Twin Names: The Best and The Worst

We wrote this week in our new column in the online edition of UsMagazine about Max and Emme, the names of JLo and Marc Anthony‘s twins.

Max and Emme, who turned two on Monday, may not have the most original names on the block, but they’re compatible and make a fine twin set.

Funny that the most popular twin names in the U.S. are still what we’d call too matchy-matchy, with the same first initial and separated by only a letter or two: Taylor and Tyler, for example, or Ethan and Evan.

On the other hand, you wouldn’t want to give your twins names that seemed as if they came from different planets.Β  A pair like Kaylee and Eleanor sound like a cheerleader and a valedictorian, while Theodore and Logan might have been born centuries rather than mere minutes apart.

Since choosing twin names is among the most baffling tasks for parents, and present one of the most fun challenges on our message boards, we thought we’d make this the topic of our next group-produced blog.

What’s the best set of twin names you’ve ever heard — or that you can dream of — and what’s so great about it?

And what’s the worst?Β  Over to you….

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spotlightstarlit Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 1:07 am

I love twins! I want a twin set or two or ten, just to name them! πŸ™‚

I love-

Benjamin and Jasper- solid, strong and handsome names without over pumping the testosterone

Evangeline and Tilly- they both seem re-invented and whimsy-sweet!

Aurora and Aurielle- similar sounds, different endings, both princesses, but they click

Ireland Elizabeth and Fallon Olivia- I love the fn mn twin set here. These girls are strong, femme, but lovable!

So there you go! Great idea to make it a mass-blog!

Kayt Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 1:54 am

I went to school with an Audrey and Aubree. Hated that set. In high school, Wyatt and Cindi (not Cynthia, just Cindi) were a grade above me, and I’m in my mid twenties. Kindergarten had Genny and Levi, or Genesis and Leviticus. I babysat for Braylee and Kaylynn. The nicest set I knew was Keven and Kaitlen, I guess. Also had Heather and Lindsay in my math class. I haven’t really met any awesomely named twin sets.

If I had twins, they would be Gideon and Caroline, Gideon and Simon, or Caroline and Daphne.

Rose Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 2:44 am

I was friends with twin girls named Christine and Shannon when I was little. I couldn’t tell them apart so at the beginning of each day I’d ask one of them who she was and then remember what she was wearing.

I guess triplets don’t count, but I know a set of triplets named Katie, Nikki, and Alan.

Holly Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 2:46 am

i have twin step sisters name alison and casey and i knew twins name kelsey and kasey, adam and jake, and isabel and milo

Keiley Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 2:52 am

I’d like to think that my twins (coming soon :p) are lovely named!

Magnolia and Iris πŸ™‚

Saranel Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 3:07 am

My dad and his twin are Donald and Douglas (mid fifties). In high school they had another set of twins a year behind them with the same names. I knew a Hank and Bryce through school but the coolest set I knew were named Jedidiah and Zebulon.

icious Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 3:50 am

I knew triplets Brad, Chas, and Grant, now adults. I think the assonance in those is an interesting way to link the names without making them overtly rhyme-y.

anonymous Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 3:53 am

i knew a Trisha and Trista when i was growing up, and I’m in my early twenties.

disa_lan Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 4:10 am

My grandma had a twin. She is Jessie and her twin was James (he passed away very young) I heard they called him Buddy. She also has twin brothers Wesley and Lesley. I’ve heard of little Zach and Zoe. I like twins names that dont’ match like the ones I’ve listed.
Twins I think would be nice –
Lydia and Evelyn or Lydia and Audrey
Ruby and Iris
Sebastian and Julian – hmmm “ian” ending though.
Julian and Gabriel
Zeke and Oscar
I’ve heard so many nice twin names in the forums. I’ll definitely know where to come if twins are in my future.

Edie Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 4:11 am

I has twins in my second grade class called Tiana and Liana, yuck. Then there was 2 different families I knew growing up with 2 sets of twins; Ryan and Elliott, Grace and Emily, Courtney and Rachelle, Melissa and James.

Tenley-C Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 4:42 am

I’m having twin boys and my husband and I are thinking about naming them Damianus and Olivarius. Damian and Oliver for nick names. What do you guys think?

ahappyrobot Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 4:56 am

Ah, twins. Some twins I know with great name pairs:
Aidan and Kiernan (born in the early 80s!)
Carly and Brooke
Andrea and Brooke
Dane and Chad
Emily and Alex

And others that aren’t as good:
Nathan and Nathaniel (yes, really)
Katelyn and Kathryn (again- yes, really)
Denise and Sherice
Rocky and Rory

Emma (deliverysurprise) Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 5:02 am

I have twins. Making sure their names go together was very important – they are always talked about as a pair.

We had decided to name them Nathaniel and Theodore (Nate and Theo) but, stupidly, we shared these names and the negative body language, comments, did put us off,despite my insisting with every ‘Theodore??’ that it wouldn’t!

My beautiful boys became Oscar Matthew and Fintan James (Oz and Finn) at 29 weeks but we told no-one!

The worst set of names i have ever heard is Jason and Mason on a forum like this – can you imagine if these boys were identical?! All they have distinguishing them is a solitary initial!! Not my style at all!

Our close twin group:

Oscar and Fintan (Oz & Finn)
Monty and Finn
Alfie and Oscar, Lenny and Frieda (same family – 2 sets!!)
Dominick and Corin
Benjamin and Elizabeth (Ben and Libby)
Joseph and Edward (Joe and Ed)

I think all these pairings are very well balanced, and as you’ll notice, no Jason’s and Mason’s in sight!

LyndsayJenness Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 5:17 am

There were twins in my grade named Annabel and Araceli, they STILL match their outfits every day, and we are 24.

Elizabeth Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 7:22 am

My name is Elizabeth Anne and my twin was Rebekah Sue. We were going to be Becky Sue and Beth Anne.

Elizabeth Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 7:34 am

If I had twin girls I like them to be Phoebe and Nora. I know twins named Jenny (full name) and Jeannie. I think those are way to similar. However the absolute worst is Heaven and Nevaeh.

Nicola Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 7:39 am

My mother is named Ann, and her twin is named David, which isn’t that bad, though she was actually supposed to be Diann. That got nixed in the bud by my grandfather.

However, my mother’s twin had twins–identical girls–and they are named Carmen and Melissa.

I have to admit, I don’t really like matching twin names, and would opt to give twins (if I have them) completely different names.

Julia Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 7:59 am

I went to school with twin girls called Hope and Faith. They always said how much they hated their names.

LucyJane Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 8:00 am

If I had twins today;
Camden Julius and Owen Patrick

Serafina Rose and Sebastian Oliver

Serafina Rose and Lillian Giada

Gigi Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 8:08 am

I’m friends with twin brothers named Chris and Pat
I’m pretty sure their full names are Christopher and Patrick. I think these are solid names. I have a friend who has twins and they are named Savannah and Shelbi. I don’t care for these names at all.

Jas Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 8:13 am

I know little girls called Hannah and Cassia which I think are lovely together or seperatily.

Patricia Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 8:16 am

My twin grandsons are James and Andrew. Early in the pregnancy their mother had James in mind if the baby was a boy. When it turned out that she was having 2 boys, she immediately thought of Jacob for the second twin. I discouraged that because James and Jacob come from the same source. So she decided on Andrew instead. I thought that was a good choice because both James and Andrew are traditional, classic names. Only later did I realize that both names also are Biblical, New Testament, two of Jesus’ disciples. I really like the names for our twins because they don’t begin with the same letter, yet sound well together and have an historic/Biblical compatibility. Also, even though the boys are fraternal twins and don’t look that much alike, their teachers and others often say they have trouble telling them apart at first. I think if they had been called James and Jacob that would have just added to the confusion.

Becca Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 9:11 am

My twin and I are Joshua Andrew and Rebecca Lafon. We’re known as Josh and Becca. We have two sets of twin cousins:

Hannah and Jordan (girl/boy)
Briley and Colby (girl/boy)

Some twins I know:

Craig & Kyle
Ross & Reid
Hillary & Hailey
Anna & Bridget
Dustin & Stetson (I don’t think these two flow together)
Christopher & Brooke

If I had twins I would name them:

Anastasia Rachael & Scarlett Savannah

Rebel Joshua & Anastasia Rachael

Rebel Joshua & Hunter Troy

MPC Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 9:19 am

I don’t know any twins with particularly horrible names. Actually, I don’t know too many twins at all! Here are the ones I have known:

Christine & Bethany (I love this combo– I also love that they go by Chris & Beth)
Alexis & Francesca (not my cup of tea, but I think they work well together)
Bradley & Sara (boring, but they get the job done)
Wasel & Wael (too close for comfort, in my opinion)

I think Margaret & Theodore would be a good twin set, especially with the nickname potential: Ted & Daisy, Margie & Theo, the list goes on…

Beth Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 9:21 am

Maybe I watch too much Kiddie TV, but I just can’t get past the fact that Max and Emme are the names of the kdis on “Dragon Tales” do you think J Lo watches that show too?

dancer4life Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 9:51 am

I have friends that are twins named Elizabeth and Katherine and they go by Katie and Lizzie. I think that these names go well together, but they are a bit overused. I also have second cousins named Jake and Luke, which is a little too matchy for me. There are twins in first grade at my school named Grace and Gabrielle and I like that combination.

emrasmus Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 10:14 am

I went to school with twins Samantha and Cynthia…and in the class I tutor in (2nd grade) there are twins Kate and Jane…I like Kate + Jane plenty more than Samantha and Cynthia…

When I was talking to my friend about names, she said she wants twin boys, named Damen and Damien (!!!!) I told her if she did that, we would cease to be friends. She’s “changing” them, especially after I told her WHY she should never, ever do that.

Reebs Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 10:21 am

I had great high school fraternal twin friends who were named Adrienne and Heather, which I thought was a nice combo. High school acquaintance identical twins were named Amy and Becky, not great, but not terrible.

My mother-in-law is named Pam and her identical twin is Ann. That’s a bit too close for comfort for me, but they sort of fit their personalities.

The worst I’ve heard is Merry and Terry – identical girls. The mother apparently wanted to make sure the names matched, so that’s why Merry’s name is “Merry” and not “Mary”. Yuck.

Heather Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 10:24 am

My Dad knew twins named Ronnie and Donnie (yuck!). I do not like names that rhyme or start with the same letter for twins. I grew up with a twins named Matthew and David, which I always thought was nice together.

Kimberly Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 10:46 am

I knew twins girls named Avery and Emily and always loved the “A” and “E” combination.

Kathy Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 10:46 am

My favorite twin names are girls I went to HS with (now in their late 30’s): Anne and Elizabeth. Simple, classic, royal. The matchy-matchy names are not for me!

liz22 Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 10:50 am

I’ve known two sets of twin girls around my ages (so born in the mid to late 80s) called Danielle and Michelle. These are so bad!

My favourite twin set I’ve known is Sarah and Rebecca. They’re both classic, Biblical names, and go so well together, without being matchy. I hate matchy twin and sibling sets, so if I had twins they wouldn’t be similar in anything by style (ie. they would both be classics).

Sarah Jane Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 10:59 am

I’ve always secretly wished for twin boys.
Leo & Sam (Leo James & Samuel Rhys)

Alas, twins don’t run on either side, so its a long shot! πŸ™‚

Andrea Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 11:02 am

I’ve known a lot of traditionally named twins or multiple sets with the same initials or rhyming.

Twin sets I’ve interviewed:
Mackenzie and McKayla
Sarah and Ryan
Jane and Anne
Hailey and Kaylee

I was in school with several sets:
Jane and Joan
Blake and Blaine
Sandra and Sheila
Karolyn and Kristen
Christie and Carrie

There was a quad set born here a number of years ago named for the four elements. Mariah, Aurora, Orion and another boy whose name I no longer remember. They were the most clever of the names I’ve heard over the years. Mariah represented wind because of the song “They call the wind Mariah.”

Michelle Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 11:03 am

I have ten year old twin cousins named Taylor Maytal and Alexa Orly. Everyone tried to talk my aunt out of using the name Taylor for a girl, but it suits it her personality perfectly. The girls’ middle names are also their Hebrew names, which I think are so pretty: Maytal means “dewdrop” and Orly means “you are my light.”

I went to school with twins named Laura and Aubrey (a girl and a boy), and in the grade above me there were identical twins named Eric and Matthew.

Meredith Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 11:08 am

Timely post! I just found out I was having twins yesterday. I am dreaming of a little Harrison and Eliza or Eliza and Greer. Who knows what I will do if it’s 2 boys??

lems Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 11:11 am

Worst named twins? Surname: Jewel. Names? Tiffany and Tiara.

Real, and really tacky.

susan Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 11:28 am

I knew twin girls in high school named Lisa and Teresa. I didn’t like the way their names rhymed. Another family I knew had two sets of boy/girl twins. The first set was Laura and Russell. The second set was Matthew and Catherine. All four names were tasteful and went together, I think.

stephanie_elizabeth Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 11:49 am

I went to middle school with twins named Serena and Kalena, which is yuck. I like Serena, but Kalena is just,well, yuck.

Our neighbors have twin grandsons named Russell and Trevor. A little country, but it works for them.

There also were two sets of twins born at our church recently. I do not like them (Sam-I-am). They are:
Kylie and Katie
Isabelle and Elizabeth

If I had twins they would be: Cordelia and Susannah, Theodore and Edward, or Susannah and Edward.

kms303 Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I know:
Chandler and Chelsea (and their last name starts with a C, too)
Madison (Maddie) and Alyssa
Ryan and Michael, Paul and Robert (2 sets of twins in the same family)
Casey and Caitlin
Alana and Andrew
Marielle and Rachael
Alexei and Gerald (two boys)

vikki Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I’ve known a few sets of twins in my life…

Micki and Vicki (My mom’s first cousins. Vicki died at birth in the 1960s. )

Lauren and Harris (Micki’s children. I liked the name set because they sound equally formal)

Nell and Dale (both women. my mom’s cousins. too matchy matchy for me)

Marvis and Jarvis (I worked with Marvis. Way too matchy matchy)

Johnny and James (common names but a good set with the J sound)

Sarah Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

The worst twins names I’ve ever heard was Dawn and Don.

Mimi Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Growing up I knew twin girls named Lorie and Larie. I secretly thought their parents should go to jail for lack of any trying at all.

Mary Beth Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

A friend of mine worked with twins named Robert and Bobby!

JLyn Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

My twin and I are Rodger and Jill. Defintely not a match. We were a surprise (pre-ultrasound days) so my parents just went with the names that were already picked out.

Worst–friends I knew growing up–Shelly and Kelly.

I have met a few baby Ellas so I have now decided that I like Ellah and Halle for twin girls!

Novalina88 Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

I know a Don & Donna, Luke & Jessica, Kayden & Hudson, Nicolas (Nick) & Mallory, Sara & Leila, Sarah & Anna… Those are all the ones I can think of now!!

