Imogen Viola & Helena Olivia (from twelfth night and the actresses who played them in the '96 movie)
Ariadne & Isolde
Eithne & Eilidh
Luna & Soleil
Verity & Mercy
Blythe & Twyla
Alasdair & Dashiell (Dair & Dash)
Ephraim & Gideon
Tristan & Percival
Sullivan & Sinclair
Dexter & Felix
William & Elizabeth
Archibald & Penelope
Horatio & Cordelia
Camelot & Avalon
Duncan & Suthen (even though they were husband and wife I love this)
Zoe & Eve/Eva - Long time top choice for twin girls, because they both mean "life". I'm currently in love with the combinations Zoe Theophania and Eve Christiana!
Anastasia & Cecilia - Well, they're both family names for me (my great-grandmothers), but they both also end with -ia. A little match-y, but acceptable, I think, since the endings sound different.
Catherine & Elizabeth - These are our top two girls' names anyway, but I think they'd make wonderful twin names as well, since they're so classic.
Veronica & Victoria - They're definitely match-y, but distinctive enough that it isn't obnoxious.
Veronica & Miranda - The "ron" and "ran" sounds are similar.
Genevieve and Vivienne - The double "v's" tie them together nicely.
Daphne & Penelope - They're both Greek mythological names that end with "e", but the different amount of syllables in each name keep them from crossing the line into too match-y.
Felicity & Verity - Okay, this is definitely a guilty pleasure pairing that I would NEVER actually use, but I can't help but like it anyway!
Nicholas & William - No real connection, but they're my personal favorite boys' names.
Nicholas & Dominic - Both contain "nic". You'd have to be careful with nicknames, though!
Benjamin & Dominic - Both contain "min", but nicknames wouldn't be a problem with this pairing.
Gabriel & Raphael - Both are archangel names that end with - el. Maybe a tad too match-y, though.
Casper & Balthazar - Traditional names for two of the Three Wise Men.
Alexander & Balthazar - Share a "z" sound.
Catherine & Alexander - Top names for us, and it's kind of cool that they both have historical "Greats".
Catherine & Benjamin - No real connection I can think of, but they just go together, IMO. Love the idea of Ben and Cate!
Catherine & Nathaniel - If you can resist the temptation to call them Cate and Nate, these would be great together. But that would be very hard to do, I think...
Victoria & Nicholas - Again, you'd have to stay away from Vicky and Nicky...but I don't like Vicky anyway. They'd be Tori and Nico.
Veronica & Nicholas - See above for Nicholas & Dominic.
Valentina & Balthazar - Similar first syllables.
Vesper & Casper - Obvious GP pick that I would never use in RL, for a lot of reasons...
Heh, I confess I do like it when twin names match a little. Just as long as it's not too much, like my twin aunts Dianna and Deanna. Ugh!
@mega_muffin : yeah, I also love when twin names match, but not to much. I think I prefer the origin connection. And, your twin aunts are Dianna and Deanna? Really? How they avoid confusion?
My favourite for G/G twins is Zoe and Eva as they both mean life and for B/B twins is Felix and Asher as they both mean happy/lucky. I love that they share a meaning, but it isn't obvious and that the names would go together well even without the shared meaning. I love all of these names singly which just makes it even better. I haven't figured out a G/B combo yet.
I'm not sure what I'd pair with Felix and Asher as middle names but for Eva and Zoe I have:
Zoe Ophelia and
so they both have a beautiful, longer Shakespearean middle name.
This is going to be pretty hard lol.
I have always had an ongoing list of twin names until recently, so I will try at this challenge.
For girls I like Alice and Jane.
For boys I like Isaac and Elijah
For boy/girl twins I like Xander and Mia.
Most of these are more middle names than they are first names. I actually don't mind if twins don't have first names that have a certain connection, but I think that it's adorable if they share somekind of connection in their middle names.
