Honestly? Apollo & Rafael make me joyous but none of the others do. And Blaze & Alexis bother me. If I had twins and named one Apollo, I'd name the other Blaise (as in Pascal & St. Blaise) And Rafael & Francis, nn Rafe & Frank (ooh, I've been looking for a middle name for Rafael for myself! ) would have been divine. Give Alex half a name and Alexis one that sounds like a luxury vehicle just doesn't strike me as a very nice thing to do, to either of them. Alexander and Portia would be my way of naming in their pattern. Portia still sounds like a car but has Shakesperian roots, much nicer than Alexis is the long run and very not sound matchy with Alexander. Apollo & Blaze's middles don't even bother me, they're middles, and if you're going to use something bizarre, that's where it belongs I say. :) These are okay but they could have been so much better!
Ha ha, I guess I meant "joy" not from individual names, but from how the names work (or don't work) together. They did make me chuckle when I saw them...but I wouldn't want them for my twins either!
Then mirth would have been a better word for you! :D (Amazing how one word changes the tone, hmm?) (laughing here, don't think I'm angry or anything!)
They really did have the potential to be stellar, didn't they?
Ooh, mirth would have been a better word to use! (Always reminds me of Wayne's World with their Mirth-Mobile) Good call. :)
Sophia, have you taken a gander at SSA's top twin list?
# 88 is all I could bring myself to use for boys on that list and there's not a single girl pair I would even want to completely entertain. It makes me think the masses are lacking in imagination. Which doesn't surprise me considering how the schools try to beat it out of us anymore. Makes me wanna cry, it does.
A lot of people like matchy, similar names for twins. Two versions of the same nickname really doesn't surprise me anymore.
Meggy and Megan? So they give one child a full name and the other a diminutive of her sister's? What's she going to think about her identity as a shadow of her sister? Poor Meggy. Maybe she can go by Margaret as a nickname, because Megan comes from Margaret. I know identical twins Matt and Mark, and nearly identical sisters Megan and Melissa. My twins are Elizabeth and Elliot, but Elizabeth goes by Lizzie, so the names aren't so close.Quote:
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Thanks for that link Lola. I have a severe allergy to matching twin names, and I didn't realize how common they are still. Oy...
Realpraise, I completely agree with you. It's almost like the parents didn't deem their twins worthy of two separate identities and made them share one instead. I don't want to come off too strong here, I'm sure no parent would intentionally do that, but I can't help but get that impression. And even on a practical level, what happens if someone calls the name Meg? Or if someone who only knows Megan starts calling her Meggy?
Props to you both for giving your twins nice and distinctive names!!
I like matching twins, to an extent.
For instance, I have Isaac and Isla, Beatrice and Benjamin, Judah and Jonas, Linnea and Liora all on my small list of possible twin names. But, I don't like rhyming names: Misty and Kristy (I know twins named this). Or versions of the same name: Michael and Michelle.
oh, and Megan and Meggy is just sad.