Meg08 Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

My younger twin brothers are Brett and Bradley. Not sure what my parents were thinking. They are identical and it caused a lot of confusion. They look less alike now which helps. Plus they live in different states and the clumsy one has scars that distinguish him from his twin πŸ™‚

Emily Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I really want twins! A few sets of twins I know are:

Jackie and Hailey
Jackie and Christie
David and Jonathon
Ari and Jason

If I had twins, they would be:
Alma and Violet
Alma and Ethan
August and Ethan

Saranel Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

I always thought if I had twins they would be
Sophia Elizabeth &
Chloe Isabella

I like that they share an o and the middle names come from the same root. Plus my mn is Elizabeth and my cousins daughter born on my 12th birthday is Isobel. Will never work though. No matter how many Sophies and Sophias my dh meets, Sophia will always be the old lady for the golden girls.

Rebecca E. Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

My mom’s older sisters are twins and there names are Rosamund nn. Ros and Vanessa nn. Vicky, which are not my favorite names, but I feel like they work well together. My cousin also has twin girls named Jessica and Ashley. Again, not my favorites, but they work. I know a set of twins named Maria and Grace as well as a set named Allison and Samantha.

Rosy Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

I know twins named Paloma and Clio– I think both names are lovely, and are great as a twinset!

JNE Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Well, the worst named twins I’ve known (these are children of the 70s) are: Sandy and Sandra.

Other 70s twins:
Samantha and Jennifer
Kathleen and Mark
Joshua and Judd

A pair of naughties twins:
Madeline and Kevin

None of the rest of the pairs are great, nor do they make for awful.

Hmmm, twins, eh? Well, girls, I’d pick:

Eleanor Ivy and Beatrix Fern (or either of those paired with Imogen Lily)

For something a bit more ethereal sounding:
Daphne and Ione

Frankly, those are just my most favorite girl names with a ‘themed’ middle, which I find more acceptable, if still a bit matchy! I think they all have a similar feel.

Boys? Huh! I had a hard enough time deciding on ONE boy name for my son. But, naming someone else’s twins, I’d suggest:

George and Charles
Edward and Theodore (yes, the nns could be matchy on this one, which might be too much! But you could use Theo.)
Malcolm and Walter

Boy/girl twinset? Probably I’d use the names I have named my non-twin son and daughter (Imogen and Oliver). Others I like include the above names:

Beatrix and Charles
Eleanor and George

I guess I think it is nice to have a similar ‘feel’ to names, but matching them in some more obvious fashion is completely unnecessary (but could be fun if done in a less confusing manner than some of the “bad” examples I’ve read in these comments). If you make the names similar but not the same, I fear as a parent that it will be impossible not to tongue tie oneself when trying to get the right name. When you’ve got basically the same name Don and Dawn, you get out of that problem, but where’s the fun in picking one name and spelling it two ways? (And more to the point, these are two individual people, sure they have a cool, close connection, but their names don’t have to be like that! I think most twins at some point wish to be individuals and if they don’t, they can always dress alike.)

Courtney W. Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Worst named twin award goes to….(drum roll please)
TESSA & CONTESSA! To me this is essentially naming them the same name. Hopefully, Contessa went by “Connie” for short to avoid confusion.

Other twins I’ve known…
Madison (b) & Monique/ 1st cousins

Bryahna & Matthew/ 1st cousins (They go by their middle names Lucy & Isaiah to their maternal family & Bree & Matt to their paternal family)

Kiley & Kiera/ nieces

Janna & Jauna

Charles & Donald (Charlie & Don)

Eric & Derek

Katherine & Elizabeth/schoolmates (Kathy & Liz)

Mary Teresa & Teresa Mary (Mary & Teri)

Heather & Hillary

Shane & Delaney

Cody & Starr (both boys)

Jason & Tanya

Joshua & Jodie

Jamie & Jodie

Trevor & Travis

Rodney & Rhonda

Cameron & Kyle

Cory & Leslie

Stephanie Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I had a Nicolette and Kendra at the girl scout camp I was working at one summer in college (just a few years ago). I felt like they didn’t quite mesh.

But, just the other day I decided on an amazing twin set that I might just use if I ever have twins (but they don’t really run in my family so I probably won’t πŸ™ ):

Anastasia and Amarantha

both come from ancient Greek words/names. both have essentially the same meaning (Anastasia meaning resurrection, Amarantha meaning deathless). Both start and end with A and have tons of beautiful feminine syllables and both were popular in the mroe romantic eras of days gone by.

So yeah, those would be my twin girls if I ever have them. No stealing!

spamwich Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I know twins:

Andrew and Adam
Taylor and Hailey
Kimberly and Susan
Jennifer and Jessica
Abby and Bert
Ian and Zachary (my favorites)

I work in social services and there is almost an urban legend about one mother who named her twins Cain and Abel. Poor kids…

Thalia M Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I’ll bet I can top everyone. I went to middle school with twin girls named Stephanie and Dephanie. Isn’t that the worst? Don’t you imagine that poor Dephanie always felt second-best in everything?

I also stood behind a girl at the registrar’s office in college. She has having a problem because her records were confused with her twin sister’s. Their names? Tonya & Tanya.

Also, I worked with a guy named Roy who had a brother named Troy! They weren’t twins though, but still. What were their parents thinking?

alice-eliza Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I know 4 sets of twins my age:
Jonny & Matty (Jonathan & Matthew)
Rose & Peter
Luke & James
Charlie & Madeline

I think they’re all nice names and go well together. If I had twin girls, at the moment I’d call them Thalia & Evelina, i love those names! πŸ˜€

Annie Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Some Twins I Know:

Jennifer & Katherine, they go by Jenny and Katie.
Kelsey & Jonathan
Jacob & Hunter
Justice & Robert – umm…
Leah & Luke – I actually like this same initial one.

I know I know more, but I can’t think of them.

Smurphy12 Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I really liked the combo of Dotsmoms twins:

Matilda and Eloise! Matilda Adelaide and Eloise Charlotte were just perfect! Good job Dotsmom! πŸ™‚

Abby@AppellationMountain Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

If we had twin daughters, they’d be Rosemary and Helena – Romy and Laney.

If we had twin sons, well … we have no more boys’ names, so they’d have to be A and B.

The best twin set I know is Audrey and Lydia, two of Clio’s (super cute) classmates.

Patricia Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

For those who “really, really” want twins, I can think of two ways to accomplish this:
1. Have LOTS of kids. πŸ˜‰ I’ve read that women who’ve had several children, especially close together, will have more hormones of some sort in their bodies which may cause them to double ovulate. (As in the Duggars…. and cousins of my husband whose 9th and 10th children — their last — are boy/girl twins.)
2. And of course, multiples are far more common with invitro than among the general population.

But remember that twin pregnancies have more risk: more than just a single child pregnancy x 2.

I researched this when my daughter was carrying twins. As she was adopted, we don’t know if double ovulating ran in her maternal birth family or what other factors may have caused her to have fraternal twins. We’re just very happy that she was able to carry the boys at 35 weeks and that they were born healthy, after dealing with incompetent cervix and gestational diabetes during the pregnancy.

Pamela Redmond Satran Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

These are all AMAZING. Stephanie and Dephanie? Poor Dephanie got way worse than second best. And Tanya and Tonya — why didn’t they just hang up a sign that said, “I wish there were only one of you”? Keep them coming!

Patricia Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Forgot to ad that our cousins’ twins are Rebecca “Becky” and Benjamin “Ben”.

Sarah Lu Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

I know twins named:
[girls] Peyton & Mackenzie.
They are both very trendy but they suit the girls.

[boys] Bailey & Cole.
I love both names and I think it’s a great combination.

British American Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Beth – the Max & Emme ‘Dragon Tales’ thing amuses me too.

Twins I know of:

Mario & Andreas (1980s UK)
Rowena & Catreena (1980s UK)
(I’ve probably got the spelling wrong on Catreena.)

