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June 1st, 2012 07:25 PM #36Senior Member
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I don't mind twin names that are a bit match-y, but I agree with what others have posted- Addison and Anniston are very similar, similar enough to where there might be confusion. I really like the name Addison and think Addie/Addy is a really cute nn. Anniston has never been my style, mostly because of the celebrity connection. This is just my opinion, though. In all honesty, there are several names on my "favorites list" that I'm pretty sure wouldn't be popular with the nameberry community. I really believe that if you truly love a name and can sincerely envision your child having that name as a baby, child, teenager, and adult, you should use it.
In the event that you want to reconsider Anniston, here are some names that I think go well with Addison (no reason why...they just seem to match):
ETA: I forgot to say- If you do decide to use Addison and Anniston, IMO you should stick with the typical spelling.
June 1st, 2012 07:26 PM #38Senior Member
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June 1st, 2012 07:40 PM #40Senior Member
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I'm here to offer constructive criticism that I hope will be helpful to you.
I'm a college professor and recently had identical twins in one of my classes named Emily and Amelia. They always sat together and often wore very similar outfits. I could never tell the apart except on paper (their writing styles were quite different). To be honest, it absolutely drove me crazy, and I would constantly wonder to myself what kinds of parents would give identical twins matching names like that. I mentioned them to a colleague once, and it turned out she also had them in class and thought the same thing.
So the point is that while you may be a fan of similar names for twins, many people will not be, and it may in fact cause them problems later in life. Consider how their names will affect their experiences as they grow up. Clearly, you have some reservations about using these names, as you have asked about alternative spellings to differentiate them.
Finally, if you are intent on using the names you've chosen, I would absolutely use the conventional spellings for all the reasons people have already stated.
June 1st, 2012 07:40 PM #42
Aurora, Amaya and Alana are all lovely names, and I could see any combination of them being twins with no issues. If you're looking for suggestions, what about these (lots are similar, I've included variations etc. The ones in bold are the ones I think you'll like best)-
Ainsleyolivia, nineteen, filmmaker & future mama / i live in england with a fluffy black cat, shura! much love and i are waiting for you;
Emmett Oberon / Wilfred Leander / Wilbur Jack / Alec Emmanuel
Pehr Nicholas / Cedric Dylan / Virgil Ossian / Robin Ingmar
Rosemary Beatrix ''Rosabee''
Rosemary Oona / Annabel Briar / Sibyl Damaris / Alba Madeline
Iseabail Honey / Fenella Thomasin / Jemima Eilidh / Raphaela Maude
*favourites rotate often; see my extensive lists here.
June 1st, 2012 07:49 PM #44Senior Member
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