Post # 31
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
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
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
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
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 # 36
beeleez : Im so happy to hear that you have a special bond with your sister. Honestly, one of my biggest fears when I found out they were both girls, is that there would be more competition I guess. Like they would always be compared… and that thought made me feel sad. This might be crazy, but like I would never want one referred to as the “pretty twin”. But I have no experience with twins, and I just hope that never happens. I hope theyre best friends and love being twins!
As for middle names, I think their middle names will most likley be Catherine (after mother in law) and Marie (after my grandmother)… so definitely not same initials but I can see how that would get confusing!
Im hoping because they arent identical that people wont feel the need to buy them matching outfits lol. At least different colours would be nice lol.
As of right now I think were almost settled on Maya Catherine for Twin A, and Claire Marie for Twin B! I wasnt too fond of how Claire Marie kind of sounded like a hyphenated name, but how often will she use her middle name, and it has sentimental value that I think is more important!
Post # 37
Deleted since we cross posted and you’ve just about made your choice. All of them are beautiful names.
Post # 38
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
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!!