Abigail & Lindsey (Abby & Lindsey) (2000s USA)
James & Evelyn (2000s USA)
Kieran & Clover (2000s USA)
Gavin & Mason (2000s USA)

~~~~~

I used to like ‘Noah & Jonah’ for twin names, but that does seem a bit matchy and Noah became pretty popular.

I like twin names with the same number of syllables, the same style and different initials. Maybe the middle name could be more matchy in theme – like Ruby & Violet or Lily & Daisy. My daughter is Rose and she has a friend called Pearl – I think Rose & Pearl would be a sweet twin set. I do have boy-girl twin names I like, but I’m not telling. πŸ˜›

Emily Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

My friend told me about a set of triplets named Thunder (m), Lightning (m), and Mackenzie (f). Talk about names not matching! The worst twin names I’ve heard of:

Mason and Jason
Christian and Christopher
Jayden and Jaylen–ugh!
Makayla and Mackenzie
Jayda and Jayden–awful!
Heaven and Nevaeh–ppor kids.

If I had twin boys, they would be Elliott Harrison and Vincent Michael. Not sure about the girls–we’re still working on finding a girl’s name we like!

Laura Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Wow – everyone knows so many twins. I’ve only got Edward & Eleanor, and Ethan & Emily in my sphere. I think both pairs work nicely in style and tone, though I personally would not give twins names that begin with the same letter.

Of course, I say that now. I named my daughter Sophie and my dog Skippy, thus officially becoming a crazy “S” person and requiring that I banish S names for any future child or pet. (In my defense, Sophie has my husband’s last name, and Skippy has mine. But I still roll my eyes at myself sometimes.)

If we were ever to have twins, we would treat them as if they were any other sibling set and simply make sure their names fit in sound and style – and I promise neither will start with an S!

Annika Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

I knew a set of twins in school called Tamara and Rebecca which I think is a really nice combo – I guess Rebecca Romijn must have thought so too giving her daughters exactly those middle names (and the imo not so great first names Charlie and Dolly)

lilli23 Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

A few twin sets I know:
Jacob (Jake) and Joshua (Josh)
Melissa (Mellie) and Amanda (Mandy)
John and Sean
Richard and James
Emery and Ellery (yuck!)
Jordan and Blake
Mary and Hailey (the styles are so different!)
Annalise and Annabelle

And then triplets: Benjamin (Ben) Nicholas (Nico) and Sebastian (Sebi)

If I had twins they would be either: Juliet and Eloise, Penelope and Genevieve, Henry and Charles, Theodore and Edward, Juliet and Henry or Eloise and Charles.

Thalia M Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

“My friend told me about a set of triplets named Thunder (m), Lightning (m), and Mackenzie (f). ”

LOL!!! I think that is my favorite so far. Hilarious.

I thought of a few more that I have known over the years. I worked with a woman named Key (her full given name, not a nickname) who had a twin sister named Dawn. That sounds kind of weird, but not obviously horrible until you put them together. She told me they were always known in school as the Donkey (DawnKey) Twins!

Also:

Edwin & Edward (They go by Win & Ward)

and. . . .I know twins named Willie & Waylon!

Rachel Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

I’ve known…
Angela & Francesca (not BAD)
Lauren & Harrison (a little matchy-matchy but one of the better sets I’ve heard)
Hannah & Madeline – Good
Bethani & Melani – TERRIBLE
Nicholas & Emily – Good
Danny & Donny – TERRIBLE

Sets I like:
Fiona Jessamine & Scarlett Lucasta
Emmeline Violet & Susannah Poppy
Henry & Charlotte
Gavin Rhys & Norah Jane

MollyK Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

The worst I have heard is Nicholas and Nicole! Yes, really, I also knew siblings with the same names. I want to shout “Your kids have the same name!” at the parents.
Also knew:
Sherri and Terri
Johnny and Joey (I suspect that they had full names)
Amber and Angela nn Angie

My SIL is one of 7 sisters, with one set of twins. I wish I knew all their names to report but I don’t know any other than Kerry and Ellen.

If we have twin boys DH wants to name them Romulus (sp?) and Remus. He thinks he is so funny. Really though, we disagree on names so much I would have him pick two or three names he likes then I would pick my favorite of those and then I would choose a name that I like that goes well with his name. Then we would each get a name we like and they would go well together. I just hope we never have twins!

Chloe Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

I know twin girls named Naomi and Fiona, and somehow I find this pair amazing! They both fit the same style and sound similar but different at the same time! The only thing I find is that sometimes they are hard to say together and I find myself saying Naoma and Fioni!

JCF Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I have known two different sets of identical twins named Jennifer (Jennie) and Jessica (Jessie).

My dad and his sister (France, 1940s) are Patrice and Patricia (terrible!)

The worst though, is a set of identical twins I went to high school with named Bryan and Ryan. They had the same middle name. I also went to high school with identical triplets named Mindy, Megan, and Melissa. It was impossible to tell them apart, and this made it that much more confusing!

Some of my favorite twin combinations I know:
-Alexander and Benjamin
-Nathan and Andrew
-William and Lauren

LucyJane Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

I just remembered, one of my cousins works in New York City, as a teacher. She had twins in her school…

Ashley and NotAshley

That’s just horrible. Poor kid.

Azure Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

There are non-identical twins in our district named Pink and Purple. Pink always wears something pink and purple always wears something purple (even if it is just a hairclip.)

Born2Teach Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Let’s see, the twin pairs I’ve encountered are:

-Brooke Mae & Kyler Jay (rhyming mn)
-Eli James & Carrie Aldeen
-Sadie & Kirsten (very cute)
-Kristen and Bridgette
-Omer & Eitan
-Kyle & Stephanie
-Liliana & Nayeli (Latina toddlers, beautiful)
-Kathleen & Cassie (alliteration)
-Erik & Erika (realllly bad)

Rosamund Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

A friend named her twin girls Elisa and Edwina. They receive many compliments on their names.
A few of my current favorites for twins are:

Scarlett and Marietta
Ottilie and Penelope

Atticus and Ottilie

Beauregard and Montgomery

araminta Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Some sets I’ve known:
Imogen & Harriet
Emily & Molly (actually triplets, third is James)
Edith & Georgiana nn Edie & Georgie. (Sister is Millicent nn Millie)
Mattea & Rosabel
Phoebe & Hannah
Isabella & Alexandra nn Issy & Ally

sarabeth Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Went to school with twin boys name Christan (pronouced Christ-On) and Christoff. Seriously, what were the parents thinking? We called them On and Off…

Justine Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

I know of twin girls named Melinda and Delinda.

They go by Mindy and Dindy. I only wish I was making that up!

Boston Girl Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Verrrry interrrestink, as Arte Johnson once said on “Laugh-In” (yeah, I’m dating myself…so what? πŸ™‚ ). Off and on since my childhood, I’ve thought it’d be fun to have twins, particularly twin girls.

I haven’t known that many in my time, though. My great-grandfather and his twin sister were named Louis and Bessie; I have twin first cousins named Robert and Roberta (yeah, too matchy-matchy). As kids they were called Robbie and Bobby; Bobby now prefers to be called Bob, but Robbie is still Robbie, since she hates her full name.

In second grade a pair of identical twin boys named Daniel and David were new in my school. I might not remember them, except that I wished I could have the experience of being a new girl. To my everlasting regret, within the year, that wish came true. Should’ve kept my big mouth shut. πŸ™‚

Natalie Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

I only know about four sets of twins:
Kimberley and Leah
Abbie and Jessica
Ryan and Anna
Ryan and Courtney
None of these sets are my style at all.
If I had twins I would name them:
Boy/boy – Archer and Penn
Girl/girl – Daphne and Ivy
Boy/girl – Dexter and Eliza

Smitty Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

I have fraternal twin cousins (girls) named Shannon and Shaine. I don’t mind the first initial and I like both of the names, they fit their personalities.

If I had twins they would be
Kaya and Riley (girls)
Brody (a family name) and Wyatt (boys)
Even though Kaya is feminine and Riley is tomboyish, I like that they both have the y sound, but in different places. My fiance is dead set on naming our daughter Kaya, so I don’t really have a choice in the matter. Actually, we don’t agree on any names and these happen to be the two girls names that we do agree on!

daelily Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Twins I know/grew up with, some worse than others:
Stacey and Lacey
Alicia & Tricia
Brittany & Ashley
Britton & Graham (boys)
Serena & Terena -yikes
Dristyn & Darrian (girls) -names made up at the hospital, would have been Braxton & Bronson if they were boys…
Melanie & Courtney
Janelle & Patrick
Scott & Eric

namedame Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Worst pair: Tristan and Isolde…. Proof that people should probably read the literature before using names from it.

daelily Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Twins I know/grew up with, some worse than others:
Stacey and Lacey
Alicia & Tricia
Brittany & Ashley
Britton & Graham (boys)
Serena & Terena -yikes
Dristyn & Darrian (girls) -names made up at the hospital, would have been Braxton & Bronson if they were boys…
Melanie & Courtney
Janelle & Patrick
Scott & Eric
Riley & Blair (girls)
Abby & Ellie
Ellie & Grace
Coleman & Caden
David & Davine
Clint & Heath
Krystal & Terah
Krystal & Kendra
Carolina & Katherine

Andrea Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I forgot my own twin cousins, Jessica and Justin

Megan and Sean are the younger twin siblings of the Anne and Jane I mentioned.

Hailey, Bailey, Trenton and Brenton were another set of quads whose mom I interviewed. I thought the combination was awful.

And some recent twins in the birth announcements:
Vanessa and Victor
Shahee (boy) and Rony (girl)
Corbyn and Grayson (both boys)
Jayden (boy) and Jenna
Elise and Claire
Sara and Anna
Keegan and Graysen
Danica and Ryan
Lilyana and Zaedyn (boy)
Austin and Hailey
Kaylee and Katelyn
Noah (boy) and Montana (girl)
Isaac and Joshua
Nakona (girl) and Bronson (boy)

British American Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Rosamund, I really like Atticus and Ottilie. πŸ˜€

Rachel Says:

February 26th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

I’ve known twins named:
Shandra & Alonzo
Meredith & Davis
Travis & Taylor
Erin & Erica
Tim & Tom

tracylyn Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 12:08 am

my husband and his twin are named michael and andrew, nn mike and drew, which are VERY popular names (just as much so now as in 1980, i’d wager…), but have a very nice flow, i think.

i also used to babysit twin boys named alexander and elliot, nn alex and eli. love the repeating L sound–coordinated, but not overly matchy.

lemon Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 1:24 am

Hi, Berries!

My identical twin sister and I are Lauren Elyse (me!) and Sarah Price. Our names sound good together, but I wouldn’t say they are the best – Lauren was more trendy when we were named, whereas Sarah is a timeless classic. It could have been way worse, though, as my grandmother wanted me to be named Cara Irene. Yes, that’s right, Sarah and Cara. Thankfully, my mother vetoed that!

Though I believe we are the first recent set of identical twins in the family, my mother’s grandmother, Esther, was a fraternal twin to Lester. Esther and Lester – oh my! My mother also had twin nephews, Gary and Larry. Their siblings were John and Jane. Serious case of no name creativity, right?

If I had twins, I’d like their names to be more similar in style, for sure, but definitely distinct. For girls, I would choose either Emmeline Ruby and Lydia Catherine or Anna Caroline and Margaret “Maggie” Eliza. For boys, I would choose Nathaniel “Nate” James and Henry Oliver – or maybe Henry Oliver and Peter Benjamin. For a mixed set, I would choose Lydia Catherine and Nathaniel James! I like to think these names work well together…

Oh, just to list some twins I know:

IDENTICAL
Rohan and Bayan (B)
Emily and Anna (G)
Lauren and Amber (G)

FRATERNAL
Kirby (G) and Riley (B)
Jennifer and Stephanie (G)
John “Jack” and William “Will” (B)

Take care, everyone!

Lemon πŸ™‚

Alyssa Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 1:30 am

most twins I’ve known have been pretty averagely-named, not too matchy-matchy:

Brooke and Leah
Seth and Sam
Annie and Sarah
Delilah and Porter (these two are newborns!)
Amber and Bethany
Ashley and Natalie
AND: Darlene and Arlene (these two are senior citizens now)

If I had twins at this point in time…

Maxim Jude and Cael Milo

Gloria Jayne and Violette Marie

for boy/girl I would go with either Maxim and Violette or Gloria and Cael.

Honestly these are just names that are already at the top of my list and I don’t think I would pick new names just to match them up better. The type of names I like are enough the same style that I think it would be silly to make sure two boy names were both celtic or two girl names floral, etc. Even twins come out as individuals; I think I would go out of my way to make sure I wasn’t picking names so they would “match”. But that’s just me.

Christina Fonseca Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 1:49 am

Children I know:
Isabella and Caleb
Bianca and Giovanni
Elise and Zachary

Adult Sisters
Elizabeth “Beth” and Rebecca “Becky” – both classics
Meta and Veronica – could 2 names be more different?
Gloria and Goretti
Erin and Mychael
Lucila “Lucy” and Guadalupe “Lupe”

Adult Males:
Julio and Hugo
Randy and Sandy – I just report ’em!
Matthew and Nathan – well matched

Female / Male:
Magdalena and Gerardo
Melissa and Marcus

Triplets:
Vincent, Victoria and Violet (first 2 named after relatives)
Owen, Logan and Ryan (all boys)

Buggins Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 2:22 am

Twin pairs I like/would use:

-Juliana and Isabelle
-Eva and Alana
-Grayson and Porter
-Jack and Noah
-Eva and Jack
-Juliana and Beckett

Kinda cool:
-Aidan and Nadia

-New quads who were: Alessandra, Isabella, Louis, and Nicholas. Thought they were well named.

Twin pairs I know of and dislike:
Ethan and Emma- just way too common, and I don’t like the matching initials

Alexis and Mercedes- ugh.

Robert and Geoffrey- not my style, but not a bad twin pair.

Harrison (Harry) and Lucas (Luke)

Camryn and Joshua- I don’t like one unisex with one clearly male

Charlotte Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 4:11 am

I know of a few, most of them are pretty good name-wise:
Georgina (Gina) and Luke
Mariette and Gabrielle (Marie and Gabby)
Henry and Lillian (Lilly)
Melanie and Samuel (Mel and Sam)
Alexander and Callum
Jessica and Sarah
Douglas and Yvette (Doug and Yvie)
Savannah and Kimberley
Billy and Charlie
Isla and Findlay

But some are hideous:
Kane and Kiahn
Jake and Blake
Lane and Tayte – girls
Neve and Ellys – both girls
Paris and Serenity
Jorja and Tiana
Maya and Chaya

If I had twins, they’d probably be:
– Isadora Liliane and Phoebe Anabelle for girl/girl
– Kiefer Francis and Tobias Jack for boy/boy
– Hania (han-eye-a) Genevieve and Dexter Ciaran for boy/girl.

NTSA Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 4:35 am

Twins I’ve known include:

Allison and Alyssa: No. Just no.

Dayquon and Jayquon: Get out!

Maxim and Michaela: Not too similar, kinda cute.

Cassandra and Cassandre: Sigh…

Meisha-Gaye and Anna-Kaye: The hyphen part was kinda interesting. They usually went by just Meisha and Anna.

Seth and Brianna: These two were pretty cool!

Brett and Zachary: A bit TOO different from each other…

Jayson (R.I.P.) and Jaysy: Kinda ugh, but at least they ran in different social circles, making for less confusion.

Antoine and Andre: Despite the same first and last letter, the different middle sounds made the two names distinct.

Shannon and Siobhan: My fiance’s cousins – common sense says this should be a bad coupling of names, but I do like it for some strange reason…

Abdulrahman and Abdullah: NNs Rahman and Abdul – thank goodness for that!

Kerima and Zenebe: NNs Kim and Zu-Zu – very different from their above brothers!

Since twins runs in my fiance’s family, we may have a pair! If we do, I’m looking at Gareth and Giselle for a boy and a girl… no idea about same-gendered pairs yet!