Archibald and Alexander (the first name and the middle name of my favourite actor, Cary Grant)
Charles and Hugo (hands down, the best boy/boy twin set I've ever heard)
Henry and William (James; the novelist and the philosopher)
Frej and Njord (two notable Gods from the Norse mythology)
Bertil and Fredrik (two characters by Astrid Lindgren)
Renly and Illyrio (characters from A Song of Ice and Fire)
Tatiana and Olga (the sisters from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin)
Hera and Juno (wives of Zeus from the Greek and the Roman mythology)
Eleanor and Philippa (my favourite English Queen consorts, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Philippa of Hainault)
Saga and Embla (two notable figures from the Norse mythology)
Hestia and Demeter (sisters from the Greek mythology; the goddess of the hearth and the goddess of harvest)
Katla and Alva (characters from two Astrid Lindgren books; Katla from The Brothers Lionheart and Alva from Madicken)
Hedvig and Elvira (for the legendary Danish tightrope walker, Elvira Madigan, whose real name was Hedvig. Alternatively, Hedvig could be a first name for one twin and Elvira a middle for the other)
Rhaenys and Visenya (the badass sisters of Aegon the Conqueror from A Song of Ice and Fire)
Margaery and Asha (my favourite female characters from A Song of Ice and Fire, Asha could be replaced with Cersei)
Arwen and Eowyn (LOTR characters)
Odile and Odette (the Swan Queen, Odette, and the Black Swan, Odile, from Tchaikovsky's The Swan Lake)
Altair and Vega (couple from Chinese mythology; the cowherd and the Weaver Girl)
William [Adelin] and Matilda (the only legitimate children of Henry I of England, Matilda later became Lady of the English and the first female sovereign of England, though she was never crowned)
Asa and Alexandrina (no real connection other than being two incredibly gorgeous names)
Amaury and Maude (just two incredibly gorgeous names that sound well together)
Helios and Selene (brother and sister from Greek mythology; the sun and the moon)
Osiris and Isis (brother and sister/husband and wife from the Egyptian mythology; the god of afterlife and the goddess of motherhood)
Jojen and Meera (badass brother and sister from A Song of Ice and Fire; aka the Reeds)
Aragorn and Galadriel (LOTR characters)
There are probably several more, but now I've been pondering enough over this.
Ooh. Well my twins are Amity & Fable but if I was to have twins again, then..
Wiley & Truett
Zephyr & Caspian
Cypress & Phoenix
Miller & Crew
Sonnet & Haven
Cosima & Ottilie
Avalon & Reverie
Azure & Clover
Wiley & Lilac
Valor & Sonnet
Truett & Clover
Cypress & Reverie
Maybe. Some of them don't sit right with me but it would probably be something like that!
Twin names are interesting for me because I actually know several sets of twins. I have twin nieces, my boyfriend is a twin, and I have some of my closest family friends are twins. I love the idea of getting to name twins, but the thought of having them scares me a bit haha.
Alistair and Sandrine (both variations of Alexander)
Atticus and Aurelia (it's a bit matchy for my usual taste, but there's something about both names that I just LOVE.)
Holden and Esme (Both Salinger characters)
Callum and Isla (both Scottish)
Etienne and Salome (both French)
Amory and Cecelia (both characters from Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise)
Cillian and Aisling (both Irish)
Rafferty and Madeleine (Madeleine L'Engle, Rafferty is a character in one of her novels)
Gray and Allison (my mom's maiden name is Allison, my grandma's is Gray)
Ellison and Maeve (variations on family names Ellis and Mae)
Rosalind and Lavinia (Both Shakespearean)
Cecelia and Vienna (both names from Fitzgelard stories)
Isaline and Annabel (both French Isaline is a variation of Isabel. I think they sound gorgeous together)
Edith and Austen (Wharton and Jane)
Isla and Yvaine (both Scottish)
Annabel and Evageline (both names from favorite poems)
Aurelia and Rosalind (I just think they sound gorgeous together)
Charlotte and Jane (Bronte and Eyre)
Winter and Noelle
Charlotte and Edith (names of the Liddel sisters whose sister Alice inspired the character of Alice in Wonderland)
Victoria and Sandrine (I just like them together. My aunt was Victoria my boyfriend is Alexander)
Gabrielle and Colette (Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)
Atticus and Holden (two of my favorite literary gems)
Eitenne and Laurent (both French)
Dylan and Rivers (Bob and Cuomo. My boyfriend is a musician. This is HUGE to him)
Gatsby and Amory (From Fitzgerald)
Cillian and Rafferty (both Irish)
Eliot and Auden (favorite poets)
Silas and Rhys (I just like the way they sound together)
Charles and Oliver (As You Like It)
Alisdair and Malcolm (Scottish)
Gray and Ellis (family names)
Long story short I'm a lit geek in a long term relationship with a musician. And my heritage is entire Irish/Scottish and French haha.