jennifer - posted on 10/11/2011

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I named my triplets in utero in birth order and their names suit them perfectly. I have Lila Elizabeth (family name), Ava Grace (my nickname is Grace), Keira Anne (my husband picked Keira and Anne was for my best friend.

Tami - posted on 10/11/2011

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I have twin girls and their middle names have double meaning from our mothers and the birthmom and her mother. Keira Jean & Kelsey Marie:)

Emma - posted on 10/11/2011

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I have twin girls who are now 5 Eloise Mary and Chloe Victoria. They are great fun it is hard at first, best to get into a routine and enjoy as time goes so fast. If bottle feeding have two kettles, one for the feeds and one for the rest of the family. Congratulations and have a wonderful time, x

LaLasha - posted on 10/11/2011

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I would name them whatever I wanted too. They are my kids my children I'm the one pushing them out I'm the one picking the names I'd name them Vivian and Charlotte.

Merry - posted on 10/11/2011

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Well where did that post go about winter and spring?....my comment looks weird without hers before it.....

Judy - posted on 10/11/2011

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I have twins and thier first names are the names that husband and I liked. Their second names are family names. Daniel James and Anna Rose!!

Merry - posted on 10/11/2011

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I usually am not a fan of names that have other meanings or uses but winter I must say has caught my attention recently I think it's beautiful for a girl or woman.......

Winter Noelle.

Angina - posted on 10/10/2011

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Kylie Meechele, and Geanna Jude. Well these were the names I chose if my twins turned out to be 2 girls but they weren't they were boy/girl and I didn't even name my daughter any if these names.

Jennifer - posted on 10/10/2011

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As a mother of twin girls I love that thier names do not rhyme and aren't close to each other. Names are important and the first step to allowing them to be individuals and not a set. The goal is for them to be functional adults but with twins this is difficult because people naturally see them as a pair or set. So the next step is stressing to them and everyone else that they are individuals and should be treated as such. With my girls I made sure that I didn't dress them alike, they weren't in the same classroom (for several years they were at different schools), were encouraged to develop separate interests, spent time apart and I didn't feed into others comparisons (i.e. which one is smarter, more athletic, faster, more creative, etc...). Double the blessing but triple the work so offer lots of help and have fun!

Sherri - posted on 10/10/2011

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Love it Wendy if this baby had been a girl she would have been Olivia Grace.

Penny - posted on 10/10/2011

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I love the names your cousin has chosen, especially since they are borrowed from loved ones. She might change her mind when she meets them, tho. We were set with Mia for our little one until we met her, and eventually went with Erena!! Agree that giving the girls a sense of individuality, starting with different names, is important.

Melissa - posted on 10/10/2011

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Those names are beautiful! My twin girls are Arianna & Bailey (yup, A & B are really A & B). We didn't find out the gender, so they were A&B all along. We weren't really set on their names until we had them and we used family names for their middle names. Having to find names for twins is hard! Being a mom of twins, I know that you will say their names and awful lot! ;-)

Amber - posted on 10/10/2011

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I have twin daughters...my husband named one Abbie Nicole which is my middle name and I named the other Grace Ruby, Grace because I almost lost her and Ruby after my grandmother...

Laura - posted on 10/10/2011

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My friends had just had her first pregnancy and gave birth to two healthy identical twin girls, she named then Ava and Erin beautiful!

Kasha - posted on 10/10/2011

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Yeah...have never had a name SET for the kiddos before they were born. My daughter(first born) is the only one that had a name going into delivery, and that was just the weekend before. We had two for my son(second born) and decided right after he was born. The twins went up until the Birth Certificate people walked in before we were 100% set. I guess because I refer to them as all the other endearing names while pregnant doesnt bother me so much. Funny enough...each of the kiddos is VERY much their names...almost freaky how much with my youngest. And yes...we do use family names, but as middle names...and never out of pressure but because we like them too...and they have to fit with the first name we pick.

Kasha - posted on 10/10/2011

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We had twins last year, before i knew they were a boy and girl, we were trying to fit names for all senarios...I planned names just as though I were having separate pregnancy girls. I know some go for the same letter names or such, but I wanted them to have names that were their own...as with twins they are already "connected" in so many ways a a name was one way for me to give them separate identities. With a boy and girl, they have names that start with different letters.

Jessica - posted on 10/10/2011

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I have twin girls, born on March 3, 2011 and we named them Avery and Conley!!!

April - posted on 10/10/2011

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Sherri! That will make an amazing birthday gift!! My husband's birthday is Feb 21, also!! Plus, I love the name Bentley!!!

Sherri - posted on 10/10/2011

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Bentley is doing awesome and moving all around. He is due in 4mo's Feb 21st. My birthday.

Merry - posted on 10/10/2011

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This is neat! Sherri and me on the same team :-)
Speaking of babies in utero hows Bentley doing! when's your due date?

Sherri - posted on 10/10/2011

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I am with Laura I would 100% name them in utero. I feel it is so important to call them with their names even before they are born.

Christina - posted on 10/10/2011

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in admit it. i would do werid names.

i would have autumn and summer
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hope and faith.
ya i know corny, but even separate i like all the names, i actually did use autumn that is my little girls name.

Merry - posted on 10/10/2011

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Ahh I would name the twins in utero. I would want to be saying like this is Anika over here on my left side and Sapph is down lower to the right. Etc. I'd want the dr to call them by name and not say A and B

April - posted on 10/10/2011

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we don't do family names here either. the name would have to be really awesome sounding if we did end up choosing a family name. i am a strong believer in allowing children to have individuality. IF i ever had twins, they would not have rhyming names or names that start with the same letter. Each child's name would be chosen because we like it, because no one else in our close circle of friends/family has it, and because it's a name that suits them (i.e. i wouldn't decide until after the babies were born to choose who gets which name. i would not decide ahead of time that twin A is going to be this name and twin B is going to be that name).

Merry - posted on 10/10/2011

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I'd do Anika Aila and Sapphira Zielle

Boy twins I love Sullivan Oliver and Sawyer Leonidas. But only if their not identical. Identicals I'd make sure to have different first letters too.

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I like the names your cousin has chosen, especially since they are inherited names. My favorite names are those after someone or old fashioned names. Never thought what I'd name twin girls, but my two girls are Eliza Grace and Jacie Lynn. Both are a combo of names we liked and names belonging to loved ones. Maybe I'd name twin girls after their two grandmothers...Cynthia and Charlotte. Huh...now I kinda like that!

Stifler's - posted on 10/09/2011

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Chelsea and Lola. Since I already have a Renae. If I didn't... Renae and Chelsea.

Jaime - posted on 10/09/2011

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My sisters are twins and their names are Carol-Ann Michelle and Victoria Linsey.

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Samantha Lynn (after her grandpas Samuel and Lynn) and Kylie Ann-Irene (after her paternal great-grandmas Lois Ann and Myrtle Irene) ;)

Gloria - posted on 10/09/2011

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hahahahaha.... I understand....ok, then I'll revise my response... how about.....Maria and Heather?

Sherri - posted on 10/09/2011

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I would just find two names that my husband and I liked. With meaningful middle names. This is how we named all our kids.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 10/09/2011

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But really I think I would go that route and name them after someone..I like my younger sons Grandmothers name..its Korean, and if we have Girl I would want to name her that, but his Grandmother says its a common Korean name for gilrs..lol

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 10/09/2011

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Congrats on your nieces!!
I would name my twin girls Thingett#1 and Thingett#2 :-))

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