Katie Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 10:20 am

Okay, so I’m really hoping this is just urban legend… but I do have three unrelated accounts of this twinset who should be teens by now:
Lemonjello and Orangejello
(pronounced le-MON-jel-Lo and or-ON-jel-Lo)

The story is that jello (lemon and orange) was all she could eat while she was pregnant. Seriously.

L Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

The worst I’ve ever seen (Mexican identical preteens, recently), were Edna Larissa and Edna Melissa, daughters of Edna Marisa. It seems quite common here to name twins almost the same name, like Gabriel and Gabriela, or Marcela and Maricela. Also I met a middle-age man who shared the exact complete name of his older brother because their mom strictly followed the calendar of saints (Desiderio).

UrbanAngel Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Twins I’ve come across whose names I remember

Guglethu & Dudulethus (I’m South African & these are Afrinca names)
Angelique & Jacqueline
Renette & I forget te other name
Caleigh & Caitlin
Charne said shar-nay & I can’t remember the brother’s name
Chloe & Jade

If I had BB twins it’d be either
Asher or West (ranked 2nd & 3rd on my list)
or Blaine & Arden

If I had GG twins
Eden & Isla (ranked first & second on my list)
matching girls
Anastasia “Stasia” & Arielle ” Ari”

If I had BG twins
Dylan & Eden (ranked first & first onmy list)
I also think Isla & Blaine is a great sibset

cew1114 Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Some good pairs are . . .

Andrew and Aria- same letter, but they don’t sound the same
Gemma and Theo- both quirky
Clio and Jess- both unusual, but at the same leval
Spring and Lark- both have a different feel to them
Ivie and Faye- Also have a different feel
Ian and Cassidy- sound cute together
Juliet and Delaynie(Delaney)- sound sweet
Analie and Yara- both differant
Jackson and Kate- both unheard
Amelia and Walker- cute!!!!!
Lucas “Luc” and Tobin “Toby”- so differnent and yet so similar

Some bad ones are . . .
Casey and Cassey- waaaaay to close!
Andrew and Andrea- also to close
Aspen and Willow or Aspen and Forest- all tree related things
Faith and Hope- basically the same thing
May and June- eww.

Holly Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

My twin cousins (Irish) are called Ella and Ines, which I think is a nice combination – they go together without being too similar and are such sweet names!

I personally like Eron (boy) and Esmee (girl)…

I read about a pair of twins who were called Fish and Chips … seriously!!!!! I can’t believe any parent would do that!

Holly Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I knew identical twins from india named Radhika and Ridhika.

WAY too similar if you ask me … everybody got so confused!

Alexandra Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

I know two sets of twins:

Sarah and Sabrina
Christian and Julian

both name combinations are waaayyy too matchy imho. I like the names Brangelina picked and Scarlett Johansson’s twin brother is named Hunter, that’s a very interesting combination as well!

If I had to pick two names right now….It would be

Sawyer (boy) & Auden (girl)

It works for two boys and two girls as well….haha

Emmy Jo Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

THE WORST: I went to elementary school with twins named Stephen (pronounced STEFF-in) and Stephan (pronounced steff-ON). Yep, it’s basically the exact same name with the accent on a different syllable.

MOST INTERESTING: I know someone with twin boys named Raiden and Thorin, after the Japanese god of lightening and the Norse god of thunder. I like the idea of giving twins names that are subtly connected in meaning like that.

jacjac Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

here’s some twin sets I know, some I am related to.

Cynthia & Sylvia (my mom is Sylvia)
Patrick & Patricia (uncle, aunt)
Victoria & Vanessa (aunts)
Lindsey & Leah (cousins)
Lydia & Lauren
Madison & Riley (neice, nephew)
Megan & Sarah
Albert & Andrew

Jean Says:

February 27th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

The worst I’ve heard was at a school where I worked. I don’t know how the names were spelled, but they were pronounced Dwayne and D’won.

violetsmom Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 12:10 am

Even though its matchy I think Jade & Jude is a really cool twin set.

I also really like Serena Willow & Keira Autumn. Both first names end in “a” and both have tranquil middle names.

Anonymous Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 2:20 am

The worst twin names?

My cousin’s twins…

Atom and Zero.

I wish I were kidding.

disa_lan Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 3:44 am

“Atom and Zero” Is it sad to say I kind of like them together?

twinkle Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 8:22 am

I, too, love the names that Dotsmom chose for her twins – Matilda and Eloise are perfect together.

I also like to think that the names that we have chosen for our twins are lovely – Dorothea Cecily Pearl and Marigold Imelda Blythe (Dottie and Maggie).

Fraternal twins definitely run in my family – some are :
Adamina (Mina) and Clovis – my siblings
Harry and Cosima – Mina’s children
William and Fenella – my dad and his sister
Prudence (Pru) and Modesty (who goes by her mn, Helen) – my aunts – there was a virtue theme on their side of the family, so they are not just matching because they are twins.

Andrea Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 11:03 am

Ah. I forgot Jasper (boy) and Juniper (girl). They’re preschool age twins belonging to a young couple from this town who relocated to California. I last saw them on the cover of a very crunchy breastfeeding/natural birth magazine that is based in the town where I live. Neo-hippies, suiting the name. Their baby sister is named Medora Apple. They’re very cute little Scandinavian-American blondes.

Andrea Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 11:50 am

I believe Sherry and Sheryl were twins in my dad’s high school graduating class. Really similar twin names still seem to be the norm in this part of the woods. One of my second cousins lost a set of twins who were named Hailey and Bailey or Hailey and Kaylee. I forget which. But Hailey and Kaylee and Hailey and Bailey seem to be quite popular twin combos.

Andrea Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Anyone remember the Internet twins back in 2001? A bungled international private adoption. The twins ended up being named Kiara and Keyara, which I remember thinking was EXACTLY the same name. I suppose they were pronounced differently but you’d have to know that or you’d pronounce the names identically. Awful, awful combination.

Conjoined twins in the news also always interest me, especially the names.

Bangladeshi conjoined twins Krishna and Trishna (girls), separated in Australia last November.
Krista and Tatiana, Canadian conjoined twins who can’t be separated.
Anastasia and Tatiana (nicknamed Ana and Tati), Romanian conjoined twins who can’t be separated.
Erin and Jade (American conjoined twins, separated)
Kendra and Maliyah (American conjoined twins, separated)
Jayden and Joshua (American conjoined twins, separated)
Catherine and Eilish (Irish conjoined twins, separated, but Catherine “Katie” died later.)
Abygail and Madysen (American conjoined twins, separated)
Abbigail and Isabelle (American conjoined twins, separated)
Veena and Vatni (Indian conjoined twins, separated)
Leah and Tabea (German conjoined twins, separated but Tabea died.)
Carl and Clarence (Filipino conjoined twins, separated)
Mohamed and Ahmed (Egyptian conjoined twins, separated)
Lakshmi (Indian girl with parasytic twin, successfully operated on)
Emma and Taylor (American conjoined twins, about to be separated)
Rose and Grace (Maltese conjoined twins, Rose died)
Carmen and Lupita (can’t be separated)
Abigail and Brittany (American conjoined twins, can’t be separated)
Matteo and McHale (American conjoined twins, successfully separated)
Charity and Kathleen (American conjoined twins, successfully separated)
Tiesha and Iesha (American conjoined twins, successfully separated)
Luka and Joseph (Zambian conjoined twins, separated)
Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa (Guatemalan conjoined twins, separated)
Sarah and Abbey (New Zealand twins, separated)
Ganga and Jamuna (Nepal twins, separated)
Alex and Angel (male twins, separated)
Milagros and Ruth (Peruvian conjoined twins, can’t be separated)
Ronnie and Donnie (world’s oldest living conjoined twins, can’t be separated)
Masha and Dasha (Russian conjoined twins, died in 2003 at age 53)
Yvonne and Yvette (American conjoined twins, died in 1992 at age 43)
Ruthie and Verena (American conjoined twins who couldn’t be separated, died at age 7 in 1991)
Ram and Laxman (Indian conjoined twins, separated)
Anjali and Geetanjali (Indian conjoined twins, separated)
Rekha and Surekha (Indian conjoined twins, separated)
Ladan and Laleh (Iranian conjoined twins, died while being separated as adults)

Kim W Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I know a set of twins named Eliza and Naomi. Really perfect, I think!

laura Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I am a pediatrician and took care of a set of twins named ZyiLarry and ZaLarry (guess what Dad’s name was?). They went by “Zyi” and “Za.”

Mary M Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

The best…and possibly worst twin names I’ve ever heard: Cosmo and Lulu.

Madi Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

The twins I’ve met in my life are:
Leigh Anne and Lauren (20s) Too confusable for me.
Katie and Ashlee (teens)
Taylor (girl) and Troy (teens)
Reagan (girl) and Logan (boy) 5 yrs. (would love this set for two girls)
Shay (girl) and Ryan (girl) 3 yrs. I don’t think they work for two girls :/
Alex (boy) and Tyler (boy) (2 yrs) I think these work nice for two nice softish boy names.
Lily, Sarah, and Jessica (3 yrs.) They’re triplets. Sarah and Jessica are identical, Lily is not, and I think that, combined with the name differences, will make her feel too different later in life.
…I think that’s it.

Alex Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

lets see, I grew up with twins named Douglas and Dennis, Diana and Shannon, Ashley and Laura, and Hannah and Sarah. None of them horrible imo but not all that great either.

til Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

I don’t know a whole lot of twins outside my family. When I was a teenager, I knew Caroline and Eloise, and Alexis and Victoria, all girls, and the very classic John and Nicholas.

In my family (mostly on my husband’s side) there’s a few twin sets:
Alaska Rose and Avalon Ingrid – my 19-year-old daughters. My husband wanted their names to start with the same letter, and he suggested Alaska and Arizona, but I said one state was enough.

Gabriel and MathΓ©o – my brother-in-laws. (48-years old if you want to know… :D)

Primrose and Patience – aunts of my father-in-law.

and Rosie Jane and Clara Anne – my daughter Lyla’s two-year-old twin girls.

marie Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

brian and ryan, hands down.

Keiley Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

I know twins called Theodora and Dorothea.
Both lovely names but they are basically the same name but backwards and forwards!

It’s like naming kids Heaven and Nevaeh. I’m sure there are twins with this name somewhere :/

sonya Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

I’m a twin and i’m sonya and my sister is sara: Sara and Sonya
Also twins run in the family and here are my aunts and uncles:
ray and roy
glenda and brenda

jace Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I know twins named Brad and Chad. Bad, really.

Jes Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

I went to school with 3 sets of twins:

Brandon & Nicholas
Patrick & Joseph
Laura & Shawn (both girls! Laura was quiet and bookwormish, Shawn was bold and artistic, I guess their names fit them!)

We are all in our mid-twenties now.

Jen Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with matching first initials. It’s not a cutting edge decision, but if everyone were cutting edge the cutting edge would have to be elsewhere.

A coworker’s granddaughters are Brooklyn and Braylee (may have misspelled those). They’ve grown on me over the years.

I went to school with Jennifer and Jeremy, dated now, but in 1978 were a nice, if predictable, match.

My cousin married a triplet from Greece– Mary, Dori and

The worst ones I’ve seen was a boy and a girl, and both names were pretty unisex and similar sounding and we had a monster of a time sorting out their insurance claims. It might have been Jordan and Jaden and Jaden was the girl.

I also grew up with a Jamie and Amy. I think rhyming names are the worst of sins.

If I had twins, I’d probably pick names from the family tree from three or four generations ago– grandma and great-aunt Ruby kinds of names. I like vintage names anyway and love the symmetry.

So if I had twin girls: Stella Jean and Elizabeth May

If I had twin boys, I’d be posting for desperate help coming up with something out of Alonzo, Sanders, Wilson, Alvin and Marvin, with a required middle name of Criffin. Boys are kind of difficult in my family. Actually, Alvin and Alonzo aren’t bad together, but I’m not sure I’d inflict them on hapless infants.

mina_gaspar Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I went to school with a twins Jethro and Spike!! And another were Janina Raphaela, and Raphaela Janina. Parents were only expecting 1 πŸ™‚ I also knew non identical twins, Charlotte and Anthony, whose nicknames were Lotte and Totte. I think that’s a cute idea.

British American Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Keiley – I actually kinda like Theodora and Dorothea as matchy twin names. πŸ˜› I guess the confusion might be the nicknames – like if Theodora is Dora and Dorothea is Thea, then it’s like they swapped initials for the nicknames.

CanaLyn Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I know a set of twins called Madelon (Maddie) and Georgia, and a set of twins named Emily and Megan.

My sisters (not twins, but still) are Maggi and Mali – and they get mixed up all the time – it’s not necessarily a good idea to give matchy names to siblings in general.

If I had twins, I think I’d name them:
AurΓ©lienne Rebecca and Cadeau Amelie (Riley and Cat).
AurΓ©lienne is actually a French boy’s name made into a girl’s name, and Cadeau means present.

I’d be in trouble if I had boys though.

CanaLyn Says:

February 28th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

PS @Katie:

I worked in a child support / divorce court over the past summer, and I saw the file of a mother who did, in fact, name her twins Lemonjello and Orangejello. We only saw the paperwork, but it’s gotta be true. I’m sad that she couldn’t be a LITTLE more creative though.

Pamela Redmond Satran Says:

March 1st, 2010 at 12:12 am

I still think the Lemonjello and Orangejello story is an urban legend! I will not be convinced until I see that birth certificate.

Joy Says:

March 1st, 2010 at 2:50 am

In high school, in the 80s, we had twins Tomi and Traci, both girls.

When I was 13, my BFF’s mom had twins, and the family had a wager of who would get to name them if they were boys, girls or boy/girl, or if they had a surprise triplet. With boys, my friend won the naming rights, so they were Dylan Trent and Daryn Travis.

My SIL has a twin brother; they’re Eileen and Patrick.
Her younger siblings are also twins: Brian and Therese.
(Yes, their surname is Irish.)

I know a sibset of Travis, Trent and Troy.
My mother and her sisters are Carol, Chloe, Cleta and Cathy.

To me, the true test of sibling or twin names is that they sound different enough when your parents are hollering at you from across the house or down the street, so that you can tell WHO they’re calling. Applies to pets in the same house too!

JS Says:

March 1st, 2010 at 6:10 pm

My husband is a twin. His name is Damion and his sister is Wendy. I always thought that was a very nice combo.

jessa Says:

March 1st, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I went to school with an Erin and Kristopher, Tal and Chase, and Brianna and Cierra. I think Tal and Chase ‘go’ the best, being of similar style but without matching. My grandpa and my great aunt are twins, Leonard Lee and Wanda Lea. The worst names for multiples that I’ve heard are triplets that I went to school with who were Casey, Kira, and Alexandra. On their own, not so bad, but they don’t ‘go’ at all.

Charlotte Vera Says:

March 2nd, 2010 at 12:05 am

If my husband and I ever have a twin boy and girl we’d go with Cedric and Celeste since we like both of those names.

Elizabeth Says:

March 2nd, 2010 at 6:52 am

I had a great-great-grandma named Maud and she had a twin brother named Claud.

disa_lan Says:

March 6th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I thought of some more.
My daughter has gone to school with twins Raianna and Jazmin.
