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  1. #1
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    Twin girl names for sister Dottie

    Hi everyone. I recently discovered this site and am so impressed! I wish I had discovered it several years ago when naming my first daughter! You seem to give really sound advice and have a great grasp on names.

    My husband and I are having twin girls towards the end of the year. We have a 2 1/2 year old daughter Dorothy Violet. We call her Dorothy or Dottie most of the time. Both Dorothy and Violet are family names, but they would have been our style anyways.

    We are looking for two names that have a similar feeling to Dorothy. Classic and a little old fashioned, but with multiple nicknames. We have also considered calling Dorothy: Dot, Dora or Dorie. We love her middle name Violet and I love calling her my little Violet. I would like for the younger daughters to also have a flower name as a middle.

    As far as first names go, we are considering

    Matilda (Mattie or Tillie)
    Harriet (Hattie)
    Penelope (Poppy or Penny)
    Adelaide (Addie)
    Margaret (Maggie or Daisy)
    Eleanor (Ellie or Nora)

    middle names:
    Rose
    Lavender
    Lilac
    Iris
    Poppy
    Petunia
    Daisy

    We would love additional suggestions and are open to all comments. Please help us name our baby girls! Thank you

  2. #3
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    Re: Twin girl names for sister Dottie

    My sister just pointed out that Matilda and Adelaide are both Australian names. Is this a good thing or a bad thing to go with Dorothy?

  3. #5
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    Re: Twin girl names for sister Dottie

    My husband and I are having twin girls towards the end of the year. We have a 2 1/2 year old daughter Dorothy Violet. We call her Dorothy or Dottie most of the time. Both Dorothy and Violet are family names, but they would have been our style anyways.

    - Love Dorothy Violet!

    We are looking for two names that have a similar feeling to Dorothy. Classic and a little old fashioned, but with multiple nicknames. We have also considered calling Dorothy: Dot, Dora or Dorie. We love her middle name Violet and I love calling her my little Violet. I would like for the younger daughters to also have a flower name as a middle.

    As far as first names go, we are considering

    Matilda (Mattie or Tillie) - love
    Harriet (Hattie) - I love Hattie. I think I would love Harriet, but I'm biased because I know a very unpleasant woman named Harriet. Love Henrietta.
    Penelope (Poppy or Penny) - love so much, also Nell and Nellie are nn's.
    Adelaide (Addie) - love
    Margaret (Maggie or Daisy) - love!
    Eleanor (Ellie or Nora) - love, but Ellie is so popular.

    More ideas:
    Amalie nn Millie
    Beatrix
    Camille nn Cammie
    Clementine nn Cleo
    Daphne
    Eloise - nn Lola, Ella, but Ella's popular
    Frances nn Francie
    Ginger, nn for Virginia
    Imogen nn Immy
    Jessamyn
    Luella - nn Lulu
    Mavis nn Maeve
    Millicent nn Millie
    Opal
    Ottilie nn Tillie
    Rose
    Sylvie
    Tessa
    Willa

    middle names:
    Rose - popular
    Lavender - cute
    Lilac - love
    Iris - especially love
    Poppy - love
    Petunia - This seems kind of over the top.
    Daisy - love

    More middles:
    Bee
    Camille
    Fern
    Fleur
    Flora
    Ivy
    Olive
    Posey
    Tansy - sounds like a flower
    Tulip
    Willow
    Zinnia

    - Unless you live in Australia, most people don't realize that Matilda and Adelaide are Australian names.

  4. #7
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    Re: Twin girl names for sister Dottie

    I love the name Dorothy, and I can't even begin to tell you how much I love Dorothy Violet! How pretty! :-)

    Matilda (Mattie or Tillie): I think this is darling, and very sweet with Dorothy. :-)
    Harriet (Hattie): I love Hattie, but guess I'm more of a Henrietta person. I think it's perfect with Dorothy, though!
    Penelope (Poppy or Penny): I love Penelope, nn Poppy, but to me, it feels more modern than Dorothy.
    Adelaide (Addie): Very pretty...
    Margaret (Maggie or Daisy): I love this, and the Maisie nickname, too.
    Eleanor (Ellie or Nora): I really love Eleanor, but because it's popular and close to the popular Ella, it doesn't feel as old as Dorothy to me.

    Some more you may like with Dorothy:

    Augusta
    Beatrice/Beatrix
    Cordelia (wait...it's pretty close to Dorothy...)
    Evangeline
    Eleanora (it feels older to me than Eleanor)
    Estelle
    Frances
    Henrietta (nn Hattie or Etta)
    Imogen
    Hazel (no cute nicknames...)
    Olive (nn Ollie or Liv)
    Mabel (nn Maisie, Mae, or Belle)
    Ramona (nn Romy or Ray)
    Winifred

    middle names:
    Rose: I love Rose as a first name, but it's the #1 middle name for girls now...

    Lavender: pretty...

    Lilac: I love this!

    Iris: Love

    Poppy: Love

    Petunia: I prefer your other choices...

    Daisy: Pretty!

    Some more you may like:

    Calla
    Delphine
    Juniper
    Marigold


    I love your style, and can't wait to see what you name your baby girls!

    Good luck! :-)

    Edit: I just saw your comment about Matilda and Adelaide, and to me, the Australian theme is apparent, and I'm in the U.S.. I personally wouldn't pair them together, but if the theme doesn't bother you, I think that's what matters. :-) Good luck!

  5. #9
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    Re: Twin girl names for sister Dottie

    Thank you Susan.

    We are not crazy about Henrietta for the same reason you are biased against Harriet!

    Penelope (Poppy or Penny) I forgot that Nellie is a nn for Penelope! Like it
    Adelaide (Addie)
    Margaret (Maggie or Daisy)
    Eleanor (Ellie or Nora) Nellie is also a nn right?

    Beatrix - nn Trixie? maybe.
    Clementine nn Cleo - I like Clementine. Are there any other nns?
    Frances nn Francie - maybe
    Opal - prefer Pearl
    Rose - love
    Tessa - love
    Willa - love, but need a longer name for her.

    middle names:
    Rose - popular
    Lavender - cute
    Lilac - love
    Iris - especially love
    Poppy - love
    Daisy - love

    Fern
    Fleur
    Flora - prefer Florence
    Ivy
    Olive
    Tulip
    Willow

    Have you ever heard of Adelaide's getting picked on because of the "laid" part? My husband is playing devil's advocate right now and posed that question.

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