Another name thread – twin girls!

posted 9 months ago in Babies
Post # 31
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2025 - City, State

I like Claire and Charlotte, but prefer non-matching initials (although the different sounds do help).  Amelia or Emilia would go well with either, and you could use Mia as a nickname.  Lillian and Olivia also come to mind.  Possibly Penelope, Georgia, or Phoebe.

(Please say no to Hailey!  It’s so lacking in substance.)

Post # 32
65 posts
Worker bee

MollyCatherine :  I never much cared for the name Hailey either. Then my brother started dating a girl named Hailey and she was so sweet and they were so good together that it really grew on me. Names are all about the associations we make with them, and those associations are always malleable.

In other words OP, pick names you like, it won’t ruin their lives!

Post # 33
247 posts
Helper bee

Congratulations! Being a girl mama is awesome! I really like how Hailey and Claire sound together (but that could be because I’m a big Modern Family fan lol). I like that they both have the “ai” so they coordinate without matching. 

Other names that are not on your list, but I think have a similar feel to the ones you’ve posted: Ava, Reese, Grace, Hadley, Lilah, Amelia, and Isla. 

Post # 34
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

NMom17 :  I love Hailey and Claire.  If you don’t want them to look too similar, you could spell it Hayley and Claire. 

Post # 35
258 posts
Helper bee

I love all of them, individually & in combination, except for Mia & Maya together! I’m an identical twin & my sister and I have first names that start with the same letter, and I don’t have a problem with it. We’re both named after our grandmothers so I think it was more coincidental than planned. But please don’t give them middle names starting with the same letter too! My sister & I had identical initials & that was a huge pain growing up.

Also, don’t dress them alike! It’s totally irritating. But besides that, enjoy having twins!! I have such a special bond with my sister. I’d love to have twins if that were a thing you could arrange. 

Post # 37
12132 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Deleted since we cross posted and you’ve just about made your choice. All of them are beautiful names. 

Post # 38
1003 posts
Bumble bee

Love Charlotte & Claire.  Both are such classic and beautiful names.  I don’t think Charlotte has to have a nickname.  Also, even though Charlotte and Claire start with the same first letter, they’re still very different names so I don’t think you have to worry about people getting them mixed up (well, not any more than usual having two girls who are the same age and possibly look very similar)

Post # 39
258 posts
Helper bee

NMom17 :  Everyone’s experiences are different, but I hope your girls will be close! My sister & I are identical so we never had to worry about one of us being the “pretty twin” thankfully.

But on the competition thing, I’ll say that my sister & I were put in just about as direct of competition and anyone could be & we didn’t let it come between us. We both ended up doing the same sports growing up (I suspect because our parents didn’t want to drive us to separate activities!) and while aspects of that were great, we did multiple competitive sports that were individual rather than team sports, so we were often directly competing and being scored against each other. We were also in almost all the same classes and literally being graded for the same work. 

The only time it really got bad was in high school when there was a big to-do about our class ranks and who would give valedictorian & salutatorian speeches at graduation. It’s a long story but it got very contentious in our entire friend group & I think we didn’t speak for a couple days. But that was really the only time. Sometimes it was a little tough, sure, but I think the key was that our parents always believed in us deeply & supported us equally.

What was more of a challenge, in my opinion, was trying to forge independent identities when we both looked the same, did the same sports, took the same classes, and consequently had the same friends. But hopefully your girls will have less of an issue, being fraternal. Good luck!!

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