I’ve gone to school with Timothy and Thomas, Kristina and Victoria, and friends with Andrew and Hayden (I think his name was really Daniel).

Martha Says:

March 7th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

My twin sister and I are Irene Claire and Martha Jane – first names after our grandmothers. I think twins should be given their very own distinct names — no more alike than “regular” siblings would be given. My sister and I once dated twins named Ronnie and Donnie.

RayRay86 Says:

March 9th, 2010 at 4:04 am

My twin brothers are Stephan & Jesse. The names are nice because they’re not too similar, not too common, but also not too strange.
I also know a Thomas & Natosha. (Don’t really like it.)
Went to school with Cedric & Roderick. (Nice rhythm!)
Kids at work are Reed & Miles. (Adorable!)

Mintie Says:

March 10th, 2010 at 6:45 am

My grandfather and his twin were called Arthur and Hazel which I always thought was nice.

Christina Fonseca Says:

March 14th, 2010 at 1:13 am

Dominic and Daniel, identical 6 year olds

TRIPLETS born in 2010:
Andrew, Alexander, Alexia
Zoey and brothers Mason and Lucas
Luke and sisters Taylor and Hannah
boy Temarje and sisters Semaj and Minaj

Amy Says:

March 15th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

My twins are names Madison and Morgan. They are identical girls and are 17 months old. Their older brother is Aiden, and we are expecting another boy. We’re exploring the name Austin for this boy?

Naomi Says:

March 16th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I have twin boys, who are now 24 years old….their names are…Jamie and Todd. I liked names that couldn’t be shortened. I have another son named Tanner.

Katy Says:

March 19th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Wow, there are some interesting names on here! I had a Jade and Jody in one of the classes i was student teaching in – don’t like that combo. I prefer twin names with different initials because I think they should feel like separate people – and they always are referred to as ‘the twins’ so having different names would help.
If I were having twins (don’t know yet, too early!) I would go with –
boy-boy
James and Samuel
James and Aidan
boy-girl
James and Lucy
James and Madeleine
girl-girl
Lucy and Madeleine

katie Says:

March 25th, 2010 at 12:51 am

Juno and Phoebe
Dante and Neruda Poe
Melita and Calypso

Connected but not same sounding πŸ™‚

jessicawinky1 Says:

March 30th, 2010 at 1:22 am

I dont like matchy-matchy names but I do like longer names with 3 or 4 syllables. I feel it gives them more options for nn’s but they still have a solid name for when they are adults. I would pick:

Alexandra & Gabriella
Jameson & Finnegan
Jameson & Alexandra

Kate Says:

March 30th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

i have twins named Benjamin and Jennifer. they are different names that don’t sound the same, but they still sound like twins when I call them Ben and Jen.

Ky Says:

April 2nd, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I have 7 year old twin cousins named Francesco and Sophie. Francesco was a family name and luckily he goes by his middle name Drew.

My favorite twin names are:
Olivia and Abigail
Evan and Luke
Gavin and Bentley
Theodore (Theo) and Holden

Sarah Says:

April 2nd, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Twins I’ve met or know

Girls:
Alexandria (Alex) and Veronica
AnneMarie (Anna) and Katherine (Kat)
Shannon and Megan
Haley and Erin (triplet brother Sean)
Amanda and Jessica
Morgan and Jordan
Abigail (Abby) and Addison (Addie) yuck! I like both names seperately, but why do parents feel the need to rhyme?

Boys:
Christopher (Chris) and Joseph (Joe)
Joel and Dylan

kenzaly Says:

May 13th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

there is 13 sets in my grade
dlyan and blake
abigal and olivia
mackenzie and mason
shaye and kyle
alexis and jovon
valarie and varonica
bonnie and clyde
trevor and trey
brandon and zachary
darryl and darla
alice and ashley
hayden and trenton
sadie and cortney

Angel Says:

May 19th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

I went to school with a Kayla and Kelsey. I was talking to their cousin yesterday, and she said that one had two children, and the other had three – all K names. That’s a bad twin set.

Also can’t stand Heaven and Nevaeh.

I know this is matchy, but I like Penelope and Philip…different sounds for the same first letter.

Stefani Says:

May 22nd, 2010 at 3:17 am

I know twins named Demetrius and Dartanon but everybody that knows them just calls them De and Dar.

m0sher_chick Says:

May 25th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

My sister and I are having a laugh at some of these.. twins we know of are:

Madeleine and Lydia (Our sisters, Maddy and Liddy)
Doron and Asher
Mandy and Michelle
Tim and Greg
Nick and Lance
Amber and Paige
Jeremy and Victoria (Vicky)
Spencer and Mitchell
Bradley, Lauren and Nick (Triplets)
Cathy and Pete (Catherine and Peter)
Raewyn and Darcy
Ashley and Jordan
Aaron and Byron

There were heaps more but cant remember.

CassieCake Says:

May 28th, 2010 at 1:48 am

My brothers are twins: Tanze and Tallon.
I went to middle school with Ashley and Amber.
I baby sat for a Reese and Abigail.
I ran into a Jackson and Jacob at the zoo.
I knew a Kyle and Korey.

Julie Says:

May 29th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

I have twin grandsons, Chase and Dylan. While my daughter was pg with the twins, one baby was very active, the other more laid back and not as active. So she named one child, Chase, because she figured he had “chased” the other one around for 9 months. The name fits him. He loves to play catch me if you can. The other twin, Dylan, is a more easy going, relaxed little guy.
Both names fit each child very well.

Jacey Says:

May 30th, 2010 at 2:41 am

I’M 42. When I was in grade school, I knew twins Heidi & Bettina. I never liked the name Heidi much but i think that was a nice set, I think their parents were German… I also knew Allison & Allegra. Laurie & Richard. Currently, I know toddlers/babies named
Gianni & Anthony,
Jude & Cole,
Tamlyn & Corbin,
Skylar & Cheyenne

The most horrible? Cousins I have named Donnie & Ronnie. UUghhh.
The Absolute worst, most horrible set of MULTIPLES I know were twins named Summer & Autumn, followed by separate a single sister named Winter. They also had an older brother named Todd.

Woz Says:

May 30th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

RE: Lemonjello and Orangejello
I work in public assistance (i.e. welfare!) and have a friend/coworker who worked in a large city one state over, who swears these names are true…I believe it.

SarSar Says:

May 31st, 2010 at 12:58 pm

I’m a twin, My name is Sarah and my sisters name is Emmalea (Emma)

Amber Hopin’fortwins Says:

June 2nd, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I know lots of twins, I work in a middle school. I have two sets in my family – Kenneth (Kenny) and Kevin – a bit matchy, and Amy and Brian – Not bad, but a little Baby A, Baby B.
At school I hear all kinds of bad twin parings:
Amie and Jamie
Carrie and Sherrie
Jordan and Jerrod
Alex and Alexis – really!
Jennifer and Jessica (Jenny and Jessie)
Cody and Cole
Camden (Cam) and Cole
Kammie and Kurt
And not so bad:
Amber and Jonathan
Nicholas and BreeAnna (Nic and Bree)
Hanna and Brook
And triplets – Emily, Mikayla and Abigail (Emmie, Mickey, Abby)
But some of the best are actually teacher’s children:
Victor Hawk and Scarlett Raine
Suraya and Kiran (Eastern Desent)
My husband and I have only been able to settle on girls names, but if we happen to have twin girls:
Nola Elizabeth (family names) and Amelia Skye (favorite places) – and we will call them Beth and Mia. We are playing around with the form of Elizabeth.

Veronica Says:

June 2nd, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Some of the twins I know are:
Bonny and Abigail
Gregory and Patrick
Leyden and Aquinnah
Kelly and Lauren

Some of my faves that I’ve heard are:
Fiona and Isla
Max and Phoebe
Lillian and Samuel
Tucker and Norah
Magnolia and Graciela

ELEANOR LANE Says:

June 3rd, 2010 at 1:13 pm

i HAVE TWIN GRANDSONS. NAMED MITCHELL AND AARON/
THEIR NAMES ARE VERY STRONG NAMES FOR TWO STRONG YOUNG MEN. MITCHELL IS STUDYING TO BECOME AN ARCHITECT AND AARON IS STUDYING ROBOTICS.

Kim Says:

June 7th, 2010 at 1:24 am

I am an identical twin, and the second-born.

We are Carolyn & Kimberly, both middle initial J.

My dad wanted Harriett & Henrietta, after his favorite aunts… we would have been Harri & Henri. πŸ™‚

I had two sets of twins, (only one son surviving)

Jack & Jason
Noah & Ross (living)

I know twins named:

(BB) Gavin & Geoffery (like)
(GG) Sherry & Shane (ehh)
(BG) Dexter & Devon
(GG) Nancy & Laura
(BB) Tim & Travis
(BB) Jesse & Travis
(GG) Holly & Heidi
(BB) Lincoln & Loring (like)

I would tell parents to encourage individuality… even in identicals. We still had C&K, pink & blue, the exact same gifts, matching clothing… and “which one are you?”

And, REALLY… “BONNIE & CLYDE”? Some bright ideas should be corrected before they are made official mistakes…

Vanessa Says:

June 8th, 2010 at 1:37 am

Fun topic…!

Lizbeth & Lizeth (no joke)
Phillip & Tyler
Jacob & Jessica
Elizabeth & Melissa
Karl & Kevin
Robert & Andrew
Gabrielle & Samantha
Chelsea & Devin
Racheal & Kristine
oh and my favorite…
Antonio Miguel & Miguel Antonio

I got all of these from my old hs yearbooks…too funny

Emily Says:

June 9th, 2010 at 8:41 am

Here are some twins that I know:

John Kaleb & Thomas Jakob (my cousins- they go by Jakob & Kaleb)
Brennan & Joshua
Andrew & Michael
Lauren & Lindsey (a little matchy, but its always worked for them)
Jaden & Caden (unfortunately…)
Coleman & Caden (they’re just distinct enough imo)
Sean & Matthew (love this combo)
Madison & Kristen
Matthew & Rebecca
Delwyn & Selwyn (blech!)
Takia & Talia (again- blech!)
Brady & Cody
Ray & Judy (my great-great-aunt and uncle- always loved it)

And some triplets:

Hannah, Alec, & Sam
Danielle, Amanda, & Carlton
Paige, Katherine, & Connor
Sean, Matthew, & Jason
Daniella, Isabella, & Gabriella (blech!)

If I had twins they would be:
Harry & Paul
Harry & Helen (I can’t resist it! but they’d hate me)
Helen & Cora

If I had triplets they would be:
Harry, Paul, & Jack
Harry, Paul, & Helen
Harry, Helen, & Cora
Helen, Cora, & Opal

Hayley Says:

June 10th, 2010 at 9:54 am

Philippa and Georgia are the best twin names ever !!!! πŸ™‚ !!!

Anastasia Says:

June 11th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Some of the twins I know
Caroline and Lisbeth who sometimes go by Carrie and Lissie (pronounced LEASE-e)

Ketie and Ketia. Ketia goes by Tia, but it confuses the insurance companies.

Grace and London
Ethan and Rachel
Holly and Heidi (with an H last name, and they’re identical)
Anna and Sarah (Slightly boring, but classic.)
Liam and Logan (Way to matchy for me)
Ashleigh and Ryanne (Identical girls)

Some twin names I like
Calvin and Camilla(I don’t mind matching first initials in b-g twins)
Violet and Oliver (The have a lot of matching sounds, but don’t rhyme)
Calvin and Levi
I love “V” and “L” sounds.

heavenryle Says:

June 12th, 2010 at 7:06 am

I have identical twin girls. There names are Nobaly-Dai Annette and Noahly Jade.
With twins you have to remember just because they come as a pair doesn’t mean that they are the same. My girls are as different as different can be. Nobaly-Dai is strong willed, tough, bold, she wants to know every thing. Always has some thing to say and She talks loudly its more like yelling. When she is in the room she want’s you to know it. Unlike her twin sister Noahly, She is quite, she is vary loving, her feelings get hurt easy and she talks softly almost like a whisper. She doesn’t go out of her way to let you know she’s there. My point is There name’s are almost the same. but they are any thing but the same. When you get down to it it does not matter what you name your babies. Pick names that you love and go with it.(God know’s you will be saying it for the rest of your life.) I did. I love names that are different. No one is the same.
I have 2 other children. There names are different as well. Heaven-Ryle Cressa and Charles-Avery Solin.

Haley Says:

June 13th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

The most unfortunate twinset I’ve ever heard is Glenda and Brenda. My mom went to school with them in the sixties/seventies.
Also fairly unfortunate are Sydney and Brydney (both girls). They’re seven years old right now.
Other twins I know aren’t that bad.
Boys:
Nick and Nathan
Jeremiah and Elijah

Girls:
Ally and Jenna
Hillary and Elizabeth
Haleigh and Gabby
Abby and Lily
Valerie and Vanessa
Melissa and Tiffany (Mel and Tiff to friends)

B/G:
Amanda and Nicholas
Dakota and Olivia

I know a pair of triplets: William, Walter, and Max. William and Walter match too much to stick in a name like Max, if you ask me. Although William and Max are identical and Walter looks nothing like them.

My personal picks for twins’ names are:
Boys:
Max and Sam (Maxwell and Samuel)
Max and Rex (but a bit too matchy matchy)
Jonathon and Julian

Girls:
Tabitha and Evelyn
Haley and Jenna

B/G:
Jonathon and Tabitha

Suzanne Says:

June 15th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

If i had twins i would name them somewhat identical. I know some of you dont approve but i really like the names xD And if im gonna have boys i will deff name them like this too even if theyre not twins

boys:
Tyler and Tyson
Jason and Kristopher
Wyatt and Tyson

girls:
Jordan and Logan
Miley and Jordan
Miley and Riley

My cousins are Stefano and Sylvester. If they were girls id be Sydney and Vicky

Sunshinetina Says:

July 8th, 2010 at 12:18 am

I recently got an email from my old boss (mat. leave is 1 year here) saying that another co-worker had just given birth to twins, her second set.

Her first set were boys Nathan Edgar and Connor Edward. This new set of girl twins are Darcy Paige and Emily Mae.

Rochelle Says:

July 9th, 2010 at 2:31 am

I went to school with a Megan and a Hannah, which flowed nicely, I think. I also knew a Maya and Farah, but those seemed a bit close. I think Zoe and Sarah, Lily and Kendel, or Bailey and Olivia were nice matches.

jlc Says:

July 12th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Twins I’ve taught:
Allie & Abbie (with same middle name)
Drake & Chelsie
Callie & Calvin
Whittney & Brittney (with same middle name)
Clyde & Claude
Max & Hugo

Twins I’ve gone to school with:
Misty & Christy
Lana & Lara

Family friends twins:
Haili Jane & Harli Morgan

Jaden Says:

July 12th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Twins I know:
Shaena and Serina ( could be worse)
Sheyenna and Kalina
Giona and Johna (really bad)
Rachel and Theresa
Bobbie and Jack (Bobbie is a girl)
Owen and Braydon
Wendy and Terry

Cutest i’ve met is Jenna and Shayne

If i had twins i’d name tham

Gracelyn and Savannah
Gracelyn and Jude
Rylan and Jude

Lydia Says:

July 14th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

My cousins are Amber and Jade qhich i quite like.

Some i’ve encountered:
Maxine and Lauren
Hannah and Laura
Hannah and Rebecca
Rebecca and Marianne
Issabel and Sophie
Kevin and Keiran
Scott and Justine

None of the are too bad but i’m not a major fan of the kevin/keiran combo.

I would call them
Noah and Zak
Noah and Tilly
Tilly and Rosie

rachel Says:

July 16th, 2010 at 2:29 am

I work in a pharmacy, and one set was Kyle and Kylee (b/g). Their foster mother, who was dropping off the prescriptions, practically winced telling me that they were two different kids – and she didn’t name them!

IndeRei Says:

July 20th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

i have twins of my own, 2 girls they are now 5, with them i went with Regan Marianne (Reegan, long e, not raygan) and Hailey Madison, Regan n Madison, totally fit, mesh well and matchtheir personalities…

some I’ve met and/or gone to school with:

Sonya/Tonya, identical, and to this day still cannot tell them apart
Brennon/Braxton
Cole/Dylan
Hunter/Fisher- my step-sisters boys
Amy/Lisa- my 2nd cousins

there are many others, but cannot remember what they are

Rodney/Rhonda, weren’t twins but siblings a few yrs apart
Mitchell and Michelle my mom and her older brother (not twins)

Ruby Says:

July 21st, 2010 at 2:21 am

I went to school with identical twins girls named Candace and Colette. It wouldn’t have been so bad, except they go by their nicknames:
Candy and Cookie.

Sara Says:

July 23rd, 2010 at 8:07 pm

My twins are Vincent James and Verity Irene.
If it was two boys it would have been Vincent and Benjamin.
If it was two girls it would have been Verity and Delia

I have twin brothers named Andrew and Paul.

I went to school with a Melinda and Amber, Rory and V.J., Nathanial and Sarah, and a Christopher and Cassie.

Emily Says:

July 25th, 2010 at 12:59 am

I am having twin boys and we still do not have names!

I often connect names with people and their personalities.

For example, there are twin girls in our dance school named
