What would you name twins if...?
a. They had to have the same initials (e.g., C.M. and C.M.)?
b. They had to have reverse initials (e.g., C.M. and M.C.)?
c. Their names ended in the same sound?
d. Their names had to have the same number of syllables?
e. Their names had to come from the same foreign country/language?
f. Their names had to have similar meanings?
g. Their names both had to be from the same work of literature?
h. They were both given first and middle names after family members?
i. They were both given variations of your name or your partner's name?
j. One had your intials; the other had your partner's intials? (If you don't have a boyfriend/fiance/husband/crush, then use your father's initials.)
k. They both had nature names?
l. They both had place names?
Feel free to use the genders you'd prefer, or give twin names for each gender combination (girl/girl, boy/boy, boy/girl). And feel free to add in middle names, even if they are not called for.
Now out of all those names you came up with, which combination is your absolute favorite?
a. Same initials:
Clara Josephine and Cecelia Joy
Archer Bennett and August Byron
Callum Arthur and Clara Anneliese
b. Reverse initials
Clara Evangeline and Eleanor Catherine
Julius Arthur and Alasdair Jude
Eleanor Joy and Julius Edward
c. Same ending
Clara and Susanna
Henry and Wesley
Susannah and Judah
d. Same number of syllables
Clara and Violet
Julius and Alasdair
Eve and Jude
e. Same origin
Helena and Demetra (Greek)
Gideon and Judah (Hebrew)
Sonia and Dmitri (Russian)
f. Similar meanings:
Leta and Rowena ("glad" and "joy")
Frederick and Kenton ("ruler" and "royal")
Asher and Leta ("happy" and "glad")
g. Same work of literature (Northanger Abbey):
Eleanor and Catherine
Henry and Frederick
Eleanor and Frederick
Eliza Joy and Susanna Ruth
Frederick William and Arthur Benjamin
Clara Joy and Frederick Bennett
i. Variations of mine and husband's names (Emily Joy and Brian Daniel):
Amelia Josephine and Daniela Briallen
Joseph Emile and Daniel Byron
Amelia Josephine and Daniel Byron
j. Our initials:
Eleanor Joy and Blythe Demetra
Edward Julius and Bennett David
Eleanor Joy and Bennett David
k. Nature names:
Susanna and Rosalie ("lily" and "rose")
Gavin and Andor ("white hawk" and "eagle")
Caspian and Sylvia (a sea and "of the forest")
l. Place names (just to be silly, I'll go with the names of major streets in my college town):
Rose and Adeline
Ashby and Channing
Ashby and Adeline