Amanda & Laura. They are fraternal twins and everyone still gets their names confused! They have such vibrant personalities and they are always giggling! They are happy, sweet, and fun girls. My daughter is always happy when she is around them. I would name twin girls after them just because they truly are sweet, happy little girls!

If I was having twin girls, I truly would consider their names because they represent their names so well!!!

Kaitlin Says:

August 2nd, 2010 at 6:08 pm

The only twins I know are named:
Kristine & Kendall (18)
Ashley & Alisha (10)
Gabriel & Daniel (19) They go by Gabe & Daniel.

I also have great aunts named Tuesdee & Trudee (I kid you not!)

If I were to have twins today I would name them:
Liviana & Lyra
Daphne & Declan
Dashiell & Declan

di Says:

August 2nd, 2010 at 7:01 pm

I have a set of twins named Gavin Brock and Korban Beck, and am expecting a second set of twins a girl and a boy this time and am having a hard time with the boy’s name. for the girl we want Faith Brooklynn and the boy we are unsure. We also have an oldest child named Chase Bart. do u have any idea what to name the boy?

hclabaram Says:

August 9th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

I know twins named
Abigail and SarahGG
Danell and LaceyGG
Megan and ErikGB
Jieying and JiayingGG(they go by Jojo and Jaja)
Kevin and SheaBG
Jamie and JesseBB
Isabella and SophiaGG
Emmie and KendallGG
Katherine and KevinGB
Maddie and SadieGG
Isabella and NicholasGB
Vivienne and XavierGB
Nora and RachaelGG
Kate and LiamGB
Shahrina and ShahnilaGG
Ashley and MarissaGG
Isabella(Bella) and Brooklyn
…that is all I can think of.
I also know a set of triplets named Nicole Courtney and Jordaan.
If I were to have a set of twins their names would be:
Leah and Rebekah or Olivia and Sophia for 2 girls
John and rebekah for both
Boys I am not sure

jamie Says:

August 9th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

My twins are named
Emilia and Emmanuel
But we were also considering:
Luke and Lorraine
Amitra and aaryan
Aurora and aaron

Missy Says:

August 10th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I know twins named:
Mara and Megan
Andrew and Brendan
Thomas and Luke
Cody and Liam

I personally love:
Eleanor and Grace
Charlotte and Sadie
Wyatt and Cole
Finn and Logan

Lauren Says:

August 21st, 2010 at 1:12 am

Worst:

Rusty and Dusty (my mother’s great uncles)

Violet and Blue. Last name: Green. WHY.

Misty Says:

August 23rd, 2010 at 1:32 am

I’m not for matchy matcy names AT ALL when it comes to twins. They are two separate people that happen to share the same birthday! So my twin girls are Jocelyn and Ivy. πŸ™‚

Josie Says:

August 30th, 2010 at 2:17 am

My mother in law and her sister are Cathleen and Colleen. I like it cause one helps me to remember how to spell the other. It helps that they are not identical twins though.

I doubt I’ll ever have twins but I if I had two girls I would name them Sabrina (Bree) and Savannah (Anna).

No idea for boys names.

Rosie Says:

August 30th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Worst twin names I’ve known are Kylie and Tiffany (can you tell they were born in the 80s?) and but the best was Oliver and Abigail which I think works really well. Traditional and complimentary, although inevitably they became “Ollie” and “Abbie” – again I guess they sound nice together but not names I would personally choose.

I like traditional but slightly unusual names – there’s some great names suggested but I think for twin boys I’d have Toby and Noah… girls maybe something like Phoebe and Elspeth (I knew a girl at college called Elspie – short for Elspeth – and thought it was the cutest name!)

ruby Says:

September 6th, 2010 at 12:56 am

melody and harmony (girls)
charlye and chrystina (girls)

Mishada17 Says:

September 15th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I don’t like matching twin names either, here are some names that I think match style-wise:
Andrew and Elise
Marcus and Daphne
Anthony and Delilah
Gabriel and Fiona
William and Cordelia
Zachary and Amelia
Joshua and Penelope
Connor and Maia
Dominic and Joanna
Benjamin and Juliet
Samuel and Adelaide
Edward and Victoria
Spencer and Vanessa

I wouldn’t name twins “twin” names, I would just use my favorite names. I already think my favorite names go together style-wise.

B/B
Dexter Benjamin
Malcolm Joshua

G/B
Dexter Benjamin
Eliza Melisande

G/G
Eliza Melisande
Cassia Rhiannon

Catherine Says:

September 25th, 2010 at 2:23 am

From my personal travels:

Worst: Brady and Brandy
Best: Fiona and Naomi

I like how Fiona and Naomi have a similiar spirit and are anagrams if you only change one letter, but they don’t rhyme or start with the same letter.

olivia Says:

September 26th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

the best names i ever heard for baby twin names was hailey and cameron or aubrey and cassidy.hailey and cameron from my three year old cousind and aubrey and cassidy from my school!!!

alexie Says:

October 9th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

i know..
*Samira & Amira (girls)
*Maddison & Blake (not so bad…She goes by maddi)
*Briony & Caitlin
WORST TWIN SET EVER!!!
I know of..
*Steve & Steven (How could you do that to your children???!!!!)

alexie Says:

October 9th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

also i forgot..
*Amanda & Kassandra (she goes by kassy)
*Cheyanne & Sharni
*Issa & Mousa
*Adrian & Stefan

Also these two arent twins but are brothers..
*Tass & Kass..Dads name is Jass!!! i wish i was joking

have to add Says:

October 17th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Just asked the hubby if he went to school with any twins. Get this:

Yamini and Yadira for girls.

Loves Says:

October 21st, 2010 at 1:54 pm

how about Lucky Love and Lady Love for twin girls….

Effie Says:

October 25th, 2010 at 4:01 am

I go to school with twin boys Rivelino and Riviera – 18 years old. Poor kids. And I know of twin boys named {LIN-ik-uh} and {LEN-ek-uh} .. not sure of the spellings, possibly Linica and Leneca?

Lucy Says:

October 27th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I know of:

Gabriella ‘Gabby’ and Caprice – I met Gabby first and pondered on what her sisters name would be. I thought of Victoria, Amelia and perhaps Daniella. So it really caught me out when I discovered it was actually Caprice. Unexpected, but interesting choice.

Tiana and Taleah – This set to me is…meh. Too samey for my tastes.

Charlotte and Catharina ‘Kat’ – I really like this set, although Kat recently told me she thought her name was an old-ladies name and hated it. The names are similar, but not overly.

Polly and Frederic ‘Freddie’ – I like this set as well. It’s got a vintage feel to it.

I’ve always admired Tegan and Sara’s names as well.

jonelle Says:

November 6th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

these are the names i like… but if i end up having twins i dont know if any of these names sound good together. Someone please help me!

Penelope Patricia
Lucy Marie
Rebekah Evelyn
Merrick William
Zaden Robert

Jani Azim Says:

November 11th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Seriously! I have been researching bing for hours because of this and i ultimately found it here!

JacobandAmy Says:

November 18th, 2010 at 4:05 am

Here’s my experience with some twins and their names—

My husband grew up with twins as best friends named:
Kevin and Ian. It works great for them and its easy to talk about them in a sentence. I think their names go great together.

My husband knows another set of twins named:
Daniel (Danny) and David. I much prefer twin names that go well together without using the same first letter.

I went to college with a set of twins named:
Laura and Jaclyn… It was hard to say both of their names together so everyone just used their last name to refer to them both.

JacobandAmy Says:

November 18th, 2010 at 4:10 am

jonelle–
Say them out loud with “and” in the middle… and think of the nicknames that might be used.

In my opinion, Lucy and Marie sounds cute and is easy to say. Rebekah and Evelyn is a bit long together but I like those names, too… but what if everyone calls them Becka and Eve? hmm…

My experience is that people will talk about them collectively all the time and there’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s nice if the names have a nice flow (2 syllables and 1 syllable) or (2 syllables and 2 syllables)

Nichol Says:

November 20th, 2010 at 2:10 am

I know a few sets:
Benjamin & Brenton
Madelyn & Steven
Jessica & Jennifer
Bonnie & Brent
Adam & Eric
Gracie & Christian
Joshua & Jordan
Tesse & Lilly
Justin & kevin
Joshua & Jeremy

I know of more but only know one of the twins personally so I’ll update when I find out. I am expecting boy/girl twins in the spring and having a hard time finding names that really stick out. I much prefer to have same-letter first names.

dani Says:

November 21st, 2010 at 11:48 am

I love for twin girls, evie and grace, carolyn (carly for short) and genevieve, sian and kerrianne, billie-grace and lily-may.
for twin boys, toby and mackenzie, kenzie and samuel, peter and edward.

my younger twin sisters are called piper and paige. i love their names.

LeAnn Says:

November 29th, 2010 at 3:12 am

Both boys:
Connor Scott/Duncan Lee

Both Girls:
Kealy Sky/Fallon Shay

For Boy/Girl:
Connor/Fallon
Kealy/Duncan
***All Gaelic Origins***

Isabel Antonio Says:

November 30th, 2010 at 1:32 am

well my sister is having twins but in my family theres none so i think is so amazing i wish i can have twins 2 there going to be girls we are just looking for some names can you help us we really didnt like the ones that are here

Tae Says:

November 30th, 2010 at 5:40 am

My father’s name is Dean Alden and his twin is Damon Andrew. I’ve always thought that they go very well together. A unifying combo that still gives them their “own” name, in my opinion.
I like when there’s some sort of unifying quality (starting with the same letter, having a similar meaning, etc.) but, don’t personally like it when the names rhyme. It’s too “cutesy” and doesn’t give a sense of independence or individuality…especially if they are identical twins.

They say I’m up for twins next and if that’s the case, some of my sets are…

Boys:
Rush Alden and Haydn Andrew

Girls:
Zaedah Layne and Zephyr Grace
Ezrah Vann and Lyrah Jude
Lennox Avariee and Lucia Alvah

(B) Rush Alden and (G) Ezrah Vann
(B) Lucian Jaymes and (G) Lyrah Jude
(B) Atticus Grant and (G) Astrid Grace
(B) Zephyr Greene and (G) Zoelle Grace

Just to name a few:)

Hannah Says:

December 5th, 2010 at 3:01 am

I’m really fond of the names

Jenna and James
Jenna and Jaelyn(I’m also a fan of names that start with J)
Jason and Austin
Ashley and Austin
Jena and Courtney
Jessica and Jena

Jenna Says:

December 5th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

if i had twins today they would be named:
g/g Summer and Lila
b/b Hayden and Seth
g/g Summer and Hayden

otherwise i know twins named….
Danica and Dierra
Cameron and Brighton (b/b)
Tim and John (they are in their early twenties)
Alex and Eric
Callie and Jayden (g/g)
Sydney and Samantha

the only ones i PERSONALLY know are Tim and John

Ashley Says:

December 11th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

I know seven sets of twins off the top of my head:
Brittany and Kaitlin-Bad names, good set.
Shania and Caleb-Sounds way off.
Landon and Logan-Okay, I suppose.
Andrew and Austin-Not so great.
Cole and Cody-Way to similar.
Stacy(F) and Tracey(M)-Terrible.
Chloe and Kelsey-Best of the sets.

I used to want twin girls named Jillian and Cara, I still think they sound great together. Now, I really want a set of twin girls named Eloise and Matilda. For male twins I love Sawyer and Rowan. I like Eloise and Julian for boy/girl twins.

Larkspur Says:

December 15th, 2010 at 5:30 am

I knew a boy in high school who had younger sisters who were twins. Their names were Windy and Misty. Their last name? Day. He was lucky enough not to have a “clever” name and gets to go through life as Tim.

In elementary school I knew:

Cindy and Sandy
(short for Cynthia and Sandra, and much better than their nicknames)
Jeannie and Joanie
Carla and Cara
Michelle and Nicole
(the only set on my list that I like)

mary-la Says:

December 22nd, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I know

Emma + Jillian
Vanessa + Kalleigh
Tianna + Shayna (And it’s Tee -awn-uh, not Tee-ahn-ah)
Coleton + Zakeri
Courtney + Colleen
Brianna + Garrett
Laura + Julie
Kimberly + Joshua

And my Dad knew, this is really bad, a Travis and a Tarvis.

chakrateeze Says:

December 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I grew up with a:

Carol & Paula- boring, but not bad
Cort & Christian- soap opera names
Jerry & Terry- who are now famous artists known as “Twin”
Ronald & Donald Day– who both worked at McD’S!
Marolyn & Carolyn- hmm?
Diamond and Emerald- little tacky
my aunt and uncle (now in their late 60’s) are: Willow Jean and William Green- Not bad

But, the absolute worst is the quads: Eterniti, Destini, Infiniti &… OMAR!

Tracey Says:

December 30th, 2010 at 2:52 am

A relative of mine has twins Adrian (boy) and Alicia (girl) Boring!

tay Says:

December 30th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I new a kate and nate and a rebbca and a becca I like claire and shelby I think its cute.

crystal Says:

January 24th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

my boyfriends name is Bryan and his twin brother is Brent, who would have been Britney if he was a girl. even though there matchy they go really good together and fit them perfectly
i also went to school with a justine and stephanie

Emily Says:

January 26th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

My mothers friend’s tiwn couson names are Melissa and Michelle πŸ˜€

Ally Says:

January 27th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

I have two sets of twins in my school now.

Jacob and Emily (Jake and Em)
Adam and Lauren

I like them both a lot, though Jake is one of four Jakes in our grade and Emily is one of three. Adam and Lauren is pretty cool too, but the “en” ending kind of bothers me.

I am righting a short story about sextuplets (crazy, I know) who are made up of three sets of identical twins. The pairings are:

Elizabeth Catherine and Catherine Elizabeth
Samuel Benjamin and Benjamin Samuel
Jonathan William and William Jonathan

Twins names that I am obsessed with:

Alyson and Andrew (Ally and Andy)-I like these names more for the nicknames
Hayden and Riley-Could be used for any gender combo, though I like Hayden for a boy and Riley for a girl the best.
Samuel and Carter-contrasting styles
Andrew and Jessica (Andy and Jessie)- homage to Toy Story

Braidan Says:

January 31st, 2011 at 6:05 pm

i know these twins:
Precious/Perfect
Emily/Ashley
Michael/Mitchell
Noelle/Abbey/Halle (pronounced Halley)
(triplets ^)
Neema/Neel
David/Daniel
Justus/Colson
Sam/Peter
Cory/Spencer
Sam/Arie

That’s all i can think of right now πŸ˜›

lulu Says:

February 4th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

i know a
Oliver and Sebastian
Katherine (Katie) and Emma
Tanner and Peterson
Marley and Patrick (BB)
Avery and Clarice (BG)
Addison and Maddison (hate this)
Jared and Haley
Lilly and Millicent (Milly)
Trent and Colt
Maylin and Lylee i really like this and they have an older bro Nolan

lulu Says:

February 4th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

i know a
Katherine (Katie) and Emma
Oliver and Sebastian goes together really well
Kadence and Declan
Marley and Patrick (BB)
Jared and Haley
Roman and Shaileen
Maylin and Lylee i really like this and they hav an older bro named Nolan
Grace and Charlotte
Lilly and Milly hate this
Colter and Gracelin (BG)

i really like the names
Girls
Carlin Grace
Lila Jane
Haven Rose
Blake Faith
Alabama Jane
Dakota May
Adelaide Leayla
Florida Krisina
Bella Emerson
Everleigh Ray
Boys
Jaxson Scott
Cody Russell
Lyle Edward
Atticus Shay
Alton Michael
Reece Colton

Rachel Says:

February 8th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Caroline Elizabeth and Charlotte Elise. Same sounds, same style but not matchy- matchy.

Ginny Says:

February 15th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I’m Ginevra (Ginny) and my twin is George. Other girl-boy twin names I really like are Daphne and Dylan, Jessa and Jude, and Cassia and Carter.

jadesai Says:

February 16th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

My grandmother claimed that she knew a set of identical twins in the 1920s or 30s named Okla and Homa – not sure if she was pulling my leg or not. (Guess where they lived.)

There is a “Floyd and Lloyd” in the family tree from the 1900’s.

Polly M Says:

February 17th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

My great aunts are twins named Eula & Bulah. No kidding.

On the same side of the family, check out this sibset of 7:
My aunts are named Sharleen, Marleen, and Noreen, and uncles (their brothers) are named Phillip, William, Gilbert and Gail – which doesn’t seem so bad until you hear their nns: Phil, Bill, Gil and Gail. :o)

Anonymous Says:

March 15th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Tristan and Sam for boys
Allie and Lisa for girls
Raynah and Meekah for mixed

Megan Says:

March 19th, 2011 at 12:34 am

I heard of a mom giving birth to twins and naming them Orangejello and Lemonjello. They didn’t sound like Orange Jello though it sounded like Orangelo with the french g in the middle. Spelled though like Lemon Jello! Very different!

Sarah Says:

March 21st, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I have an identical twin. Just want to pipe in and say that I am so thankful our parents did not give us matchy names. There’s enough cuteness factor (and confusion) of being identical without the matchiness! Also, my mother very rarely dressed us alike and although we still share clothes in our 30’s, we don’t dress in the same outfit on the same day. I just think that, unless it’s a party or gag situation, it’s rude to friends/family and unfair to the kids to dress them identically. Trust me, we know when adults and loved ones are avoiding interacting with us because they are unsure about our identity and they don’t even have the courtesy of a different colored shirt to ease the situation! Our names: Sarah and Elizabeth.

Lauren Says:

March 23rd, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Oh, wait till you hear this!

My husbands Dad and his twin sister….
Ernest & Ernestine (gag)

My Grandmother and her twin sister
Joan & Jean

….I really hope I have twins to rectify this!

Kimberly Dunman Says:

March 24th, 2011 at 12:45 am

My twin boys are named Dakota and Cole I absolutely love their names!

Cindy Says:

March 24th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

My girls are
Hannah Grace
Rachel Ann
… they like them.

Custard Says:

March 26th, 2011 at 10:40 am

I know one set of twins from school – they were Sally and Gemma and one set from college, they were Emma and Natasha. Both of those I think go well together.

I really dislike unimaginative naming of twins…

“Oh we liked Kaylie for a girl, but we had two girls so we decided on Kylie for the other because we couldn’t think of any other girls name in the whole of existence we liked as much”

Yeah right!! Poor Kaylee and Kylie. A lifetime of being in the shadow of your sister!

I also dislike people who name twins and make it sound like they’re from different generations. ie Arthur and Jayden. Arthur & George yes. Jayden and Joshua yes. Arthur and Jayden?? Just doesn’t go together.

And don’t even get me started on rhyming names and stupid spellings! Kaylee, Baylie, Kaylegh, Beileigh, Kayley, Bailey, Cayleigh, Beylay, Kailee, Bayleigh, Kae-Lee, Bailee, Keighleigh, Bhaeleagh etc etc

I just made all of those up but I guarantee those spelling are out there!!

Kalee Says:

April 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 am

i love how my older sibling, boy girl twins, names sound together….. Aaron and Kaleena both their middle names start with the same initial which unifies and makes them ‘twin-like’

I also love my hubbys nieces names, they’re girl girl twins named Rose and Leah…. I like that they’re the same length and sound cute together

Alison Says:

April 6th, 2011 at 9:03 am

I knew boy twins when i was little… they were Vincent & Andrew. Their names suited them alot but they were very ‘different’ names from each other. like you stated, sounded years apart

Nicole Says:

April 14th, 2011 at 7:47 am

I know twin boys named Gaelin and Korwin (we went to elementary and middle school together), and I’ve always loved their names.

Savannah Says:

April 16th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

My Mother is actually pregnant with twin girls (fraternal) the names shes decided on are Madison Linda Jane & Lila Genevieve Sky. I don’t think they’re matchy so thats good. I have uncles named Charlie and Jack. My best friends who are identical twins are called Kerrianne Marie and Sian Leanne which i don’t think are matchy at all.
Other twin sets I know:
Lisa & James
Angus & Hugh
Jack & Olivia
Barry & Chester
Toby & Matthew
Ruby & Amber
Jeffery & Paul
India & Hanna
I’ve known a couple sets of twins who have the same name but reversed:
Nevaeh & Heaven
Nadia & Aiden

and in my younger sisters primary school there are twins named Adora and Belle. Say them together qiute fast…

Sarah Says:

April 19th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Hi
im a twin and my twin is Spencer, so Spencer and Sarah

If i had twins i would name then:

Cooper and Caroline
or
Emerson and Emily
or
Finlay and Francesca

Jennifer Says:

April 20th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

I am expecting identical twin girls and am having A HORRIFIC TIME choosing names. Our 2 Y/O daughter is Claire Elise.

We “think” we’ve decided on one of the girls Charlotte Leann (middle names honor family members so we are set on those). Claire became a little more popular than we would have liked but it’s still not your “everyday” name (at least around here). However, Charlotte is moving through the ranks so now I’m undecided.

And since popularity is a concern of mine you’ll understand why I am more than struggling with my husband’s selection for “Baby B” …. Sophia (mn is Louise). Sophia is beautiful but oh man, SOPHIA?! Sophia is on the top 10 baby name list in practically every baby list around the globe. He’s utterly in love with it. He absolutely adores “his little Sophia”. I don’t know what to do. It’s down to the wire, the babies are expected anytime in the next 3 weeks. I don’t want to be those people who are deciding in the hospital.

I love the name Anna, as well as Lydia but our friends have an infant named Lydia.

HELP ME!

I just read a post in one of the other threads that ended with “Truly cool is choosing the name that you feel suits your family and child best regardless of what others think – isn’t confidence in what you believe regardless of others the cool for all time?” ……….. so perhaps it doesn’t matter at all what people think of Charlotte or Sophia. The sound of the three of these little girls together is poetry to us: Claire, Charlotte & Sophia. When I say it aloud, it’s so pretty. Maybe that’s all that matters, how it feels and sounds to us.

Dorothy M Says:

May 8th, 2011 at 8:36 am

I have known many twins, and most of the parents matched their names, which is nice, although I did not do that when mine were born. I have cousins, friends, children, and grandchildren twins.
Jean and Joan————born in the 40’s (my cousins)
David and Daniel——— ” ” ” 50’s (my cousins)
Keith and Kevin———————-50’s (my friends)
Marcus and Marvin——————–50’s (my friends)
Roberta and Frances——————40’s (my friends)
Damon and Devony———————80’s (child’s friends)
Gregory and Emily——————–90’s (my children)
Hana and Harli———————–00’s (my grandchildren)

The worst (in my opinion)…a coworker’s identical twin boys,
Damian and Angelicus, also called Pie and Moe.

Katie Says:

May 10th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

My twin sister and I are Kathleen Mary and Theresa Annette (Katie & Reese, respectively).

I also have twin cousins named Robert and Frank (Bobby & Frankie).

Other twins I’ve known:
John & Patrick (John & Pat)
Rikisha & Markisha (too matchy and difficult for nicknames)
Caitlin & Katherine (Cait & Katy-did I mention these 2 are identical?)
Adam & Rebecca

Olive Says:

May 21st, 2011 at 10:05 am

Okay, so my daughters are twins. I have Georgia and Meredith. I love those names, and they go nicely together. I think when naming siblings matchy-matchy names they can lose their own personal identity. I also think complete contrast isn’t good, and hard to live up to. When you name your kids names that all work together to compliment one another in a more suddle way, things work a lot better. I do like Adam and Rebecca.

SarahVictoria Says:

May 25th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

I know twins names Olivia and Lily (Liv and Lil). I do like names that match as well as non matching as long as they seem from the same genre. When I was in High school (early 90’s) I liked Caroline and Christian as twin names. To Jennifer wrote April 2011, I think Sophia and Charlotte are great. You say you are concerned about popular names. Keep in mind todays names are nowhere near as common as they were 20-30 or 100 years ago. For example, there were 16K girls named Sophia in the USA for 2009 and 64K girls named Jennifer in 1973. I’m with your husband. I love the name Sophia. My cousin used it a couple of years before my daughter was born so I named my daughter Audrey.

Alicia Says:

May 27th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I know two twin girls whose names are Mariah & Cassidy which I think go perfectly! They are identical, and you can only tell them apart from their hair colour which I feel bad about not knowing.

My god father and his brother are twins named Peter and Matthew; not bad but very popular.
I also know:
Michelle and Nicole
Zachary and Austin
Kayla and Brandon
These are all typical names to me, but if I were to have twins(which I want really badly!)their names would be:

BG- Zachary John & Amelia Louise (Zach and Lia)
Elise & Caleb
GG- Addison Rose & Emily Kendall (Addie and Em)

I also really like the names Seraphina (Sera), Peyton, and Harper
BB- Jack Martin & Noah Campbell

Michelle Says:

May 30th, 2011 at 8:15 am

Judging by peoples faces I know the names of my identical twin daughters aren’t well-liked but I’m really happy with them and I think it suits them.
Kirby and Romy. Our surname is Allan, Kirby’s middle name is Layla and Romy’s middle name is Angelina. I think when it’s all thrown together they are beautiful individual names but they still match to a degree with them both ending in ‘Y’.

The only other twins I know are my mum’s aunts – Shirley and Chrissy, my mum’s cousins – Christine and Tina (I wish I was joking) and a boy and a girl from when I was at school called Jack and Sorcha. x

Kristie111 Says:

June 23rd, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I am adopting twin boys whose names given are Moises and Joseph. Although the drug addict parents called him Moses so they are really Mo and Jo. Of course I wanted to alter their names so I am changing Joseph to Jonah and Moises to Mogue a Gaelic form of his original name.

The worst twin names were girls I taught Felicia and Phelicia. Pronounced exactly the same way.

Also Kermit and Elmo ( not a joke)

Tanya Says:

June 24th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I have 2 sets of twin cousins in the one family they are…

Charlene and Louise ( Identical girls )
Danielle and Cameron ( Fraternal girl/boy )

Aimee Says:

June 25th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I just found out I’m having boy/girl twins, and I’m ecstatic about the names my husband and I have picked.

Finley Reed & Amelia Auden (Finn & Lia)

We also have a 3 year old daughter named Beckett. We picked these names because they are trendy, yet a little bit old-fashioned. My husband is also from Britain and the names I hear about are slowly becoming favourites of mine.

Kimmy Says:

July 29th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

If I had twins, they would be:
Summer Snow and Winter Rose
Nathan and Nathaniel (really)
John and Kairyn.

Laura Says:

August 5th, 2011 at 12:18 am

I only know 2 sets of twins, there names are :

April and May – seriously !
Judy and Trudy – ewww, I mean okay on their own but as a set..

If I was to have twins I would name them:

Carrie Beth
Daria Jane πŸ™‚

Owly Says:

August 6th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

My uncles are fraternal twins James and John, which I think sound great together.
I have really close friends that are fraternal twins named Channell and Shantell. They have very different personalities but I still sometimes call them the wrong names when I’m talking fast. And I’m not a fan of the spellings.
My names for twin girls would be Jasper and Hazel. For boys, Conor and Cade.

shelby1091 Says:

January 25th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I only know 1 set of twins:
Thurman and Thurston.

If I had twins, they would be:
Noah Landon and Josiah Gabriel
Mackenzie Hope and Aubri Jayda
Noah Landon and Mackenzie Hope.

LaurynMichelle Says:

February 3rd, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Two of my best friends (twins, obviously) are Holly and Megan. Nice complimenting and nice flow i think…

PaxisBea Says:

February 11th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

The twins I knew growing up were called
Jett and Glen
Scott and Travis
Lilly and Amelie
Scarlett and Ruby
Ben and Joe (my older brothers)
Talia and Zeta (my cousins)
And I think the worst was
Theo and Leo (They hated their matching names)
I have twins on the way and I am planning on naming them either
Maisy and Jeydon
Pippa and Lydia
Theo and Callum

paigebrennanx Says:

April 17th, 2012 at 11:19 am

twins ive known from school are;

Shannon & Stacey
Joseph & Thomas
Aisha & Christy
Emilia & Francesca
Maria & Theresa

oh and didn’t Mariah Carey call her twins Morrocan & Munroe? Twin names I like are;

Sophie & Mollie
Ariana & Angelina
Rosie & Ruby
Frederick & Alfred (Freddie & Alfie)
Lucas & Theo

NameLovingWriter Says:

April 19th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I’ve known a lot of twins I think, and a set of triplets

Sophia and Shea, Jack and Lee, Ryan and Molly, Samantha Derek and Justin, Abby (Abigail) and Emma, Rochelle and Rauiri, MJ (Mikel) and Ella, Kenya and Kayla (not technical twins but they look nearly identical and are like 9m-1y apart), Katya and Karina, Mikaela and Alasia, Lucia and Lillian, Daniel and Paul, Samantha and Nicholas (I think), Greta and Jimmy, and that’s all I can think of off the top of my head.

LilyLunaPotter Says:

July 15th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I know a Katty and a Kathy. I wish I were kidding.

KateM91 Says:

July 17th, 2012 at 11:47 am

Some twins I know:
Kacey & Kelsey
Karen & Kraig (We call him Jay or KJ)
Makinna & Makayla (Kinna & Kayla)

Twins run in my family. So do K names. It creates too match-y names!

My top picks:
Savanah Michael & Kobie Ann
Brody Michael & Jason Benjamin
Savanah Michael & Jason Benjamin

AMY_DIAZ Says:

September 7th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

My twin girls are named Carlee and Cali.

caroline11278 Says:

September 23rd, 2012 at 11:14 am

I haven’t met many twin sets, and most were from my preschool years, and I don’t remember their names. But I do remember these:

Isabella and Sophia- my four-year-old sisters friends. Nice names, but way too popular for my taste.

Faith and Cassidy- they were in my third grade class ( we are thirteen now).

Taryn and Tyler John(TJ)- they are eleven now, I think.

Llama_Lord Says:

April 11th, 2013 at 4:00 am

In junior high there was a pair of twins named Christopher James and James Christopher. Worst name set I’ve ever heard. They’re already identical twins, they already share everything – do they need to share names too?

Other than that, I don’t know many twins. At the top of my head I remember from high school a girl set – Kelsea and Kyleigh, a boy set – Micah and Caleb, and a boy/girl set – Anita (Annie) and Benjamin (Ben).

My mom went to school with a boy/girl set named Jack and Jill πŸ™‚

MaewynMannix Says:

May 18th, 2013 at 10:14 am

You think Jennifer Lopez watches Dragon Tales?
Max and Emme?!

gotliketwins Says:

October 2nd, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Just at my kid’s bus stop, there are
Bobby and Brody boy/boy
Tyson and Tiana boy/girl
Hannah and Gabriel girl/boy
identical triplets Alexa, Tyra (sp?) and Sierra

Our like-twins Amy and Jenny

greenypots Says:

October 12th, 2013 at 9:50 am

Evie and Imogene is the best (both vowels which I like but not too similar)
Isaac and Jacob for boys (both biblical)

hermioneameliastyles Says:

November 3rd, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I know:

Jordan & Jessica
Ashley & Britney
Elliott & Graham
Mallory & Chandler
James (Jim) & Anthony (Tony) My cousins
Abigail (Abby) & Samuel (Sam)

I definitly have a thing for twins such as:

Ashton Michael & Luke Hayden
Chloe Grace & Liam Easton
Benjamin (Ben) Matthew & Niall Christian
Hannah & Sarah
Grant & Demi Alyssa
Ethan & Michaela
Rachael & Rebecca

AYoung182 Says:

December 19th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

The twins I know are:
Kashon (boy) and Kashondra (girl)
Kallie and Keegan (very cute names in my opinion)
Kayla and Ashley

marymomh Says:

March 17th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Some of these comments are really terrible. I feel so bad for the twins with bad names. Twins are people too.
My aunts are:
Sarah Jane and Susan Elaine

I knew a Troy and Roy
Holy and Crystal
Summer Rain and Autumn Breeze

My husband says if we ever have twin b/g we have to name them Luke and Leia but I don’t think he would actually do that. Especially unknowingly we named out son John William.

I think themed middle names would be fun. Basil and Rosemary. August and June. Or names from songs. Or Hope and Charity. I doubt that I would name twins with rhyming names or anything to matchy. Probably stick to classic names in the end with little else in common.

FairyBlood Says:

March 21st, 2014 at 6:19 pm

I only know a couple of twin sets; my second cousin Jack named his twin boys Jacob and Joshua (Jake and Josh). I can’t imagine what it’s like in that household, trying to keep everyone’s names straight. Also, a family I once went to church with had a pair of girls, fraternal but looked nearly identical, named Hailey and Tana (pronounced like the “tan” in “suntan”). Their younger girl was named Samantha and went by Sammy.

kmdharrington Says:

March 30th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

i know a sibset named Leeann, Leah, Leandra, & Leigh thankfully not multiples

MysticalFantasies Says:

May 30th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

I know a set of girls called Angelina and Triniti and a set of boys called Kaleb and Kyle.
If I had twins I would name them Amarantha Skye and Alpheus William (b/g)
Alpheus William and Asher James (b/b)
Amarantha Skye and Avalon Grace (g/g)

mulme944 Says:

June 3rd, 2014 at 5:09 pm

I know twins named…
Suzanne and Suzette (born in the 70’s)
Ashley and Alanna (born in the mid-eighties)
Halley and Heather (born in the early 90’s)
Tristan and Shai, pronounced Shay (born in 2008)

I also know siblings Tracy (f) and two-year younger Stacy (m.) A relative told me that the first pregnancy, their mom wanted a boy, and the second time she wanted a girl. So her solution was to use these super-similar, uni-sex names. Funny, huh?:-)

If we had twin boys, they would be Angus Charles and Harvey Loudon. Those are our favorite boy’s names, with family middles. I think they are not terrible together, so why not use them?
If we had a boy and a girl, they would probably be Angus Loudon and Florence “Flora” Aurelia.
If we had twin girls, they might be Ada Gertrude and Florence “Flora” Aurelia.

mulme944 Says:

June 3rd, 2014 at 5:11 pm

I also know triplets! Justin, Courtney, and Tyler

amidala01 Says:

October 15th, 2014 at 12:58 am

I know a few twins:

Rose and Heather (too matchy for me, especially since they’re identical!)
Indiana and Isabella (again too matchy and the names just don’t go well together)
Georgia and Grace (quite like this, same starting letter but different sound)
Charlotte and Nathalie (Both nice names but don’t really go)
Lucy and Mia (gorgeous!)

Isaac and Mitchell (don’t really like either of these names but they go together okay)

princesskitra Says:

October 20th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

I am a vilomah (bereaved parent) of twins. I chose Kaitlyn Leandra for my daughter, and Teagan Pax for my son. I picked Irish first names, and Latin middle names. This gives their names a bit of compatibility without being too match-y.

It drives me bonkers when parents pick names that are too match-y for sib-sets in general, but it’s even worse when naming multiples! When identical multiples have names that are too close, I kind of feel like, “O.k., I know who you are but the wrong name is going to come flying out of my mouth anyway because your parents picked names that are waaaay too close!”

Twins I’ve known…

Karen and Briann. (Nice with sharing the “n” sound at the end, hooray for NOT being match-y!)
Rocky and Rex. (Erm. Well. I don’t like the name Rocky so much. But these are o.k. together.)
Pamela and Patricia. (Borderline on being too match-y.)
Gloria and Violetta. (Eh. O.k. together.)
Hannah and Gretchen. (I can’t stand the name Gretchen, but at least they’re different enough from one another.)
Ana and Sela. (Compatible without being match-y.)
Cynthia and Sheila. (Not bad together.)
Michael and Douglas. (Both fine names, but uuuum… for twin brothers, well, kind of leaves one wondering if their parents really like the actor or what, LOL!)
Jacob and Christopher. (Also hooray for NOT being match-y.)
Bonnie and Connie. (The aunts of an old friend of mine. Probably the worst I’ve heard for twins since the match-y thing drives me batty!)
Brandy and Breanna. (Borderline on being too match-y.)

MaraTaylor Says:

January 5th, 2015 at 3:38 pm

I’ve met these sets of twins

Renee and Robin (both girls)
Tiffany and Tara (Girls)
Evan and Logan (boys)
Kaitlyn and Tanya (girls)
Bryanna and April (They were named because one was baby A and the other baby B)

NaomiNY Says:

January 12th, 2015 at 12:33 am

I go to school with identical twin sisters named Ariana and Amanda.

Names I like for if I have twins:
B/B:
Thaddeus John and Kenneth Tobias
Joseph Terrence and William Ferris
Quentin Roman and Django Charles
Samuel Eliezer and Matthew Ishmael
Nathaniel Jonah and Uriah David
Timothy Izaak and Thomas Michael
Rory Dashiell and Phineas Llewellyn
Arthur Henry and Alfred Foster

G/G:
Johannah Denver and Anna Louise (Anna is pronounced AHN-nah)
Beatrice Nadia and Eleanor Miriam
Deryn Maia and Primrose Amelia
Alice Verona and Kasandra Dorothy
Rebekah Sarai and Genesis Tamar
Tabitha Rue and Josephine Theresa
Esther Magdalene and Leah Rachel
Abigail Ruth and Sarah Mackenzie
Odessa Peyton and Brooklyn Harlow
Madison Taylor and Spencer Rhiannon

B/G:
Thaddeus John and Johannah Denver
Kenneth Tobias and Anna Louise
Joseph Terrence and Beatrice Nadia
Feliks Casimir and Zofia Chesna
Samuel Eliezer and Rebekah Sarai
Phineas Llewellyn and Deryn Maia
Quentin Roman and Abigail Ruth
Django Charles and Ulyssa Edith
Cillian Padraic and Saoirse Niamh
Edward Harry and Alice Verona
Israel Jordan and Odessa Peyton
Arthur Henry and Eleanor Miriam
Alfred Foster and Sarah Mackenzie

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:

January 14th, 2015 at 12:19 am

I’ve met these sets of twins…
Amy and Nicole
Kaylea and Andrea
Tanner and Amber
Jeremy and Jeffrey

If I had twins I would name them…
Memphis James (b) and Georgia Elizabeth (g)
Georgia Elizabeth (g) and Opal Juliet (g)
Waverly Quinn (g) and Indira Selene [Indi] (g)
Memphis James (b) and August Xavier (b)

emily_becca123 Says:

January 24th, 2015 at 12:10 pm

James/Dan
Jack/Tom
Connor/Joe
Ella/Olivia
Brooke (G)/Morgan (B)
Mady/Cara
Jedidiah/Jeremiah
Jana/John
Finlay/Ethan
William/Jacob

If I had twins they’d be called:
Evie Faith and Oscar James

bananie21 Says:

February 16th, 2015 at 7:45 pm

We have a lot of twins in the family. It is said that my generation should be having them. πŸ™‚

Twins over 30 that I know:
Karen and Pamela
Ronald and Donald
Gloria and Eugene
Todd and Ted

Twins under 30 but over school age:
Tara and Sara
Natalie and Nathan
Andrew and Phillip
Chelsea and Christopher
Matthew and James

Twins still in school and younger
Millicent and Gwendolyn
Kate and Jill
Evelyn and Francine
Carissa and Vanessa
Emmalyn and Maddalyn
Logan and Colton
Mason and Tessa (b/g)

These twins are all within my family.

Waverly123 Says:

February 19th, 2015 at 9:47 am

I know twins:
Elizabeth “Lizzie” & Callum
Cassidy (g) & Carson (b) (big sis is Carly)
Caroline “Carrie” & Jane – Love this pair!!!
Corinne & Andrea
Naomi & Julia – Love this pair as well!
Andrew “Drew” & Daniel
Emily & Joe – Love this!
I know I know more, I just can’t remember their names!
If I had twins, they’d be Beatrice Jane & Clara Katherine “Bea & Kit”, Charles Jay & Annabel Jane “Charlie & Annie” or Henry Jay & Theo Bruce. (not super set on this boys combo, but this is what I’d go with if I had twin boys right now!)

rachelbrein Says:

February 19th, 2015 at 11:28 am

I know a set of identical girls named Alleah & Enree

Alana20 Says:

March 10th, 2015 at 4:01 am

My mum went to school with twin boys names Justin and Justout (not even joking…)
There were twin girls at my school names Opal and Pearl..
These names are way too matchy-matchy for my taste. And “Justout” is ridiculous.

If i had twins girls i would call them either:
Emma and Scarlett
Scarlett and Lydia
Scarlett and Evie
Saskia and Mila

And for boys it would be:
Harry and Atticus
Atticus and Louis

eoxima Says:

March 12th, 2015 at 11:09 am

I knew twins called Clarissa and Melissa. Yuck. They’re both 18 right now and look alike, so having similar names just confuses me. I also knew matchy twins called Stephanie and Sophie, who both got Steph and Soph which was annoying but I grew up with them in school from a young age so they were easy to tell apart. I also know a Pagan and Jodie, names I feel are different tastes but they work.

If I had twins, I think I’d name them either Freya and Isabella, Freya and Elijah or Jude and Elijah.

thegatewayfandom Says:

March 12th, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Twins I knew/know, ALL identical:
BB: Connor & Tyler
GG: Arianna & Alyssa
GG: Michaela & Michelle
BB: Anthony & Angel
and my sisters, Lillian G & Vivian R (thank god my mom didn’t listen to my suggestion of Heather & Jasmine).
My grandpa Lowell was a twin too I think, but I don’t know what his twin’s name was. Can’t be worse than Lowell.

If I had twins:
GG: Ivy M & Abigail S (still using these even if they aren’t on twins)
BB: Oliver is as far as I’ve gotten on boys’ names. There are others I like but none I can really commit to. Theo (not Theodore, just Theo)? Felix? Finn? Sebastian? Luke?
GB: No way in hell would I pair Ivy and Oliver. Ivy and Theo, maybe. I also like the pairing of Luke and Laura/Lauren, but wouldn’t use it myself.

KristinBerry Says:

March 16th, 2015 at 6:16 am

I used to go to elementary school with twin girls named Taya and Faye (I really don’t like the sound of these names together; to similar). I know another set of twins who are boys and their names are Lane and Denver, and a set of triplets (all girls) named Sarah, Jessica and Erin.

greeneyes2017 Says:

March 27th, 2015 at 2:38 pm

I haven’t known many twins, but when I was eight I went to church with a set of boy twins named Micheal and Mathew, I thought that sounded good together, though now would be a bit 80ish.

A sit of twin boys that was on my bus where, Ricky and Rocky, I didn’t like them, though the names kind of go together.

Was in fifth grade with twins, who looked nothing alike their names were Brandy and Sandy, don’t like the rhyming thing.

The very worst would be a set of twin boy and girl I also went to school with was Samantha and Samuel, though might have been Samson, don’t Remeber which, but they went by Sam and Sami, too confusing, so I guess it was a good thing Sam was in a different class then his sister which was in my class, this was fourth grade I think.

If I had twin girls I would name thim, Elizabeth and Hermione, I think sound good together and boys would be Aston and Liam, boy and girl Elizabeth and Aston.

zoz_zoz Says:

March 27th, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Kristof & Arabella
Felix & Asher
Ripley & Madsen

I am a twin- we are Alexandra and Maxwell- Max would’ve been called Nicholas which I much prefer by itself and with Alexandra- but my mom thought the Nicholas and Alexandra Czar & Czarina of Russia connection was too morbid… I doubt anyone would’ve made that connection though :/

sargie3 Says:

March 30th, 2015 at 8:51 pm

I only know a few sets of twins and they’re all pretty generic.
Brooke and Brittany
Zoe and Olivia
Todd and Paul
Steven and Peter
Emily and Meagan

There is one other that i really like, Cedric and Daphne. They’re adorable kids.

My favourite combinations are Niamh and Zarya, Rosemarie *Marie* and Jessamine *Jessa*, Gideon and James *Jem*, and Beckham and Maelie.

JustBrowsing Says:

April 2nd, 2015 at 12:49 pm

pairs I know that I think worked well:

Maia & Cassie (Cassandra)
Julie & Lisa
Ally & Sam (Samuel)
Mia & Oli (Oliver)
Kristen & Natalie
Erika & Ashley

Ones I’m on the fence about:

Cherise & Chelsea
Vaughn & Moraya

FawnSerena Says:

April 4th, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Twins I know (or know of):
Chance and Chase
Megan and Morgan
Jacob and Joshua
Tara and Taylor
Annie and Emmeline (nn Emily) which is a beautiful pairing.

Violetta_Violetta Says:

April 6th, 2015 at 5:12 am

My daughter goes to school with a pair of twins named Holliday and Halliday (GG)- nn Hollie and Hallie, which is cute I suppose…

I’ve also come across:
Dean and Jean (BG)
Suzanne and Suzette
Mary and Marie
Donna and Morgan (GG) hmm….completely diffferent!
Romeo and Juliette (seriously- what gets me is the fact Juliet is spelt Juliette!)
Margot and Persephone (I like this!)

And worst of all…
Red and Blu (BG) (what!!!! I’m not a fan of this at all, especially because the girl is Red and the boy Blu!)

I’m currently expecting twin girls and scrolling through these comments have really made me re-evaluate matchy names!

mellimoon Says:

April 7th, 2015 at 6:56 am

My friend named her girl twins Isabel and Imogen (which I like)
I’ve known and come across
Mathew and Steven
Kathleen and Kimberly
Toby and Anna
Billie and Lily (both girls. I really dislike rhyming names)
Kerry and Veronica
Carol and Holly
Scarlett and Ava

My personal favourites are

GG
Olive and Hazel
Amelie and Louisa
Autumn and Willow
Harriet and Matilda
Esther and Martha
Zoe and Eva

GB

Sophia and Rafael
Frederick and Veronica
Louis and Marie
Audrey and Arthur

BB

Lucas and Oscar
Theo and Emil
Alexander and Sebastian
Julian and Lucius

2B5 Says:

April 21st, 2015 at 2:00 am

The worst I saw were boy and girl twins born in the same hospital as my son. Dad’s name was Victor. Twins’ names were Victor and Victoria.

Others:
Andrea and Alyssa, David and Debbie (same initials but nice together)
Alanna and Brianna (not a fan of rhyming twin names)

ilovenames89 Says:

April 22nd, 2015 at 5:39 pm

I went to school with Arianna and Samantha, Wyndi(Wendy) & Lynsi, Christopher & Brendan,Sally & Brendan,Cody & Jordan, Paula & Amanda.

in the family Aaron & Evan, Gertrude & Raymond(84 yrs old)

ilovenames89 Says:

April 22nd, 2015 at 5:46 pm

I went to school with Arianna and Samantha, Wyndi(Wendy) & Lynsi, Christopher & Brendan,Sally & Brendan,Cody & Jordan, Paula & Amanda.

in the family Aaron & Evan, Gertrude & Raymond(84 yrs old)

my picks g/g: Cleora Josephine Inez & Sylvia Edith Rosalyn
b/b: Solomon Henry Jace & Arlo Christain
b/g: Sylvia Edith Rosalyn & Solomon Henry Jace

gmdx Says:

May 4th, 2015 at 10:58 pm

Worst I know are Shyann and Shane (g/b). However, this is almost excusable simply because they don’t seem to hang around each other and I always forget she’s a twin.
Another bad one is Lil and Phil, as in the Rugrats characters. Similarly, I only ever talk to her. The last time I talked to Phil was probably middle school.
Other twins I know are:
Vincent and James-my fav names, but I barely know them)
Julie and Rebecca
Clay and Lane-my cousins, I like this set too. Just matchy enough that you know they’re twins!
Laura and Leslie-They’re hilarious, and they act like they hate each other, but they purposefully chose to be in all of the same classes . I really love them. If I have twins, I hope they’re like these two!

G/G would be Clara Juliette Isobel and Lucia Esther Jane
G/B would be Arthur Benedict Rhodes and Lucia Esther Jane
B/B would be Arthur Benedict Rhodes and Francis Julian Fox “Frank”

danapurp01 Says:

May 9th, 2015 at 11:26 pm

I knew a Dayna and Shayna who were younger than me in high school. Katura and Tina whom I was friends with.

If I had twins I might name them Lavinia and Lenore because it is not too matchy. If they were a boy and girl I think I would opt to name them non matching names like: Malik and Destany or Elijah and Penelope.

Simster Says:

May 14th, 2015 at 2:53 am

I follow a few lovely mothers on instgram that have twins!
My favourite names that one of them called their g/b twins was Tavvi and Trax!
A couple of the others I follow have…
Liam and Julian (Jude)
Liam and Noah
Eden and Maya
and then a lady who has triplets g/g/b
Lucy, Amelia and Max

I also love name combinations of people with two or more kids who aren’t twins, triplets etc. such as..
Eleanor, Samson and Conrad.
Willow and Harper.
Tillie and Lottie.
Harper and Emery
Rosie and Wynnie

There just such gorgeous names and they all go well together! πŸ™‚

Jinxgirl Says:

May 17th, 2015 at 7:46 pm

I have known:

Ashley and Amy
Jessica and Jesse
Heather and Jeremy
Andrea and Ashley
Lisa and Laura
Lauren and Caroline
Marco and Miguel
Jessica and Hollie
Rita and Vita
Nina and Erica
Kayla and Kristy
Celia and Charles
Jena and Kayla
Ashley and Bailey

Roux Says:

May 18th, 2015 at 12:57 pm

I know…
Bethani and Melani
Hannah and Madeline
Alexander and Christopher (Alex and Chris)
Daniel and Donald (Danny and Donny)
Emily and Nicholas (2 different sets!)
Sarah and Mark
Angela and Francesca (Angie and Fran)
Brett and Brady
Kelsey and Kylie

I would use…
Everett and Spencer
Malachi and Phineas (Mal and Phin)
Evangeline and Cecilia (Evie and Celia)
Philippa and Rosamund (Pippa and Rosie)

jessiemay Says:

August 11th, 2015 at 4:31 am

A few favourites from real life:
Pax & Inca
Sinbad & Pandora
Harvey & Gulliver
Finn & Silas, and Frankie (g) & Casper (2 sets of twins in one family)
Greta and Margot
Beatrice and Eloise

If I had twins I would name them:
Laszlo Guthrie Wilder & Knox August Evander
Alba Ingrid Winter & Harlow Beatrix Boheme

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